Hazardous Areas Articles

  • Safety and hazards in CCS projects

    Carbon capture and storage is now on the technological tipping point – it has reached critical mass with one large-scale, fully integrated power project now almost operational at the SaskPower Boundary Dam project in Canada, using enhanced oil recovery. In the UK, following the announcements of progress at two projects, Peterhead and White Rose, the government’s competition process ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Strategies investigation in using artificial neural network for landslide susceptibility mapping: application to a Sicilian catchment

    Susceptibility assessment of areas prone to landsliding remains one of the most useful approaches in landslide hazard analysis. The key point of such analysis is the correlation between the physical phenomenon and its triggering factors based on past observations. Many methods have been developed in the scientific literature to capture and model this correlation, usually within a geographic ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Insitu mixing of dry and slurried reagents in soil and sludge using shallow soil mixing

    Introduction Recent implementation for the Federal Hazardous Waste Land Disposal Restrictions (LDR) to RCRA and USEPA's willingness to approve on-site treatment and/or containment has allowed in situ treatment methods to become viable options in site remediation. Shallow Soil Mixing (SSM) is one of several in situ mixing techniques now commercially available for use in on-site treatment of ...


    By Geo-Con, Inc.

  • Using Technology to Improve Safety Performance

    The numbers do not lie. Globally, there were over 2 million workplace fatalities in 2013. In other words, more than 6,000 families were affected by the death of a loved one each day—simply because they went to work. Many international companies are also operating with different environmental health and safety regulations to consider. There are only a few global initiatives to standardize ...


    By 360training.com, Inc.

  • IndustrySafe safety software and airport SMS case study

    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing additional regulation that would require certified airports to develop and implement Safety Management Systems (SMS) for their entire airfield environment (including movement and non-movement areas) to improve safety at airports hosting air carrier operations. An SMS is a formalized approach to managing safety by developing an ...

  • Identifying Leaks from Natural Gas Pipelines at a Safe Distance

    The use of natural gas, of which methane is the principle component, is increasing worldwide. According to the American Petroleum Institute methane meets 24% of U.S. energy demand and heats over 50% of all U.S. households. It also has many industrial uses, such as the manufacture of chemicals like ammonia, methanol, butane, ethane, propane and acetic acid; it is also an ingredient in products as ...

  • HaberVision Releases Intrinsically Safe Fan Goggle

    HaberVision has announced today the release of an intrinsically safe rated goggle fan, the Haber Eliminator Plus™  fan provides a clearer  vision in any goggle and can be operated in manul or automode. Goggle manufacturers have improved goggle no fog performance over the years with better anti-fog coatings and improved venting systems. The Haber Eliminator Plus™ fan adds ...


    By HaberVision LLC

  • New markets and applications anticipated for HVAC damper and valve actuators

    For over 30 years Schischek has been supplying electric explosion proof products for building services and HVAC applications in many industries, including onshore and offshore oil and gas, refineries, chemical plants, laboratories, pharmaceuticals, water treatment and ship building. The recent acquisition of the company by theRotork group of flow control companies presents new opportunities for ...


    By Rotork plc

  • Optimal location of flow intercepting facilities to improve security in urban areas

    The problem of the optimal location of control facilities in an urban area for improving security in case of large events or critical situations is presented. The paper focuses on the prevention of threats by the control and/or the interdiction of people and vehicle flows entering an area (restricted zone). In general, limited available resources do not allow monitoring all the access points of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The art of augering in tropical peat

    In order to better understand the Badas peat dome in Brunei, we needed to clear a path through the peat forest, stick monitoring pipes into the ground at several intervals and take measurements. Sounds simple doesn’t it? Well, I’ve never been so wrong in my entire life. Peat ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Flammable Hazards

    Flammable Hazards The difference between a gas and a vapor is that vapors arise from liquids, whereas gases are normally in a gaseous state. Flammable vapors present additional sampling concerns (for example, we must prevent vapors from returning to the liquid state during sampling). The 3 Elements of Fire Three elements must be present for a flammable ...

  • Area Monitoring: Diffusion Sampling

    Indoor and outdoor gas hazards that exist in open areas are usually monitored using diffusion-type sensors. A diffusion sensor has no active sample-drawing system; diffusion sensors rely on the ambient air movement and pressure to deliver the sample to the sensing element. Diffusion-type sensors are a reliable and cost-effective way to monitor open area gas hazards. When installing diffusion ...

  • Classifying Hazardous Areas

    The IEC is composed of approximately 40 countries including the United States. The purpose of the IEC is to establish standards for a wide variety of electrical products with the intent of encouraging international trade. The IEC has assigned a technical committee, TC 31, to develop recommendations covering equipment, testing procedures and classification standards for areas where the potential ...

  • Measuring the sustainability of tourism development in protected areas: an indicator–based approach

    The monitoring of an appropriate indicator set may provide useful directions and guidelines in order to assure a harmonious co–existence of tourism activities and ecological processes in protected areas. However, when developing a synthetic indicator there is always a balance to be struck between ease/cost of measurement and policy significance. The present paper attempts to simplify the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Communicating the Value of a Risk Reduction Culture – Free Live Webinar

    Join our next webinar! Live dates: 19 September at 9:00 AM EST (New York Time) 24 September at 11:00 EST (New York Time) You’re not just an EHS Manager; you’re a ...

  • PureAire Monitoring Systems Obtains UL/CUL Listings on All Oxygen Deficiency Monitors

      PureAire Monitoring Systems manufactures and distributes oxygen monitors for safety, and as of July 2013, most monitors now include UL/CUL listings.  Their monitors make sure oxygen remains at a safe and breathable level in areas that utilize gasses such as nitrogen, dry ice, helium, and argon. These gases, commonly known as cryogenic gases, can be hazardous or ...

  • Industry Experts Address Solutions for Major Safety and Environmental Hazards and Risks Prevalent in Fossil-Fuel Power Plants

    The upcoming marcus evans HSE Excellence for Fossil Generation Conference — set to take place August 6–8, 2013, in Dallas, Texas — will address critical challenges and lessons learned in the industry to drive solution-based topics, including worksite safety management, confined space, safety training, fall ...


    By Marcus Evans

  • Systemic determination of infrastructure criticality

    The aim of critical infrastructure (CI) research efforts is to develop strategies to protect infrastructure systems by reducing hazards, risks, and threats from natural and manmade events. Given that no nation has unlimited resources, the current trend is to prioritise infrastructures so that the most 'critical' infrastructure systems are given priority in terms of resources. An extensive ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Comparative analysis of the transportation of select petrochemicals

    Large volumes of hazardous cargo move across US roadways daily. Field counts are conducted on sections of roadway that provide aggregated volumes. A high level of interest exists in acquiring the capability to replicate these periodic field counts through a computer–simulated programme. Base data and computer simulation models were identified, which could be coordinated with field counts. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Applying the Land Use Portfolio Model with Hazus to analyse risk from natural hazard events

    This paper describes and demonstrates the integration of two geospatial decision–support systems for natural–hazard risk assessment and management. Hazus is a risk–assessment tool developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to identify risks and estimate the severity of risk from natural hazards. The Land Use Portfolio Model (LUPM) is a risk–management tool ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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