Hazardous Areas News

  • AMETEK Land Presents on `Early Detection of Spontaneous Combustion` at European Biomass To Power

    AMETEK Land will present and exhibit at ACI’s 7th Annual European Biomass to Power conference, November 8-9, 2017 in Aarhus, Denmark. Manfred Hayk, Business Development Manager at AMETEK Land, will present “Early Detection of Spontaneous Combustion”. The presentation looks at the characteristics of biomass ...


    By AMETEK Land

  • ABIH® Supports National and International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

    October 22nd through the 28th is International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (ILPPW). The World Health Organization (WHO) is promoting ILPPW awareness and actions to address the human health effects of lead exposure, especially for children. In the United States, the same dates are recognized as National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week which is being promoted by the Centers for Disease ...

  • TOC Analysers for IECEx and ATEX zones

    Total Organic Carbon analysers are commonly used to measure the level of organic contamination in water. Online TOC analysers installed in refineries and petrochemical plants are located right in the middle of the process facilities. Here explosive gasses, vapours or mist can be present. It is a high risk situation, as any spark or any heat source may cause an explosion. Hence, explosive ...


    By LAR Process Analysers AG

  • ATEX and IECEx Approved X-80 Analyzer System Goes Where Others Can’t Into Hazardous Area Process Conditions

    Plant engineers in the petrochemical industries required to measure pH, ORP, DO, conductivity, resistivity or various specific ionswhere potentially explosive, combustible or flammable conditions exist will find the X80-S88 Analyzer SystemfromElectro-Chemical Devices (ECD)provides safe, reliable liquid monitoring. The ...

  • Businesses and Institutions in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean Begin to Reopen after Hurricanes

    Over a period of just weeks, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate battered the Caribbean and major population centers of the United States and its territories. These powerful storms caused widespread destruction in places like Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, which suffered a one-two punch from the effects of Hurricanes Irma and Maria hitting just a few weeks apart. In ...

  • In-Situ® Announces Android™ Mobile App Technology For Water Level

    In-Situ® Inc. announced today that their industry-leading Android™ smartphone technology for water monitoring is now available across their water level instrument platforms. In-Situ’s ongoing focus and investment in technology is evident in this release, which combines their software expertise with their rugged and reliable instrumentation. All In-Situ customers can now enjoy a ...


    By In-Situ, Inc.

  • Rotork SPI keeps plant control systems reliably informed of manual valve positions

    Refinery operators have a pressing requirement to improve the efficiency of flow control in their plants and they want to know from the Distributed Control System (DCS) if valves are open or closed. In a typical refinery, 10% of valves are actuated and 90% are manually operated. This poses a serious problem for end-users if the DCS does not accurately know how many manual valves are opened or ...


    By Rotork

  • High-Precision Weighing Platforms: New from METTLER TOLEDO

    METTLER TOLEDO now offers a new family of high-precision weighing platforms. The PBK9 and PFK9 weighing platforms provide superior accuracy and reliability in harsh industrial conditions with flexibility to be used for many applications. The new PBK9 and PFK9 Weighing Platforms provide the rugged and reliable operation customers have come to expect from METTLER TOLEDO, paired with advanced ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

  • AMETEK Land to Showcase Biomass Spontaneous Heating and Combustion Detection Technology at Pellet Fuels Institute Conference

    The conference highlights the various applications for densified biomass, as well as trends and best practices within the woody biomass industry. The conference attracts a broad range of individuals from the public and private sectors, academia, and local, state and national governments from North America and beyond.   “With their many desirable characteristics, biomass fuels, ...


    By AMETEK Land

  • OSHA finds machine safety hazards, silica overexposure at Ohio steel plant

    Amsted Rail Company Inc., a manufacturer of cast steel freight components, faces $610,034 in proposed penalties from the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration after agency investigators found workers at its Groveport plant exposed to machine hazards and silica. OSHA found one worker was hospitalized after suffering severe ...

  • Preventing an Explosive or Flammable Safety Hazard

    There are over 1,300 craft distilleries throughout the United States and it is predicted that there will be another 1,000 startups in the next 5 years. Every distillery has the potential risk of creating an explosive environment during the distilling process when ethanol is produced. Ethanol is a highly flammable liquid, and when released into the air produces a flammable vapor. An explosive or ...


    By ENMET, LLC

  • iTHERM TMS01 MultiSens Flex Multipoint Thermometer

    By complying with the highest safety standards, it can be customized for various applications. Bendable into a 3D layout, it provides a complete temperature profile just by using one nozzle. The TMS01 is configurable with or without thermowells for optimal response times or mechanical strength/sensors replaceability. Available either with TC/RTD technology or with our iTHERM StrongSens insert. ...


    By Endress Hauser

  • Safety Stand-Down events aim to improve safety for landscape workers

    Fatalities among workers in the landscaping industry are a growing concern in the Southeast. From 2012 to 2016, 64 people employed in the industry in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi died as a result of workplace injuries. In Florida, industry fatalities have nearly tripled since 2012. To stem the tide, the U.S. Department of ...

  • OSHA urges recovery workers, employers and public to safeguard themselves against hazards in storm cleanup

    As residents recover from the damage caused by the recent tornadoes and severe storms in Missouri and Kansas, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration urges recovery workers, employers and the public to use caution during cleanup and recovery efforts. The agency urges all to be aware of hazards they may encounter, and steps needed to to stay safe and ...

  • Next-generation Tank Terminal Processes

    At this year’s StocExpo Europe, the Implico Group will be presenting its latest logistics solutions for the tank terminal industry under the slogan “The Future Is Here”. Europe’s leading tank terminal trade show will run from 28 March to 30 March in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. At stand J10, Implico will exhibit its innovative handheld solution intended for use in hazardous ...


    By Implico Group

  • Industrial Videoscope iRis DVRx with 3mm Insertion Probe Has Been Launched

    The new modification of the iRis DVRx industrial videoscope just hit the market. This time the product line has been expanded by adding an impressively thin 3mm (0.12’’) articulating probe to the list of options. An extra durable tungsten braided probe with 2-way angulation significantly broadens the range of inspection jobs that can be accomplished with the unit. The “chip on ...


    By Medit Inc.

  • UL Awards NJZ Lighting Mainland China’s first UL 844-C1D1 Certification

    UL, the global safety science leader, was invited to be present at new product launch event held by NJZ Lighting, and issued the company a certification to UL 844-CID1. UL 844 covers luminaires for use in hazardous locations. With this issuance, NJZ Lighting became the first luminaires manufacturer in China to receive certification to UL844-CID1 for explosion proof lighting, for their Defender ...


    By UL LLC

  • Flow Metering using Radar for Ex-Zone 1

    The OFR flow sensor by NIVBUS GmbH was approved for use in Ex-Zone 1 by TÜV Nord. In addition to ATEX approval required mainly in Europe the company was approved according to IECEx standard which is preferably demanded in English-speaking countries. This allows contactless flow measurements in many applications including sewers. In order to obtain the Ex approvals a new sensor material was ...


    By NIVUS GmbH

  • AMETEK Land to Showcase Cyclops Meltmaster for Foundries at IFEX 2017

    AMETEK Land will be attending the IFEX 2017 exhibition 3-5 February in Bengal, India to demonstrate its Cyclops 055L Meltmaster for foundries.   Renowned for its accuracy, the Cyclops 055L Meltmaster allows the real liquid metal temperature to be measured, regardless of the high temperature sparks, low temperature water vapour and dust and smoke that can cause ...


    By AMETEK Land

  • Site Safety - January 2017 Safety Meeting

    Did you know that good housekeeping pertains to areas other than your living quarters? Do you know why there are windsocks on construction sites? Site Safety, the January 2017 safety meeting topic, includes vital information regarding hazards controls, emergency preparedness, and good housekeeping. Remember, you are responsible for your safety. Be sure and stay up to date and read through each ...


    By PEC Safety

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