gas warning system Articles

  • Early warning of disasters: Facts and figures

    Lucy Pearson looks at early warning systems for disasters, their uses and limits, and what accounts for the gap between warning and action. Through history disasters have destroyed lives and livelihoods, killing people and damaging homes and businesses. Disasters in the past 35 years have taken an estimated 2.5 million lives and cost more than US$1.5 billion, mainly in developing ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • CO2 Gas Hazards in the Brewing Industry

    The hazards associated with CO2 in the brewing industry are well known, yet people still die needlessly every year in tragic and completely avoidable accidents in breweries. Just last year in Germany, which has a good safety record, two workers died in separate incidents at the same brewery. In the first incident, the owner was found dead with his head and torso in a beer mixing tank. It is ...

  • A matter of degrees

    LumaSense Technologies’ E2T product manager, David Ducharme, explains why accurate temperature measurement is critical in a modified Claus sulphur reactor. There are two critical temperatures required for the safe and efficient operation of a sulphur furnace. The first is the refractory temperature, which is critical for hightemperature alarms and automated shutdown systems in the furnace. ...


    By LumaSense Technologies, Inc.

  • Pioneer 3D simulation of volcanic eruption

    On 30 September 2007, between 11:30 and 12:00 UTC (14:30 and 15:00 local time), Jebel al-Tair, a small volcanic island in the Red Sea erupted for the first time since 1883. The western part of the island suffered a collapse following the eruption and lava flows and fire fountains were observed. 3 military personnel lost their lives. Satellite imagery showed just a small plume of ash, indicating ...

  • `Legislation needed` to phase out HFCs in cars

    Regulation will be essential to force European car manufacturers to invest in air conditioning systems that do not rely on the potent greenhouse gas HFC-134a, according to a key industry source. The European Commission's is set to propose a phase-out of the gas by 2012. Car makers have heard warning bells ringing over the use of HFC-134a as a coolant in air conditioning systems for some years. ...

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