plant safety Articles

  • Managing Process Safety in Ageing Plants to Limit Risk

    Deteriorating components lead to premature failure and unsafe conditions Most industrial plants in the UK and Europe were built between 1960 and 1980 and were expected to operate for no more than 40 years. However, many are still operating today - several years past their expected life span. A lot of equipment is being still used in accordance with the initially selected design ...


    By Elfab Limited

  • Valve actuators: vital elements for reliability and plant safety

    In any hazardous area installation the requirement for safety is paramount and recent accidents at refinery and tank farm sites offer vivid illustrations of the catastrophic consequences of such events. Valve actuators have an important impact on safety as vital components for the movement and isolation of bulk fluids, providing not only the muscle to open and close the valves but also the ...


    By Rotork plc

  • Comfort and safety

    Type HOFGAS® - Ready/C 300  Commissioning 2004Site Moncorneil (FR) Situation Moncorneil is a medium-sized landfill near Toulouse. A heating boiler is to be operated with landfill gas and the acquired heat is used for leachate treatment. In view of the complete landfill design the customer demands a container construction with remote monitoring of the plant.   ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • Methods of observing the safety and some special features of catalytic power plants

    In the present paper, two construction methods for observing safety of catalytic boilers with fixed and fluidised bed are presented. They are connected with using the fuel nozzles cooled by water and the flame extinction filters. The experiments confirmed their positive effect. The article also contains the descriptions of some features of catalytic thermal power plants concerning their capacity ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Surprise - You are the New Plant Safety Person! Now What? - Case Study

    Advice for when you are new to EHS and have to hit the ground running Much to your surprise, you have suddenly become the new plant safety person. And on top of that, you have little or no background in safety! Unfortunately with downsizing/right-sizing and budget cuts, this kind of move has become increasingly common ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Food Safety with a Side of ROI

    Ken’s Foods invests in wastewater processing system and serves up efficiency and dependability in the process. What started out as a signature dish in a restaurant more than 65 years ago has today become a company with over 400 varieties of salad dressings and sauces. When Ken’s Steakhouse began in 1941, the owners were in search of a special salad and dressing to go with their steaks. ...


    By World Water Works, Inc.

  • Instrumented Safety: The right balance

    The different functional safety guides and standards such as IEC61508/511, which impose formal schemes for the safety instrumented functions (SIF), have brought significant safety gains to the process industry over the last 30 years. Still, we can observe a drift in the application of those standards, which often leads to increased costs, loss of operability, and, more worrying, a false ...

  • A Health and Safety Career

    From Starting Out to Becoming Chartered Former SHEilds student Gary Webster who became an employee describes a Health and Safety career, from starting out to becoming chartered.  I suppose the foundations of Health and Safety were planted within me when I served in the Army. I was a PTI (Physical Training Instructor) in charge of the daily fitness ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Harmonisation of safety rules: can existing nuclear power plants be forced to comply with new requirements?

    This paper, based on a survey in nine countries, deals with the way in which different countries impose new requirements on existing nuclear power plants. This is a question that will often arise when national regulations are revised in a process of international harmonisation. It will be shown that new requirements can be divided into three categories with different justifications and different ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • When OSHA Comes Knocking - Part 3 of Our Guide for New Plant Safety Managers

    You, the new plant safety manager, just left your first one-on-one plant manager meeting (as we talked about in our second blog in this series) and you are on cloud nine! ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • VVER safety research: the COVERS project

    In the VVER operating countries, as in a number of European Union (EU) countries, the share of nuclear power in the total energy generation is significant. The safety and reliability of VVER operation is therefore not only the key requirement imposed for the prevention of possible radiological accidents, but is also dictated by economic aspects. The Co-ordination Action – 'VVER Safety Research' ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Proprietary electronics for reactor safety and controls

    India was one of the first countries in the world to have realised a computer-based reactor protection system. It was in the late 1980s when fully fledged microprocessor-based reactor protection units were commissioned for research and then for power reactors. Since then the proprietary philosophy, applied to have proprietary electronics in reactor protection and control, has expanded to include ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Common sense considerations on nuclear safety today

    Several recent astonishing events at nuclear plants are recalled in this paper. These events are of the type of ‘possible but not credible’ events. The Fukushima tsunami (2011) is the most recent and catastrophic one. A discussion is made on the present (very conservative) safety philosophy and on the reasons why, notwithstanding it, catastrophe (uncontained core melts) may happen at nuclear ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Getting Health and Safety Commitment: Where and How to Start

    Reality has set in. You are the new plant safety person and it’s time to start moving forward with figuring out how to become the capable and informed safety person that your plant needs. As we talked about in our first post in this ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Making Safety a Priority in the Petrochemical & Refinery Maintenance Industry

    Don Thomas of Thomas Industrial Coatings, Inc., a solution provider at the marcus evans Petrochemical & Refining Summit 2013, on preventing disasters by making safety a top priority. Safety has to be the number one priority in the petrochemical and refinery plant maintenance industry, advises Don Thomas, Founder, Thomas ...


    By Marcus Evans

  • Does your organization have a Safety Action Plan?

    Safety problems can be found in most environments. It's cost directly affects everyone in business by increasing health care costs, raising insurance premiums, and reducing profits and capabilities for capital improvements, research and money available. Safety mistakes are also very bad for morale. We can help you minimize safety hazards and improve efficiency in your processes. ...


    By AwarenessIDEAS.com

  • Facility siting changes for process plant buildings in the works

    Facility siting identifies hazards that may affect process plant buildings, assesses the potential consequences and leads to the development of a means to manage the risks of these hazards. In short, it is a procedure to make sure process building siting (location, construction and function) is appropriate based on the known hazards (toxic, fire andexplosion) at the facility.Past incidents at ...


    By ABS Consulting

  • Impact of organisation and management on complex technological systems safety: the nuclear lessons

    In complex technological systems, safety is of paramount importance. In recent years, human and management factors have been recognised as frequent root causes of major failures in such modern technologies. We try to summarise a state-of-the-art regarding the analysis of the impact of organisational and managerial aspects on the safety of nuclear power plants including the contributions of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Beyond Zero: Integrating behaviour-based safety at ORYX GTL - Case Study

    Situation Located in Ras Laffan Industrial City, the ORYX GTL plant is Qatar's first commercial producer to process natural gas into low-sulphur and environmentally friendly diesel, naphtha, and LPG. 32,000 barrels of diesel and 8,000 barrels of naphtha are produced every day at the site. Using a gas-to-liquids refining process, ORYX GTL is able to produce fuel low in sulphur and aromatic ...

  • Monitoring oxygen levels for personnel safety in food packaging facility - Case Study

    Ghanim International have installed three EC96 oxygen deficiency monitors to monitor the oxygen levels at their manufacturing facility. Ghanim International UK Ltd, a subsidiary of Brunei Wafirah Holdings, was established in August 2011. Currently they manufacture their own label products from a production site in Birmingham but aim to acquire their own abattoirs and poultry ...


    By Systech Instruments Ltd

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