Explosion Monitoring Articles

  • ATEX: Blower Technology And Explosion Protection

    Aerzen Combines Effective Reactions With Preventive Measures As specialist in blower and compressor technology for conveying air and gaseous media, the AERZEN Ex-protection within different ATEX-zones is a part of day-to-day business. Combustible dust, spatial distribution, oxygen share, ignition source and the closed reservoir are components of a dust explosion and ...

  • Explosion Proof Lights and Hot Environments

    Fixtures that are exposed to high ambient temperatures are prone to failure and malfunction. In industrial facilities with high lighting consumption rates, this is can be a complex issue to address, especially in hazardous locations where explosive dust and vapors are present. As a solution, establishments may apply explosion proof metal halide and incandescent fixtures with external ballasts. ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Case study - Bespoke Solutions

    PROJECT 5000kg/h animal remains incineration project in accordance with EU WID Makkah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia PROJECT DESCRIPTION The purpose of the plant was to dispose of the animal waste associated with Hajj religious festi-val in Makkah Saudi Arabia. During the festival approximately 10,000 tonnes of waste is pro-duced in 4-5 days. Historically ...

  • Are VRcades the Next Big Opportunity?

    There is mounting evidence that VR is not necessarily an isolating experience, but one which can and will become very social. Virtual Reality Arcades or VRcades may indeed be one of the next big ideas that drives VR into the mainstream. Clearly, the availability of reasonably-priced VR headsets from Sony, HTC, Oculus – together with smartphone-based devices, are creating a feeding frenzy ...


  • Donald Blankenship Charged in Mine Disaster

    Former chief executive of Massey Energy Company, Donald Blankenship, was charged for multiple violations of safety rules and deceit of federal inspectors that ultimately led to the death of 29 coal miners during a single incident in 2010; the deadliest mine incident since 1970. Indicted on four criminal counts by a federal grand jury in the Upper Big Branch disaster, Blankenship faces a ...


    By SafetySmart

  • For its anniversary, MEDOR® certified ATEX for zone 1 & 2

    CSA type approval certification also in progress   Since 2009, Chromatotec® proposes a version of its MEDOR® analyzer in Exp cabinet for hazardous areas. This solution dedicated for monitoring and online analysis of odorous compounds in natural gas today received the ATEX certification for zone 1. MEDOR® was already certified for ...


    By Chromatotec Group

  • Digital Asset Management facilitates compliance to NATA case study

    Customer Typical mining company in Australia Application Operations, Calibrations, Maintenance &  ...


    By Ecotech Pty Ltd

  • Question of the Month: How can you utilize dry ice blasting for delicate cleaning?

    Already recognized as being a non-abrasive cleaning process, dry ice cleaning is gaining notoriety for its delicate cleaning properties. It is commonly used in the pharmaceutical industry for cleaning surgical devices and catheter tips. Dry ice blasting is also a popular tool for cleaning electrical components in any industry. When cleaning with dry ice for delicate applications it’s ...


    By IceTech A/S

  • Remediation of Explosives in Soil - Case Study

    Client: Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Site: Ravenna Army Ammunition Plant (“AAP”), Ohio Task: In-situ Rapid Chemical Degradation of Munitions Constituents in Soil by MuniRem® Date: October 2009 Situation The test site is an inactive and ...


    By Planteco, Inc

  • Landfill gas explosive for global warming

    In response to EPA’s 1991 landfill rules that pushed the industry to larger facilities, landfill operator’s today pile and compact trash on the ground into giant mounds in the shape of a four sided pyramid. As originally contemplated, these mounds of trash were encased in liners to keep the wastes dry so contaminants would not be mobilized to leak into groundwater, along with ...


  • Estimating rock properties using sound level during drilling: field investigation

    The process of drilling, in general, always produces sound as a by-product. Sound is used as a diagnostic tool for identification of faulty components in the mechanical industry. However, its application in the mining industry for estimating rock properties has not been much explored. Knowledge of rock properties is essential for mine planning and design. An attempt has been made in this paper to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Blast wave characteristics and its influence with distance of measurement

    Extraction of locked-up coal pillars by opencast method and the presence of dwellings in proximity to excavation area lead to specialised drilling and blasting plan for safety of structures and humans. Introduction of improper bench layout, mismatched drilling equipment and blast geometry enhances discomfort for local inhabitants. Blast-induced vibration magnitude also shows poor attenuation rate ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Case history 3 Middletown, NJ fall 2008

    Shore Environmental was contracted to perform a full gas station decommission in Middletown, NJ in the fall of 2008. After securing local demolition and NJDEP permits, work began draining the lines and removing the pumps. The next step was to uncover the four 5000 gallon tanks and purge them with air while being continuously monitored. This was done utilizing an LEL meter (lower explosive limit) ...


    By Shore Environmental

  • Monitoring in the near future

    Take a look into the lab to see how commercialization of advanced environmental sensory capability is about to happen. Being asked to describe technology breakthroughs in environmental sensors with applications like air and water monitoring prompts the obvious question, 'If the first micro-machined gas chromatograph was demonstrated in 1979, why didn't the environmental sensor market experience ...


    By AHC Group

  • Reducing the risk of dust explosion hazards

    In the wake of recent tragic and highly publicized dust explosions, companies are asking, 'Could that happen here?' and 'What can I do to prevent such an incident at my facility?' One approach is to manage dust explosion hazards as though they were subject to OSHA’s Process Safety Management (PSM) requirements (29 CFR 1910.119), even though dust hazards often are not covered under this ...


    By ABS Consulting

  • Evaluation of the snap sampler for sampling ground water monitoring wells for VOCs and explosives

    A series of laboratory and field studies were conducted to determine the ability of the Snap Sampler to recover representative concentrations of VOC and explosives in ground water. For the laboratory studies, statistical analyses of the data (for each analyte) were conducted to determine if the concentrations of analytes in samples taken with the Snap Sampler were significantly different from ...


    By ProHydro, Inc.

  • Prospective use of individual emergency monitoring of the public lessons from Chernobyl

    Experience in individual dosimetric and radiometric surveys of the public during the early phase of the Chernobyl accident has been considered. Delay in implementation of individual measurements was the reason why such results were not used in emergency management. Analysis of the estimates of thyroid doses based on the results of individual monitoring showed that 3050% of small children residing ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • X-ray slag monitoring

    According to market research published by the Freedonia Group in June 2006, global demand for cement is forecast to ‘grow to 4.7 per cent yearly through 2010’. While demand for Portland cement, which currently accounts for three-quarters of all cement sales worldwide, will be healthy, sales of blended cements are expected to climb at a faster pace. Similarly, the Slag Cement Association reports a ...


    By PANalytical

  • Testing Pesticides On People: Is It Moral? Is It Useful?

    The issue of testing pesticides using human subjects has created one of the most explosive environmental debates to arrive in Washington in years. Although the National Academy of Sciences had given a green light to such testing, the Environmental Protection Agency abruptly canceled a proposed pesticide exposure study involving children when Democratic senators threatened to block the nomination ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Analysis of TNT, RDX, and CL-20 by APCI LC/MS/MS

    IntroductionThe detection and characterization of explosives has gained the interest of various analytical laboratories and researchgroups around the world.For the forensic community, trace analysis of explosive residues after arson and terrorism is of critical interest.Biologists and environmentalists monitor biotransformation of these high energy compounds when evaluating ...


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