Explosion Monitoring Articles

  • 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

  • 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 ...


  • Pumps for new housing in Stockholm

    Grindex new series of dewatering pumps are designed to last three times longer in abrasive applications compared to previous pump generations. In this case study from Sweden, they are up for a tough test. One of the critical factors for the building of 3,000 new homes within a few years are the seven submersible dewatering pumps from Grindex installed deep in the bedrock below south Stockholm. ...


    By Grindex Pumps

  • 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

  • Occupational exposures to lead-based paint in structural steel demolition and residential renovation work

    Occupational exposures to lead are characterised for a number of different lead-based paint abatement techniques in two work settings: residential renovation and structural steel demolition. Exposure levels reported during heavy structural steel demolition work involving acetylene torch cutting, welding, and abrasive blasting can be more than 100 times greater than the permissible exposure limit ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • The explosion of green marketing claims: FTC jumps into the fray

    Most people would agree that “green” sells. For example, according to the New York Times, consumers spent approximately US$54 million in 2007 on carbon credits to support tree planting, wind farms, solar power generation, and other projects intended to offset greenhouse gas emissions created by driving and flying activities. While there is broad agreement about the impact of green marketing, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • 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 ...


  • Reductive Biotransformation of Explosives Compounds in Groundwater

    Untitled Document ABSTRACT: Earth Tech Inc. has successfully completed two bench-scale studies demonstrating the treatment of explosives contaminated groundwater by ...


    By REGENESIS

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