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  • Blast overpressure monitoring takes the shock out of mining compliance reporting

    EMS Brüel & Kjær is pleased to announce the addition of a Blast Overpressure Microphone to its Vibration Monitoring Terminal (VMT). Together, the two provide a complete blast monitoring solution.  ...


    By EMS Brüel & Kjær

  • Chilean volcano captured blasting ash across continent

    Chile’s Chaiten Volcano is shown spewing ash and smoke into the air for hundreds of km over Argentina’s Patagonia Plateau. The 1000 m-high volcano had been dormant for thousands of years before erupting on 2 May, causing the evacuation of thousands. Chaiten Volcano is located in southern Chile 10 km northeast of the town of Chaiten on the Gulf of Corcovado. Envisat’s Medium Resolution Imaging ...

  • Blast devastates refinery, sends ash raining down on area

    An explosion devastated a section of a refinery on Wednesday morning, shaking nearby homes, raining down ash and injuring four people. Experts said the disruption to production would likely drive up gas prices in California. The blast at the Exxon Mobil Corp. facility occurred in a recently installed processing facility, Fire Department ...


    By Associated Press

  • Ecotech launches new monitoring software

    Ecotech is pleased to announce the release of Airodis, a new software package designed to retrieve, validate and audit data collected from a variety of environmental monitoring systems. Airodis replaces WinCollect and is the next generation in data collection and reporting software. Existing WinCollect users are also able to easily upgrade to the new package. It operates on Windows XP/7 and ...


    By Ecotech Pty Ltd

  • Railcar was unsafe for entry before deadly blast killed two workers, injured a third at Omaha cleaning facility

    Moments before a blast ripped through a railcar on April 14, 2015, a check of the air quality inside indicated a serious risk of an explosion. Despite the warning, Nebraska Railcar Cleaning Services sent two employees, aged 41 and 45, into the railcar to work without monitoring the air continuously for explosive hazards as required, nor providing the employees with emergency retrieval equipment ...

  • Analytical Technology’s pH Monitor Achieves Prestigious MCERTS Certification

    Manchester, UK (September 2, 2009) Specialist electrochemical sensor manufacturer Analytical Technology announces that it has been awarded an MCERTS product conformity certificate for its versatile Q45P pH monitor. MCERTS is the UK Environment Agency‘s monitoring certification scheme established to deliver quality environmental measurements. The certification of the Q45P is a significant ...

  • ENMET Featured Products: Carbon Monoxide Monitor and Air Filtration System

    ENMET’s Air Filtration Panels and Carbon Monoxide Compressed Airline Monitors are designed to comply with OSHA 29 CFR 1910.134 requirements for Grade D breathing air. Typically, our systems are mounted directly on the wall or a mounting plate. In certain applications, customers have requested more protection for instruments that need to be installed in poor ambient air conditions such as ...


    By ENMET, LLC

  • Experts Provide Services to Prevent Silicosis in Puerto Rico

    Silica exposure remains a serious threat to several million U.S. workers, including more than 100,000 workers in high risk jobs such as abrasive blasting, foundry work, stonecutting, rock drilling, quarry work and tunneling. Exposure also occurs during many different construction activities and some manufacturing processes.   These same risks can be found in ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Ecotech Pty Ltd, global leaders in environmental monitoring, address the worsening global problem of nitrogen dioxide pollution by releasing a game changing advancement of technology.

    At ARABLAB – the international show for tomorrow’s technology – Ecotech presented the Serinus 60, the direct nitrogen dioxide (NO2) analyser. Head of Ecotech’s Research and Development, Grant Kassell, explained, “The Cavity Attenuated Phase Shift (CAPS) technology is a game changer. CAPS allows direct measurement of NO2, rather than the current practise of indirect ...


    By Ecotech Pty Ltd

  • Ecotech captures quake statistics

    Ecotech captured unique details of the earthquake which struck Victoria at 8.53pm last night at one of their live blast monitoring sites. After a magnitude 5.3 quake shook Gippsland and many parts of Victoria, there were 60 aftershocks, making it the largest quake in the state in over 100 years. “We recorded a maximum vibration of 6.69mm/sec for the main quake and also recorded several ...


    By Ecotech Pty Ltd

  • IONICON announces new distribution partner for Australia and New Zealand

    IONICON Analytik, the world’s leading PTR-MS company, specialized in ultra-sensitive and high-resolution online mass spectrometry for trace gas analysis, and Ecotech, a leading company for environmental monitoring instruments and services in Australia and New Zealand are teaming up. “We were looking for a strong international partner in the environmental monitoring market to continue ...


    By Ecotech Pty Ltd

  • Ecotech announces new European business partnership

    On Monday 3rd September Ecotech announced a new business partnership with European research consultant, AerosolConsultingML, which specialises in aerosol physics and engineering. This partnership will enable Ecotech to further develop business in Europe and promote its environmental monitoring instruments and software to new research markets. “I’m looking forward to working ...


    By Ecotech Pty Ltd

  • IONICON announces new distribution partner for Australia and New Zealand

    IONICON Analytik, the world’s leading PTR-MS company, specialized in ultra-sensitive and high-resolution online mass spectrometry for trace gas analysis, and Ecotech, a leading company for environmental monitoring instruments and services in Australia and New Zealand are teaming up. “We were looking for a strong international partner in the environmental monitoring market to continue ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • OSHA Addresses Occupational Exposure to Crystalline Silica

    Next month the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will address the proposed Occupational Exposure to Crystalline Silica Rule.  The agency intends on lowering the Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs) for industry. According to an OSHA Fact Sheet on crystalline silica, “Silica exposure remains a serious threat to nearly 2 million U.S. workers, including more than 100,000 ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Crystalline Silica Exposure can be Deadly

    Earlier this month it was reported at ClaimsJournal.com that the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has fined a marble and granite company over $40,000 for health and safety violations that included workers being exposed to unsafe levels of crystalline silica particles. According to an OSHA Fact Sheet on crystalline silica, “Silica exposure ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Silica Dust at Dangerous Levels in Manhattan Subway

    Air samples taken at the Second Avenue subway construction site in New York City show high levels of silica dust, which can lead to debilitating health conditions and death. A report completed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) stated that the air inside the tunnel contained more than three times the allowable level of silica dust.   Crystalline silica, a basic ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • The Gasmet story - from an academic idea to a global business

    In this article, Dr Petri Jaakkola, founder and Chairman of Gasmet Technologies Oy explains how an idea shared by a group of researchers at the University of Oulu in Finland, during the early 1970s, developed into one of the world’s leading gas monitoring instrumentation manufacturers. Early history – technology development At first, the Finnish researchers understood ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • San Francisco Residents Voice Concerns over Toxins from Hunters Point Shipyard

    Hunters Point Shipyard was a heavily used naval base from 1941 until 1974.  When the base was closed the property was leased to a large machine shop.  Today, the property is being given a new lease on life by a major property development firm.   The redevelopment promises new productive use of the land, but many area residents have major concerns.  These concerns were brought ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Proposed Crystalline Silica Rule Could Save Lives and Prevent New Cases of Silicosis

    Last month, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposed a new rule for occupational exposure to Silica.  This proposed rule is expected to prevent thousands of deaths from silicosis as well as lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease other respiratory diseases, and kidney disease in America’s workers.  The new rule would update 40-year-old ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • New Joint Venture Scoops Prestigious Castletownbere Harbour Contract

    EDI, a joint venture between dredging experts DEC NV of Belgium and remediation experts Land and Water Remediation Ltd of the UK is carrying out a €9.5m dredging and contaminated sediment removal contract for the Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources. The development, at Castletownbere on the southern end of Bantry Bay, will involve extending and upgrading Dinish Wharf and ...

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