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  • Toxic Gas Monitoring in Response to Tianjin, China Explosions

    GrayWolf’s portable AdvancedSense toxic gas monitoring instruments were utilized in response to the tragic August 12th explosions in Tianjin, China. Evaluation of the resultant pollutant plumes have been critical for residents in the local vicinity. Datalogging various parameters with these instruments (including TVOCs, and many specific gases) has now been supplemented with additional ...


    By GrayWolf Sensing Solutions

  • Dust monitoring in ambient air to prevent explosion zones in a plant

    Application A producer of dry mortar needs dry sand and trass for the production process. Both materials are dried in a hot gas heater at a temperature of 500 °Cbefore they are admixed. The hot gas heater uses brown coal dust as combustion material. The brown coal dust, which is stored in a silo, is transported via a rotary valve in free ...


    By ENVEA

  • Dust monitoring in ambient air to prevent explosion zones in a plant

    Application A producer of dry mortar needs dry sand and trass for the production process. Both materials are dried in a hot gas heater at a temperature of 500 °Cbefore they are admixed. The hot gas heater uses brown coal […] Application ...


    By ENVEA

  • Why Gas Distributors Play a Crucial Role in Most Everyday Businesses?

    Inert gases power a wide range of industries, including pharmaceutical, automotive, manufacturing, and semiconductor. While argon, helium, nitrogen, and cryogenic gases have benefits and uses, there are also risks with other gases such as halogens, refrigerants, combustibles, or etching gases. Gas detectors can monitor storage areas and facilities where these gases are used to guard against gas ...

  • Preventing an Explosive or Flammable Safety Hazard

    There are over 1,300 craft distilleries throughout the United States and it is predicted that there will be another 1,000 startups in the next 5 years. Every distillery has the potential risk of creating an explosive environment during the distilling process when ethanol is produced. Ethanol is a highly flammable liquid, and when released into the air produces a flammable vapor. An explosive or ...


    By ENMET, LLC

  • Explosive-laden Calif. home to be destroyed

    Neighbors gasped when authorities showed them photos of the inside of the Southern California ranch-style home: Crates of grenades, mason jars of white, explosive powder and jugs of volatile chemicals that are normally the domain of suicide bombers. Prosecutors say Serbian-born George Jakubec quietly packed the home with the largest amount of homemade explosives ever found in one location in the ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Removing High Explosives from Groundwater

    In an initiative supported by EM, Los Alamos National Laboratory's Corrective Actions Program is addressing high explosive contamination in surface water and groundwater at a location this summer in the forests ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • GaugerGSM - Now approved for use in explosive atmospheres

    GaugerGSM – an advanced ultrasonic level meter integrated with cellular (GSM) communications has been approved for use in explosive atmospheres. GaugerGSM is certified to Ex II 1G, Ex ia IIB T4 Ga with Ta = -30°C to +70°C and defined as intrinsically safe. The system is allowed for use in all zones: 0, 1 and 2. The system has been certified to both ATEX and IECEx by SIRA – a ...

  • New international conformity mark for explosive environments

    The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has launched a new mark of conformity for equipment used in explosive (Ex) environments.  Termed the Ex Mark, the safety mark was developed by IECEx, the Commission’s Scheme for Certification to Standards Relating to Equipment for Use in Explosive Atmospheres. The Ex Mark will be granted by approved IECEx certification bodies (ExCBs) for use on ...

  • OSHA seeks $250,000 in fines for explosion at manufacturing plant

    OSHA has cited two New Hampshire companies for alleged violations of workplace safety standards following a Jan. 23 explosion at a manufacturing plant in Nashua. Combined penalties against the two employers total $257,500. The explosion occurred at Worthen Industries Inc. when flammable vapors ignited while workers were installing a new motor on a vessel used in the plant's manufacturing process. ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Pentagon Fights Wisconsin Water Standards for Toxic Explosive

    MERRIMAC, Wisconsin, September 28, 2007 (ENS) - The Pentagon intends to challenge the state of Wisconsin's intention to regulate all forms of the explosive dinitrotoluene, DNT, Army officials announced on Monday. Wisconsin is the first state in the nation to establish health-based guidelines for the military toxic that has contaminated groundwater and dozens of private wells near ...

  • The vibration monitoring evolution

    A recent report from Markets & Markets estimated that demand for vibration monitoring systems will reach nearly $1.5 billion by 2020. That’s a staggering increase of around 50% compared with today – with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 6.5%. Is this growth a big surprise though? As a company that has seen first hand the rapid evolution of the vibration ...


    By Hansford Sensors

  • Explosive hazwaste removed from Massachusetts superfund site

    A time critical removal action was started by federal authorities this week at the Nuclear Metals, Inc. Superfund site in Concord Massachusetts to remove containers of hazardous substances that pose a risk of fire or explosion and radioactive substances. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, undertook the action at the request of the Concord Fire Department which expressed concern ...

  • BAE systems fined after explosion kills Lancashire worker

    A leading global defence company has been fined GBP£80,000 after a worker was killed in an explosion at its Lancashire site. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted BAE Systems Land Systems (Munitions and Ordnance) Ltd following Lynda Wilkins' death at the company's explosives plant on Central Avenue in Chorley. Liverpool Crown Court heard that Mrs Wilkins was working with lead ...

  • Fatal confined-space explosion leads to penalties for polymer plant

    OSHA has cited Thermal Polymer Systems LC of Angleton, Texas, following an explosion inside a permit-required confined space that killed one worker and injured two others. Penalties for the violations total $161,600. "This company exposed its workers to the hazards of confined space entry," said Mark Briggs, OSHA's area director for the Houston South Area Office. "In this case, the ventilation ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Allweiler Pumps approved for explosive atmospheres. New ATEX certificate for dust

    For many years progressing cavity pumps, peristaltic pumps, and macerators manufactured by Allweiler AG have fulfilled the requirements for use in potentially explosive gaseous atmospheres when used properly. But now – since end 2008 – they are also certified for use in dust-laden explosive atmospheres. The ATEX certificate confirms that Allweiler pumps now fully comply with EU directive 94/9/EC ...


    By ALLWEILER GmbH

  • Animal feed producer exposes workers to potential dust explosion and other hazards

    Combustible dust left uncontrolled or suspended in the air can explode, which was one of many safety hazards discovered after an inspection at the Thomas Moore Feed facility in Navasota, Texas, by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health ...

  • Abanaki Announces New Vapor-Tight Explosion Proof Groundwater Remediation System

    Abanaki Corporation has added a Vapor-Tight, Explosion Proof Groundwater Remediation System to their expansive line of product offerings. This particular system has been designed to keep explosive vapors from being vented into the atmosphere. ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • R. STAHL takes over products for explosion protection of Orlaco Products B.V.

    R. STAHL AG / R. STAHL takes over products for explosion protection of Orlaco Products B.V. . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. Strong ...


    By Thomson Reuters

  • EPA and DuPont Reach Major Settlement After Fatal Chemical Explosion in Tonawanda, N.Y.

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. (DuPont) has agreed to pay a fine of $724,000 in settlement of Clean Air Act violations relating to a fire and explosion at its chemical plant in Tonawanda, N.Y. In the settlement, DuPont will spend $112,000 to purchase vapor and radiation detection equipment for the local fire department and to pay for ...

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