explosive environment News

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • An explosion proof Noise Dosemeter updated for 2007

    Cirrus Research plc announces the introduction of the new version of the CR:110AIS doseBadge Personal Noise Dosemeter, which has ATEX, EEx, IECEx, MSHA and SABS Intrinsic Safety Approval for use in Hazardous zones. The new version of the CR:110AIS has been updated to add a range of new measurement functions, has new software along with a new charging station. Ideal for complying with both ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • EPA Issues Order to Army to Address Abandoned Explosives

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued an order to the U.S. Department of the Army to address 15 million pounds of abandoned explosives and propellant stored on the grounds of Camp Minden in Minden, LA. The site, in Northwestern Louisiana, has been owned and operated by the State of Louisiana and the Louisiana Military Department since 2005. A private company under contract ...

  • Quebec explosion highlights risk of oil transport

    The deadly explosion of a runaway oil train in Canada highlights the risks that come from transporting oil, no matter the method. Spills from rail cars occur more frequently than from pipelines, but tend to be smaller. And pipelines can be built to avoid population centers and fragile ecosystems, while trains travel routes where such concerns often were not weighed. The Quebec disaster, blamed ...


    By Associated Press

  • Surveillance and Monitoring of Explosive, Chemical, Biological and Nuclear Hazards

    This report provides: An overview of the global market for the surveillance and monitoring of explosive, chemical, biological, and nuclear hazards. Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2012, estimates for 2013 and 2014, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2019. Discussion of how hazards due to industrial accidents, nuclear plant accidents, ...


  • 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 ...

  • Phoenix Industrial Dust Explosion Sends Workers to the Hospital

    Last month, two workers were rushed to a Phoenix hospital after suffering second and third degree burns following a combustible dust fire at their place of employment.  The explosion occurred while the employees were cleaning a loft area of the business that had accumulated significant wood dust.   Combustible dust explosions happen all too often in the work environment and they can ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Integrated LED Explosion Proof Light Fixture

    With over 40 years as a leader in the industrial and commercial lighting industry, Larson Electronics announces the release of a new Class 1 Division 1 integrated LED light fixture for areas where flammable chemical and petrochemical vapors exist or have the potential to exist. The ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • 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 ...

  • Indianhead Biomass Services explosion severely injures 2 workers 2nd explosion in 4 months results in more OSHA citations

    A second explosion in four months at the Indianhead Biomass Services plant in St. Augustine has left two laborers severely burned. An inspection by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration found that two men in their 50s attempted to shut down a sawdust dryer to unclog an outlet vent. This created an explosive environment when smoldering embers ignited the ...

  • Magnalight.com Announces Addition of Explosion Proof LED Fixture with Non-Metallic Housing

    Magnalight.com announced today the addition of an explosion proof LED light with non-metallic housing for applications where high resistance to corrosive environments is needed. The HAL-CRNM-LED7W explosion proof LED light fixture features the combination of a high output LED lamp with a non-metallic housing to provide more light than 100 ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • TacticID-GP Excels During CBRNe World Explosives Testing Evaluation

    B&W Tek, Inc., an advanced instrumentation company that delivers lab quality Raman spectroscopy solutions through user-friendly mobile platforms is proud to announce that their TacticID-GP system received highly favorable independent evaluation results regarding the system’s explosives identification capabilities. TacticID-GP is a handheld Raman spectrometer that is used by bomb squads, ...


    By B&W Tek

  • Moscow Airport selects GE Security for industry-first explosives detection system

    GE Security, Inc., a business of GE Enterprise Solutions (NYSE:GE) and Moscow International Airport Domodedovo has announced GE’s Homeland Protection business has been chosen to provide two integrated advanced technology CTX 9000 DSi/XRD 3500 system-of-systems explosives detection solutions to the airport. The systems are planned for commercial operation at the beginning of next year ...


    By General Electric

  • Explosion Proof Portable Spider Box Released by Larson Electronics

    Longtime leading supplier of explosion proof lighting equipment Larson Electronics has announced the release of a ten outlet explosion proof portable spider box that allows operators to safely operate up to 4,000 watts of lighting and electrical equipment within Class 1 Division 1 zones. The ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Zinc Dusts Can Lead to Deadly Combustible Dust Explosions

    Earlier this year, a team of doctors and nurses from the United States traveled to Bolivia to take part in an emergency drill at a zinc mining facility.  The exercise involved a simulated explosion at the plant. Zinc is a metallic chemical element represent by the symbol Zn.  It is the 24th most abundant element in the Earth’s crust.  Zinc is used in many alloys, including ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Two Foot Explosion Proof LED Light Fixture Released by Larson Electronics

    With over 40 years as a leader in the industrial and commercial lighting industry, Larson Electronics continues its commitment to providing high grade lighting equipment to specialty markets with the release of a 30 watt explosion proof LED light fixture. The ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Dual Sawmill Explosions Raise Safety Concerns over Combustible Dusts

    2012 has been a challenging year for the wood processing industry across North America.  There have already been two sawmill explosions and fires in Canada that have resulted in dozens of injuries and killed four workers.  The suspected culprit in both cases was combustible dust.    According to the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), “In ...


    By IAQ Services Inc.

  • Dust Explosion Leaves Two Workers Severely Injured in Phoenix

    Last week, two workers from a Phoenix design business were severely injured when a dust explosion occurred while they were cleaning wood dust from the loft area of the business. The injured workers were taken to a local hospital suffering from 2nd and 3rd degree burns. Wood dust is a common cause of combustible dust explosions in the work environment. They occur when wood dust, which ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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