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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

  • 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

  • Explosion proof and intrinsic safety 101

    Portions of the standard Spill Buster system operate in various “classified” flammable or explosive vapor zones or areas as defined in the US under the NEC codes. The location of the equipment on the site must be designed properly; or the equipment must be enclosed in appropriate enclosures, to prevent ignition of these vapors should the failure of a component occur. Since this is ...


    By Clean Earth Technology, Inc.

  • The Gas Company Reminds Customers to 'Call Before You Dig,' in Wake of Texas Gas Explosion

    LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/08/10 -- In the wake of yesterday's gas explosion in Texas, Southern California Gas Co. (The Gas Company) is reminding customers and contractors to "call 811 before they dig" in their yard or construction site to avoid damaging buried natural gas lines and to help avoid possible injury or service interruption. "Although the cause of this tragic incident is ...


  • ATEX UV Disinfection for Explosive Atmospheres & Hazardous Areas

    From drilling decks and accommodation platforms, to upstream refineries, many oil, gas and petrochemical installations now require equipment to be installed in hazardous areas and ATEX classified zones. Explosive atmospheres can be caused by any number of flammable gases, mists, vapours and combustible dusts. When a sufficient quantity of hazardous material is mixed with air, all that is needed ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • ATEX UV disinfection for explosive atmospheres & hazardous areas

    From drilling decks and accommodation platforms, to upstream refineries, many oil, gas and petrochemical installations now require equipment to be installed in hazardous areas and ATEX classified zones.  Explosive atmospheres can be caused by any number of flammable gases, mists, vapours and combustible dusts.  When a sufficient quantity of hazardous material is mixed with air, all that ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • ISO consults on draft guidance for explosive compounds

    The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) has published two draft standards on explosive compounds for public comment: "Soil quality — Determination of selected explosive compounds – Part 1: Method using high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) with ultraviolet (UV) detection'(ISO/DIS 11916-1)" and, "Soil quality — Determination of selected explosive ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • 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 AKUPRESS® X model for explosive and hazardous materials

    The screw press line AKUPRESS® X has been at the vanguard of the market for dewatering to maximum dryness for many years. The range of application is expanding continuously. Recently we have been contacted by customers who need to dewater materials that require special measures for protection against ...

  • Using lasers to detect explosives and hazardous waste

    A soldier in a humvee aims a portable device at an abandoned car 50 meters away (more than 150 feet). Pressing a button, a laser in the device fires. She reads a screen, and beckons her patrol to move away quickly. In a lab, a technician is inserting a fragment of a toy into a sample case, inserting it into a machine, and pressing a button. He inserts one fragment after another—each test takes ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Texas petroleum plant ablaze - fire follows explosions; 1 worker unaccounted for

    Explosions and fire ripped through a Houston-area petroleum plant, leaving one person unaccounted for Tuesday afternoon, officials said. Explosions were heard about 12:15 p.m. at Enterprise Products on Sun Oil Road in Mont Belvieu, about 35 miles east of Houston, NBC station KPRC reported. The company told KPRC ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Miniaturized mobile ozone detector works in air, water and near explosive gases

    Researchers in Freiburg have developed a highly-sensitive, miniaturized mobile ozone sensor which can be used not only in air, but also in water and in the vicinity of explosive gases. The Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF in Freiburg is developing improved chemical sensors that are not prohibitively expensive. One particularly important area of application involves the ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • OSHA issues third largest fine in history following sugar refinery explosion

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued citations proposing penalties totaling US$8,777,500 against the Imperial Sugar Co. and its two affiliates alleging violations at their plants in Port Wentworth, Ga., and Gramercy, La. OSHA initiated the inspections following an explosion and fire on Feb. 7, 2008, at the Port Wentworth refinery that claimed the lives of 13 ...

  • Jubilee bonfire beacon, but no explosion, thanks to methane leak check

    Villagers in Brightwell Baldwin in Oxfordshire celebrated the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in style, lighting a hilltop bonfire as one of the nationwide chain of 4000 beacons being lit simultaneously. But the organiser had a background in the gas industry, so he was nervous about lighting a fire above an old landfill site. Leigh Greenham, who has been involved in the gas detection business for many ...


    By Geotech

  • 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)

  • Schischek launches explosion-proof controller for decentralised HVAC control structures

    With more and more applications in the building automation sector requiring high performance, cost effective and easy to use explosion-proof control systems, Schischek now provides the solution with the introduction of ExReg. The ExReg control unit is designed to ensure smooth operation when controlling HVAC systems for variable air volume (VAV), pressure, temperature and humidity by minimising ...


    By Rotork

  • Cleantech - explosive growth & creates more jobs than tax cuts

    While it’s commonly known that cleantech investment drives job creation, the value of such investment has been summarized in a recent report by the United Nations, titled 'Why Clean Energy Public Investment Makes Economic Sense - The Evidence Base.' The data reveals some striking results including that green spending creates approximately three times as many jobs as traditional economic ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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