fire risk News

  • Stopping fire risks in their tracks with Conveyor Fire Detector

    Land Instruments have developed a Conveyor Fire Detector for reducing the costs of damage due to coal fire or explosions as coal is transported throughout the plant, a dangerous point of the process particularly when highly volatile Powder River Basin coal is used. Other ...


    By AMETEK Land

  • Managing risks associate with fire hazards

    The Energy Institute Middle East branch and the Institution of Fire Engineers, UAE, held an event on 12 November that examined how local organisations are managing the risks associated with fire hazards in today's rapidly developing Middle East market. The conference sponsored by ABB and supported by the HCT - Abu Dhabi Men’s College provided Chemical Engineering students with the ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Fires Burning Across Brazil Put Biodiversity at Risk

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, October 8, 2007 (ENS) - Severe drought has been identified as the main cause of the fire that consumed three hectares of the Maciço da Pedra Branca forest in Rio de Janeiro state in one September day. In that same week, 170 other fire points were seen along the forests and conservation parks of the state of Rio de Janeiro. Fire officials said lack of ...

  • Man Jailed for Hazwaste Handling That Created Fire Risk

    POCATELLO, Idaho, October 23, 2007 (ENS) - An Alaska man who used to reside in Idaho was sentenced Monday to 21 months in prison for illegally transporting hazardous materials and illegally storing hazardous waste, the Justice Department announced. Krister Sven Everston, of Wasilla, Alaska, also known as Krister Ericksson, was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $421,049 ...

  • Fire risk in Mediterranean Europe mapped using satellite images

    Satellite observations are valuable aids to detect and monitor fire activity. A recent study has investigated how satellite images of fire activity, together with information on vegetation cover and fire risk associated with long and short-term atmospheric conditions could be used to help authorities better manage the risk of wildfires in Mediterranean Europe. Wildfires, especially in southern ...

  • Detector tackles expensive risk of fire during coal transportation

    The risk of fire at points in the process where coal is moved is great due to the friction and dust produced. Increased further by factors such as the growing use of highly volatile Powder River Basin coal, the danger of self-ignition due to oxidation cannot be neglected. With their new detector Land recognise the transfer of coal from railcar to plant as a susceptible point. Land have ...


    By AMETEK Land

  • EPA Warns Against Use of Refrigerant Substitutes That Pose Fire and Explosion Risk

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is warning homeowners, propane manufacturers and sellers, home improvement contractors and air conditioning technicians of potential safety hazards related to the use of propane or other unapproved refrigerants in home air conditioning systems. EPA is currently investigating instances where propane has been marketed and used as a substitute for ...

  • Fire risk in Mediterranean Europe mapped using satellite images

    Satellite observations are valuable aids to detect and monitor fire activity. A recent study has investigated how satellite images of fire activity, together with information on vegetation cover and fire risk associated with long and short-term atmospheric conditions could be used to help authorities better manage the risk of wildfires in Mediterranean Europe. Wildfires, especially in southern ...

  • New guidance on reducing fire risk at waste sites published

    CIWM welcomes the new guidance for waste and recycling sites which has been issued today by the Waste Industry Safety and Health (WISH) Forum, to provide site operators with the information and standards they need to reduce fire risk. The guidance entitled 'Reducing fire risk at waste management sites' aims to provide advice and standards for the waste and recycling sector ...

  • Wide ranging system fights fire risk at all points of the process

    Untitled Document The Land Coal Fire Detection system is one which provides solutions for the important problem of damaging plant fires and ...


    By AMETEK Land

  • Fire standards caveats

    According to F2.2.1 of Form and Style for ASTM Standards, “Every fire standard shall state its purpose, specify the known limitations of the standard and specify the significance of the data that are gathered (including relevance to human life and property, where appropriate).” This column covers caveats used in fire standards. The three primary types of ASTM International fire ...


    By ASTM International

  • Workers face risk of injury from machinery, chemical and fire hazards at Vandalia, Illinois, metal tube manufacturing plant

    A metal tube manufacturer put workers at risk of lacerations, amputations and potential explosion and fire by ignoring standard safety rules for machines and storing flammable materials in open containers near propane heaters where they might ignite. Acting on a complaint, U.S. Department of ...

  • U.S. EPA orders mecca, calif. Tire recycling facility to immediately reduce risk of fire

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is ordering Consolidated Tire Recyclers, Inc., which operates a tire recycling facility in Mecca, Calif. to remove excess stockpiled tires and improve fire prevention or face fines of up to $7,500 per day. Located at 90333 63rd Avenue, within the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians Reservation, the tire recycling facility primarily sells crumb rubber as fuel ...

  • Wood pellet manufacturer ignores serious safety hazards and fines, places workers at repeated risk of amputation and fire

    For the fifth time in the past three years, U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspectors found workers at Wood Fibers Inc. at risk of amputation, fire and other life-threatening hazards in October 2014. Despite OSHA's effort, the company has failed to provide proof that hazards had been fixed or pay penalties from previous inspections. Acting on an ...

  • EPA Warning: Recharging Air Conditioners with Wrong Refrigerant Poses Injury and Fire Risks

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is cautioning homeowners, manufacturers of propane-based refrigerants, home improvement contractors and air conditioning technicians of the safety hazards related to the use of propane in existing motor vehicle and home air conditioning systems. A number of refrigerants with “22a” or “R-22a” in the name contain highly ...

  • Hazmat regulation agency under fire

    The federal agency that regulates transportation of hazardous materials is too "cozy" with shippers and often fails to provide adequate oversight to protect the public, a congressional investigation finds. HAZARDOUS SPILLS: Unreported incidents The concerns are outlined in a staff memo ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • The combustible dust fire and explosion Pentagon

    In February 1999, an explosion in a foundry in Massachusetts killed three and injured nine. Almost four years later in January 2003, an explosion in a North Carolina pharmaceutical plant killed six and injured 38. A month later, seven are killed in an explosion in a Kentucky acoustics insulation manufacturing plant and 37 more are injured; and in February 2008, an explosion at a Georgia sugar ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Honeywell acquires Fire Sentry Corporation

    Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that it has acquired Fire Sentry Corporation, a privately-held manufacturer of innovative fire etection and control products for a broad range of industrial markets. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Based in Yorba Linda, California, Fire Sentry’s product portfolio consists of fast-responding electro-optical flame detectors, portable ...


    By Honeywell Analytics, Inc.

  • Fire Debris May Spread Asbestos

    If a fire occurs in a building constructed between 1935 and 1970 near your home, you may want to avoid spending time outside in your yard and call an asbestos remediation professional immediately. The deadly asbestos fibers, which may have been released by the fire, can spread in the air and settle on nearby properties, putting you and your neighbors at risk. A recent incident in Scotland ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • The future of natural gas - Its on fire

    Natural gas will play a leading role in reducing greenhouse-gas emissions over the next several decades, largely by replacing older, inefficient coal plants with highly efficient combined-cycle gas generation. That"s the conclusion reached by a comprehensive study of the future of natural gas conducted by an MIT study group comprised of 30 MIT faculty members, researchers, and graduate students. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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