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  • 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 ...

  • Are TGFs hazardous to air travelers?

    Instruments scanning outer space for cataclysmic explosions called gamma-ray bursts are detecting intense flashes of gamma-ray energy right here in the friendly skies of Earth. These terrestrial gamma-ray flashes, or TGFs, blast through thunderstorms close to the altitude where commercial airliners fly. In fact, they could be too close for comfort. In a recent study,* scientists estimated that ...

  • Recent Federal Developments in Hazardous Substances

    EPA Publishes Chemical Data Reporting Rule: On August 16, 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a final rule entitled Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) Rule, formerly known as the Inventory Update Reporting (IUR) Rule, under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). 76 Fed. Reg. 50816. The revisions, which were first announced August 2, 2011, expand the requirements for ...


    By Acta Group

  • Pacific islands to map coastal hazards

    Pacific Island researchers will be trained in skills such as coastal hazard mapping as part of a programme to use science to make coastal communities safer and more resilient. The US$1.3-million programme is part of an expansion of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Coastal Storms Program (CSP) into US-affiliated Pacific Islands, beginning next month (October) and led ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Laboratory to improve hazardous waste monitoring

    In a bid to protect the coastal environment of West Africa from hazardous waste, a modern laboratory has been set in Abidjan, Côte d"Ivoire, to improve the port"s waste monitoring standards. The laboratory which was formally handed over to the Côte d"Ivoire"s ministry of environment, is equipped to test for hazardous waste from ships entering the West African port. The laboratory ...

  • Canada Publishes Proposed Hazardous Products Regulation

    On August 9, 2014, the Government of Canada published in Gazette I (Vol. 148, no. 32) a proposal for adopting the Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The regulatory proposal seeks to align current systems for classification, material safety data sheets (MSDS), and labels with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hazard ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Canada Publishes Proposed Hazardous Products Regulation

    On August 9, 2014, the Government of Canada published in Gazette I(Vol. 148, no. 32) a proposal for adopting the Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The regulatory proposal seeks to align current systems for classification, material safety data sheets (MSDS), and labels with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hazard ...


    By Acta Group

  • Valvekits to stock Soldo hazardous area switchboxes

    Rotork Valvekits, Rotork’s specialist valve mounting kit company, is now the UK stockist for Soldo switchboxes. Soldo is a highly regarded manufacturer of compact switchboxes featuring a range of switch options with local visual position indication for rotary quarter-turn pneumatic actuators. Rotork Valvekits will predominantly stock Soldo switchboxes for hazardous area applications, ...


    By Rotork

  • The many faces of fire hazards in industrial settings

    Fire and explosion accidents are of major concern to the owners and operators of refineries and petrochemical, gas processing, terminal, and offshore facilities. Statistics have shown that the majority of monetary loss in these types of complexes is due to fire and explosion. According to statistics, 77 percent of the monetary loss in refinery and petrochemical complexes is due to fire and ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • USGS Issues Assessment of Aftershock Hazards in Haiti

    The magnitude-7 earthquake of January 12, 2010, near Port-au-Prince, Haiti, has generated a sharp increase in concerns about the potential for future earthquakes in Haiti and the surrounding region. These concerns extend to understanding the causes of the earthquake hazard and learning what can be done to ensure seismic safety in the future. The purpose of this statement is to convey our best ...

  • 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 ...

  • EU exporting more waste, including hazardous waste

    Waste is increasingly moving across EU borders, for recovery or disposal. This is true for waste shipments between EU countries, and also transfers of waste outside the EU, according to a new assessment from the European Environment Agency (EEA). Increasingly stringent and harmonised waste policies in the EU have led countries to transport more waste material elsewhere, for example if ...

  • Gas hazards in the oil, gas and petrochemical industries

    Although flammable and toxic gas hazards are generally well understood by operators, technicians and safety personnel in the oil, gas and petrochemical industries, continuous training and refreshment of knowledge is essential to avoid potential incidents caused by complacency. New personnel are often assigned work activities in potentially hazardous areas with only very limited training about gas ...

  • IMI Sensors Receives CSA Hazardous Area Approval for Electronic Vibration Switch

    Depew, NY, USA – The IMI Sensors Division of PCB Piezotronics (PCB®) has received CSA hazardous area approval for the new Model 685B0001C14 electronic vibration switch.  The certification includes Class I, Division 1, Groups B, C & D; and Class II, Division 1, Groups E, F, & G.  This approval allows for implementation of the Series 685B dual alarm electronic vibration switch ...


    By PCB Piezotronics, Inc.

  • Energy Institute publishes CCS offshore hazards mitigation research

    The Energy Institute's (EI) Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) committee has published its Hazard analysis for offshore carbon capture platforms and offshore pipelines. The research report has been developed and part-funded by the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute (GCCSI), Air Products, Progressive Energy, AMEC and supported by the Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA) and the ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • ReactIR 45P HL ATEX approved for global hazardous use

    To best serve customers operating in general purpose (GP) hazardous environments worldwide, METTLER TOLEDO is pleased to announce that the ReactIR 45P HL is now approved for use in both C1D1 and ATEX locations. Compliant with safety standards worldwide, customers need only one model to gain ReactIR 45P’s safety- and compliance-enhancing abilities in sensitive chemical process scale-up. ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

  • Eliminate Hazardous Acids With New Self-Contained Portable pH Control System

    Fortrans introduces the Model 5000SP, a small, portable pH control system that uses low-cost and safe carbon dioxide gas to lower pH. The use and high cost of hazardous acids can be easily eliminated. The 5000SP can be equipped with a peristaltic chemical feed pump to inject alkaline solutions to raise pH, or both the feed pump and the CO2 injector-diffuser may be installed to maintain any pH ...


    By Fortrans, Inc.

  • CPSC, health Canada announce recall of 4,000 boots due to fall hazard

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with Rossignol Ski Co., of Park City, Utah, announced a voluntary recall of about 4,000 pairs of Rossignol Cross-Country Boots--3,000 pairs in the United States and 1,000 pairs in Canada--because the sole could separate from the upper portion of the boot, posing a fall hazard. This recall involves Rossignol ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Energy Institute launches Updated Hazardous Zone Guidance for Handling Flammable Liquids

    On 16 July 2015, the Energy Institute (EI) will hold a seminar in Manchester to present the updated Model code of safe practice Part 15: Area classification code for installations handling flammable fluids (EI15). The EI15 publication is a well-established piece of process safety guidance, used globally across all industry sectors handling flammable fluids. The code presents a pragmatic and ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • ReactIR 45P HL ATEX Approved for Global Hazardous Use

    To best serve customers operating in general purpose (GP) hazardous environments worldwide, METTLER TOLEDO is pleased to announce that ReactIR 45P HL (Hazardous Location) is now approved for use in both C1D1 and ATEX locations. Compliant with worldwide safety standards, ReactIR 45P provides compliance-enhancing abilities in sensitive chemical process scale-up. METTLER TOLEDO is pleased to ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

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