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  • Rotork SPI keeps plant control systems reliably informed of manual valve positions

    Refinery operators have a pressing requirement to improve the efficiency of flow control in their plants and they want to know from the Distributed Control System (DCS) if valves are open or closed. In a typical refinery, 10% of valves are actuated and 90% are manually operated. This poses a serious problem for end-users if the DCS does not accurately know how many manual valves are opened or ...


    By Rotork

  • 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 ...


  • MEDOR® Exp : online monitoring of sulphur in Hazardous zones

    The MEDOR® Exp from CHROMATOTEC® offers continuous, on-line analysis of sulphur compounds from concentrations as low as 1 ppb in natural and biogas feeds. The compounds analysed by the system include all naturally occurring sulphurs such as H2S, methyl and ethyl mercaptan as well as all odorant blends. The system uses ...


    By Chromatotec Group

  • 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, ...


  • Apprion Launches ION Emissions Monitoring Application With Preventative Hazardous Leak Detection

    Apprion, the leading provider of wireless application systems and services for industrial facilities, today revealed its ION Emissions Monitoring Application, which reliably provides predictable, accurate monitoring of gas emissions and imminent hazard situations in industrial facilities. Mounting environmental legislation places greater demands on managers of industrial facilities to maintain ...


    By Apprion, Inc.

  • New laboratory to improve monitoring of hazardous waste in key West African port

    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 will ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Include hazardous and non-hazardous areas in your safety system

    Improve efficiency and safety by using a single safety system for two types of areas: non-hazardous (control rooms and living quarters) and classified/hazardous (process areas). Det-Tronics’ newly released Addressable Smoke and Heat (ASH) Module expands the reach ...

  • Illinois Company Fined for Respiratory Hazards

    Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fined an Illinois company for exposing workers to respiratory and other hazards.  The company, based in Mokena, is subject to proposed fines of over $122,000.   One willful health and nine serious safety violations were reported by OSHA.  "Failing to identify hazards, ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Smog at extremely hazardous levels in Shanghai

    Shanghai authorities ordered schoolchildren indoors and halted all construction Friday as China's financial hub suffered one of its worst bouts of air pollution, bringing visibility down to a few dozen meters, delaying flights and obscuring the city's spectacular skyline. The financial district was shrouded in a yellow haze, and ...


    By Associated Press

  • Electronic nose sniffs hazards on metros

    An advanced sensor and data processing used to monitor air quality inside space station is now being used in an innovative fire protection system for Stockholm’s metro system. This technique, called the ‘electronic nose’, was developed for ESA in the 1990s as a contribution to the Russian Mir programme to ensure constant monitoring of the air inside the Mir space station. The system was ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • California recommends expansion of hazardous dump

    California regulators are recommending allowing a major expansion of the largest hazardous waste dump in the Western United States, even though some residents blame the dump for birth defects and have opposed the expansion, officials said on Tuesday. The California Department of Toxic Substances Control said it has issued a draft expansion ...


    By Associated Press

  • China: solid and hazardous waste management

    Solid waste management, including hazardous waste and electronics waste treatment, has become a key environmental priority in China. The lack of adequate waste treatment facilities and decades of poor management practices, particularly with respect to hazardous wastes, have combined to create a serious threat not only to the environment but also to public health. China’s solid waste can be ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Vortex FP control panels monitor gas detectors in Zone 1 hazardous areas

    Crowcon’s new Vortex FP Compact control panel increases the flexibility of its flameproof product range. Like the existing Vortex FP, the FP Compact is specifically designed to monitor toxic and flammable gas detectors or fire detectors where there is a need for the control system to be ...

  • Pesticide action network releases asian regional report on community monitoring of highly hazardous pesticide use

    Following interviews on pesticide use with over 1,300 peasant farmers and agricultural workers from eight Asian countries, Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific released its report 'Communities in Peril: Asian Regional Report on Community Monitoring of Highly Hazardous Pesticide Use' at the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum. The study, ...

  • Brownsville, Texas, employer cited by US Department of Labor for failing to monitor asbestos exposure and correct previously cited hazard

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited National Electric Coil Co. LP in Brownsville with eight safety violations, including one willful and one repeat violation, with proposed penalties totaling $120,000. The company was cited for failing to monitor asbestos exposure and provide adequate procedures to control hazardous energy sources. The complaint ...

  • Weather Station Customization for Hazardous Waste Disposal

    Columbia Weather Systems offers software and hardware customization for applications whose weather monitoring requirements aren’t met by our standard systems. US Ecology Idaho is just such a case. The company’s Grand View, Idaho facility treats and disposes hazardous waste, non-hazardous industrial waste and low-activity radioactive ...

  • East Boston sandblaster fined for hazardous waste violations

    Amex Inc., an East Boston, Mass. sandblaster of tanks, bridges and barges, has paid a fine and will donate emergency response equipment, totaling $30,000, under the terms of a settlement with EPA regarding hazardous waste violations. The Agreement filed by EPA resolves violations of federal hazardous waste management law at the East Boston facility. Under the settlement, Amex paid a cash penalty ...

  • US revises standards for hazardous waste combustion

    The US Environmental Protection Agency issued the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for new and existing hazardous waste combustors on October 12, 2005. The April 8, 2008 amendments to this rule revise or clarify several compliance and monitoring provisions in the October 12, 2005 rule. In addition, these amendments correct several omissions and typographical ...

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