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  • 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.

  • New infrared flammable & CO2 gas sensor detects hazards where conventional sensors fail

    The Xgard IR from Crowcon is a new, low cost infrared (IR) flammable gas and carbon dioxide (CO2) sensor designed for use in fixed point detection systems where conventional detectors can prove unreliable or suffer from interference and damage. Conventional flammable gas detectors based on catalytic pellistors are susceptible to poisoning in some industrial atmospheres. This can make their ...

  • Detecting hazardous gases

    Engineers at MIT are developing a tiny sensor that could be used to detect minute quantities of hazardous gases, including toxic industrial chemicals and chemical warfare agents, much more quickly than current devices. The researchers have taken the common techniques of gas chromatography and mass spectrometry and shrunk them to fit in a device the size of a computer mouse. Eventually, the team, ...

  • 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)

  • 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

  • Announcing: New certificate of compliance for Hazardous (classified) locations

    Solid Applied Technologies is proud to announce that its range of ultrasonic level meters have been re-certified for operation in Hazardous (classified) locations. The certifications have been issued by FM APPROVALS (a member of the FM GLOBAL GROUP). The following product lines are certified to FM Class 3610 year 2010: ...

  • Two Kentucky Train Wrecks Release Hazardous Chemicals

    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (ENS) - In the second fiery train crash in Kentucky in two days, a number of train cars, at least three carrying liquid propane gas, derailed and exploded south of Louisville this morning. The explosion closed Interstate 65 in both directions for 18 miles and forced evacuations of homes, businesses and a school, Kentucky officials said. The Bullitt County ...

  • 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 ...

  • New wireless sensor network keeps tabs on the environment

    Have you ever wondered what happens in the rainforest when no one is looking? Research in the University of Alberta's Faculty of Science may soon be able to answer that question. The departments of computing science and earth and atmospheric science have been working together to create a Wireless Sensor Network that allows for the clandestine data collection of environmental factors in remote ...

  • Level Sensors Market in water and waste water management

    Level measurement is a very basic process used across several industrial segments. Due to advancement in level sensing technologies, level sensors are expected to show proper growth during the forecast period. The market has entered into a transition from contact type of measurement to non-contact type of measurement over the past five years. Though the current market is dominated by contact ...


  • Ultrasonic water level sensors monitor flooding in the Philippines

    A variety of factors make the Philippines, and especially the Manila region, among the most flood prone in the world. Tropical rains flow rapidly from mountain uplands to the Manila basin where dense urbanization accelerates run-off. To make matters worse, Manila is built on lowlands that are getting lower due to ground water extraction and the weight of urban concrete and steel. As a result, ...


    By Senix Corporation

  • Hansford Sensors slashes downtime for shipping company

    Vibration monitoring equipment from Hansford Sensors has helped an offshore supply operator to extend maintenance intervals on one of its vessels from six months to two years.  The equipment was supplied as part of a condition monitoring solution installed by Vibration Analysts Ltd. The client’s offshore supply vessels regularly transport containers to offshore oil and gas rigs and are ...


    By Hansford Sensors

  • NOVEL SENSORS AID TIDAL TURBINE DEVELOPMENT

    Non-contact torque sensors from Sensor Technology are playing a key role in the development of commercial-scale in-stream tidal turbines produced by Irish company, OpenHydro. The company is using these novel sensors, which are based on surface acoustic wave (SAW) technology, to accurately measure rotational speed and frictional forces in a simulator for the turbine bearings, thereby allowing it ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

  • European sensors will monitor radiation, pollution and extreme temperatures

    Wireless sensor networks are currently receiving huge attention as a basic tool to detect emergency events or monitor physical parameters of interest, such as radiation, pollution and extreme temperatures. The WINSOC project, supported by the EU with EUR 2.44 million in funding, is developing innovative sensor networks that mimic biological systems. With these new sensors, the project partners ...

  • Rotork Schischek launches controller for decentralised control structures in industrial and hazardous areas

    More and more applications in the industrial and hazardous area building automation sector require high performance and easy to use control systems. The local control of variable air volume (VAV) and constant air volume (CAV) systems as well as pressure, temperature and humidity eliminates the need for connection to remote controllers. Air volume control is the key to delivering cost effective ...


    By Rotork

  • 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.

  • Unique ‘Electronic Nose’ Hazardous Gas Detector Launched in UK

    Air quality monitoring specialists, Enviro Technology, have announced the UK launch of the GDA 2 – a portable detector that measures up to 750 hazardous gasses and chemical warfare agents. ...

  • Industrial facilites can be vulnerable to numerous hazardous or toxic gases.

    Industrial workplaces are likely to come ...


    By PPM Technology

  • RAE Systems SolarPak Enables Uninterrupted Wireless Gas Detection in Hazardous Environments

    When conducting remote exploration operations and working in hazardous and rugged environments, there is a critical safety need to keep gas detection systems constantly powered -- especially in areas where flammable gases or vapors present a health or safety threat. To solve this challenge, RAE Systems Inc. today introduced its new SolarPak, an intrinsically safe, stand-alone 24/7 remote solar ...


    By RAE Systems by Honeywell

  • Ammonia Sensor Provides Reliable Leak Detection down to -40C

    A renewable electrochemical sensor for the detection and measurement of ammonia (NH3) is available from PureAire Monitoring Systems. Designed to respond quickly to potentially hazardous ammonia leaks and releases in refrigeration systems, fertilizer plants, chemical processing plants, and other facilities where ammonia is used or produced. The PureAire Ammonia Sensor is available with either 0 to ...

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