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  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • New York Firm Identifies TCE and Other Hazardous Exposure Risks across the Tri-State Area

    On November 3rd, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the 14th Report on Carcinogens (RoC) containing seven newly reviewed substances. One of substances was trichloroethylene (TCE), a volatile chemical compound that is used mainly as a solvent to remove grease from metal parts and is also used in some adhesives, paint removers, and spot ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • Rotork increases its valve instrumentation product range

    Rotork has expanded its range of instrumentation products with the acquisition of Young Tech Co. Ltd. (YTC). YTC is a Korean-based, ISO9001 certified manufacturer of positioners and accessories mainly associated with pneumatic valve actuation. YTC products, including electro-pneumatic, pneumatic and smart positioners, solenoid valves and I to P converters, are widely recognised in worldwide flow ...


    By Rotork

  • Go big or go home: instrumenting the nearshore

    Leaning over the side of the 22-foot boat and pulling up the first line of temperature sensors, oceanographer Jamie MacMahan described the state of the line as the worst bio-fouling he had ever seen. It was slimy and smelly. One down, 34 more to go. This was only a pilot project, but MacMahan’s mantra of ‘Go big or go home’ meant that more than 300 instruments were attached to ...


    By RBR Ltd.

  • TVOC ATEX certified for zone 2 areas without safety barriers

    Ion Science introduces the ATEX approved 3 wire TVOC monitor, for use without safety barriers in Zone 2 hazardous areas. The ATEX certified TVOC (Total Volatile Organic Compound) monitor can be installed without barriers in a Zone 2 area, to directly replace an existing photoionisation detector (PID). A significant benefit to the customer is the instrument’s easy installation; saving time and ...


    By Ion Science

  • TVOC ATEX certified for zone 2 areas without safety barriers

    Ion Science introduces the ATEX approved 3 wire TVOC monitor, for use without safety barriers in Zone 2 hazardous areas.The ATEX certified TVOC (Total Volatile Organic Compound) monitor can be installed without barriers in a Zone 2 area, to directly replace an existing photoionisation detector (PID). A significant benefit to the customer is the instrument’s easy installation; saving time and ...


    By Ion Science

  • Boost for hazardous waste management in Cote d`Ivoire

    A new project launched this week by the United Nations Environment Programme will help the Government of Côte d'Ivoire and others in the region to manage hazardous waste, both within their countries and across borders. The initiative, funded by the Governments of the Netherlands, Sweden and Denmark, aims to help address the issue of systemic weaknesses in controlling the movements of hazardous ...

  • Certified Industrial Hygienists Help Prevent Workplace Hazards

    Last month, the Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was interviewed for an article with NBC News.  The article, “OSHA Chief: Inequality in America is About Workplace Hazards, Too” discusses workplace challenges that concern more than just what a worker earns. In the article, David Michaels, Ph.D., M.P.H., states, ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Hearing loss hazard for call center workers

    Loud machinery, equipment or vehicles have always been considered the main culprits for noise-induced hearing loss, but these are - to a great extent - controlled by rules, regulations and careful monitoring. For years it was believed that being a call centre operator was a low-risk occupation, but personal injury claims by call centre workers are increasing. These include repetitive ...

  • 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 ...

  • Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments Announces Their Success at OTC 2014

    Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments announces a successful 2014 Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, TX May 5-8.  Exploration and production was the main focus of the show and Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments stood out as one of the companies with a singular focus on oil in water monitoring solutions. With a complete product line of fluorescence technology based continuous ...

  • New bespoke noise assesssment kits from Pulsar Instruments

    Safety Professionals can now combine any sound level meters from Pulsar Instruments - including the latest Pulsar NOVA range - with the revolutionary Pulsar doseBadge system to create their very own noise assessment measurement kit.  Simply, it is the most flexible way to address ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • Oxford Instruments’ new X-Strata980 for analysis of trace elements and coating thickness

    The new X-Strata980 X-ray fluorescence analyzer combines a high-power X-ray tube and high resolution detector to measure small areas of complex samples and deliver limits of detection in single digit ppms. Detecting hazardous elements in small amounts assures the production of environmentally friendly product and avoids costly product recall or enforcement of regulatory legislation. The ...


    By Oxford Instruments plc

  • USGS places seismic warning instruments around Panama’s Baru volcano

    A network of seismic instruments has been placed around Panama's Baru Volcano to help detect an eruption and mitigate danger to surrounding communities. The Panamanian government funded the instrumentation, completed by the University of Panama's Department of Geosciences, in swift response to a Joint Study of Panama's Baru Volcano, which revealed that it is a potentially active volcano that has ...

  • Desktop X-ray Fluorescence Analyzer Released for Hazardous Substance Detection

    QSX Instruments Inc is pleased to introduce a new solution for RoHS testing needs through its Quickshot XRF analyzer line.  The new bench-top system (QSX-82D) was developed specifically for organizations that require the ability to test small electronic components for RoHS compliance. The marketer and distributor of x-ray fluorescence technology had a strong year in 2010 with its primary ...


    By QSX Instruments Inc

  • EU set to revise law on hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment

    The European Commission welcomes today's vote by the European Parliament to revise legislation on the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. The draft legislation, proposed by the Commission in 2008, will strengthen the existing law by streamlining procedures for future substance restrictions and by making it coherent with other chemicals legislation1. Today’s ...


    By Europa Press Room

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

    Industrial workplaces are likely to come ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Building Science Experts Warn of Indoor Hazards following Historic Colorado Floods

    In September, what some experts have called a thousand year flood ravaged large parts of Colorado.  In addition to the floods destroying roads and bridges, several thousand homes and numerous commercial buildings are likely beyond repair.  Thousands more suffered flooding and can be rebuilt, but area residents are being cautioned over the potential for exposure to a variety of ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • 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

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