plant safety News

  • 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

  • TOMRA Sorting Recycling launches AUTOSORT LASER to increase efficiency

    AUTOSORT LASER TOMRA Sorting Recycling is proud to announce the launch of a sensor-based sorting machine based on laser technology. AUTOSORT LASER enables the separation of glass, ceramics, stones, metals and plastics from household and commercial waste. Its capabilities allow material recovery ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Commission strengthens legislation on safety at European chemical plants

    The European Commission today presented draft legislation to strengthen rules on the control of major accident hazards involving chemicals. The revision of the so-called Seveso II Directive will align the legislation to changes in EU chemicals law and will clarify and update other provisions. This includes introducing stricter inspection standards and improving the level and quality of ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • Uneven enforcement suspected on safety at nuclear plants

    The number of safety violations at U.S. nuclear power plants varies dramatically from region to region, pointing to inconsistent enforcement in an industry now operating mostly beyond its original 40-year licenses, according to a congressional study awaiting release. Nuclear Regulatory Commission figures cited in the Government Accountability Office report show that while the West has the fewest ...


    By Associated Press

  • 2017 Radiation Detection, Monitoring & Safety Market for Nuclear Power Plants

    ReportsnReports adds a new report "Radiation Detection, Monitoring & Safety Market for Nuclear Power Plants, Homeland Security & Defense, Manufacturing Industry (Geiger Counter, Scintillator, Dosimeter, Area Process, Survey Meter, Portal Monitors) – Trends & Global Forecasts to 2017" to its research database. The radiation detection, monitoring and safety ...


  • Feds allow Pilgrim nuclear plant to stay open amid safety concerns

    Federal regulators said the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station near Boston can remain open, even as they acknowledged problems related to safety during a three-hour meeting with residents and elected officials last week. At a packed hearing, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) released the preliminary results of a inspection sparked after the unintentional release of an internal NRC email that ...

  • New Pall Filter Enhances Nuclear Plant Safety and Equipment Reliability

    Pall Corporation (NYSE:PLL) today announced a major advance in nuclear power plant filtration with the launch of a filter that reduces radioactive particulate exposure for ...


    By Pall Corporation

  • Bechtel Reaches Safety Milestone at Hanford Waste Treatment Plant

    Bechtel Corporation announced today that workers at the Hanford Waste Treatment Plant, also known as the "Vit Plant," surpassed 11 million hours without an injury resulting in a lost work day. More than 2,700 people at the Vit Plant worked safely for more than a year and a half to achieve this extraordinary milestone. "Reaching 11 million safe hours as a project is an outstanding achievement that ...


    By Bechtel Corporation

  • OSHA finds Wisconsin packaging plant disabled machine safety devices

    Employer name: Warren Industries Inc. Investigation site: 3100 Mt. Pleasant Street, Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin Investigation findings: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Milwaukee area office issued one ...

  • Hygieneering, Inc. Provides Site Safety for Large Chemical Plant Shutdown

    Hygieneering, Inc. provides site safety services during large chemical plant shutdown. Services included outside contractor safety inspections, industrial hygiene monitoring and daily site safety activity documentation. Hygieneering provides safety consulting, environmental consulting, testing and training, asbestos project management, emergency response services and more. Hygieneering’s ...


    By Hygieneering, Inc.

  • Alcoa’s Kunshan, China, Plant Recognized for Environment, Health & Safety Achievements

    Alcoa (NYSE: AA) announced today that its Kunshan, China, plant was named an “Environment, Health & Safety Example Company” by the Kunshan Huaqiao Economic Development Zone for its continuous focus on safety performance. Kunshan was recognized for its safety management program, investment in safety-related systems, safety training and continual communication with the government on ...


    By Alcoa Recycling

  • IAEA safety experts visiting Japan nuclear plant in December

    An IAEA-lead team of international experts will visit Japan from 1-5 December 2008 to review the ongoing assessment of the impact of an earthquake on the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant last year. The seven-unit power plant, the world´s largest, has remained shut down since the earthquake on 16 July 2007. The IAEA fact-finding mission will study the ongoing evaluation by Japan´s Nuclear ...

  • OSHA finds machine safety hazards, silica overexposure at Ohio steel plant

    Amsted Rail Company Inc., a manufacturer of cast steel freight components, faces $610,034 in proposed penalties from the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration after agency investigators found workers at its Groveport plant exposed to machine hazards and silica. OSHA found one worker was hospitalized after suffering severe ...

  • Newark recycling plant exposed workers to safety and health hazards

    Employer's name: The investigation was conducted at G&F Recycling and Salvage Inc., a recycling operation located at 142 Frelinghuysen Ave. in Newark, New Jersey. Date citations issued and what prompted inspection: On July 16, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued 14 ...

  • Intrinsic Safety Made Easy

    Finally The Intrinsically Safe Switch You’ve Been Waiting For Rapid City, SD — SymCom, Inc. has introduced Model ISS-102 dual-channel, intrinsically safe switches meeting UL 913 6th Edition. Several ISS-102 models are available each with distinct output relay configurations offering the versatility to control a variety of systems. Whether you need a pump-up or pump-down latching ...


    By SymCom, Inc.

  • Process safety redefined!

    This year, sera has developed four new types of multilayer diaphragm pumps and four new types of piston diaphragm pumps featuring the multilayer diaphragm technology. These include two types for the local, manual control (R-series) as well as two types with integrated control electronics (C-series). By offering the new piston diaphragm pumps, sera has responded to customer requests for ...


    By sera GmbH

  • INVITATION TO HEALTH AND SAFETY CONFERENCE

    Gary Plant, Managing Director of Altius is one of the keynote speakers addressing   the Ai Solutions Health and Safety Conference on 30 April 2014 at the RAF CLUB, Piccadilly, London. The event theme is ‘Save Money. Saves Lives – Do ...


    By Altius Vendor Assessment Ltd

  • Safety first for pesticides

    The Environment Committee voted on Wednesday on new legislation governing the production, licensing and use of pesticides. MEPs confirmed that certain toxic chemicals will be banned, except where there is a serious danger to plant health. They also argued that the EU should not be divided into three pesticide licensing zones. In addition, Member States will have to meet quantitative targets for ...


    By European Parliament

  • Process safety redefined!

    This year, sera has developed four new types of multilayer diaphragm pumps and four new types of piston diaphragm pumps featuring the multilayer diaphragm technology. These include two types for the local, manual control (R-series) as well as two types with integrated control electronics (C-series). By offering the new piston diaphragm pumps, sera has responded to customer requests for ...


    By sera GmbH

  • Application-based Solutions: Increased efficiency and productivity in your plant with LESER Pilot Operated Safety Valves

    We efficiently secure your plant with an operating pressure of up to 426 barg / 6170 psig with our Pilot Operated Safety Valves (POSV). Construction of a POSV The POSV consists of a main and a pilot valve. The pilot valve has two designs: The ...


    By Leser GmbH & Co. KG

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