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ja 17 36Northern Manufacturing & Electronics 2017

Northern Manufacturing & Electronics, the North’s industrial technology and engineering show, returns to Manchester’s EventCity on September 27th and 28th for the fifth consecutive year.

The unique event brings together major global hardware manufacturers with some of the region’s top engineering service providers, together making it an event not to be missed. (Read More)

ja 17 35Thorne & Derrick - Reducing energy consumption of Hazardous Area Zone 1 lighting systems using Abtech APC photocells

Thorne & Derrick, the specialist suppliers of Hazardous Area Electrical Equipment and distributor for Abtech are delighted to be able to provide the following guest blog by Gareth Bruce, Marketing Manager at Abtech UK Ltd.

Are you looking for a simple way to reduce energy consumption in existing hazardous area facilities, or on existing (Read More)

ja 17 34Success for delegates at AEMT’s Ex equipment repair course in Loughborough.

The AEMT’s (Association of Electrical and Mechanical Trades) training course, Repair, Overhaul and Reclamation of Ex Equipment has had another successful group pass their assessments in Loughborough, with all delegates saying what they learned was invaluable for their working lives.

The course looks at how to handle and work upon flameproof (Ex d), non-sparking (Ex e), and other Ex-rated explosion (Read More)

ja 17 33BSRIA expands operations to Preston and Lille

This summer has seen BSRIA pass two significant milestones with the opening up of an instrument calibration laboratory in Lille, France, and an office and laboratory complex in Preston, Lancashire.

With both operations supporting many sectors of industry including those involved in Hazardous Engineering,, the new BSRIA North facility will be of particular interest to the users of test and measurement devices as in addition to offering (Read More)

ja 17 32AEMT Visits the Scottish Canal’s Falkirk Wheel.

For the Scotland meeting this year, AEMT members were able to gain an exclusive audience with the Principal M&E Engineer for the Falkirk wheel.

After being guided through the more technical aspects of the engineering behind the wheel and the connected canals, members were taken on a tour of the wheel’s engine and maintenance rooms. (Read More)

ja 17 31Road Tanker Earthing

The loading and unloading of road tankers with flammable and combustible products, presents one of the most serious fire and explosion risks for site operations within the hazardous process industries.

A study conducted by the American Petroleum Institute (API) in 1967 identified static discharges as being responsible for over 60 incidents in road tanker loading operations and demonstrates just how long this potential threat has been acknowledged. The natural presence of static electricity (Read More)

ja 17 30SGS Baseefa Introduce a New Hassle Free Guide for Flameproof Manufacturers

Testing and Certification of Flameproof hazardous area equipment is a specialist field, and SGS Baseefa has a longstanding history in it, having certified thousands of products over the past 90 years.

To help provide support to customers with their Flameproof equipment, the experienced team of engineers at SGS Baseefa have prepared a comprehensive guide to the design, testing and certification of Ex d equipment. (Read More)

ja 17 29Thorne & Derrick - Reducing cable failures caused by sub-standard cable jointing

Power supplied by electric cables is the lifeblood of the oil and gas industry: uninterrupted power ensures oil and gas production, processing, transportation, storage and distribution. However, cables are vulnerable to damage and degradation in harsh onshore and offshore operating conditions.

Cable failure is catastrophic. Cable related problems are costly and are often caused by inadequate risk identification, (Read More) 

ja 17 27Construction Dust: The Silent Killer - Expert safety advice on the dangers of construction dust

To ensure construction industry workers across the UK are kept safe whilst at work, the UK’s leading safety expert, Arco, is continuing its efforts to educate business leaders about the long term dangers of construction dust, by offering free, updated, life-saving advice.

In the UK alone, 23 new cases of work related respiratory diseases are diagnosed every day1. (Read More) 

Fume and Gas Ventilation in Chemical Storage Units and Stores

Flammable substances and liquids are used in most laboratory and industrial environments, but storage of these materials improperly can pose a great risk to personal, the public and property.

There are a large variety of chemical storage cabinets available on the market, but best practice guidelines for COSSH chemical storage units indicated that a chemical store should be well ventilated. Those available on the market include both ventilated and non-ventilated units so it’s useful to understand the importance of effective chemical store ventilation.

When choosing a storage unit for the safekeeping of flammable substances, ventilation should be one of the key points to consider, and if not purchased as a ventilated unit, it is advisable to fit an industrial fan suitable for the purpose of ventilating the store. (Read More)

ja 17 26Dust Cloud Ignition Caused By Static Electricity.

Newson Gale’s latest series of articles that contain case studies of fires and explosions caused by static electricity draw attention to the wide range of processes that are susceptible to electrostatic charge generation and accumulation on portable and fixed plant equipment.

This case study investigates the factors behind the ignition of a combustible dust cloud during a manual powder processing operation. In this example a process operator was tasked (Read More)

ja 17 25Air Liquide Electronics Upgrade To Ion Science Gascheck G Gas Leak Detectors

Latest handheld instruments replace 20-year old Ion Science GasCheck B detectors for monitoring gas leaks after high pressure cylinder changes

Air Liquide Electronics, has recently replaced two 20-year old Ion Science (www.ionscience.com) gas leak detectors with the company’s latest GasCheck G instruments. Chosen for the robust, reliable and upgradeable design, the Dallas-based (Read More)

ja 17 24Load Shackle Serves Port, Returns for Inspection

Dynamic Rigging Hire (DRH) supplied a 25t Wireless Loadshackle and a 20t girder trolley, which combined with a 16t air hoist, for remediation work beneath a fuel terminal jetty at Port Bonython in South Australia.

The deepwater port is adjacent to Point Lowly in the Upper Spencer Gulf region, the westernmost of two large inlets on the southern coast of Australia. Port Bonython is a hydrocarbon processing plant and is named after Santos’ founding chairman (Read More)

Trendsetting in the field safety technology for hazardous areas.

For almost a century, R. STAHL has been trendsetting in the field safety technology for hazardous areas. We provide future-oriented products as well as complete systems.

We will find the optimum solution for every customer problem in explosion protection – all over the world. We owe this outstanding position to the high quality standard of R. STAHL and to our reliability.

The combination of consultation skills and expertise in providing solutions, technically advanced products and in-depth knowledge of global guidelines and certifications is unique. When it comes to explosion protection, you are safe with R. STAHL.

Come visit our stand Hall 1 Booth 1G51 to view our new innovative technology & our extensive product range, speak to us regarding your hazardous area requirements (Read More)

ja 17 23Pressure relief specialists to showcase outstanding range of products and services at Offshore Europe 2017 – Stand 3B47!

Industry-leading pressure management experts for over 80 years’, Elfab offer a wide range of products including rupture discs, explosion panels and BPRVs in addition to its technically superior products.

Elfab has developed a range of online tools to make the buyer and engineering process more efficient. Its online engineering resource (ElfabTech) will also be showcased (Read More) 

ja 17 22BiS Valves brings wider choice to the solenoid valve market with its comprehensive new range

BiS is a long term supplier of small bore high pressure solenoid valves to the Oil and Gas industry.

Alongside our standard models, we have supplied approaching 50,000 bespoke solenoid valves for use in globally deployed subsea applications since 1999. (Read More)

ja 17 21High flow volume/filter booster – 500% highest flow reduces costs

Bifolds patented unique volume and filter booster range in 316L stainless steel provides up to 500% higher flow than the market equivalents.

By removing all elements from the main flow line, including, regulators and filters, the effective CV of the patented filter booster is multiplied, resulting in significantly reduced tubing sizes. (Read More)

ja 17 20ION SCIENCE TO SHOW CUTTING EDGE GAS DETECTION INSTRUMENTATION

Ion Science will be showing a wide range of high performance gas detection instrumentation at SPE Offshore Europe 2017, including its advanced Titan continuous benzene specific monitor for the accurate detection of ambient benzene and Falco series of fixed continuous volatile organic compound (VOC) monitors with ‘typhoon’ technology for added reliability in condensing atmospheres and extreme weather conditions. (Read More)

ja 17 19SPE OFFSHORE EUROPE 2017EMBRACING NEW REALITIES: REINVENTING OUR INDUSTRY

SPE Offshore Europe 2017 is taking place at a time when confidence levels are gradually climbing following the longest and most significant downturn the oil and gas industry has seen in decades.

Over four days, under the central theme Embracing New Realities: Reinventing our Industry, 65 free-to-attend technical presentations and a programme of business breakfasts and topical lunches, (Read More)

ja 17 11

Secondary Dry Containment Seals - Considerations in their use and application

Introduction

In March 2015 AESSEAL® published an article on the use and limitations of secondary dry containment seals1, further consideration of this topic was given at the 2016 International Rotating Equipment Conference in Düsseldorf, Germany. (Read More)

ja 17 10Gas-Detection Specialist Crowcon Launches Remote Sensor Assembly To Enhance Its XgardIQ Fixed Point Detection Solution

The APK group (AgroPromKomplektatsiya) is one of the leading agricultural enterprises in the swine, beef and milk market.

In response to an industry-wide drive towards improved worker safety and reducing maintenance downtime, Crowcon has developed a remote sensor assembly to work alongside its XgardIQ fixed point detector and transmitter. (Read More)

ja 17 9Temperature Transmitter - Suitable for Thermocouple sensors approved to ATEX and IECEx standards

Supplied by Labfacility, The TTR220X is approved to ATEX and IECEx standards allowing for use in hazardous area applications.

The TTC200X “smart” in head temperature transmitter accepts thermocouple temperature sensors and converts the sensor output over a configured range to a standard industrial (4 to 20) mA transmission signal. (Read More)

ja 17 8Russia: ETW Grants Feasibility Of Energy Demanding Food Industry

The APK group (AgroPromKomplektatsiya) is one of the leading agricultural enterprises in the swine, beef and milk market.

The commissioning of its newest meat processing plant called KMPZ (English: Kursk meat-processing plant) in spring 2016 increased the capacity of APK to process 5,000 cattle daily, one of the highest meat processing capacities worldwide. (Read More)

ja 17 7Phantom Vision Provides Improved User Experience in Asbestos Removal

Respiratory protection expert Scott Safety enhances its Phantom Vision power assisted respirator using proven modern technology offering an improved user experience.

Delivering clean filtered air in accordance with the latest European best practice for asbestos removal, Phantom Vision provides a virtually unrestricted field of view, simplified decontamination, cleaning and maintenance, and low through life costs. (Read More)

ja 17 6Thorne & Derrick - Stay safe from shock with Marechal Electric Plugs

This article explains the inherent dangers of working on or near electrical equipment under load and provides accident risk reduction advice for plant managers and safety supervisors who control the selection and operation of electrical equipment.

Effective safety measures can be introduced to counteract occupational electrocution, today we consider the seemingly benign plug. But firstly, the ever-present danger. (Read More)

ja 17 5NEW J D NEUHAUS GROUP WEBSITE

As the leading German manufacturer of pneumatic and hydraulic hoists and crane systems, the J D Neuhaus Group (JDN) has improved their innovative website. Their well-known address www.jdngroup.com incorporates many improvements.

It is more user-friendly, more informative and better structured, while being technically and graphically optimised, to represent state-of-the-art operation. (Read More)

Molex New Online Tool to Obtain Product Environmental Compliance Data

First connector manufacturer offering instant access to industry compliance documents for all products

Molex has announced the expanded availability of its web-based product environmental and regulatory information.  The new Molex online tool allows a user to select and download industry product compliance documents, including IPC Class C, IPC Class D and comprehensive Product Compliance Declarations, together with EU RoHS, REACH SVHC and Low-Halogen Statements for multiple products.

“Co-developers and customers can now quickly generate industry and environmental compliance documents they need, without having to submit an email request or endure lengthy wait times for documents. The new tool (Read More)

ja 17 4Pyroban confirms support for any brand of ATEX lift truck

Explosion protection safety company Pyroban has responded to industry demand by providing technical support for any ATEX* forklift truck, regardless of the brand of explosion protection system.

“Not all explosion protection conversion companies have the infrastructure to offer the ongoing support and service needed in a typical hazardous area operation,” explains Darren Boiling, Group After Sales Manager for Pyroban. (Read More)

ja 17 3Controlling Noise at Work Risks

Noise at work can cause permanent and disabling hearing damage. This can be gradual hearing loss because of exposure over time, but also immediate damage caused by sudden, extremely loud noises.

The damage can prevent people understanding speech or communicating effectively, which adds further risks to the workplace as well as daily. (Read More)

GMB Says Official Workplace Fatality Figures Hide Tens Of Thousands Of Related Deaths

HSE numbers down slightly – but each death demands justice and enforcement says union

GMB says while the number of deaths is down slightly, they are just the tip of the iceberg and every death demands justice and enforcement.

Dan Shears, GMB Health and Safety Director, said:

“Whilst this is a low figure compared to the plateau of recent years, it is absolutely no cause for celebration.

“Each of these avoidable deaths is a tragic cutting short of a life, and leaves behind devastated family, friends, and colleagues.

“It gives a misleading picture of the true ‘burden’ of health and safety failings on our society. (Read More)

GMB Offshore Strike Looms After Members Vote Overwhelmingly For Industrial Action

Union says its time for the OCA and its client employers to get round the table and find a solution

GMB members working for employers within the Offshore Contractors Association (OCA) today voted overwhelmingly to take industrial action.

Ross Murdoch, GMB National Officer, said:

“GMB has long been saying that our members have got to the stage where enough is enough and this ballot result clearly sends a message to the OCA and their clients that they are sick to the back teeth of being down the pecking order in terms of the industries priorities.

“Our members have now decided that unless the OCA comes back to the table with an improved offer they are prepared to take industrial action. (Read More)

ja 17 2Safe and certified...to Zone 0

The new PeliTM 9455 Area Light is the first in the range to be certified to ATEX Zone 0; allowing its use in high risk, hazardous areas.

This latest addition to the range of maintenance-free rechargeable LED lighting is easily portable, weighing 7.3kg and can be set up in seconds.
The unit is compact, easy to transport and has a retractable mast; the head can be rotated 360° and it also pivots to angle the light directly where required. (Read More)

ja 17 1New Timers And Clocks: Timing Made Simple In Hazardous And Safe Areas

New BEKA Timers and Clocks simplify process timing in hazardous and safe areas.

Able to display elapsed time between events, or control external devices, timing cycles can be repeated continuously or a specified number of times.

As a Clock the instruments display local time in various formats.

Two sizes of panel mounting instrument with IP66 front of panel protection and a rugged 316 stainless steel (Read More) 

june 17 23Easy Access, Easy Installation. | The new Easy Access Enclosure Range from Hawke International

In the words of Hawke’s Enclosure Specialist, Steve Parkin, Hawke are ‘always asking themselves how they can improve their products to make them better for the customer.’

The Easy Access Range is testament to this dedication. The culmination of 30 years of experience designing and manufacturing Enclosures for hazardous areas, the Easy Access is Hawke’s most innovative Enclosure yet. (Read More)

june 17 22High Flow Volume/Filter Booster – 500% Highest Flow Reduces Costs

Bifolds patented unique volume and filter booster range in 316L stainless steel provides up to 500% higher flow than the market equivalents.

By removing all elements from the main flow line, including, regulators and filters, the effective CV of the patented filter booster is multiplied, resulting in significantly reduced tubing sizes. (Read More)

june 17 21Dropped Objects Guard Net

Worksite cuts and abrasions are just a few minor injuries workers can sustain on a worksite due to falling or flying objects, much serious injuries includes concussion, blindness, and even death.

Working at height, beneath scaffolds or areas where overhead work is being performed puts workers and the public below at risk from falling (dropped) objects. (Read More)

june 17 20‘Sentinel’ at Attention for OTC Launch

The largest oil and gas show in the world will provide the backdrop for the launch of CMP Products’ latest innovation, the ‘Sentinel’ corrosion shield.

CMP Products, a market-leading specialist in cable glands and cable cleats, has designed and engineered the Sentinel to protect glands in some of the harshest environments on the planet, including freezing temperatures where the Sentinel withstands impact tests at temperatures as low as -76o F (-60oC). (Read More)

june 17 19New Finish For Versatile Hoist Range Is Environment Optimised

J D Neuhaus (JDN) is implementing a new Hydro Coating on its industry-leading hoist range. The coating not only enhances quality and appearance, but is far more environmentally friendly.

JDN takes its corporate and social responsibilities extremely seriously, and moving from a standard hammer finish to the Hydro Coating will contribute to sustainable protection of the environment. (Read More)

june 17 18Engineering And Maintenance Are Two Of The Most Hazardous Industries

Both have huge potential for serious injuries if precautions are not taken to safeguard individuals working in them.

Not least of these potential hazards are dust and fumes, both common by-products of these industries that can lead to significant harm to the worker’s respiratory system. (Read More)

june 17 17Mobexx – The Leading ATEX Computer Solutions Supplier

Potentially explosive environments occur with the presence of dust, vapours or gases that have the potential to ignite and cause an explosion, and are referred to as ATEX areas.

In industries like Oil and Gas, Pharmaceuticals, Surface Coatings (paint, etc), milk drying and distilleries, to name a few, ATEX areas are unavoidable.  Using only ATEX certified equipment in these area is not only a statutory requirement, (Read More) 

june 17 16High output LED warning beacons that are brighter than a 5J Xenon strobe

E2S Warning Signals have developed a comprehensive range of LED beacons for use as warning beacons and status indicators for systems installed in hazardous areas and industrial environments.

The LED units, using a multiple array of high power white Cree LEDs, offer significant advantages over traditional Xenon strobe technology in many applications. The typical light output level from the LED units is a very bright 338 candela, (Read More)

june 17 15New Concept Standardises Hoist & Crane Control

J D Neuhaus (JDN) has developed an innovative and robust new concept for controlling hoists and cranes.

The company’s JDN-RC (Radio Control) receiver is designed for long-lasting performance in rigorous operating environments commonly found in industrial and offshore applications, including ATEX (explosive atmosphere) zone 2/22 conditions. (Read More)

june 17 14Multisorb Improve Workplace Safety with Pelloby Cranes

Active packaging technology company Multisorb Technologies Limited recently refurbished some existing lifting equipment with two new Pelloby crane beams to improve workplace safety practices.

One tonne bags of silicone are regularly transported to a mezzanine floor within Multisorb’s large warehouse in order to be loaded from above into special equipment for further processing. (Read More)

june 17 13Dupont™ Kalrez® Portfolio Optimises Life Sciences Sector Production

The LS222 perfluoroelastomer product recently launched in the DuPont™ Kalrez® range of high performance sealing products is available in the UK from Dichtomatik Ltd, an official authorised DuPont™ Kalrez® distributor.

This product range has been designed specifically for operation in the Life Science markets including pharmaceutical and medical packaging together with the food and beverage industries. (Read More)

june 17 12Elfab’s flame arresters and breather valves offer superior performance and significant cost savings

Elfab’s latest generation of flame arresters offer a brand new and patented construction concept for both deflagration-proof and detonation-proof designs.

The new concept contributes to better performance, easier maintenance (for 100% cleanliness) and easy assembling and disassembling without any risk of damage to the parts. (Read More)

june 17 11DON’T FORGET YOUR LONE WORKERS, URGE LONE WORKER ALARM SPECIALISTS SBES

Legislation does not prohibit lone working in a general sense, but companies and organisations must conduct a risk assessment covering the activities of all employees, including lone workers. Since the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act of 2007, companies and organisations can be found guilty of corporate manslaughter as a result of serious management failures resulting in a gross breach of duty of care. (Read More)

june 17 10Offshore Oil Rig Installation with ATEX Mag Meter

Bell flow systems were recently approached about a sea water pumping application for an offshore oil rig.

The customer required a highly accurate meter to fit onto an existing 3” line, which would be suitable for operation in an ATEX zone 1 hazardous area, and also capable of withstanding the harsh conditions that come with being offshore. In addition to this, the meter was required to come with a UKAS accredited calibration and EN 10204 material certification. (Read More)

june 17 9ROTRONIC ATEX Certified Humidity and Temperature Sensors

The ROTRONIC Intrinsically Safe HygroFlex5-EX series of humidity/moisture and temperature sensors was developed for easy installation in areas where there is a risk of explosion due to dust or gas in the environment.

 They were designed to meet the demanding requirements of the oil & gas industry as well as the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and food industries, and will be suitable for hazardous applications elsewhere. (Read More)

june 17 8New Timers And Clocks: Timing Made Simple In Hazardous And Safe Areas

New BEKA Timers and Clocks simplify process timing in hazardous and safe areas.

Able to display elapsed time between events, or control external devices, timing cycles can be repeated continuously or a specified number of times.

As a Clock the instruments display local time in various formats. (Read More)

june 17 7Aspects to keep in mind in the Ex equipment design process that will reduce certification time and cost

Although the requirements for selection of parts according to apparatus group and temperature class for the installation are well known, manufacturers must also consider temperature limits of the component parts and leave enough margin so that internal power dissipation will not take the internal (local) ambient higher than can be accepted for these parts.

All new installations should comply with the latest (Read More) 

june 17 6FAST DEPLOYABLE NET BARRIER

Hazards present in the worksite, to protect your workforce and other site users you need to keep them away from moving parts or other hazards.

The risks need to be mitigated to as low as reasonable practicable, this is why you need components that prevents and controls workers passage into a dangerous or hazardous area, this is particularly important at unattended worksites. (Read More)

june 17 5U-Power’s Revolutionary New RedLion Safety Footwear Dramatically Reduces Fatigue and Increases Wellbeing

U-Power’s brand new RedLion range, the latest in the company’s collection of original, Italian-designed, work-to-leisure safety footwear, has been conceived with the hugely improved health and wellbeing of the wearer resolutely in mind and features one of the most exciting developments in the industry. (Read More)

june 17 4SGS Baseefa Update

SGS Baseefa have been providing Ex testing and certification for over 90 years, and are a world renowned issuer of ATEX certificates.

 More recently they have:

  • Increased their certification capability to include North America
  • Secured the position of the world’s largest provider of IECEx certificates
  • Achieved 95% positive feedback from customers in receipt of their services (Read More)

june 17 3Award-winning Blackline Safety G7 Gains ATEX Certification

Shawcity is delighted to announce that Blackline Safety has completed worldwide intrinsic safety certification for G7c, the world’s first wireless gas detector with built-in 3G communication.

G7c has achieved Zone 0 ATEX certification and, with two-way 3G connectivity, a built-in speakerphone and GPS location monitoring, it delivers peace of mind for any size of business. Blackline’s 24/7 live monitoring teams automatically connect (Read More)

june 17 2Ensuring The Right Connection

Dixon is a market leading global manufacturer, providing hose, hose assembly and coupling solutions to all major industries.

Since 1916 Dixon has been building a credible reputation within the petrochemical industry and regularly demonstrates that it is a responsible manufacturer that produces safe, reliable and long lasting products! (Read More)

june 17 1Scott Safety Introduces The Protégé SG Reusable Single Gas Monitor

A truly universal portable gas detector with maximum versatility

Scott Safety, a global leader in innovative personal protective equipment and safety devices, is pleased to introduce the Protégé SG, a versatile new reusable single gas monitor that is configurable to detect 13 different gases.

The Protégé SG is a truly universal portable gas detector with advanced features, such as smart plug and play sensors and a (Read More)

Rules, Rules, Rule!

Hazardous area engineering, like any technical application, is founded on fundamental principles and rules of practice.

The three main applications are founded upon the three-letter acronym, I.E.C.

  • Identification of hazards
  • Evaluation of hazards
  • Control of hazards


Identification

The first step in safety engineering is “hazard identification.” A hazard is anything that has the potential to cause harm. (Read More)

april 17 24Petrel Ltd provides a one stop solution for hazardous area lighting with LED products and a lighting design service all under one roof

The business operates in accordance with the ATEX directive which defines the mandatory requirements for manufacturers and users of all hazardous area equipment sold in (but not restricted to) the European Union which must have applicable ATEX certiïŹcates. (Read More)

april 17 23The High Cost of Exposing Workers to Chemicals at Point of Use

The tip-and-pour method, as well as poorly designed pumps, can expose workers to injury and companies to significant financial losses.

In the manufacturing of plastics, workers often transfer potentially hazardous liquid additives such as plasticizers, colorants, dyes, lubricants, antimicrobials, and flame retardants into smaller containers, vessels, or directly into tanks or machinery. (Read More)

april 17 22Shawcity Expand Their Product Specialist Team

Shawcity, the UK’s leading specialists in monitoring instrumentation for the Health and Safety, Occupational Hygiene and Environmental markets, has just grown its Sales Team to support its ever-expanding customer base.

The Oxfordshire-based company has appointed three new Product Specialist Managers - Paul Cave, Peter Sherfield and Jonathan Whittam - to cover the UK and Ireland, each of whom offer a wide range of knowledge (Read More)

april 17 21Bifold Pneumatic Actuator Controls

The Best Technology at the Lowest Cost – At Least 22% to 39% Cost Saving

Bifold offer configurable valve control products, simplified for ease of selection with the highest safety factors and reduced spares requirements, offering the highest flow at the lowest cost.

Maximise flow of typical tubed systems with Bifold components

With traditional tubed pneumatic control circuits Bifold elements are capable of the highest possible flow in the market (Read More)

april 17 20Lancashire Based Air Compressor Firm Delivers Impressive Cost Savings to Arnold Magnetic Technologies

Arnold Magnetic Technologies is a global manufacturer of high performance magnets, precision magnetic assemblies and thin metals.  

Arnold has thousands of customers in markets from consumer, industrial, medical, aerospace, and telecommunications. Arnold’s magnets, metals and systems are used in high-efficiency motors, batteries, and solar panels, (Read More)

april 17 19Kentec Protects New Specsavers Site

Kentec gas extinguishing fire safety panels are playing an important role helping protecting Specsavers’ new £12 million West Midland manufacturing and distribution centre.

A new fire safety system, designed and installed by life safety systems specialists Leader Systems LLP, comprises Kentec K11031 M2 Sigma XT Automatic three zone Extinguishant Control Panels with Apollo conventional (Read More)

april 17 18Titan Launches New Responsive Website

Titan Enterprises, a leading developer of high quality flowmeters and flow instrumentation, has launched a new responsive website (www.flowmeters.co.uk) which ensures visitors automatically enjoy a perfectly formatted viewing experience from a desktop, tablet or mobile device.

Dee Stapley, Sales Manager said, “The clean design of the new Titan website allows visitors to simply and quickly locate (Read More)

april 17 17ELA Container Offshore GmbH on worldwide tour Numerous exhibition dates confirmed for 2017

ELA Container Offshore GmbH has confirmed to be exhibiting at numerous exhibitions in 2017.

Not only international exhibitions will be attended this year, but also international exhibitions in the fields of Offshore Wind and Offshore Oil and Gas. ‘’Participating in leading trade fairs is very important to us, since this enables us to meet with existing customers, strengthen customer loyalty and introduce (Read More) 

april 17 16Explosion Proof C Rails & Light Crane Systems

J D Neuhaus, world leader in air hoists, cranes, trolleys and monorail hoists, is now introducing a range of C rail and light crane systems for operation with the company’s established and successful mini air hoist range.

Both the C rail/suspension tracks and the light crane systems are rated for use in explosion and hazardous dust-laden areas up to ATEX Zone 2, 22. (Read More)

Suitable for all kinds of weather: Explosion-protected emergency luminaires with LEDs

With emergency luminaires series 6009/1, which are explosion protected in dust hazardous and gas hazardous areas and which have been especially developed for LED technology, R. STAHL presents the latest development in the EXLUX product line and thus complements the LED luminaires product portfolio.

The installation material and the central lock are the same as the ones used for the various other types of luminaires of this product line. The mounting possibilities, from ceiling mounting to pole mounting, are as flexible as always.

Generally, the emergency luminaires are used in offshore applications and on ships – but they may also be used in other applications where the focus is on individually supplied safety luminaires. They achieve a degree of protection IP66/67 (Read More)

april 17 14Safety First

“There are no new accidents, just lessons to be learnt from the ones we have already had.”
The Honourable Mr Justice Haddon-Cave, speaking at Hazards 26

Hazards 27, IChemE’s annual process safety conference, takes place in Birmingham, UK on 10–12 May and is set to provide a comprehensive review into how to reduce the risk of hazardous events. (Read More)

april 17 13New “ATEX” lift trucks for Witton Chemicals

Manufacturer Witton Chemicals has selected Pyroban to provide explosion protection on its latest forklift trucks operating in Zone 2 hazardous areas.

“As a contract chemical manufacturer for blue chip companies, Witton provides a flexible and responsive service,” says Steve Owen, Operations Manager for Witton Chemicals. “Our operations are highly productive with a quick turnaround, (Read More)

april 17 12Scott Safety takes half mask respiratory protection to the next level with its new AVIVA

The new AVIVA is the latest innovative half mask from Scott Safety, a world leader in the design and manufacture of respirators and personal protective equipment.

Ensuring worker’s wellbeing is priority; its low-profile head harness offers greater stability and compatibility with safety helmets and eye protection. Workers will relish the comfort that comes from the AVIVA half mask. (Read More)

  • Northern Manufacturing & Electronics 2017

  • Thorne & Derrick - Reducing energy consumption of Hazardous Area Zone 1 lighting systems using Abtech APC photocells

  • Success for delegates at AEMT’s Ex equipment repair course in Loughborough.

  • BSRIA expands operations to Preston and Lille

  • AEMT Visits the Scottish Canal’s Falkirk Wheel.

  • Road Tanker Earthing

  • SGS Baseefa Introduce a New Hassle Free Guide for Flameproof Manufacturers

  • Thorne & Derrick - Reducing cable failures caused by sub-standard cable jointing

  • Construction Dust: The Silent Killer

  • Fume and Gas Ventilation in Chemical Storage Units and Stores

  • Dust Cloud Ignition Caused By Static Electricity.

  • Air Liquide Electronics Upgrade To Ion Science Gascheck G Gas Leak Detectors

  • Load Shackle Serves Port, Returns for Inspection

  • Trendsetting in the field safety technology for hazardous areas.

  • Pressure relief specialists to showcase outstanding range of products and services at Offshore Europe 2017 – Stand 3B47!

  • BiS Valves brings wider choice to the solenoid valve market with its comprehensive new range

  • High flow volume/filter booster – 500% highest flow reduces costs

  • ION SCIENCE TO SHOW CUTTING EDGE GAS DETECTION INSTRUMENTATION

  • SPE OFFSHORE EUROPE 2017 EMBRACING NEW REALITIES: REINVENTING OUR INDUSTRY

  • Secondary Dry Containment Seals - Considerations in their use and application

  • Gas-Detection Specialist Crowcon Launches Remote Sensor Assembly To Enhance Its XgardIQ Fixed Point Detection Solution

  • Temperature Transmitter - Suitable for Thermocouple sensors approved to ATEX and IECEx standards

  • Russia: ETW Grants Feasibility Of Energy Demanding Food Industry

  • Phantom Vision Provides Improved User Experience in Asbestos Removal

  • Thorne & Derrick - Stay safe from shock with Marechal Electric Plugs

  • NEW J D NEUHAUS GROUP WEBSITE

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Proven Strategies And Best Practices For Efficient Asset Management And Maintenance An aligned approach to IT systems, asset strategy, and people and productivity has the power to profoundly impact operational and commercial success. The T.A. Cook event “Maintenance Days Europe” is designed to reflect the latest challenges facing the global asset management community, with a user focused agenda that has been comprehensively researched with maintenance (Read More) 

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The High Cost of Exposing Workers to Chemicals at Point…

The High Cost of Exposing Workers to Chemicals at Point of Use

The High Cost of Exposing Workers to Chemicals at Point of Use The tip-and-pour method, as well as poorly designed pumps, can expose workers to injury and companies to significant financial losses. In the manufacturing of plastics, workers often transfer potentially hazardous liquid additives such as plasticizers, colorants, dyes, lubricants, antimicrobials, and flame retardants into smaller containers, vessels, or directly into tanks or machinery. (Read More)

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Free White Paper - Dust Collectors and Explosion Safety: Venting…

Free White Paper - Dust Collectors and Explosion Safety: Venting and Suppression

By Ulf Persson, Technical Manager (Europe), Camfil Air Pollution Control Explosive or potentially explosive dusts are a part of many industrial processes for which dust collection systems have to be designed to work. Ideally these systems should minimise or avoid the risk of an explosion, or ensure that in the event of an explosion the outcome can be safely controlled. In this article, we explore effective ways of venting and suppression.

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Free White Paper - Dust Collectors and Explosion Safety: Isolation

Free White Paper - Dust Collectors and Explosion Safety: Isolation

By Ulf Persson, Technical Manager (Europe), Camfil Air Pollution Control Part of many industrial processes, explosive dusts are the primary challenge for dust collection systems that are designed to minimise, avoid or control the risk of an explosion. In this white paper we explore the effectiveness of isolation.

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Epoxy Coating Halts Corrosion Attack at Pharmaceutical Company

Epoxy Coating Halts Corrosion Attack at Pharmaceutical Company

A leading pharmaceutical company in Maidenhead was experiencing severe chemical attack on a pressure pot room floor. The originally applied polyurethane protective coating on the steel/aluminum checker plate floor had failed due to the spillage of flavour oils and the use of caustic soda to clean the room two to three times a day.

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E2S showcases its globally approved hazardous area warning signals at OTC On Booth 1639 at OTC, held from 01 – 04 May in Houston TX, E2S Warning Signals are demonstrating a selection of its portfolio of more than 250 different explosion proof and intrinsically safe warning devices for use in hazardous locations. E2S alarm horns, PA loudspeakers, LED and Xenon strobes and integrated horn/strobe warning units employ the latest electronic technology and...

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The latest Explosion Proof LED beacons have enhanced output and…

The latest Explosion Proof LED beacons have enhanced output and field-replaceable colour lenses.

The latest Explosion Proof LED beacons have enhanced output and field-replaceable colour lenses. E2S, the world’s leading independent manufacturer of Visual and Audible life-saving signals, has completed a significant development with the introduction of beacons having output enhancing field-replaceable colour lenses and LED light sources. These latest features, previously introduced with the GRP GNEx and stainless steel STEx families, have now been applied (Read More) 

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E2S showcase new premium STEx family at ONS Norway 2016

E2S showcase new premium STEx family at ONS Norway 2016

E2S Warning Signals is showcasing its new STEx premium stainless steel flameproof warning device family for use in aggressive onshore and offshore environments on Stand 5250, Hall 5 at ONS, held from 29 August – 01 September in Stavanger, Norway. E2S, the world’s leading manufacturer of audible and visual warning devices, has developed the STEx family specifically for use in environments where corrosion is a particular issue. The family is...

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E2S Warning Signals launches GRP IECEx & ATEX Xenon strobe beacons at CIPPE, 29 – 31 March

E2S Warning Signals, the world’s leading independent manufacturer of audible and visual warning signals, will launch its new GNEx GRP Xenon strobe beacons, www.e2s.com/products/range/gnex, on Booth W1002E at CIPPE 2016 in Beijing, China 29 - 31 March. The new products add visual signalling to the explosion proof and corrosion resistant GNEx family. Suitable for all Zone 1, 2, 21 & 22 hazardous location applications the GNEx beacons have extended temperature range...

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Free IECEx and ATEX Information Poster

Free IECEx and ATEX Information Poster

We thought that you may like to know that ExVeritas (a UK ATEX Notified Body and IECEx Certification Body) have just updated their popular IECEx and ATEX Information poster and are will send you one free if you contact them via their website. The poster is Ideal for hazardous area project engineers, inspectors and equipment manufacturers. The poster has been completely revised for the latest edition of the Standards, including the...

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Peppers Cable Glands Launch Major Re-brand

Surrey based cable gland specialists Peppers has undergone a total brand review and launched a bold and dynamic new visual identity and brand positioning to coincide with the firms 25 year anniversary with the Currie & Warner Group. Commenting on the rebrand, Peppers Managing Director Tush Thakore said; “More than just a visual refresh, this has been very much a strategic branding exercise. Peppers has gone through significant change since its...

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Shawcity Expand Their Product Specialist Team

Shawcity Expand Their Product Specialist Team

Shawcity Expand Their Product Specialist Team Shawcity, the UK’s leading specialists in monitoring instrumentation for the Health and Safety, Occupational Hygiene and Environmental markets, has just grown its Sales Team to support its ever-expanding customer base. The Oxfordshire-based company has appointed three new Product Specialist Managers - Paul Cave, Peter Sherfield and Jonathan Whittam - to cover the UK and Ireland, each of whom offer a wide range of knowledge (Read More)

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SPM Instrument UK Hosts International Management Meeting

SPM Instrument UK Hosts International Management Meeting

On the 20th to 22nd of June, Manchester based condition monitoring specialist SPM Instrument UK Ltd. hosted a meeting with the CEO of SPM International and Managing Directors of its fourteen subsidiaries in Europe, USA, Singapore, and India. The biannual SPM Management meeting is an integral component of the SPM International corporate structure and an important part in setting the course for the further development of the Group and its activities....

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Seminar shows how to get ahead through a switch to robots

Milton Keynes, October 10, 2015: Seminar and workshop from ABB Robotics helps SMEs form an automation strategy that achieves ROI ABB to hold third ‘Switch to Robots’ seminar on the 12th November 2015 Seminar will provide a step-by-step guide to introducing robot automation Afternoon workshop in ABB’s training centre features hands-on demonstration Seminar includes a demonstration of offline programming software RobotStudio ABB Robotics will be running the latest in its popular ‘Switch to Robots’ seminar...

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Russian Fire Safety Certificate renewed for E2S Warning Signals’ key…

Russian Fire Safety Certificate renewed for E2S Warning Signals’ key products

E2S Warning Signals, the world’s leading independent manufacturer of audible and visual warning devices, recently renewed its Russian Fire Certificate applying to a series of popular products. The extended Certificate of Conformity to GOST 53325 -2012 issued by Fire Safety Technologies, the independent Russian Approval authority, is valid until July 2018 and is applicable over 50 different explosion proof, intrinsically safe and general industrial product versions from the comprehensive E2S portfolio....

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Off the Clock: Expert Discusses Pharmaceutical Dust Collection for Containment

Off the Clock: Expert Discusses Pharmaceutical Dust Collection for Containment

David Steil, Pharmaceutical Market Manager for Camfil Farr APC, discusses safe collection and containment of dust in the pharmaceutical industry. Learn how David (formerly a customer!) helped develop the CamtainÂź, an industry designed, surrogate tested dust collection solution for fire explosivity.     For further information, please visit www.camfilfarrapc.com

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Clean Air Rocks

Clean Air Rocks

Got dust or fumes in your workplace? Hold on because you're about to take a virtual ride and fly through a Gold Series industrial dust collector. See how it works and how it can help you clean up your factory by watching this dust collector video.     For further information, please visit www.camfilfarrapc.com

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Case Study - Capturing Spices and Ingredients at NestlĂ© Prepared…

Case Study - Capturing Spices and Ingredients at Nestlé Prepared Foods

The NestlĂ© Prepared Foods Company located in Jonesboro, Arkansas required containment of airborne spices and other food ingredients during their production process. Watch how the installation of a set of Farr Gold SeriesÂź industrial dust collectors continues to capture the airborne spices and other food ingredients and never allows them to fill the room.     For further information, please visit www.camfilfarrapc.com

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Dust Testing - Laboratory Capabilities Video

Dust Testing - Laboratory Capabilities Video

This is an overview of the dust testing laboratory capabilities at Camfil Farr Air Pollution Control headquarters in Jonesboro, AR. The discussion of dust sample analysis includes topics such as proper dust sampling and physical properties of the dust that are evaluated. What's the difference between "adhesion" and "cohesion?" The lab publishes a report of test results, recommendations for collector and filter media types for dry dusts including washable media...

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Dust and Fume Collection Capabilities Video

Dust and Fume Collection Capabilities Video

Overview of Camfil Farr Air Pollution Control. We are a manufacturer of industrial dust collectors and fume collection equipment. This video explores our mission, focus markets, Gold SeriesÂź flagship dust collector, HemiPleatÂź and DuraPleatÂź filters, dust testing lab capabilities, application engineering and product support teams, portable trailers for on-site demonstrations and more.     For further information, please visit www.camfilfarrapc.com

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