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hes mar april 19 28Q-Ball – the minimum weight solution for flameless explosion venting

As a pioneer in developing systems for flameless explosion venting REMBE GmbH Safety + Control has fundamentally changed the world of explosion protection already in the eighties. With Q-Ball the German engineers are now presenting a new development, which possesses the potential to revolutionise the flameless explosion venting once again. (Read More)

B&CE urges construction companies to train employees in occupational health, in wake of new report

B&CE1 is urging construction companies of all sizes to provide at least one employee with occupational health (OH) awareness training to ensure compliance with regulation and encourage understanding of occupational health and relevant standards, throughout the organisation.

The call follows the launch of a new report from Loughborough University Improving occupational health risk management in SMEs: the role of major projects which looked into how major projects such as the construction of the Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre (DNRC) can support their supply chain to develop good practices in occupational health.

In light of the report’s findings, B&CE is also calling for improved training materials and increased education regarding OH obligations. (Read More)

hes mar april 19 27Activated Carbon Towers Now Available From Hi-Line

Hi-line Industries, a leading UK supplier to the compressed air sector, has unveiled a range of Activated Carbon Towers to suit a number of diverse applications, including those involving breathing air equipment or food production, for example.

The new carbon towers are manufactured from the same high-quality vessels used for Hi-line’s dryers, and filled with either zeolite minerals or carbon to suit the suit the specific application. (Read More)

hes mar april 19 26Clean up your compressed air

Potential risks from contamination of compressed air are taken extremely seriously by the food and drink sector. Mark Whitmore from BOGE sums up the contaminant hazards, their sources and how to tackle them.

Compressed air has multiple uses in manufacturing and processing food and beverages, serving applications such as handling, cooling, freezing, labelling, cutting, peeling, bottle filling and packaging. (Read More)

hes mar april 19 25Vertical air receivers now in stock at Hi-line industries

As a company that listens carefully to changes in market demands and industry trends, Hi-line Industries now holds a range of class-leading Vertical Air Receivers in stock. The top-quality vessels are available immediately at highly competitive prices.

Currently, four sizes of Vertical Air Receivers are being stocked at Hi-line: 300, 500, 1000 and 2000 litre variants. The vessels are manufactured at Hi-line’s new factory, centrally located in Burton-upon-Trent where the company (Read More) 

hes mar april 19 24ATEX ultrasonic thickness gauge certified intrinsically safe to the highest rating

This is the world’s only reliable and simple-to-use ultrasonic thickness gauge that has been certified intrinsically safe to the highest possible ATEX rating; this make it the number 1 choice for all engineers working within potentially explosive environments such as food processing plants.

Certified intrinsically safe to ATEX Marking Group I & Group II / CSA Class 1 Group A, B, C & D Division 1 (Read More)

hes mar april 19 23BSRIA Instrument Solutions gets personal for worker safety in hazardous environments

Now available to buy or hire from BSRIA Instrument Solutions is the TSI SidePak AM520i personal aerosol monitor, a small, lightweight, single-channel, portable, battery operated, datalogging, light-scattering laser photometer that provides real-time aerosol mass concentration readings of dusts, fumes, mists, smoke and fog within a workers’ breathing zone.

The innovatively designed inlet conditioners increase the (Read More)

hes mar april 19 22Corrosion Resistant Test Chamber Extraction

Test chambers are designed to examine various types of materials in many different ways for a wide scope of applications. Chambers may be required to measure corrosion or to test components to destruction. Their primary function is to speed up the processes to simulate time in an environment.

Finding the long term resistance to corrosion for various types of materials requires the speeding up of corrosion up (Read More) 

Air Design launches standard range of Air Handling Units

With increased demand for improved energy efficiency and Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), Air Design, the leading brand of air handling units from Elta Group, has answered these requirements with the launch of PURA - a new range of standard energy recovery Air Handling Units.

Using heat and/or coolth* recovery technologies, the standard range of extruded aluminium pentapost frame Air Handling and Energy Recovery Units are able to minimise utility bills for improved energy savings and increased performance. The PURA units are suitable for both internal and external applications and in a range of sectors, from industrial and commercial buildings to healthcare and educational facilities.

The units come equipped with a plate heat exchanger or rotor and an electric heater or low pressure hot water (LPHW) coil for heat provision. For cooling, a chilled water of refrigerant coil (Read More) 

hes mar april 19 21HSE Safety Alert For Mild Steel Welding Fume

The UK HSE have recently released an alert warning that exposure to mild steel welding fume can cause lung cancer; and potentially also kidney cancer.. This is based on recent research by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. Mild steel welding fume has now been reclassified as a human carcinogen.


What does this mean for employers? (Read More)

hes mar april 19 20Boom for extraction systems in the UK: Welding companies trust in KEMPER

KEMPER records extraordinarily high growth in Great Britain. The demand for effective extraction systems has increased significantly since the introduction of stricter health and safety regulations in February.
The background is the reclassification of welding fumes: According to this, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) no longer only assesses hazardous substances from stainless steel welding, but also from mild steel welding as carcinogenic. (Read More) 

hes mar april 19 19BEKA panel lamps gain dust certification

BA390 intrinsically safe panel lamps from BEKA associates now have IECEx and ATEX dust certification in addition to their original gas approval.
Permitting installation in all dust Zones, this additional certification further extends the applications for this extensive range of panel mounting LED lamps.

Available in five different well defined colours, all the lamps incorporate a 20mA current regulator which maintains (Read More)

hes mar april 19 18Ashtead launches intrinsically safe dust monitor

Ashtead Technology has added TSI’s latest personal aerosol monitor, the SidePak™ AM520i to its fleet of instruments available for both rental and sale.
“This is a major addition to our equipment portfolio,” comments Senior Sales Manager Josh Thomas. “Many workplaces include areas that contain or produce explosive or potentially explosive atmospheres, and a high proportion of these zones contain risks associated (Read More) 

hes mar april 19 17Want to understand more about explosions and their consequences?

Are you responsible for industrial premises that fall under the DSEAR or ATEX regulations? Are you involved in designing new process plants or maintaining existing ones? Do you work in hazardous areas?

If so, you will need a full understanding into the phenomenon of explosions, and the requirements of UK and EU regulations relating to health and safety in potentially explosive atmospheres. (Read More)

hes mar april 19 16Opgal’s EyeCGas optical gas imaging cameras

Over 35 years of industry experience, R&D, and listening to the clients’ feedback allows Opgal to deliver state-of-the-art optical gas imaging solutions that are trusted in over 60 countries globally.
Opgal aims to produce OGI cameras that exceed requirements set forward by the customers. The result is OGI offerings that meet the strictest regulations, follow highest safety standards, and offer best-in-class efficiency and speed. (Read More)

hes mar april 19 15Size Matters For Safe Thermal Inspection

For hazardous applications such as establishing the health of electrical components at a substation, the ability to measure temperature accurately over a distance is critical.  Achieving this depends on several factors and two of the most important are the resolution of the detector and the chosen camera lens.
You can compare resolution to human eyesight. If you have 20/20 vision, you can define the smallest letters at the greatest distance and that’s the equivalent using an infrared camera with a high-resolution detector. (Read More) 

hes mar april 19 14Webinars Added To ITC Training Programme For 2019

To make it as easy as possible for would-be thermographers to deepen their understanding of the science behind infrared inspection and apply it successfully in their working lives, FLIR Systems’ Infrared Training Centre (ITC) has extended its training options.

As well as its BINDT-accredited Category I, II and III courses and application-specific taster sessions, ITC has introduced a programme of webinars. (Read More)

hes mar april 19 13Certified Thermographers Courses Throughout The UK

Thermal imaging is getting smarter. Even troubleshooting infrared cameras have standard features that were once only the preserve of top-of-the-range models.  Sophisticated user interfaces allow simple point and shoot operation.
One click saves the image in a variety of modes, complete with embedded thermal data for subsequent analysis. (Read More)

hes mar april 19 12Let’s Get More Women Into Engineering – an International Women’s Day plea from training provider DTL

Attracting more women into construction and engineering must become a higher priority for government and employers, urges Develop Training Ltd (DTL).
The training company says redressing the gender imbalance is not just desirable from an ideological viewpoint but also a means of helping to tackle the chronic skills shortage afflicting the industry. Two thirds of employers say a shortage of engineers is a threat to their business. (Read More)

hes mar april 19 11AEMT Ex Course recognised by IECEx Training Provider Programme

After being scrutinised by the IECEx Recognised Training Partner Programme (RTPP) Review Panel the AEMT (Association of Electrical & Mechanical Trades) Ex Training course for the repair, overhaul and reclamation of hazardous area rotating equipment is now recognised as the 25th IECEx RTP in the world.

Established in 2016, the IECEx RTPP currently consists of 25 international training organizations offering (Read More) 

hes mar april 19 10Lighten the Load with Turck Banner Hazardous Area Lighting Products

In the not too distant past the LED lighting revolution was driven largely by the universal acceptance of the effects of global warming and the need to save energy.  Significant cost savings were realised with LEDs which prompted further adoption.
 Today, the benefits of LED lighting in standard applications are well known and in the world of hazardous area lighting such benefits are perhaps even more desirable. (Read More)

hes mar april 19 9Gamma LED now for use in High Ambient Locations

Abtech’s range of Gamma LED luminaires has been further enhanced with the release of the new high temperature Zone 2 floodlight. Suitable for use in ambient locations that can reach up to +70°C, this version allows LED technology to be adopted in areas that were previously off limits.
ATEX and IECEx compliant for use in hazardous gas and dust environments, the Gamma range has been designed with consideration for the rigours of operation in extreme locations. (Read More) 

hes mar april 19 8Light-Signalling In Case Of High Obstacles - The New Ex System “Safefly Light System” By Cortem Group

CORTEM GROUP presents SAFEFLY LIGHT SYSTEM, a versatile and innovative high obstacle light up system powered and controlled by a control panel installed at the base of the plant.

“Obstacles to fly” are commonly defined vertical constructions such as buildings of large dimensions, power lines, antenna repeaters, supports, chimneys, wind generators, cableways, stretched ropes (Read More) 

hes mar april 19 7Speedor acts to reduce vermin access

Working for an international food,
agriculture, financial and industrial products and services business, Hart is installing a number of its Speedor high speed door range at a major UK production facility.
With 19 Hart doors across six production facilities already operational, the current contract is to replace existing roller shutters, which remain open all day, with seven Speedor Storms, one Speedor Super (Read More)

SPE Oil and Gas India Conference and Exhibition Offers an In-Depth Technical Journey

The 6th edition SPE Oil and Gas India Conference and Exhibition is a place where industry professionals can share, exchange, and discover new technologies to drive the industry towards a sustainable path.
The conference enables all attendees to ignite open dialogue through highly intuitive panel and technical sessions. (Read More)

hes mar april 19 6Getting Gas Detection Right

by Peter Sherfield, Product Specialist Manager, Shawcity Ltd

Many workplaces have a need to monitor the air where gases can present an immediate or longer-term danger due to flammability, toxicity or asphyxiation. Explosive atmospheres caused by flammable gases, mists, vapours or combustible dusts should be monitored using ATEX-standard equipment. (Read More)

hes mar april 19 5Surveillance Technology in Hazardous Environments: A Look at the Future

Simon Reed, Regional Sales Director Europe, ONVU Technologies

Safety and security are two critical pillars in organizations, such as oil and gas E&P, chemical processing and manufacturing.

Technology developed to meet these organizations centered on the balance between providing innovation with functionality, and security. While these environments can become the target of threats, such as vandalism, (Read More)

hes mar april 19 4Freudenberg publishes online marketplace for industrial components

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies is creating a turning point in the purchasing of B2B seals and components with their “Industrial Supply and Services” online platform exclusively starting in United Kingdom as first local market.

The Industrial Supply and Services (ISS) platform is the first online marketplace for high-quality B2B sealing solutions and components, setting new standards in the procurement of industrial parts. (Read More)

hes mar april 19 3Safety First C.K’s Solution for the Best in Cable Routing

Every tradesman is familiar with cable routing and the risks of splinters with some cable rods.  That became a painful reality for Jason Price of Jason Price Electrical Services, whose hand was badly injured last year when a cable rod by another supplier splintered during use.
Thanks to C.K, Jason became the proud owner of a C.K MightyRods PRO Cable Rod Set, which offers total protection against splinters due to a unique SplinterShield ™ coating. (Read More)

hes mar april 19 2Svantek Launches All-In-One Solar Power System For Popular SV 307 Noise Monitoring Terminal

Remote, pole-mounted ‘SolarBox’ option provides essential power to low cost SV 307 for permanent noise monitoring using an integrated Class 1 sound level meter

Reinforcing its position at the forefront of noise and vibration instrumentation for environmental and occupational health monitoring applications, Svantek UK (www.svantek.co.uk) has launched SolarBox, an all-in-one solar power system for use with its popular, (Read More)

hes mar april 19 1Latest VOC monitor incorporates 10.0eV lamp for reliable detection of total aromatic compounds including benzene in high humidity environments

Ion Science has launched its ‘world first’ FalcoTAC fixed photoionisation detector (PID) with 10.0eV lamp for fast and reliable detection of highly toxic total aromatic compounds (TACs), including benzene, in high humidity environments. Designed for plant-wide safety and the on-going protection of workers in global petrochemical and oil & gas applications, (Read More)

hes jan 19 16Support for Maintenance Processes Using RFID

Safety is of utmost importance during the transport of potentially dangerous process media in chemical processing plants. To ensure safety at all times, regular inspection and maintenance of hoses is required by law.RFID handhelds enable maintenance processes to be performed and documented efficiently (Read More)

hes jan 19 15Earthing Clamps and Cables – the fundamentals to getting it right

Earthing clamps connected via cables to identified earthing points are the established and proven method of preventing electrostatic discharges from movable or fixed items of plant in flammable atmospheres.

With some operations requiring hundreds of connections to be made and broken every day it is essential that a good electrical connection is made each and every time. The effectiveness, reliability and durability of any static grounding clamp (Read More) 

A look forward to the Hazardex 2019 Conference Exhibition & Awards ceremony

The 2019 Hazardex International Conference and Exhibition will take place at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Runcorn, Cheshire, UK, on February 27th & 28th. Exhibition stands and packages are still available for next year’s event.

The 2019 event will continue the successful model and include workshops, free seminar content, a networking dinner and awards ceremony. All aiming to strengthen and expand the community that looks to the Hazardex website and journal for industry intelligence and information.

The main focus of the two day event is the conference, with 2019 hosting a Personal Protection Technology stream alongside the main Hazardous Area Operations and Process Safety conference. (Read More)

Discover the Future of Safety at DEKRA’s 2019 Safety in Action™ Conference in Nashville, TN

The can’t miss safety conference for employees and their leaders will be held in Nashville, TN on April 3-5, 2019. DEKRA Organizational Safety and Reliability, a global leader in safety at work, will host the 32nd annual 2019 Safety in Action™ Conference at the Opryland Resort and Conference Center.

Geared toward occupational safety and health professionals who face increasing demands from their companies to know about best practices, industry trends and the latest product innovations, learnings and networking opportunities at the Safety in Action Conference are limitless. With over 2,000 executives, safety professionals, facilitators, team members, and union leaders from across industries and continents, it is the largest frontline employee safety conference in the world (Read More)

The only summit in India on Tank Storage Sector

Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India is all set to host the 5th edition of its annual event, Indian Bulk Liquid Storage Summit, on 1st of March 2019 in Mumbai, India. The event is the only one in the country that caters to this sector particularly and addresses the issues of the stakeholders of bulk liquid storage industry in India and put forth to the policy-makers.

With the quinary edition of the platform, the organisers desire to bring forward all the latest market updates, address the current key challenges, discuss and analyze today’s Indian and global policies and regulations, highlight the recent changes in market dynamics impacting on supply and demand trends, provide a strategic & logistic overview of infrastructures, evaluate the safety measures and much more with participation from all the stakeholders. (Read More)

Top quality fall protection training delivers wellbeing and business benefits

Companies that overlook top quality fall protection training do so at their peril, according to Phil Rashbrook, European Training Manager for Fall Protection at MSA Safety. MSA Safety is a global designer, manufacturer and distributor of industry-leading safety products. Here, Phil explains why investing in fall protection training is a must for safety conscious employers responsible for the safety of those working at height.

What does top quality training look like?

Teaching people comprehensively how to work safely at height includes so much more than simply showing them how to put on a harness. Quality training should implement a holistic approach, with a focus on both theoretical and practical training. (Read More)

hes jan 19 14JSP Ltd hold educational seminars at their Manufacturing Headquarters in Oxfordshire

The Seminars are dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of Personal Protective Equipment. These events are aimed to educate and support professionals within the Health and Safety Sector across all industrial sectors.

To book onto one of these popular free of charge events simply sign up on bit.ly/JSPSafetyEvents (Read More)

hes jan 19 13First Mats prevent water and dirt causing slip hazards in factories and warehouses

If you have ever worked in a factory or warehouse, you may be familiar with the trails of water and dirt around the entrances that have been bought in by forklift trucks.

Not only can this make the floors unclean; but wet floors also increase the risk of slip accidents, one of the main causes of injuries in the workplace. Fortunately, there is now a solution to this problem. (Read More)

hes jan 19 12Don’t get burned by buying the wrong PPE - Comments by Mark Lant, technical expert at ProGARM, a specialist in Arc Flash protection.

While many could be forgiven for thinking that flame retardant PPE can also help to protect against burns in an Arc Flash incident, what many don’t realise is that these burns aren’t caused by fire, but by thermal energy, and protecting yourself and your team against an arc flash incident requires more specialist garments. (Read More)

Medical PPE Failings Reflect The Need For Vigilance

If PPE would be deployed effectively anywhere, you’d think it would be the medical sector. The need to shield medical personnel from contagions arguably outweighs the risks of particulates and contaminants that we face everyday. Yet two recent studies point to a shocking lack of expertise in how to use protective equipment.

In one study from last year, almost 80% of participants contaminated themselves while removing their PPE. In a smaller follow-up test, where participants were advised on the correct process, the percentage who contaminated themselves actually increased, although the contamination level was reduced. Another test reported on last month identified 103 separate common failings in the way PPE was removed, which may have contributed to the deaths of 600 healthcare workers during the Ebola epidemic. (Read More)

hes jan 19 11Three developments in industrial safety - How Industry 4.0 technology can be used to improve staff safety

Increased productivity is not the only benefit of Industry 4.0. The focus on real-time monitoring and connected technology has allowed plant managers to place greater emphasis on the health and safety of their staff. Here Jonathan Wilkins, director of obsolete parts supplier EU Automation, explains three ways that technology can improve industrial safety.  (Read More)

hes jan 19 10Safe & Efficient Drum Handling In Hazardous Areas

Do you have a need to lift or move drums, de-palletise or just generally move drums around a workshop or factory site in Hazardous Areas.

The St Clare Engineering range of Grab-O-Matic ATEX fork attachment and pedestrian drum handlers will provide a safe and efficient solution for you.

The Grab-O-Matic DLR range of rim grip fork attachment drum handlers are suitable for all types of steel drums, plastic ‘L’ (Read More)

hes jan 19 9Actuated Solutions Making Waves in Oil and Gas Market

Actuated Solution Ltd (ASL), one of the UK’s leading valve automation providers, is reporting significant growth in their oil and gas division, with an increase of 15% sales in the last 12 months.

ASL has been supplying specialist heavy-duty actuators and control solutions into the oil and gas sector for over 15 years. Their range includes a growing choice of products such as the Quifer KSY Series, designed to actuate larger valves, operating in harsh environments. (Read More)

Beamex MC6-Ex - Intrinsically safe advanced field calibrator and communicator

No other Ex-calibrator can outperform the MC6-Ex in terms of functionality and accuracy. The ATEX- and IECEx- certified MC6-Ex is designed for use in potentially explosive environments, such as offshore and on-shore oil and gas platforms, oil refineries, chemical and petrochemical plants where inflammable gases may be present.
It can also be used in the pharmaceutical industry, within energy production and gas processing industry.

With MC6-Ex no hot-work permits are needed nor additional safety equipment, such as gas detectors. The risk of harming other Ex equipment or damaging their safety protection circuits are limited. MC6-Ex is a very safe and easy choice when entering any hazardous zone, as it is approved for the tightest zone, Zone 0.

The MC6-Ex is an advanced, high-accuracy calibrator (Read More)

Emerson Enables Digital Capture of Plant Conditions to Drive Faster Operations and Maintenance Response

AMS Inspection Rounds automates workflow for reporting plant safety and performance issues.

Emerson today released AMS Inspection Rounds, a new application for the AMS Trex Device Communicator that will make it easier for operations teams to capture, report, and respond to abnormal plant conditions that pose risks to reliability, safety, and performance. The new application allows personnel to accurately record field condition data and automatically deliver that data to other plant systems where decision makers can drive effective action.

Most plants rely on manual inspection rounds to detect abnormal plant conditions not identified by sensors. (Read More)

Allweiler Announces IN-1000 Pump Condition Monitoring Device

Ideal for use in operationally critical and environmentally sensitive applications

Radolfzell, Germany – Allweiler, a CIRCOR International brand, and a worldwide supplier of pumping solutions for chemical engineering applications, announces the IN-1000 condition monitoring device, ideal for pumps in operationally critical and environmentally sensitive chemical engineering applications.

 With one master and up to 10 satellite modules per network, the IN-1000 lets operators monitor as many as 11 pumps at once. Built-in features include a two-level warning and alarm system, logging of sensor data, and remote monitoring with a smartphone app. The IN-1000 is available with ATEX certification for use in EX zones.

With the IN-1000, operators can assess expected versus actual performance on such key (Read More)

Mark Clegg, SIRM - Director of Safety, Risk & Resilience, NG Bailey

How did you get your job?

I was fortunate to join NG Bailey following a career which started with almost 23 years in the British military.  That most enjoyable period involved me being engaged in risk management at varying levels and in some fascinating environments.  Following my military career, I worked as a consultant for the EPC, delivering risk and resilience services to a range of public and private sector organisations in the UK and overseas.  Over the years, I have completed a number of professional courses in risk management, cyber security, business continuity and crisis management.  

In my other guise, I’m also a non-executive director on the IRM Board.  Having benefited from being a member for some time, I was keen to ‘give something back’ and increase my involvement with the IRM.  I joined its Education Committee a few years ago, (Read More)

hes jan 19 8Gas Detection in the Workplace

Many places of work in the manufacturing and engineering sector have a need to detect and monitor gas levels in the air. Gases can present a danger due to flammability, toxicity or asphyxiation. If you’re not sure if you should be doing more to monitor your workplace, below is a useful overview of the latest methods used for a variety of applications. ATEX models are available for every application if required.

For expert advice, consult an occupational hygienist (Read More)

hes jan 19 7OPTICAL GAS IMAGING FOR THE FAST DETECTION OF GAS LEAKS

It’s a fact of life that corrosion and exposure to the elements considerably increase the likelihood of gas leaks in chemical liquid tanks and their associated pipework and plant.  This presents a big problem as non-compliance with increasingly strict safety and environmental regulations can lead to huge fines and loss of production. (Read More)

hes jan 19 6Hazardous Gas – A Focus on Refrigeration

In the past 5 years of the currently available HSE statistics 27 people have died in the UK from asphyxiation or drowning at work.  However, in just the last few months there have been 2 incidents of asphyxiation deaths due to refrigeration leaks.  The first in August 2018 killing a trawlerman and hospitalising 3 more and the second in October 2018 suspected of killing two contractors at a poultry factory. (Read More)

hes jan 19 5“Ex tb” control panels suitable for ambient with explosive or flammable dusts

The awareness of the new prevention needs and the constant and continuous technical evolution has led the standardiser to analyze more in-depth the problems related to the use of electrical and electronic equipment in environments with the presence of dusts during handling and storage.

In fact, the problem of explosions generated by powders was not much considered in previous years. (Read More) 

hes jan 19 4Construction partnership for door specialist

High performance industrial door specialist Hart Door Systems has teamed up with Sir Robert McAlpine to deliver a range of doors as part of a £4 million new build warehouse and distribution centre. The new facility is for a Yorkshire-based independent tea and coffee company.

The range of doors being manufactured include nine fire resistant roller shutters, five Speedor Supers and two roller shutters. (Read More)

hes jan 19 3Air Hoists Make For Safe And Reliable Lifting In Tough Operating Environments

Wherever tough or hazardous operating conditions place excessive demands on lifting operations, Profi series air hoists from J D Neuhaus (JDN) rise to the challenge. The JDN Profi range is now deployed in applications that range from chemical (including pharmaceutical, paints and varnish), foundries, and food and beverage, to list but a few. In such industries, the inherent design attributes of Profi hoists are proven that they can perform safe, high-performance and cost-effective lifting (Read More) 

hes jan 19 2New product highlights for the bulk solids industry

A new non-return valve and the Q-Ball E - THE flameless venting device for elevators. These are the new products which, in addition to the already established services, will supplement the “all-round carefree” package for REMBE customers.

REMBE is already known throughout the bulk solids industry as a provider of Safety Scans (plant inspections including risk assessments), Explosion Safety equipment, as well as installation and maintenance services. (Read More)

hes jan 19 1SICK Makes Safe Robotics More Productive

The ability for robots and people to work in closer proximity holds the promise of ever-more flexible production in automated manufacture.  But, while identifying more cooperative human robot applications may be easy, integrating equally-simple safety solutions that protect workers without losing productivity has proved more challenging.

As a technology leader in machinery safety for more than 60 years, SICK has responded with a simple to implement (Read More)

5 considerations for storing and maintaining your ppe5 considerations for storing and maintaining your PPE

Nearly every workplace holds potential hazards for employees. And, when you're working in an environment or job role that involves a heightened level of danger, such as working at height or with chemicals, personal protective equipment (PPE) can be the last line of defence should your primary risk management measures fail.

However, your responsibilities as an employer don't end after you've identified, sourced, and introduced suitable PPE to your workforce. (Read More) 

hes dec 18 29Hoist Trolleys Provide Safe Load Movement

When specifying a hoist for use in industrial applications that demand beam-traversing motion, attention should also be paid to the trolley on to which the hoist hooks.

According to JD Neuhaus (JDN), the world’s leading manufacturer of hoist solutions, trolley factors such as carrying capacity, ease of installation, explosion protection and ability to negotiate curves, must all be considered if the application is to be optimised. (Read More)

hes dec 18 28Zonegreen Assures Worker Safety At Willesden Depot

Rail depot safety specialist, Zonegreen, is using its flagship technology to help staff maintaining London’s overground fleet avoid accidents when working at height.
The Sheffield-based engineers have installed an interlocking system that prevents personnel and equipment entering dangerous areas and coming into contact with overhead lines at Bombardier’s Willesden depot in Harlesden. (Read More)

hes dec 18 27Multipoint Flow Meters Support Continuous Air FlowHVAC Systems for Hazardous Area Safety

Ideal for Oil/Gas Refineries, Chemical Plants, Offshore Rigs, Vessels and Laboratories

Wherever toxic and combustible gases are a potential hazardous threat to employees and facilities, those responsible for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems will find the MT100 Series Multipoint Thermal Mass Flow Meters from Fluid Components International (FCI) (Read More)

Training Specialist DTL Braced For ‘Black Friday’ Rush As Smets2 Deadline Looms

Industry leading training provider Develop Training Ltd (DTL) is bracing itself for a Black Friday-style stampede ahead of the looming deadline for smart meters.
Some smaller firms are already installing the new SMETS2 devices, and on December 6, the big providers will be required to follow suit as they will no longer be allowed to fit SMETS1 technology.

The technology is due to be rolled out to all households nationwide in the next two years, and training for installation engineers will be a legal requirement. In anticipation of the likely demand, DTL has developed a one-day course that is available at its seven training centres nationwide.

Lee Morgan, a senior energy lecturer at DTL, said: (Read More) 

hes dec 18 26ExVeritas launch new ‘Ex’ Training centre

ExVeritas has launched a new centre to develop its explosion safety training, which is run by more experienced and certified instructors than any other ‘Ex’ training centre in the world.

The milestone also sees ExVeritas, which is also an ATEX Notified Body and IECEx Certification Body, expand their CompEx and specialist training to become one of the most world’s most advanced training providers in this field. (Read More)

hes dec 18 25Building your safety strategy

According to research by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), manufacturing is statistically one of the highest risk industrial sectors to work in. With more than 3,000 major injuries and nine fatalities occurring every year in the UK, can more be done to protect the health and safety of those working in industrial environments? Here, Jonathan Wilkins, marketing director of industrial obsolete parts supplier, EU Automation, explains what goes into making a workplace safety strategy. (Read More)

hes dec 18 24CSA Group UK’s 2018/19 training programme is available to book! See our latest training offers below

Our courses cover the latest legislative requirements for the Ex market - 95% of attendees have said they would recommend a CSA Group training course to their colleagues. Hazardous Engineering Solution readers’ discount of 10% - quote HES 10 when booking our open courses*

Hazardous Areas Basic Principles course (3 days) (Read More)

hes dec 18 23Opgal’s Infrared Thermal Imaging Cameras Gain Mass Market Appeal

It is a well-known fact that many of the most sophisticated electronic, communications, and surveillance systems currently adopted by the mass market had their origins in the military.

The Internet is a case in point. This sensible approach to rolling out innovative technologies ensures that all the necessary checks and balances have been conducted before the public is presented with a robust product or service. (Read More)

hes dec 18 22SIL3 Certification for the EHPC210 Diagnostic Controller

Bifold is pleased to announce that the Partial Stroke Function of the EHPC210 Diagnostic Controller is now SIL3 Certified according to IEC 61508 : 2010 Parts 1-7 and meets requirements providing a level of integrity to: Systematic Integrity: SIL3 Capable. (Read More)

hes dec 18 21Investing In Infrared For Electrical Inspection? … Resolution Matters Most

Data centre systems’ failures are costly, not just in terms of revenue loss, but also company reputation and shareholder value.  So, it’s critical that any electrical fault is spotted in its infancy before it has the potential to compromise service.

A popular method for detecting these faults is thermal imaging.  It’s a technology that has become mainstream in the last decade whose cost has fallen substantially thanks to its scope of application (Read More)

hes dec 18 19AirBench celebrates 25 years

In September 2018, AirBench Ltd are proud to celebrate 25 years in business. Since beginning operations as WorkPoint Environments Ltd, we have supplied in excess of 10,000 dust and fume extraction units to customers across the UK, EU, and Worldwide.
 The AirBench Ltd name change came into effect in February 2011 and since then the AirBench brand has been the Go-To name for downdraught dust and fume extraction. (Read More)

hes dec 18 18Introducing the innovative Restricted Breathing Test Kit

The purpose of JCE Group’s new Restricted Breathing Test Kit is to carry out routine maintenance on all Ex nR equipment (as defined in IEC60079-0, IEC60079-15 & IEC60079-28).

It has a compact design with a vacuum gauge mounted on a standalone plate and a velcro hand strap should space not be available. The hand pump attaches to the plate and the vacuum line to the enclosure and it is used to create the correct vacuum, in accordance with the supplied instructions. (Read More)

hes dec 18 17ATEX Compliant Fume Extraction: Landfill Case Study

Landfill gas is a natural byproduct of the decomposition of organic materials which are put into landfill. The gas is composed of roughly 50% methane (CH4) and 50% carbon dioxide (CO2) and a small amount of non-methane organic compounds. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas and harmful to the environment  (Read More)

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