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December 1, 2012
Airborne respiratory hazards are a very real threat in the chemical process industries (CPI). Existing in a variety of forms including gases, vapors, dusts, mists, fumes, smoke, sprays and fog, such hazards can cause illnesses including cancer and lung impairment, or even death. Examples of respiratory hazards include combustion byproducts; toxic fumes or dust created by metal melting; ozone and nitrogen...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/Clearing-the-Air-About-Respiratory-Protection_9985.html
December 1, 2012
Pig Flammable Safety Cabinets for chemical storage have fully MIG-welded 14- and 18-gage steel construction, and the impact-resistant steel door faces are 56% thicker than other cabinets on the market, the company says. A three-point zinc...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/This-safety-cabinet-has-thicker-doors_9999.html
December 1, 2012
I drink tap water! There, I finally said it. I am out of the closet — the water closet. My two sons are now cowering with shame, wondering how they can possibly ever face their Dasani-drinking friends again. It was maybe 20 years ago when I first encountered the concept of bottled water. What a strange idea! Why would anybody want to pay for something that’s free — and everywhere —...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/sustainability/I-drink-tap-water_9993.html
December 1, 2012
Proxitane WW-12 Peracetic Acid (PAA) is an environmentally compatible microbiocide that is used for biological control in municipal wastewaters. This U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered wastewater disinfectant is an alternative to halogenated...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/water_treatment_and_supply/Use-this-microbicide-for-municipal-wastewater_10011.html
December 1, 2012
This company has announced a new design for its HRD Lockout Assembly. This explosion-protection product is a mechanical barrier used to prevent an accidental discharge of an explosion-suppression container into...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/dust_explosions/A-new-design-for-this-explosion-protection-assembly_10010.html
December 1, 2012
The Atlas line of rupture discs is manufactured using this company’s G2 technology for making rupture discs. The patented technology is capable of making rupture discs without the use of hard-score tooling. The...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/overpressure_and_runaways/These-rupture-discs-have-higher-pressure-capability_10014.html
December 1, 2012
Conqueror MAG safety glasses provide stylish bifocal eyewear protection and are designed for workers performing detailed tasks. Because the glasses are bifocals, there is no need to switch between regular safety...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/protective_equipment/Use-these-safety-glasses-for-detailed-tasks_9996.html
December 1, 2012
The SIL3-rated MTL 4850 Hart Multiplexer  is suitable for connecting to instrument loops performing safety functions, and is designed to ensure that there is no effect on the analog...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/safety_instrumentation/This-multiplexer-is-rated-up-to-SIL-3_10020.html
November 1, 2012
Leading up to this month’s 2012 U.S. Presidential election, the legislative landscape has been relatively uneventful. On top of their preoccupation with the election campaigns, lawmakers on both sides of the political spectrum have been reluctant to pin their agendas to any bill that might significantly alienate large groups of voters. Nevertheless, two relatively significant changes are coming down...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/regulatory/Are-you-ready-for-inspection_9886.html
November 1, 2012
  Weftec 2012, the Water Environment Federation’s 85th annual technical exhibition and conference, attracted over 17,000 attendees on September 29 – October 3, 2012 at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, La. With 980 exhibiting companies, the following is a small sampling of products and services that were on the exhibition floor.   Linde North America Gas treatment systems...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/water_treatment_and_supply/weftec-2012-the-water-quality-event_9930.html
November 1, 2012
Preventing dust explosions is not rocket science, and still these disasters occur. This article is written to help prevent these accidents. It describes how and why these explosions happen and what can be done to avoid them.   Why they occur Dust explosions occur when three conditions are present simultaneously. The first is that there is a dust cloud of a combustible material (the fuel). The second...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/dust_explosions/Dust-Explosions-Prevention-and-Protection_9901.html
November 1, 2012
The Atlas line of rupture discs extends the pressure capabilities of products made with this company’s G2 technology. The term G2...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/overpressure_and_runaways/This-rupture-disc-line-extends-pressure-capabilities_9944.html
October 2, 2012
This article covers permitting and directly related design issues associated with thermal processes used for drying and calcining, using the production of ceramic proppants as an illustrative example. While the magnitude of permitting issues varies significantly with air-quality attainment area status, oxides of nitrogen (NOx), carbon monoxide and particulate matter are always the major issues. With proper...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/air_pollution_control/Proppants-Illustrate-Environmental-Permitting-Issues-for-Dryers-and-Kilns_9782.html
October 1, 2012
Manufacturer’s warranty period extended to two years Trolex This manufacturer of gas detection and environmental monitoring systems has extended its warranty period to two years, providing additional coverage for all of its equipment. The company also offers a service contract specifically tailored to requirements that cover the maintenance of its products (photo). When customers call for product...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/Focus-on-Gas-Detection-and-Handling_9774.html
October 1, 2012
Vacuum conditions for many unit operations — including distillation, evaporation, drying, crystallization, filtration and more — are typically achieved using the following three approaches: • Steam ejector systems • Mechanical vacuum pumps • Integrated vacuum systems (which combine steam ejectors and mechanical vacuum pumps) This article is the second part of a two-part series,1...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/Reduce-Hazards-in-Process-Vacuum-Systems_9787.html
October 1, 2012
This month marks the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act (CWA), the primary federal law regulating discharges of pollutants into U.S. waters. As far as the developed world’s water priorities go, a great deal has changed since 1972. For one thing, the top challenge back then was eliminating releases of toxic substances. Today, that challenge is arguably being met, and we are now getting more...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/water_treatment_and_supply/Water-and-energy-are-linked_9758.html
October 1, 2012
The complete Pista Works headworks system combines several headworks processes — screening, grit removal and grit washing — into one skid-mounted package. Each system is preassembled and shipped directly to the job site on one...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/water_treatment_and_supply/Four-headworks-processes-preassembled-into-one-package_9798.html
October 1, 2012
Five new EZ-Light high-intensity indicators have been introduced to provide clear, long-range visibility in intense sunlight or brightly...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/plant_security/Lights-that-can-be-seen-even-when-its-already-bright-out_9801.html
October 1, 2012
The Safety Relay Module (SRM) is said to be a versatile relay repeater module that has been certified by Exida for single use in safety-instrumented systems (SIS) up to SIL 2...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/safety_instrumentation/A-safety-relay-that-is-certified-for-SIL-2_9789.html
September 10, 2012
The Japan Information-technology Promotion Agency (IPA; Japan;  www.ipa.go.jp) has entered into a formal collaboration agreement with the ISA Security Compliance Institute (ISCI; Research Triangle Park, N. Carolina; www.isasecure.org) to facilitate adoption of the ISASecure industrial automation controls (IAC) certification program as a component of Japan’s initiative to secure critical...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/plant_security/Japans-Information-technology-Promotion-Agency-adopts-ISASecure_9725.html
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