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May 19, 2011
This company has recently introduced its SCD (forward acting) and SCR (reverse buckling) rupture discs with micro-scored calibration sections. The patent-pending technology makes the discs very flexible so that...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/overpressure_and_runaways/Micro-scored-rupture-discs-offer-added-benefits_8054.html
May 19, 2011
The check valves type 561 and 562 have been redesigned and complement this company’s line of plastic valves. The standard cone check valve (type 561) seals with medium pressure. Type 562 is equipped...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/overpressure_and_runaways/Redesigned-check-valves-feature-a-guided-cone_8070.html
May 19, 2011
Question:  What standard, guideline or regulation should I use to create a cybersecurity program, or should I wait until a standard is finalized? Answer:  Waiting until a cybersecurity standard is explicitly selected, accepted and enforced is a mistake for two very good reasons.  First, a security program is much more social and cultural than technical. One thing we’ve learned from the...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/plant_security/Ask-the-Experts-Cybersecurity-standards_8050.html
May 19, 2011
Last month, this company released the latest version of its valve-sizing software, Nelprof6. The software features two calculation modules that enable the selection of...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/safety_instrumentation/A-complete-selection-tool-for-intelligent-process-valves_8061.html
May 18, 2011
The Purair ECO line of ductless fume hoods are designed for energy savings. The line of hoods minimizes stress on a building’s HVAC system without compromising...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/Ductless-hoods-that-minimize-stress-on-HVAC-systems_8026.html
May 11, 2011
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB; www.csb.gov) has  released test results confirming preliminary conclusions that two flash fires, which occurred at the Hoeganaes Corp. plant in Gallatin, Tenn., involved the combustion of iron powder that had accumulated throughout the facility and became airborne in combustible concentrations. A flash fire on January 31 killed one worker and seriously burned...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/dust_explosions/CSB-continues-investigation-of-two-accidents-involving-combustible-dust_8014.html
May 3, 2011
In 2005, an explosion at the BP Texas City refinery facility killed 15 and injured an additional 180. At the time, it was considered to be the worst industrial accident in 16 years, and continues to top the list. While the incident was expected to serve as a wakeup call for the facility management, workplace deaths continued for at least three years following the 2005 event. And, as late as October 30...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/process_safety_mgmt/Does-safety-milestone-at-BP-Texas-City-refinery-signify-a-turnaround_7993.html
May 1, 2011
An explosion-proof LED (light-emitting diode) alternative to fluorescent and incandescent trouble lights has been launched by this company. The light is rated...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/Install-these-lights-in-hazardous-environments_7949.html
April 27, 2011
Originally published in the April 1, 1985 issue, this 21 page article contains timeless recommendations for...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/Eliminating-Potential-Process-Hazards_7925.html
April 11, 2011
DuPont Protection Technologies (DPT) recently launched SafeSPEC 2.0, a comprehensive, interactive online tool that helps safety professionals make informed decisions about selecting chemical protective apparel. SafeSPEC 2.0 offers new customizable product selection and search features for the full portfolio of chemical protection clothing from DuPont (Wilmington, Del.; www.dupont.com), including DuPont...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/protective_equipment/DuPont-launches-SafeSPEC-2-0_7873.html
April 1, 2011
A variety of factors — including a shift in the median age of workers worldwide and the impending skills shortage due to attrition and early retirements — have created a need to find fast and reliable methods and tools for mapping the technical competencies of professionals in the chemical process industries (CPI). Typically competency-mapping projects in the CPI begin with some form of task or...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/Refinery-Operators-and-Maintenance-Technicians-Mapping-Competencies_7802.html
April 1, 2011
Many individuals and organizations have made important contributions to the creation of inherently safer (IS) products, processes and process plants [1–3]. A brief survey of successful case histories shows that most reported applications relied on only a few of the core IS principles. This paper emphasizes the opportunities presented by three particular — and often-overlooked —...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/safety_instrumentation/Designing-Safer-Process-Plants_7782.html
March 28, 2011
The SC22-3 safety controller is an efficient solution for connecting several safety devices to machine controls. The controller, developed by partners Banner Engineering, eliminates the need for several dedicated...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/This-safety-controller-replaces-relays_6734.html
March 28, 2011
Manufactured from special aluminum-bronze or copper-beryllium alloys, these non-sparking, non-magnetic hand tools (photo) meet ATEX regulations for safe use in areas where hazardous, flammable or combustible vapors...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/Non-Sparking-Non-Magnetic-Safety-Tools-for-Hazardous-Locations_6743.html
March 28, 2011
A full line of first aid products tailored to the rigorous requirements of the CPI has been launched. The Magid First Aid line comprises a choice of thousands of first aid items, including kits...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/These-Customizable-First-Aid-Kits-are-Designed-for-Use-in-the-CPI_6749.html
March 28, 2011
A full range of conductive fluoroplastic tubing is now offered in a variety of sizes and configurations to eliminate and prevent the build-up of static charges. PTFE Conductive Tubing (photo) is available with a conductive I.D. that conforms to...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/Conductive-Tubing-Eliminates-Static-Discharge-and-Prevents-Buildup_6753.html
March 28, 2011
A full line of first aid products (photo) tailored to the rigorous requirements of the CPI has been launched. The Magid First Aid line comprises a choice of thousands of first aid items, including...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/These-customizable-first-aid-kits-are-designed-for-use-in-the-CPI_6809.html
March 28, 2011
The newest version of the x-purge is designed to achieve hazardous area requirements for general-purpose enclosures and their internal electronics. The unit does so by continuously purging the...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/Ensure-enclosure-safety-with-this-purge-system_6880.html
March 28, 2011
Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics The ONESuit Pro hazmat suit (photo) has earned the highest level of certification recognized within the EU and Asia. The British Standards Institute has deemed the suit compliant...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/Hazmat-suits-that-are-certified-for-safety_7166.html
March 28, 2011
Siemens Industry Sector ViaCC is a video-based software that quickly and effectively detects leaks in an industrial environment. This software-based sensor is an extension to conventional sensors, and enables recognition of smoke...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/Spot-leaks-with-this-video-based-software_7282.html
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