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October 1, 2014
Escape and rescue kits protect workers exposed to heights 3M PPE Safety Solutions This company has expanded its personal safety portfolio to include a new controlled descent device for escape and rescue at heights, called the 3M and DEUS Escape and Rescue System (photo), that enables workers to steadily descend from heights up to 590 ft. The entire system weighs less than 3 lb and is easy to use, which is...
February 1, 2014
Workers in the chemical process industries (CPI) can wear chemical protective clothing to protect themselves from exposure to potentially hazardous chemicals in the form of vapor, liquid and solid particles. While chemical protective clothing has not been regulated to the extent that safety glasses, hard hats and some other forms of personal protective equipment (PPE) have been, an international standard...
January 1, 2014
Rising temperatures and rapid or excessive heat buildup are useful markers for determining the operational health of many types of machinery and components that are used in a wide array of industrial and manufacturing settings. The types of mechanical and electrical systems for which temperature increases often signal problems include (but are not limited to): rotating machinery, such as motors, turbines...
September 1, 2013
Newson Gale Avert static electricity buildup with this hose-continuity tester The OhmGuard Hose-Continuity Tester is designed to continuously ensure that a string of assembled hoses are safely grounded to the transferring vehicle during operations that may produce potentially combustible gas, vapor or dust atmospheres. These testers protect against static electricity that can accumulate to dangerous levels...
June 1, 2013
Ongoing advances in the design and use of dry gas seals (DGSs; [ 1]) — as an alternative to traditional oil-lubricated wet seals [ 2] — have helped to improve the reliability and efficiency of compressors throughout the chemical process industries (CPI). One of the major design considerations in mechanical seals is how to protect seal faces from wear, as one face rotates close to a static face...
April 1, 2013
What if someone were to tell you that there is one method available for sizing relief valves that applies to virtually every situation, including two-phase flow and supercritical fluids? And what if they told you that method is more accurate and easier to use than traditional methods or formulas? As it turns out, both of these statements are true. The approach described here — the Direct Integration...
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...
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...
October 1, 2012
Five new EZ-Light high-intensity indicators have been introduced to provide clear, long-range visibility in intense sunlight or brightly...
September 1, 2012
The LE-217 explosion-proof halogen flashlight is designed for hazardous locations. Its polypropylene body and Tufflex lens are resistant to breakage and water. The...
September 1, 2011
The ONESuit Shield Level B hazmat suit features an open-faced design and is made from a lightweight, robust and flexible fabric construction. It is...
July 1, 2011
A new Self-Retracting Cable Reel option is now available for this company’s range of hazardous-area static-grounding systems. The VESM02 (photo) provides a rugged and versatile alternative to spiral (retractable)...
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.;, including DuPont...
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...
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...
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...
March 28, 2011
MSA in Europe Affinity FLS (photo) is a new generation of foldable disposable respirators. Its high-performance thin and light filtering media provide a comfortable fit even...
March 28, 2011
Affinity FLS is a new generation of foldable, disposable respirators. Its high-performance thin and light filtering media provides a comfortable fit even when used for...
March 28, 2011
Exair The new static-eliminating blowoff station (photo) delivers a concentrated flow of ionized air to remove dust and other contaminants from a charged surface. It is ideal for benchtop and machine mounting to clean parts and eliminate the static electricity...
March 28, 2011
The new Pilot push-in earplug features a hybrid design that combines the performance and cost savings of multiple-use earplugs with the superior comfort of...
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