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Accidents drive advances in leak detection technologies

Sean Ottewell investigates novel ways of detecting oil and gas leaks which have been developed in response to a number of recent spills and accidents

Safety shutdown and overpressure protection

Hima-Sella providing emergency shutdown and automated overpressure protection systems at one of UK’s most important gas fields

Automation key to implementing safety strategies

Automation is becoming increasingly critical in the implementation of safety strategies, both on and offshore. Here Eugene McCarthy highlights the latest projects involving automation solutions

Highly accurate ammonia detection

Suitable for petrochemical, water and wastewater, metallurgy, food and beverage applications

The complex hazard of electric arc

Mike Frain and Elaina Harvey outline how to assess and manage the risk of electric arc flash

Developing safe transfer to fixed structures offshore

Personnel-access system will 'stabilise personnel carrier regardless of the motion of the ship'

Infrared combustible gas detector

IR400 Combustible Gas Detector, General Monitors, hydrocarbon gases

On-line pressurised leak sealing

Furmanite awarded on-going contract by Karachaganak Petroleum Operating BV in the Karachaganak field, Kazakhstan

Helmet offers protection in extreme environments

Protection system incorporates a full face visor and is fully compatible with Draeger breathing apparatus and communications equipment

Ethernet connectors for ATEX explosive environments

The metal cases have been strengthened to meet the mechanical resistance criteria of EN 60079-15, including a 1kg mass dropped from 70 cm

The case for bursting disks

Protecting equipment with a bursting disk in sanitary or aseptic service conditions requires specific solutions

Mobile emergency shower unit

Possible for unit to operate in inhospitable, remote and hazardous conditions; retains heated water at 20 degrees for up to 12 hours

Crane operates in potentially explosive atmospheres

Controlled through wireless remote, the crane lifts up to 2 tonnes and has a horizontal reach of almost 3m and height of almost 4.5m

Demand increases for clean fire suppression agent

Environmental considerations and the agent’s clean credentials are now major considerations when selecting a fire suppression system. Alan Elder reports

Reciprocating diaphragm pumps for sour gas re-injection

Lewa’s diaphragm pumps are suitable for fluids endangering the environment, toxic, sensitive, highly viscous or abrasive fluids

Pressure relief systems 'neglected'

Pressure relief systems appear to have been neglected over recent years, there will be a need to address this key area of vulnerability

Intrinsic safety barriers for hazardous areas

Intrinsic Safety Barriers provide both power and signal isolation for an incremental encoder with differential quadrature outputs and an index

StatoilHydro publishes report into Norwegian rig's oil spill

Norwegian company StatoilHydro has published a report which investigates the environmental impact of a crude oil spill at its Statfjord A North Sea platform in December 2007

Reverse buckling bursting disc for accurate pressure relief

The UBR Bursting Disk combines resistance to vacuum with the ability to operate up to 95 per cent of its minimum burst pressure

UPS protection for oil and gas platform off the South African coast

Unlike diesel back-up generators, UPS provide 100 per cent ‘instant’ continuity of supply, says Carter Sullivan

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