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Mission-critical applications and their vulnerabilities

Cybersecurity is becoming an increasingly important aspect of plant safety as new strategies and technologies are implemented. Eugene McCarthy reports

Regulations compel industries to implement safety instrumented systems

End users’ desire for greater control over production processes increases adoption of SISs in Europe, finds Frost & Sullivan

Safety technology improved for acetylene filling systems

New decomposition arrestor from Witt-Gasetechnik protects up to 25 bar/362 psi

Safety interlocks receives TÜV SÜD Safety Approval

Trapped key interlocking is a suitable method of safeguarding machinery or potentially dangerous areas

Data protection: 46 per cent of employees admit to bypassing security to get job done

Meanwhile, 40 per cent admitted that if they were breached no one would notice, says research by Voltage Security

Hinge has built-in multiple safety switch

In the event of accidental opening of a control cabinet door, machine panel or safety door, it automatically shuts off the power and protects the operators of machinery

Dust management strategy key to staff and plant safety

Dust explosions cause some of the most dangerous incidents in the process industries today, so dust management is a key consideration. Sean Ottewell reports

Emergency lowering device for hoists

Becomes operable in the event of a severe reduction or total loss of mains air pressure

Sensitive gas analyses help plant safety regimes

Gas analysis, says Eugene McCarthy, has a key role to play in plant optimisation and this includes plant safety

VIDEO: High efficiency exhaust gas management

99.9 per cent VOC elimination; very low energy consumption

Integral module for enhanced SIL capability

Module provides a simple and effective solution comprising transistors, resistors and capacitors

Hand-held industrial combustion and gas emissions analyser

Field-replaceable and pre-calibrated gas sensors; dilution pump for CO auto-range measurements up to 50,000ppm

Personal monitor with 'hibernate' feature

Crowcon ‘Clip’ and ‘Clip+’ single gas fixed-life monitors deliver compliance

Combustible gas sniffer

Portable leak detector for HVAC professionals from E Instruments International

Fieldbus megablock wiring hubs help reduce network costs

For hazardous area applications where high energy trunk can be powered by wide range of fieldbus power supplies

Dust explosion identified as cause of major sugar plant blast

An explosion at a US sugar plant in February left 12 workers dead and as many seriously injured in hospital. A dust explosion was to blame, according to investigators. Andrew Martin reports.

Emergency stop switch features compact body

Unlike conventional emergency stop switches, Jokab's new Inca has a slender body that makes it easier to mount, plus it benefits from other value-added features

Duct mount carbon dioxide transmitter

Non-dispersive infrared sensing technology monitors occupancy in a room by detecting the concentration of carbon dioxide in the return air duct

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