Safety accolade for high strength fibre which is stronger than steel

A high strength fibre already used in protective apparel has won an award for its latest application - hurricane-resistant curtains.

Doubts raised over safety of two widely used plastics chemicals

Sean Ottewell reports on new research which suggests that two chemicals widely used in the processing of plastic products may be more hazardous than previously thought

Dual-purpose gas detection cameras

FLIR GF320 infrared camera is for general gas detection, but is fully radiometric as well

Safety culture key to preventing tank farm disasters in the future

Didier Turcinovic argues that awareness and responsibility are needed to establish the sort of safety culture which will prevent future tank farm accidents

Safety light curtains are easy to specify and install

Leuze Electronic is launching new multiple light-beam safety devices with a range of optional functions such as muting

Explosion protected safety switch key station

Designed to release keys which can be used to control mechanical door locks that provide access to machinery and process lines

Risk management software for the new Machinery Directive

A new version of Laidler Associates' Risk Management Software System helps users to comply with the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC and PUWER 98

Bidirectional explosion diverter

Bulged vent ensures a smooth flow diversion; coupled with low burst pressure and inertia

Enhanced camera systems enable safer working

Enable engineers to comply with safety levels up to SIL 2 and PL d, in line with European safety directives IEC 61508

Making the most of matting

Safe, anti-slip surface for workers manning the large production machinery

Laser sensors avoid false signals

LMS ensures accuracy for security, safety and presence detection, both indoors and outdoors

Flip-up welding helmet

Made from Zytel, helmet and offers full head a face protection and is very lightweight

Warning on machine standards

Many companies reference superseded standards that were harmonised with the previous, and now obsolete, Machinery Directive

Shedding new light on the fluorescent versus LED debate

When it comes to selecting light fittings for use in hazardous areas, there is still some confusion over whether users should opt for the latest LED lamps or for the more conventional fluorescent lights. A recent independent report published by the US Department of Energy sheds some interesting light on the debate, says Willi Steckel

Thermal imaging cameras for automation and safety

Cameras are an effective tool for Infrared Machine Vision, Closed loop Process control and Quality Assurance

Can you rely on your last line of defence?

In order to ensure that relief systems work correctly both the design and maintenance systems have to be robust

Rupture disc is a scored reverse acting rupture disc

High precision reverse acting rupture disc offers proven performance in excess of 250,000 cycles

Exd flameproof connection head

Sealed to IP68, the SCH50 can be specified with base or side entries as well as a display window option which allows the process value to be displayed

Automation standards tackle cybersecurity threats

The advent of Stuxnet has prompted standards bodies around the world to develop much tougher certification programmes



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