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Transits and penetrations - not a 'fit and forget' issue

In more ways than one, a ticking time bomb of corrosion is hidden in the transit of pipes through bulkheads, decks and deckheads on offshore facilities. Ian Cordingley reports

Early detection for possible riser integrity issues

Flexlife has successfully used its new integrity monitoring technology at Chevron’s Captain field in the UK North Sea

Oil spill recovery contract

Unique Hydrographic Systems has been contracted by Cairn India for an Oil Spill Recovery project

Time to re-think network security

Cloud computing centralises data and makes it accessible anytime, anywhere. Unfortunately, it also provides cybercriminals with fewer, and more valuable, targets. Dan Joe Barry reports

Unbreakable SCADA security

Protecting hydrocarbon facilities and pipeline networks. Frank Dickman reports.

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

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

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