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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

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

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

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

Navigational warning systems for oil platform

Tideland's ML-300 lanterns provide the main and secondary lights for Marathon's North Sea Brae Alpha platform

Rugged mobile computers gain ATEX explosion-safe certification

Boost productivity wherever explosive gases and chemical vapours traditionally require workers to perform their jobs using paper-based systems

Safety system protects personnel and operations

ABB’s System 800xA high integrity now operating on StatoilHydro’s Troll A platform; system will control emergency shut down applications

New standard in competency for Ex protection

The development of the IECEx Scheme for Certification of Personnel Competency has created a new standard by which all plant owners can judge if they have competent staff looking after Ex equipment

Self-contained water-atomising fire suppression for offshore installations

Alan Elder reports on a low-pressure system that is specifically engineered to deliver total flooding fire protection

More safety in the oilfield with ATEX drive heads

Joerg Eitler looks at a higher safety standard in the oilfield, using progressing cavity downhole pumps including the new ATEX drive head

US refineries commitment to safety called into question

A spate of serious accidents at US refineries has led to a renewed call for a commitment to safe operations from operators. Sean Ottewell reports

Explosion-proof enclosures for electrical equipment

Target offshore and onshore oil, gas and petrochemical applications

Explosive decompression perfluoroelastomer for offshore pumps and valves

Polymer's high fluorine content renders it inert to a wide range of liquids and gases such as hydrogen sulphide and methane

BP's 'top kill' tricky but doable; odds seen as even

BP says it has 30,000 hydraulic horsepower of pumping capacity at its disposal

IECEx Certification of Personnel Competency

New IECEx Scheme for Certification of Personnel Competency is off the ground

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