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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

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

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

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

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

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

Stand and deliver: the role of front-line fire monitors

While fire monitors spend the vast majority of their lives motionless and inert, when the call to action comes, their effectiveness can easily be all that stands between recovery and disaster. Far from being ancillary equipment, they are a 'front line' firefighting resource in volatile high-hazard environments. Peter Kristenson explains

Oil characterisation is key to preventing hydrate formation

Research carried out in Norway promises to bring new solutions to the problem of dealing with hydrate formation in pipelines. Sean Ottewell reports

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

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

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