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December 9, 2009
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is seeking input on the approach to use in developing its federal standard for combustible dust. In its Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) on Combustible Dust, OSHA identified five National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) combustible dust standards that address the hazards of combustible dust processes. Of the five NFPA...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/dust_explosions/OSHA-announces-development-of-a-combustible-dust-standard_5356.html
December 5, 2009
Oseco The Flo-Tel rupture disc detection system (photo) is a noninvasive sensor that operates with a reed-switch and magnet technology. The design avoids several challenges of standard rupture disc sensors. Some...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/overpressure_and_runaways/A-magnet-operates-on-this-rupture-disc-sensor_5334.html
December 4, 2009
ESAB Welding and Cutting Products Purox and Oxweld oxygen cylinder regulators (photo) have a patented design that suppresses internal...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/fire_protection/These-regulators-suppress-internal-cylinder-forces-for-safety_5335.html
October 1, 2009
Household items, such as breakfast cereal, flour, corn starch and sugar are so common that many were left surprised after the 2008 combustible-dust explosion at a sugar refinery in Georgia. Heard in much of the early media coverage was the question “How could sugar explode?” Plant explosions are, thankfully, not routine occurrences. However, when they do occur, it is the unusual event —...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/dust_explosions/Preventing-Dust-Explosions_5138.html
October 1, 2009
Last month, the chemical engineering profession began to feel its first aftershocks from an explosion that occurred nearly two years ago at a plant that most of you would be hard-pressed to recall. The delivery came in an accident report issued by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB; www.csb.gov). The report determined that the massive December 2007 explosion and fire at T2 Laboratories in Jacksonville...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/overpressure_and_runaways/Dont-wait-to-react_5137.html
October 1, 2009
Compressed gas cylinders are widely used in research, pilot plant, laboratory and small-scale manufacturing and processing operations as a way to provide a convenient, economical and safe source of high-pressure gases for various applications. These gases can be inert, flammable, toxic or oxidizing (or mixtures of any or all), and are typically supplied at pressures from 800 to 6,000 psig, with 2,250 psig...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/process_safety_mgmt/Compressed-Gases-Managing-Cylinders-Safely_5158.html
September 24, 2009
In a final draft report released today, U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB; www.csb.gov) investigators said the February 7, 2008, explosion at the Imperial Sugar refinery in Port Wentworth, Ga., resulted from ongoing releases of sugar from inadequately designed and maintained dust-collection equipment, conveyors, and sugar-handling equipment. Inadequate housekeeping practices allowed highly combustible...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/dust_explosions/CSB-reports-its-conclusions-on-the-causes-of-massive-sugar-explosions_5085.html
September 15, 2009
The massive December 2007 explosion and fire at T2 Laboratories in Jacksonville, Fla. was caused by a runaway chemical reaction that likely resulted from an inadequate reactor cooling system, investigators from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB; www.csb.gov) said in a final draft report released today. Concluding that T2 did not recognize all of the potential hazards of the process for making a gasoline...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/Chemical-Safety-Board-finds-explosion-was-caused-by-cooling-system-failure-in-a-runaway-reaction_5070.html
September 1, 2009
Guidelines for Chemical Transportation Safety, Security, and Risk Management, 2nd Edition. By the Center for Chemical Process Safety/AIChE. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 111 River St., Hoboken, NJ 07030. Web: wiley.com. 2008. 166 pages. $125.00 Reviewed by: Stanley S. Grossel, Process Safety & Design Consultant, Clifton, N.J. Hazardous chemical transport poses significant public health and environmental...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/hazardous_substances/Consultant-Stanley-Grossel-reviews-Guidelines-for-Chemical-Transportation-Safety-Security-and-Risk-Management-2nd-Ed-_5010.html
September 1, 2009
Security at many U.S. chemical facilities is currently regulated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS; Washington, D.C.; www.dhs.gov) under the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standard (CFATS). This rule, however, is about to expire this month, October 2009. All expectations are that CFATS will be extended for a year, while proposed modifications to the standard continue to be debated in the...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/plant_security/CFATS-and-chemical-plant-security_5026.html
August 12, 2009
HIMA (Brühl, Germany and Houston, Tex.), a designer and manufacturer of safety automation solutions, has been selected by Lanxess AG (Leverkusen, Germany) to upgrade an existing ESD (emergency shut-down) system in its hexane oxidation plant located at the Krefeld-Uerdingen Chemical Park, in the North Rhine-Westphalia region of Germany. Lanxess selected HIMA’s HIQuad H51, a safety product...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/safety_instrumentation/HIMA-selected-by-Lanxess-AG-for-ESD-system-upgrades_4995.html
August 1, 2009
By definition, integrated safety instrumented systems (SIS) have the potential to reduce risks. But recent advancement is also enabling the use of more sophisticated instruments and tools that can benefit the process. For these reasons, integrated control and safety systems (ICSS) are receiving recognition across the chemical process industries (CPI). “There have been developments from a technology...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/safety_instrumentation/Todays-SIS-Integrated-Yet-Independent_4973.html
July 28, 2009
Aerial view of Imperial Sugar following 2008 dust explosion and fire (photo courtesy of CSB)   The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has released a new safety video depicting how accumulations of combustible dust at worksites can provide the fuel for devastating explosions that kill and maim workers, shut down plants, and harm local economies. Entitled, “Combustible Dust: An Insidious...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/dust_explosions/CSB-releases-new-safety-video-on-dust-explosions_4949.html
June 24, 2009
Mustang (Houston), part of international energy services company John Wood Group PLC, has received Chevron’s (San Ramon, Calif.) Gold Star Award for Safety Excellence, which recognizes contractors with outstanding safety records.  To receive the award, Mustang had to meet strict criteria, including no lost-time incidents or recordable injuries in 2008, while working on Chevron’s El Segundo Refinery...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/Mustang-receives-Chevron-safety-award_4885.html
June 1, 2009
Figure 1.  Many self-testing ground- ing clamps also monitor cable condition back to the designed ground point, and will alert the operator if the cable has worked tself loose or is broken We are all familiar with the effects of static electricity in everyday life — the sharp spark we experience as we approach a metal file cabinet or the crackle we feel as we remove a garment made of synthetic...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/Avoiding-Static-Sparks-In-Hazardous-Atmospheres_4817.html
May 26, 2009
The Department of Homeland Security established the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) to impose mandatory security regulations on high-risk chemical facilities. Interpreting and fulfilling the regulations present challenges to security directors, but finding the right guidance and working with a security integrator who has experience in the chemical industry can help achieve compliance...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/plant_security/Navigating-CFATS_4804.html
May 1, 2009
By continuously monitoring for abnormal situations, such as a fire, and combustible or toxic gas releases, fire and gas (F&G) detection and mitigation systems are the linchpins to maintaining overall safety and operation of industrial facilities. The premise of these systems is to protect processes and the environment by providing early warning of incidents and enabling actions that prevent them from...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/safety_instrumentation/Fire-and-Gas-in-Safety-Systems_4769.html
March 1, 2009
Protecting process systems from overpressurization is vital throughout the chemical process industries (CPI). Both safety relief valves and rupture disks are commonly used for this purpose. Sometimes the combination of a relief valve with a rupture disk can add service life to the relief valve and prevent process leakage, which is important from safety, conservation and financial standpoints. This article...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/Combining-Rupture-Disks-with-Safety-Relief-Valves_4582.html
March 1, 2009
Rupture disc devices provide overpressure protection for a variety of storage and process vessels and equipment. The objective of the rupture disc is to maintain a leak-tight seal and be a passive bystander until called upon to relieve excess pressure. While this is generally the case, there are times when rupture disc performance can be adversely affected through various installation, operation and...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/Getting-the-Most-Out-of-Your-Rupture-Disc_4583.html
March 1, 2009
Technical and specialty gases find use in many synthesis processes and a number of unit operations, in analysis and in plant maintenance. This article outlines applications for gases in fine and specialty chemistry, ranging from synthesis processes and inerting to off-gas treatment and industrial services. For each one, processes and the field of use are briefly explained, and existing technical solutions...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/Feature-Report-Industrial-Gas-Applications_4584.html
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