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March 25, 2013
Users design safety instrumented systems to bring the risk of identified process hazards to within tolerable levels, using application-specific risk...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/Design-Safety-Instrumented-Systems-with-Relevant-Data_10361.html
March 1, 2013
This company has released the rectangular version of its popular CV-S Explosion vent. Specifically designed to provide non-fragmenting opening when protection industrial process equipment, the...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/overpressure_and_runaways/The-CV-S-explosion-vent-now-has-a-rectangular-shape_10280.html
December 1, 2012
Airborne respiratory hazards are a very real threat in the chemical process industries (CPI). Existing in a variety of forms including gases, vapors, dusts, mists, fumes, smoke, sprays and fog, such hazards can cause illnesses including cancer and lung impairment, or even death. Examples of respiratory hazards include combustion byproducts; toxic fumes or dust created by metal melting; ozone and nitrogen...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/Clearing-the-Air-About-Respiratory-Protection_9985.html
December 1, 2012
Pig Flammable Safety Cabinets for chemical storage have fully MIG-welded 14- and 18-gage steel construction, and the impact-resistant steel door faces are 56% thicker than other cabinets on the market, the company says. A three-point zinc...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/This-safety-cabinet-has-thicker-doors_9999.html
December 1, 2012
This company has announced a new design for its HRD Lockout Assembly. This explosion-protection product is a mechanical barrier used to prevent an accidental discharge of an explosion-suppression container into...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/dust_explosions/A-new-design-for-this-explosion-protection-assembly_10010.html
December 1, 2012
The Atlas line of rupture discs is manufactured using this company’s G2 technology for making rupture discs. The patented technology is capable of making rupture discs without the use of hard-score tooling. The...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/overpressure_and_runaways/These-rupture-discs-have-higher-pressure-capability_10014.html
December 1, 2012
Conqueror MAG safety glasses provide stylish bifocal eyewear protection and are designed for workers performing detailed tasks. Because the glasses are bifocals, there is no need to switch between regular safety...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/protective_equipment/Use-these-safety-glasses-for-detailed-tasks_9996.html
December 1, 2012
The SIL3-rated MTL 4850 Hart Multiplexer  is suitable for connecting to instrument loops performing safety functions, and is designed to ensure that there is no effect on the analog...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/safety_instrumentation/This-multiplexer-is-rated-up-to-SIL-3_10020.html
November 1, 2012
Leading up to this month’s 2012 U.S. Presidential election, the legislative landscape has been relatively uneventful. On top of their preoccupation with the election campaigns, lawmakers on both sides of the political spectrum have been reluctant to pin their agendas to any bill that might significantly alienate large groups of voters. Nevertheless, two relatively significant changes are coming down...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/dust_explosions/Are-you-ready-for-inspection_9886.html
November 1, 2012
Preventing dust explosions is not rocket science, and still these disasters occur. This article is written to help prevent these accidents. It describes how and why these explosions happen and what can be done to avoid them.   Why they occur Dust explosions occur when three conditions are present simultaneously. The first is that there is a dust cloud of a combustible material (the fuel). The second...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/dust_explosions/Dust-Explosions-Prevention-and-Protection_9901.html
November 1, 2012
The Atlas line of rupture discs extends the pressure capabilities of products made with this company’s G2 technology. The term G2...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/overpressure_and_runaways/This-rupture-disc-line-extends-pressure-capabilities_9944.html
October 1, 2012
Manufacturer’s warranty period extended to two years Trolex This manufacturer of gas detection and environmental monitoring systems has extended its warranty period to two years, providing additional coverage for all of its equipment. The company also offers a service contract specifically tailored to requirements that cover the maintenance of its products (photo). When customers call for product...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/Focus-on-Gas-Detection-and-Handling_9774.html
October 1, 2012
Vacuum conditions for many unit operations — including distillation, evaporation, drying, crystallization, filtration and more — are typically achieved using the following three approaches: • Steam ejector systems • Mechanical vacuum pumps • Integrated vacuum systems (which combine steam ejectors and mechanical vacuum pumps) This article is the second part of a two-part series,1...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/Reduce-Hazards-in-Process-Vacuum-Systems_9787.html
October 1, 2012
Five new EZ-Light high-intensity indicators have been introduced to provide clear, long-range visibility in intense sunlight or brightly...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/plant_security/Lights-that-can-be-seen-even-when-its-already-bright-out_9801.html
October 1, 2012
The Safety Relay Module (SRM) is said to be a versatile relay repeater module that has been certified by Exida for single use in safety-instrumented systems (SIS) up to SIL 2...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/safety_instrumentation/A-safety-relay-that-is-certified-for-SIL-2_9789.html
September 10, 2012
The Japan Information-technology Promotion Agency (IPA; Japan;  www.ipa.go.jp) has entered into a formal collaboration agreement with the ISA Security Compliance Institute (ISCI; Research Triangle Park, N. Carolina; www.isasecure.org) to facilitate adoption of the ISASecure industrial automation controls (IAC) certification program as a component of Japan’s initiative to secure critical...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/plant_security/Japans-Information-technology-Promotion-Agency-adopts-ISASecure_9725.html
September 1, 2012
It was clear at the recent Chemical Sector Security Summit (Baltimore, Md., July 31-Aug. 1) that awareness of and activity in security for the chemical process industries (CPI) are growing. The annual summit, now in its sixth year, was held at its largest venue ever and brought together about 650 participants from industry, academia and the government to network with other security professionals, share...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/plant_security/Chemical-Plant-Security-Gating-more-than-the-perimeter_9655.html
September 1, 2012
This article is the first in a two-part series, in which the types of process vacuum equipment (steam ejector systems and mechanical vacuum pumps) are discussed.1 Emphasis is given on how they are constructed and operate, and how to design associated parts of the systems (such as foundations, suction piping, discharge piping, and so on), to ensure safe operation. Many unit operations — including...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/process_safety_mgmt/Vacuum-Systems-Recommendations-For-Safe-Operation_9685.html
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