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January2015

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How slow-motion helps understanding of ex equipment

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A classic ‘classroom experiment’ viewed in slow-motion could have interesting implications for the use of ex equipment in the presence of alkali metals. The explosion of sodium in water is a common demonstration worldwide, and has an equally common explanation – the release of explosive hydrogen gas. But new research suggests something else drives the […]

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COMAH publishes guide to hazardous area equipment

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A guide to hazardous area equipment published on the HSE website this month gives an illustration of how the COMAH Competent Authority approaches the inspection of such zones. The Inspection of Electrical, Control and Instrumentation Systems at COMAH Establishments Operational Delivery Guide is aimed at encouraging “proportionate action to control a given hazard”. In some […]

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Tanker explosion highlights importance of Zone 0 hazardous area equipment

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An incident at an environmental services company highlights the literally explosive combination of petrol vapour and electrical sparks, and the importance of using suitable Zone 0 hazardous area equipment. The incident on March 5th 2013 saw a pair of men attempt to use a pressure water gun to clean the inside of a tanker that […]

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Exd cable glands, enclosures and switches driving market to $5bn

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The global market for explosion protection equipment is on track to break through the $5 billion benchmark (£3.3 billion) in 2017, according to a recently published report from IndustryARC. According to the study, there are 11 main categories of products, including exd cable glands, enclosures and junction boxes, switches and sockets, surveillance systems, power generation […]

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