A new publication from Rockwell Automation looks at the principles and standards relating to safety in process applications and discusses how to implement effective solutions.
The Fifth International Fire Fighting Foam Conference held in March at the Reebok Stadium in Bolton (UK) saw the world’s foremost experts gathered together to discuss the many issues that revolve around the extinguishing media of choice for life/death situations in high-risk environments – foam.
Kentec’s fire control panels protect the £27m new Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard. Pringle Brandon Perkins+Will, architect for the interior; Wilkinson Eyre Architects, architect and design team leader.
Kentec fire control panels are at the heart of a fire system that’s designed to protect the stunning and unique £27m new Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard where King Henry VIII’s flagship is now housed.
The Quasar 900 gains third party approval to FM6325 standard and has also successfully been tested to European EN-60079-29-4.
Energey Institute model provides guidance on selecting, implementing and monitoring the continuing performance of installation-specific justified risk reduction measures.
TechXchange will provide training services to fire and mechanical installers, contractors, specifiers and engineers who design and install fire protection and mechanical solutions, throughout the EMEA region.
An agenda packed with thought-provoking presentations combined with an audience full of experienced professionals made the Multi-Tank Fire Fighting Strategy Workshop that took place in September an overwhelming success, reports Jose Sanchez de Muniain.
A unique fire fighting technology that can also be used for cleaning up spillages of hydrocarbons is finding a new application in refineries and tank storage farms. Jose Sanchez speaks with Bioversal’s Technical Director Ioannis Athanasiou.
It is time to get rid of the ‘Fire Risk Assessment’ process and replace it with a system that works, writes Paul Bryant.
Model ESFR-25 can now be used in ceilings up to 48 feet high.
Gent by Honeywell system installed in new flagship production plant in Cardiff.
Four additional new Ziegler Z8 Crash Rescue Tenders are turned over to the Airport Authority.
Organised by UK company Hawkes Fire, this event took place in September and proved extremely popular, attracting a good mix of municipal and private sector delegates.
The UK Health and Safety Executive warns operators that fire resistant composite materials, especially FRP deck gratings, used offshore may fail, or lose integrity, after exposure to relatively short duration hydrocarbon pool fires.
Al Thornton, Global Market Manager, DuPont Fire Extinguishants, answers some of the common questions surrounding clean agents. Clean agents have been used since the early 1900s but due to toxicity concerns general acceptance didn’t really occur until the introduction of Halons (mainly Halon 1301 and Halon 1211) in the 1960s. Research into the reasons for depletion of the Earth’s ozone layer in the 1970s and 1980s led to the Montreal Protocol which resulted in the prohibition of Halon in most countries and newer non-ozone depleting alternatives were introduced.
At the Time of 2010 Gulf Blowout, Transocean, BP, industry associations, and Government offshore regulators had not effectively learned critical lessons from 2005 BP Texas City refinery explosion in implementing safety performance indicators.
Under the six-figure, four-year contract the company will help train 5,000 petrochemical workers in the Sultanate of Oman.
CSB board members and staff will hear from experts on the importance of using effective safety indicators during two-day public hearing.
The Passive Fire Protection Federation (PFPF) supports the project that aims to study structural safety in high rise buildings.
Networking solution ideal for control panels in sites spanning over three km.
“Hot work: hidden hazards” shows danger of inadequate gas monitoring safety.
CSB report finds company overlooked hazards; recommendation calls on company to monitor flammable vapor inside storage tanks during hot work
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board says its investigation into the April 20, 2010 Macondo well blowout, explosion and fire in the Gulf of Mexico is progressing, with two interim reports with findings and recommendations to be released this year.
As from 1 June 2015, stricter requirements will apply to companies classified ‘SEVESO’ in order to prevent and control accidents involving dangerous chemical products.
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers includes reactive hazard awareness in College Chemical Engineering Curriculum.
The US Chemical Safety Board’s safety videos are distributed free of charge and are also available online.
1160 wireless VPI units have been ordered from Dutch valve safety specialist Netherlocks by Bilbao Petronor Oil Refinery, part of Spanish oil and gas giant Repsol.
The Fire Industry Association’s new technical training course is entitled Guidance on the Design and Implementation of Voice Alarm Systems.
Team lead Johnnie Banks’s statement on the March 5 release of hydrofluoric acid.
Wind turbine emergencies present extreme challenges, writes industrial fire fighting specialist George Potter, which is why farm operators need to form a close working relationship with fire departments.
The US Chemical Safety Board’s policy will enhance the vital role played by plant workers in determining root causes of incidents and promoting facility safety.
A seven-person investigation team from the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) is deploying to the site of an accident reportedly involving the release of hydrofluoric acid (HF) at the CITGO Corpus Christi, Texas alkylation unit.
The Bastion fire and rescue personnel are also trained as frontline soldiers to evacuate casualties. (Credit Crown Copyright)
David Oliver visits Camp Bastion Airfield in Afghanistan's Helmand Province, which is now the fourth-busiest UK-operated airport.
A new qualification for fire door and building safety professionals is being unveiled this week, in an important step towards the launch of Europe’s first Fire Door Inspection Scheme.
100 Nimbus flameproof (Exd) detectors manufactured by Crowcan are supplied to Cairn Energy’s Mangala facility.
US Chemical Safety Board Chairman Moure-Eraso encourages industry to support a combustible dust standard and applauds success of recommendations.
A leading specialist in building consultancy is carrying out fire risk assessments for Viridor, one of the UK's leading recycling, renewable energy and waste management companies, at over 40 of the company's sites across the UK.
Flash fires and an explosion killed a total of five workers and injured three others.
Tragedy at Ohio hazardous waste storage and processing facility emphasises importance of a US fire code for hazardous waste handling
Honeywell has announced that it will outfit five of EuroChem’s ammonia production units with Honeywell Process Solutions’ UniSim Operator Training Simulation (OTS) solution at its Nevinnomysskiy Azot and Novomoskovskiy Azot facilities in Russia.
Solberg’s fluorine-free Storm Alert foam concentrate to be used by international emergency response specialist.
CSB issues recommendations to EPA, state regulators, NFPA, and API aimed at increasing oil site safety and security.
PPG Protective & Marine Coatings (PPG) has opened a new fire test and training facility in Amsterdam.
Investigation finds lack of safe equipment design, ineffective mechanical integrity programs, and failure to investigate near misses.
The new FIRERAY 3000 offers end to end infrared optical beam smoke detector for large, open area spaces, and in situations where ceiling-mounting is difficult or inappropriate.
Action taken following the results of the investigation by the US Chemical Safety Board into the tragedy at Kleen Energy.
Existing agreement with the Department of Culture Arts and Leisure (DCAL) relates to emergency planning for incidents at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI).
The Watermist Coordination Group, consisting of the Fire Industry Association (FIA) and the British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association (BAFSA), is running a free seminar covering the latest developments in watermist Standards and applications at the FIA’s offices in Hampton on 18th October 2011.
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