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New certification for WL devices

Belden's WLAN access points and clients belonging to the Hirschmann BAT54-Rail and BAT300-Rail series of products have both been ATEX IEC/EN 60079 Zone 2 and ISA 12.12.01 Class 1 Div 2 certified.... more

Capturing data in hazardous areas

A range of industrial security appliances from MTL, a division of Cooper Crouse-Hinds, are enabling Ciba’s production facility in Switzerland to operate securely following the installation of ... more

Many factors to consider

When designing equipment to be used in hazardous area applications, there are a variety of issues that have to be addressed in terms of specifications and user requirements. Bulgin’s design engineer ... more

Ex-light range for Zones 2 and 22

A new range of explosion-proof light fittings for T5 bi-pin fluorescent lamps (16mm diameter), has been launched by Cooper Crouse-Hinds.The new nLLK 10 Ex-light fittings are certified for use in ... more

Vibration switch gets ATEX approval

PCB Piezotronics has announced that its 686B01 series vibration switch has been ATEX approved for use in hazardous environments.The EX686B01 is well suited for 24/7 continuous protection of cooling ... more

Understanding 'SIL' Certificates

Product certificates of conformity to IEC 61508 (or related standards) often vary greatly due to different certification bodies following their own assessment methods and certificate formats. The SIL ... more
Test & Certification

Keeping up to speed

Due to the fact that many regulations continue to evolve past their initial introduction, it is vital that those responsible for compliance keep their finger on the pulse. The WEEE Directive is a ... more
Energy & Waste Management

Be safe, not sorry

ICEL, the emergency lighting arm of the Lighting Industry Federation (LIF), stress that all relevant emergency lighting regulations, and the standards that support them, should be complied with to ... more

Raising the standard

GlassGuard sales director Chris Payne explains the importance of the fragment retention lamp standards launched last year, and how using compliant lamps can offer peace of mind and best practice in ... more

Making light work of waste disposal

Waste management is now a key part of any sustainability project and Lumicom’s Ernest Magog explains the vital role of disposing of end of life lighting products. In order to reduce its environmental ... more

Tackling respiratory hazards

Alan McArthur of 3M discusses the main respiratory hazards posed to welders in their work and how to counter themThe hazards that welders have to face in their work are numerous. Optical hazards in ... more

Eyewear for optimum protection

Sperian Protection, a provider of personal protective equipment (PPE), has introduced its new SP1000 range of safety eyewear designed for use in demanding work environments. The eyewear has been ... more

Providing the complete solution

Arco is looking to offer a one-stop-shop for its customers with its range of factory equipment safety solutions. Included in Arco’s offering is the Buffalo tools range. Manufactured in accordance ... more

An SOS to OEMs

Baldor’s Robin Cowley claims that a lack of awareness surrounding imminent electric motor efficiency legislation will leave organisations vulnerable. This new legislation mandating minimum electric ... more
Energy & Waste Management

The CRC: falling short

Despite the introduction of the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) in April 2010, many companies still do not realise that they are missing out on potential energy savings. PowerSave, a division of UK-... more
Energy & Waste Management

Achieving the gold standard

Parker Hannifin’s Richard Moore considers the precautions that engineers and safety officers need to take following the recently revised international air quality standardsSince the introduction of ... more
Test & Certification

The key to delivering safety

Ian Curtis from Siemens Industry Automation looks at the role played by the Safety Requirement Specification (SRS) in helping to satisfy international safety standards such as IEC 61511, and the ... more
Health & Safety

Reducing risk with SIL vibration monitoring

Monitoring vibration on critical rotating plant can play a key role in meeting the protection requirements of the latest machinery directives, specifically (Directive 2006/42/EC) which came into ... more
Health & Safety

System resets are history

Recently launched by Wieland Electric, the new Monoflop prevents the full fault tripping of safety relays, which negates the need for full system resets.If restart cannot be achieved via the normal ... more
Health & Safety

The sooner the better

Compulsory compliance with the new Machine Safety Directive is just a few months away. Paul Considine of Wieland Electric suggests that the earlier the switch is made, the greater the benefits will ... more
Health & Safety

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