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Piston air motors provide more for less

Electric motors are available in a bewildering variety of sizes, designs and output characteristics, but the piston air motor is currently growing in popularity for many applications.


Marine certification body has given its approval to safety products designed to reduce arcing times and prevent major hazards

ABB, a power and automation technology group, has won the approval of DNV GL - the world’s largest ship and offshore type approval organization - for its REA 10 arc flash monitoring systems for ... more

Heat sensor receives ATEX certification

The 5610 infrared transit heat sensor from Patol has been awarded ATEX and IECEx certification for use in hazardous areas with the potential for dust explosion. It is housed within an explosion-... more

Hazardous waste packaging –meeting the requirements

Changes to the Environment Agency Technical Guidance, that came into force in September, means that all chemically contaminated packaging is now classified as hazardous waste. This requires tighter ... more

Dust and the new ATEX regulations

Maintenance operatives in all industry sectors now need to make sure that repairs and maintenance meet ATEX regulations. The recently defined ATEX zone 20 to 22 dust conditions present a new ... more

Blast machines remove dangerous materials

A new range of multi- purpose abrasive blast machines, that can be used for wet and dry applications without the need for any adaptation or additional equipment, have been introduced by Hodge Clemco. more

What gives a motor sea legs?

It is a sobering thought that the seas make up over seven-tenths of earth’s surface. Here, Jerry Hodek, technical and operations director, Regal Beloit EU, looks at some of the principles and ... more

Oil and gas industry the dominant force in hazardous areas

Three-quarters of revenue in the Europe-Middle East-Africa (EMEA) region from sales of products suitable for use in hazardous areas were from the oil and gas industry in 2012, according to a recent ... more

Finning supplies Quick Response Modules (QRMs) to EDF Energy’s Japanese Earthquake Response Programme

Finning UK has secured a contract to provide a fleet of Quick Response Modules (QRMs) for deployment to any of the UK’s nuclear stations in the event of an earthquake, tsunami or other site emergency’... more

New licensed CompEx centre opens in Scotland

Intertek has recently opened its new hazardous area competency validation centre in Grangemouth, Scotland. Scotland has long been a strategic location for the oil and gas sector with many of the... more

Understanding the standards

In the first of a two part feature, Toni Ott of Cooper Crouse-Hinds explains how important it is that engineers fully understand the implications of modifying enclosures to house electrical apparatus ... more

Minimising the dangers

As Simon Raglione-Hall, technical manager at Clydesdale explains, electrical arc flash events occur on a daily basis in the UK, but many electrical workers are still unaware of the dangers that they ... more

Hazardous Area Products from the A-Belco Group

The increasing popularity of LED lighting for Hazardous Areas within the offshore oil and gas sector has been a major factor in the growth of the Ashington based A-Belco Group, a diverse group of ... more

Protecting workers from the dangers of arc fault

Worldwide arc fault accidents are the predominant cause of accidents during work on electrical installations. In the event of an electric arc flash, workers are exposed to temperatures of more than ... more

A world first at MAINTEC

CorDEX Instruments, the UK manufacturer of instrumentation and equipment for hazardous environments, is introducing a new intrinsically safe product at MAINTEC 2013 that is a well suited for anyone ... more

Portable hand lamp for Zone 1 and 2 hazardous areas

Cooper Crouse-Hindshas launched a new explosion protected hand lamp certified for use in ATEX Zone 1 and Zone 2 hazardous areas.The new HE 9 Basic Ex-Hand Lamp is well suited for inspection, ... more

Hazardous area cabinet air-conditioners from ETA Enclosures UK Limited

Due to a new joint agreement set up between ETA Enclosures UK and thermal management manufacturer Cosmotec a new range of Cabinet Air-Conditioners is now available in the UK.Suitable for use in zone ... more

Protection from arc flash

DEHN has recently added to its portfolio of personal protective equipment with the launch of the DEHNcare arc fault tested protective suit. In addition to safety helmets and protective gloves... more

Taking the harm out of hazards

Identifying potential hazards and then effectively mitigating the risks is an essential part of the development of any major infrastructure scheme. Yet tracking hazards and developing an effective ... more

Quick connection range expanded

The Quickon installation system from Phoenix Contact has been extended to include new 5-pole versions. The system, based on IDC quick connection technology (insulation displacement connection), now ... more

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