The recent classification of diesel emission as a carcinogenic by the World Health Organization signals the need for Australian mining operations to review their mine ventilation risks and immediately implement any necessary actions that reduce the contingent health risk for Australian underground mining personnel.
A Geelong company has been convicted and fined $80,000 following the death of a worker who was overcome by carbon dioxide gas in the cellar of a Birregurra hotel.
Cylinders storing carbon dioxide and nitrogen - which are used to carbonate beer and soft drinks - can be dangerous if they develop leaks, particularly when stored in enclosed spaces like cellars and cool rooms.
Ampcontrol has released the IQguard range of fixed toxic and combustible gas detection instruments.
Height and confined space workplace safety provider RIS has launched a ‘one-stop shop’ construction and mining workplace safety compliance audit service, called Syncron, which will indemnify individual construction companies and mine operators against prosecution for noncompliance irregularities emanating as part of its service offering.
On 12 June 2012, the International Agency for Research for Cancer (IARC), which is part of the World Health Organisation (WHO), changed its classification of diesel exhaust from Class 2A (probably carcinogenic to humans) to Class 1 (carcinogenic to humans).
Gas-arc specialty manifolds, from CAC Gas & Instrumentation, are designed for applications where an uninterrupted gas supply is required for gas analysers, process applications and critical calibration gas systems.
Michell Instruments’ MIC0005-IS intrinsically safe field display provides an easy-to-install solution where a local display is required directly in hazardous areas.
The ST100 Series thermal mass air/gas flow meter from Fluid Components International (FCI) has obtained full certification from the Hart Foundation for its hardware and DD files, indicating full compliance with the Hart Communication Protocol.
The CAC GAS Gas Flow Selector (GFS) series for calibrating and testing gas detection instruments and gas analysers will allow two, four or six gas inputs to one gas outlet. A manual dial allows the user to select the gas required.
The FF-100 SM septum regulator is designed for applications where customers are required to inject gas samples into GCs or other gas analysers. The regulator provides the connection for taking samples with a gas syringe.
CAC Gas has introduced a line of bump test/calibration stations for use with gas detection instruments and gas analysers. The test stations range from manual systems to automated systems. The MGS and GFS Manual Series stations are designed to be used by technicians and service repair facilities. The BTS and BTS-HP Automated Series are easy-to-use, one-button test stations for field testing of portable gas detection instruments.
The BTS-HP Bump Test Stations are used with high-pressure/large-volume gas cylinders, providing a solution for bump testing/response testing gas detection instruments in mining applications. Workers can test their gas detection instruments quickly and efficiently by simply pushing the green button.
The automatic tube pump Draeger X-act 5000 can be used to measure and sample gases, vapours and aerosols. An all-in-one solution, it is designed for measurements with the company’s short-term tubes and for sampling tubes and systems.