The Department of Mines and Petroleum, Government of Western Australia, has issued a safety alert following two recent incidents where explosive items were left unaccounted for in underground elevated work platforms and charge baskets at mine sites. The explosives were only discovered some time later, after the equipment returned to the surface. In one case, welding work was carried out on the machinery in very close proximity to the explosives (boosters and a detonator) before they were discovered.
Working within confined spaces poses many risks to health and safety. Each year, many people are seriously injured or killed due to adverse conditions in confined spaces. Although it is not always possible to prevent these incidents, employers have a duty to minimise the health and safety risks associated with working in confined spaces.
The Model 1205B handheld CO/CO2 gas analyser accurately measures the concentration of carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide in a duct or space.
An enhanced version of the Vesda Eco gas detection device from Xtralis is available. Eco is a gas detection extension for the Xtralis Vesda aspirating smoke detection (ASD) system that can detect alcohol, gasoline vapour, pentane, chlorine and carbon dioxide and also provide oxygen and ammonia sensing.
A confined spaces inspection robot eliminates risks for workers and reduces the costs associated with bridge maintenance.
An ignition of gas and a subsequent fire in the longwall goaf of an underground coal mine resulted in the evacuation of the underground workforce. An investigation into the cause of the ignition and the emergency response is continuing.
Bottlechock is a cylinder restraint system purpose designed to keep cylinders secure, protecting staff along with often valuable gauges and equipment. The clamp design allows a range of cylinders with different diameters to be held by the same clamp. The clamp grips around, maintaining full contact with the cylinder, to restrict both horizontal and vertical movement.
The calibration gas finder allows customers to search through an extensive range of gases from simple hydrocarbons to high-purity gases. Multicomponent 2, 3, 4 or 5 gas mixtures and single gas corrosive and non-corrosive gas mixtures can be easily sourced. Customers searching for non-refillable (disposable) calibration gas cylinders will now be able to save time and quickly locate all gas mixture options that are available in 34, 60, 103 and 112 L cylinders.
The ST75 flowmeter from Fluid International delivers precision flow measurement while reducing the consumption of energy fuel gases, specialty gases and pneumatic air. It is suitable for refineries and natural gas pipelines, refrigeration and air conditioning, manufacturing plants, welding operations and large engine turbochargers.
Land Instruments has introduced a compact portable flue gas analyser, Lancom 4, which can monitor up to nine different gases and 17 measurement parameters.
Mobile Perimeter System (MPS) IV is a mobile gas monitoring platform suitable for temporary or remote gas detection applications. It is solar powered, has onboard strobe and siren, and can be configured with wireless communication.