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Burst detection system receives IECEx approval

03 June, 2013

Rupture disc manufacturer Elfab has been awarded IECEx approval for its burst detection system, Flo-Tel+, which certifies it for use internationally in the most hazardous environments.

Michell MDM300 portable dewpoint hygrometer

20 May, 2013

Michell’s MDM300 portable dewpoint hygrometer takes high-speed measurements of moisture in compressed air systems for surgical instruments and breathing air in spot checks to ensure safety in hospitals.

Q&A with functional safety expert

09 May, 2013

Luis Garcia, a Certified Functional Safety Expert with more than 20 years of experience in the field, has authored a paper on the impacts of the IEC61508 changes, providing an in-depth view on the scope of this new standard and how to best work with these new requirements. This Q&A with Garcia covers Route 2H Implications on IEC 61508.

32-bit safety controller for mobile machines

15 April, 2013

For safety-related applications in mobile machines, ifm efector has released a powerful 32-bit safety controller which is suitable for complex and demanding control functions.

Stop and take preventative action to reduce accidents

10 April, 2013

Last month, Safe Work Australia published a report, titled Work-related injuries resulting in hospitalisation (July 2006 to June 2009), which found that over the three-year period the most common specific place of occurrence for incidents that led to a work-related hospitalisation was the ‘factory and plant’. Pilz calls for companies to take preventative action to reduce accidents.

Master Lock Push Button Cover

12 March, 2013

The Master Lock Push Button Cover can be simply installed over a switch or button while machinery is being serviced or maintained, eliminating the risk of someone accidentally restarting the machinery during this process.

Master Lock S31 padlock, S430 and S431 hasps, S806 multipoint lockout

12 March, 2013

Master Lock has launched a range of safety padlocks, hasps and lockout cables designed to fit smaller-diameter lockout points.

Beamex MC2-IS calibrator

07 February, 2013

The ATEX and IECEx certified, second-generation Beamex MC2-IS intrinsically safe multifunction calibrator is a practical tool designed for field calibration and testing in explosive environments.

Fitel S123M12 ribbon fusion splicer

05 February, 2013

The Fitel S123M12 ribbon fusion splicer is a compact, handheld device suitable for FTTX, LAN, backbone, longhaul installations and challenging locations.

Vehicle safety in mining

30 January, 2013

The increase in mine productivity has led to a proportional increase in the size of the equipment used. Most vehicles have considerable operator blind spots, due to scale alone. Despite the best efforts of operators, accidents on mine sites remain an industry-wide problem. The reasons for accidents are diverse, so too are the collision scenarios.

Richter PFA-lined ball valve range

21 December, 2012

Richter PFA-lined ball valves KN/F and KK/F have been type-approved by TUEV and are suitable for use on road tankers, tank wagons and transport containers.

Device assists remote emergency shutdown at oil platform

26 November, 2012

Moore Industries-International helped an oil and gas company comply with new federal safety regulations relating to communications with offshore oil platforms.

Vehicles and roads are talking to enable safety improvements

08 November, 2012

Some day, your car and the roadway could be in constant communication and able to suggest route changes to avoid accidents, construction and congestion; coordinate your vehicle with traffic lights, other vehicles and lane markers; and let you know where you can park. Right now, a fleet of instrumented vehicles is testing these systems on two instrumented test beds - one in Northern Virginia and one in Southwestern Virginia.

ABB dry-type transformer range

07 November, 2012

ABB has released three dry-type transformers. The improved EcoDry low-loss transformer, TriDry triangular transformer and PoleDry transformers provide users improved efficiency, safety and eco-compatibility.

Nederman acquires US industrial air filtration group

16 October, 2012

Nederman is strengthening its position in industrial air filtration by acquiring US group Environmental Filtration Technologies (EFT).

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