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Calibration in hazardous areas
April 2019, QTEK Instrumentation & Calibration Solutions
This article is an edited version of a Beamex calibration white paper, the original unedited document can be downloaded at https://instrumentation.co.za/papers/J4324.pdf

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Pump monitoring in hazardous areas
Technews Industry Guide: Maintenance, Reliability & Asset Optimisation 2019, Siemens Digital Factory & Process Indust. & Drives
Safety has top priority wherever flammable media are used in industry. This applies in particular to the chemical industry, where flammable liquids are produced, processed and transported by pumps in ...

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Safety meets security
March 2019, Phoenix Contact
A common strategy required for the future.

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Is your building safe from fire?
March 2019, Alien Systems & Technologies
Correct selection of detectors is vital.

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Safety exhaust valve for emergency stop
March 2019, Parker Hannifin Sales Company South
Parker Hannifin has introduced a new safety exhaust valve that rapidly exhausts compressed air in the event of a fault condition or when a machine has an emergency stop. The P33 is designed for two-channel ...

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Ex-rated instruments for explosive atmospheres
March 2019, R&C Instrumentation
In many industries, there are certain areas that are classified as hazardous or Ex areas. This is an area that contains, or may contain, combustible substances such as gas, vapour or dust. Typical hazardous ...

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New generation safety controllers
March 2019, Beckhoff Automation
TwinSAFE: consistently modular, scalable and distributed safety applications.

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LSIS obtains Ex rating for HMI range
March 2019, Ana-Digi Systems
Starting with the iXP2 premium series of HMIs, in the latter half of 2018 LSIS began rolling out the Ex certification for the entire range of these exceptional products. The products carry the rating ...

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Contact in to contact out over fibre optic cable
February 2019, Omniflex Remote Monitoring Specialists
The Omniterm FCT and FCR modules provide the ability to send a digital contact signal up to 4 km over a single optical fibre. When the contact on the FCT transmitter module is closed, the relay output ...

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Zoned approach reduces the complexity of machine safety
January 2019, ASCO
This article examines a unique approach known as zoned safety, which reduces complexity in the design of redundant pneumatic safety circuits. It explains the advantages of the concept over the traditional ...

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Kia Slovakia reduces safety ­downtime
January 2019, Rockwell Automation
Allen-Bradley GuardLogix maximises efficiency in body shop.

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Setting new gas monitoring ­standards in coal mining
January 2019
The presence of methane gas in coal mining processes is highly probable, and monitoring methane levels in operational mining sections has become obligatory. Legislation calls for the installation of methane ...

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AST adds new value to fire suppression in 2019
January 2019, Alien Systems & Technologies
Moving forward into 2019, Alien Systems & Technologies has put new value-added services in place for customers.       New value-added services Pyroshield IG55 gaseous automatic fire extinguishing systems ...

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Protecting pumps in hazardous ­areas
January 2019, Siemens Digital Factory & Process Indust. & Drives
Safety has top priority wherever flammable media are used in industry. This applies in particular to the chemical industry, where flammable liquids are produced, processed and transported by pumps in ...

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PyroStorm provides cost-effective fire protection for control equipment
December 2018, Alien Systems & Technologies
If you work at a large industrial plant or mine, you may have noticed those hydraulic lubricating oil packs, or perhaps the diesel generator sets, oil store rooms, pump rooms or flammable liquids stores, ...

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Compact safety light curtains for tight spaces
December 2018, Turck Banner
The new SLC4 is Banner’s most compact safety light curtain to date. It has a low-profile design and a sensing area that extends the entire length of its 160 mm housing. This Type 4 safety light curtain ...

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Wise choices to decrease fire risk and improve safety
November 2018, Spero Sensors & Instrumentation
Fire safety at the workplace is a topic that is easily neglected and many businesses do not devote enough attention to it. The topic quickly becomes top of mind when people lose their lives, or when a building or substantial part of an industrial plant is destroyed by fire.

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Network-based process visualisation
November 2018, Pepperl+Fuchs
IT technologies such as PC and server virtualisation are establishing themselves in larger plants in the process industry to reduce the growing number of PC hardware components, while at the same time increasing flexibility and availability.

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PC-based control for the process industry
November 2018, Beckhoff Automation
Beckhoff Automation adds Ex protection to extend its reach in hazardous areas.

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Don’t forget to test your fire protection systems before the holiday shutdown
November 2018, Alien Systems & Technologies
As the year draws to a close, it is natural that people start looking forward to the holidays. It is therefore quite easy to neglect to consider the damaging effect a fire could have on businesses during ...

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