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Buildings, equipment and other resources used in engineering, manufacturing and processing. Includes equipment related to electrical supplies, air treatment, packaging and finishing, conveyors, storage and handling, weighing and measuring, and health and safety.
With Leuze Electronic’s MSI-EM-4RO relay extension module for the MSI 200 safety controller, users can control multiple devices via potential-free output contacts.
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Guttridge is supplying Kenana Sugar Company, an integrated sugar processing complex, with mobile conveying equipment for its expanding operations.
The argument over the pros and cons of whether or not to install heated water safety showers has possibly run its course with the ANSI.Z358.1-2009 standard now recommending 15 minutes of tepid water drench time for all emergency showers. In this technical article, Janet Dickinson, operations manager at Showers and Eyebaths Services, looks at what emergency safety showers are available that meet current standards.
According to Showers and Eyebaths Services, it is a good idea during milder conditions to conduct an annual service, inspection and compliance assessment for every on-site safety shower, eyewash station and — just as importantly — supply pipe. Ensuring that your emergency showers and eyebaths are fit for purpose and ready to withstand the winter freeze is essential to avoid further problems that may occur when the temperature drops.
There are three main standards currently in use which directly relate to the purity of the compressed air quality and testing requirements for industry. As this article from Beko Technologies explains, the most commonly used standard is the ISO8573 series and in particular ISO8573-1:2010.
Generating power can mean the use of a diverse range of technology, from a simple coal-fired facility to the latest in nuclear plants. But all have one thing in common: the need to control heat and produce steam — and this generally necessitates using large volumes of process water. This article from Industrial Purification Systems discusses the use of modern filtration technology as a means to improving both heat transfer efficiencies and plant protection.
In this technical bulletin, Master Chemical highlights the visible part of the Hazardous Materials Index System or HMIS. This system is used by the industry to quickly communicate health and safety information in a uniform visual manner to the end user of the product. This voluntary system was created to provide a quick reference to critical health and safety information.
The Hazard Communication Standard requires that companies using hazardous materials maintain a file of the current material safety data sheets (MSDSs) for all the materials listed in their hazardous material inventories. It is the user’s responsibility to request that the organisation supplying the product delivers the current MSDS to them. Master Chemical maintains pdf copies of the most current MSDSs on its website for customers.
This guide from Sensonics explains the basics of vibration and expansion measurement techniques relating to turbine and auxiliary plant equipment. The guide starts with an introduction to the basic transducers available for plant mounting with associated options and details the various measurement techniques used as standard throughout the power industry.
According to Steve Cupples of Industrial Purification Systems, industry worldwide uses water in many different ways and in different amounts; therefore, water-saving technology is, in many cases, used in multiple applications. The commonalities, however, are that highly efficient water-saving techniques are proven to not only reduce an organisation’s carbon footprint but also to make huge savings on energy bills and improve production and performance.