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September 8, 2014
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5 Expert Tips: Achieving Arc Flash Safety

When it comes to electrical-safety issues, expert advice is always in order.  By Jane Alexander, Managing Editor Electrical safety is an overarching concern for plants and facilities everywhere. In the United States, providing a safe workplace for employees is required—and enforced—by OSHA. Relative to electrical workplace safety, OSHA issues citations based on the requirements of […]

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July 8, 2014
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Interlock Technology Improves Process Safety in Tanker Loading/Unloading Operations

Kirk Key’s (Kirk) Eagle Series interlocking products provide process-safety control in tanker loading and unloading operations. The company’s trapped key interlocking systems ensure that users follow a pre-determined sequence of operation for activating road, rail, and sea tanker control valves in oil refining, petro-chemical, pulp and paper, liquefied gas and other industrial applications. Kirk Eagle Series valve interlocks integrate […]

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June 28, 2014
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Increased Flexibility in Power Transmission with High-Protection Cable & Hose Carriers

U.S. Tsubaki Power Transmission, LLC, has introduced TKA Series Cable & Hose Carriers, the newest product family from TSUBAKI KABELSCHLEPP. According to the manufacturer, TKA Series Cable Carriers are especially tight, which allows them to better protect cables from dirt, chips and circulating spray water and prevent the ingress of coolants and lubricants. With their enclosed stroke system and pin-hole joint, […]

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June 20, 2014
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Hydrostatic Testing of Pipelines Goes Digital

Meriam Process Technologies’ PIT5000 Pipeline Integrity Tester  replaces the deadweight and chart recorders that have typically been part of the hydrostatic testing landscape. The product’s real-time data-collection and alarm capabilities improve upon the traditional labor-intensive pen and paper method by automating the process and, in turn, helping speed response to critical conditions. According to the manufacturer, the PIT5000 does the work for the operator. Once a test is completed, a printed report […]

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3:54 pm
June 18, 2014
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Non-Stop Safety Solution Benefits Small and Mid-Range Applications

HIMA has expanded its HIMax safety system product line with a CPU for small and mid-range applications. Announced in late 2013, the X-CPU 31 module is now available worldwide. According to the manufacturer, its original HIMax system featuring the X-CPU 01 with a separate system bus module is still appropriate for high-level safety applications. Smaller applications, however, will be able to benefit from the scalability […]

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7:27 pm
June 9, 2014
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Powerful, Failsafe Controller Technology for Standard and Safety-Related Applications

Siemens Industry has introduced the SIMATIC S7-1518F, a failsafe controller with a bit performance of 1 nanosecond. Designed to increase flexibility, safety, efficiency and productivity at the plant-floor level, it’s suitable for high-end standard and safety-related machine and plant automation applications. The S7-1518F has four communication interfaces: a Profinet interface with a 2-port switch for communication with […]

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June 9, 2014
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High Integrity Safety System Works Alone or With Any DCS, PLC or HMI

ABB has released its High Integrity (HI) safety system for use with any ABB or third-party control system, PLC or operator interface. This TÜV certified release lets users leverage the system for any SIL 1-3 application and to interface all necessary information to the existing control system and/or operator interface. The offering includes an object-oriented […]

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7:54 pm
May 27, 2014
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Safer, Faster, Easier Flange Maintenance

According to Equalizer USA,  its patented flange-spreading tools can be used with all flange-joint types, even those with no access gaps between them. The company says its new Equalizer SWi product range can make activities associated with flange maintenance in a plant safer, more efficient and more cost-effective than in the past. Products in the SWI line are shorter and lighter than […]

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