Safety

Hazardous area gas analyser

05 October, 2008 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

The flameproof housing of the EL3060 analyser fulfils the requirements of Category II 2G and due to its high safety standards can be used in plants with potentially explosive gas atmospheres of Zone 1 and Zone 2.


Machine guard enclosure

05 September, 2008 | Supplied by: Products For Industry Pty Ltd

The Jokab Quickguard system is a 44 x 44 mm or 44 x 88 mm walled aluminium profile that locks together with external cast aluminium brackets.


Blast cages

08 August, 2008 | Supplied by: Sykes Australia Ltd

High head mining pontoon-mounted pumps are often left in place in high wall sumps when blasting takes place and have traditionally been protected by means of a solid 6 mm canopy covering the engine.


When did you last inspect your safety light curtains?

30 July, 2008 | Supplied by: Pilz Australia Industrial Automation LP

Companies using light curtains to safeguard machinery often do not appreciate the implications of the regulatory requirement for inspections.


Safety system

08 July, 2008 | Supplied by: HIMA Australia

The XMR system architecture of the HIMax safety system allows users to adjust the redundancy of individual modules to the requirements of the differing process loops. XMR refers to the degree of modular redundancy in the system, with ‘x’ assuming any value between one and four.


Failsafe manual reset thermostats

08 July, 2008 | Supplied by: Practical Control Solutions

The KMF series of failsafe thermostats monitor temperatures in furnaces, ovens, kilns, boilers or any application where an overtemperature condition would result in a critical failure. These thermostats work on the principle of liquid expansion from a bulb into a capillary which actuates a microswitch contact.


On the safe side at Shell Clyde

25 June, 2008 | Supplied by: Yokogawa Australia Pty Ltd

The Shell oil refinery at Clyde — nestled among the mangroves on the banks of the Parramatta River — is a well-known Sydney landmark. With encroaching suburbia and the surrounding fragile ecology of the Parramatta River on its doorstep, there is a need to maintain high safety and environmental standards. With the safety systems at Clyde due for an upgrade, Shell wanted to maximise the safety and operational requirements of the plant.


On the safe side at Shell Clyde

25 June, 2008

The Shell oil refinery at Clyde — nestled among the mangroves on the banks of the Parramatta River — is a well-known Sydney landmark. With encroaching suburbia and the surrounding fragile ecology of the Parramatta River on its doorstep, there is a need to maintain high safety and environmental standards. With the safety systems at Clyde due for an upgrade, Shell wanted to maximise the safety and operational requirements of the plant.


GE Fanuc completes MTL product acquisition

16 June, 2008

GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms has announced that it has completed the acquisition of assets of the MTL Open System Technologies (MOST) product lines, including the MTL8000 general purpose I/O, intrinsically safe I/O, SafetyNet system and process control technologies.


Fire protection technology for valve actuators

18 May, 2008

Intertec is supplying over 100 fire protection cabinets to support Emerson Process Management’s instrumentation solution for the new hydrocracker complex at the Kirishi oil refinery near St Petersburg, Russia. The cabinets will provide the valve actuators with a minimum of 30 minutes of protection against fire, so that the plant’s emergency shutdown systems and services can quickly isolate and minimise damage to protect employees, assets and environment.


How functional safety helps to save lives

18 May, 2008 by Jeanne Erdmann* | Supplied by: Pilz Australia Industrial Automation LP

In this article, Ron Bell of the IEC explains functional safety and looks ahead to the revision of the IEC 61508 standard that is due for publication in 2010.


Proven in prior use: a DIY challenge

18 May, 2008 by Dr Eric Scharpf, CFSE, and Dr William Goble, CFSE* | Supplied by: exida.com LLC

Australian and international safety standards permit users to apply a ‘proven in prior use’ methodology to justify their safety integrity level (SIL)-rated safety instrumented system (SIS) equipment. But, before you choose that option, be sure you can accept the responsibility and you have the proper tools and procedures.


Risk assessment service for machines

22 April, 2008

Treotham Automation has launched a service providing risk assessments on any type of machine.


Ethernet safety I/O modules

17 April, 2008 | Supplied by: Rockwell Automation Australia

Rockwell Automation has introduced I/O modules equipped with Ethernet/IP connectivity - the CompactBlock Guard I/O on Ethernet/IP series


GE Fanuc acquires MTL product lines

16 April, 2008

GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms and MTL Instruments Group have announced an agreement for GE Fanuc to acquire the assets of the MTL Open Systems Technology (MOST) product lines.


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