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New Products: Earthing Clamps

New Products: Earthing Clamps

Atex Global has added a new line of earthing clamps to its range. These are for use in electrical insulation. Keeping operations safe from the dangers of static discharge relies heavily on the earthing clamp and its cabling. Therefore, under ATEX, static grounding clamps must meet specific criteria before they can be used in hazardous areas. Atex […]

Is hand sanitiser… dangerous?

Is hand sanitiser… dangerous?

Hand sanitiser is alcohol-based. Some contain up to 70% alcohol by volume or more. This makes it flammable and easily ignited by a naked flame or even excessive temperature. It should be treated with care. With sales of this product currently through the roof due to Covid-19, there is a greater need for awareness. Hand […]

Fire Protection for a New Oil Products Storage Facility in Ghana

Fire Protection for a New Oil Products Storage Facility in Ghana

In the port city of Tema in Ghana, sits the new Petroleum Products Storage and Distribution Terminal. A site of eight buildings covering 113,000 square metres. Naturally, the site requires the highest standard of fire protection. Oil and gas facilities can be particularly challenging environments in which to specify safety systems. Volatile and hazardous materials […]

Utilities Company Tests Handheld Gas Detection Devices

Utilities Company Tests Handheld Gas Detection Devices

Wales and West Utilities (WWU) distributes gas to one sixth of the UK, through approximately 35,000 km of pipeline across Wales and South West England. This is an area of 7.5 million people with 2.5 million gas supply points. WWU were using three types of gas detection equipment. All of them work by pumping a […]

Unexpected Behaviour of Hydrogen Flames Analysed in New Study

Unexpected Behaviour of Hydrogen Flames Analysed in New Study

A study led by scientific researchers at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid has detected unexpected physical behaviour of hydrogen gas when it burns. The flames are able to survive in more extreme conditions than previously thought. Hydrogen can propagate in incredibly narrow gaps. It can burn with very little fuel. It extends itself by breaking […]

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