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Messer Safety Day 2019


Family-run industrial gas specialist Messer held its annual Safety Day across all of its sites on 13th September (2019).


BCGA adds 100th document


The British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) has added the 100th guidance document to its comprehensive reference library.

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Brighton Pride highlights use of nitrous oxide


More than 150 bags of rubbish containing nitrous oxide, or “laughing gas” as it is widely known, canisters and balloons have been picked up off Brighton Beach following a major Pride event at the weekend.

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Safety monitoring solutions

2019-08-01T06:00:00+01:00By Keith Warren

Monitoring gases, particularly oxygen, to ensure process safety has grown in importance over the years. There is an increasing need to run processes at optimal oxygen concentrations in order to increase efficiency, reduce process costs and to meet emissions regulation. This means that gas concentrations are frequently set close to ...

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Cause of China ASU explosion

2019-07-31T10:56:00+01:00By Victor Leung

Human error is the main cause of a recent explosion at an air separation plant (ASU) in China, a primary investigation has found.

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US Patent & Trademark Office awards LifeGuard Technologies


Pennsylvania-based safety hose manufacturer, LifeGuard Technologies, has been issued US Patent No. 10,344,902, by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

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Industrial Scientific acquires SAFER Systems


Industrial Scientific, a Pittsburgh-based gas detection expert, has signed and closed on a definite agreement to acquire SAFER® Systems.


SSP: An integral part of Afrox’s 360-degree solutions


Afrox’s Business Manager for Manufacturing Industries, Johann Pieterse, describes how Afrox’s full Safety Solutions Programme (SSP) has been incorporated into its 360° Solutions offering.

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Cause of hydrogen station explosion identified


An assembly error of a specific plug in a hydrogen tank in the high-pressure storage unit has been identified as the root cause of an explosion to a hydrogen station in Norway.

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Nel releases updates from H2 station investigation


The preliminary investigation into the recent explosion at a hydrogen station in Norway has found the incident started with a hydrogen leak in the high-pressure storage unit.


UL expands hazardous locations lab


UL (Underwriters Laboratories) has opened its new hazardous locations (HazLoc) laboratory, which aims to accelerate manufacturing and supply chain safety, at its global headquarters in Northbrook, Illinois, US.


Air Products investigates explosion


Air Products is investigating an explosion at its industrial gases plant in Santa Clara in the Bay Area, California, on Saturday (1st June).

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CGA recognises safety award winners


The Compressed Gas Association (CGA) has announced the winners of its safety awards at the Association’s 2019 Annual Meeting.

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