electrical equipment

  • Tackling explosion and fire risks

    15 February 2019 by Claire Marchand
    Natural disasters strike at regular intervals on our planet. Every year natural disasters leave huge areas totally devastated. Many experts point the finger at climate change for the increased intensity of storms...
  • A lifetime of Ex-perience

    15 June 2018 by Claire Marchand
    In an interview with e-tech, IECEx Chair Prof Dr-Ing Thorsten Arnhold speaks about his lifelong involvement in the Ex sector and in IECEx.
  • Keeping spills and explosions at bay

    15 May 2018 by Claire Marchand
    Every year sees its share of oil spills, gas leaks or industrial explosions that could have dire consequences for human beings as well as for the environment. They can be caused by the wrong or faulty equipment, poor...
  • Providing safety solutions for hazardous areas

    15 May 2018 by Prof Dr Thorsten Arnhold, IECEx Chair
    I recently attended an international conference in Barcelona. The event was about safety solutions and, among other topics, it also dealt with hazardous areas. For me, as the IECEx Chair, there were many interesting...
  • Baptism of fire

    15 July 2017 by Catherine Bischofberger
    Health and safety have always been key drivers behind the publication of IEC Standards. Electricity can be dangerous and electrotechnical equipment and systems can cause different types of hazards if not used according...
  • Number one in its field

    21 June 2017 by Claire Marchand
    Year in, year out, the list of incidents happening in hazardous areas doesn’t seem to be diminishing. The oil and gas sector has had its share of fires and explosions, obviously, that have been widely reported both in...
  • The hazardous world of Ex Marking

    21 April 2017 by Ron Sinclair MBE, Chair of European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) CLC/TC 31: Electrical apparatus for potentially explosive atmospheres, member of WG 22 of IEC TC 31: Equipment for explosive atmospheres, IECEEx ExSFC Chair
    This article was first published in HazardEx on 20 April 2017 - subheadings and "About IECEx" section were inserted editorially by IECThe one subject guaranteed to get everyone hot under the collar is the subject of the...
  • Mitigating the risks and impact of explosions

    21 April 2017 by Morand Fachot
    Explosions in a wide range of industrial or other installations can be caused by the wrong or faulty equipment, and/or by poor operating procedures or mistakes. Risks can be significantly reduced if equipment and systems...
  • Dusty business

    21 March 2017 by Claire Marchand
    Some industry sectors are automatically associated with explosive (Ex) atmospheres – oil and gas, petrochemical plants, mining and in particular coal mining. Many others won’t necessarily come to mind although the risk...

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