hazardous areas

  • Optimizing Ex skills

    15 March 2019 by Claire Marchand
    Safety and health in the workplace, also known as occupational safety, is a fairly recent concept that can be traced back to the first industrial revolution when factory owners began to consider it as a labour-related...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Targeting safety, growing popularity

    15 April 2018 by Claire Marchand
    Explosive (Ex) atmospheres – also termed hazardous areas/locations – which can be caused by flammable gases, mists or vapours or by combustible dusts, are by no means restricted to the oil, gas and petrochemical industry...
  • Protecting the environment with drones and robots

    15 March 2018 by Peter Feuilherade
    History provides many instances of technologies developed for military application being spun off and used in the civilian sector for different, broader uses and at lower prices. Drones and other unmanned powered...
  • Croatia to host IECEx event

    15 January 2018 by Claire Marchand
    In just six years, the IECEx international conferences have made their mark and have become must-attend events on the annual conference circuit for the Ex industry sector. After Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2012...
  • Honing skills in Ex areas

    21 August 2017 by Claire Marchand
    The times when a degree was the ultimate stage in your educational development are long gone. And so are the jobs for life. People today are more likely to switch profession more than once in their lifetime. They may...
  • Fossil fuels in the energy mix

    15 July 2017 by Claire Marchand
    While the part of renewable energy sources - solar, wind, marine and hydro - in the energy mix has been growing steadily in recent years, fossil fuels still play a major role in energy generation, distribution and...
  • 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...
  • China on the agenda

    21 May 2017 by Claire Marchand
    IECEx, the IEC System for Certification for Standards Relating to Equipment for Use in Explosive Atmospheres, chose to hold the 2017 IECEx International Conference in Shanghai, China, on 11-12 April 2017.
  • The Ex sector turns to EVs

    21 March 2017 by Claire Marchand
    When the term electric vehicle (EV) comes up, it usually brings to mind electric cars and possibly buses or other means of urban transportation. Seldom do we see the mention of industrial vehicles, although they...
  • The next generation of IEC leaders

    21 March 2017 by Janice Blondeau
    Meet the IEC 2016 Young Professional Leaders and learn more about how YPs are becoming involved in the technical work of the IEC.
  • 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...
  • The dynamics of success

    24 January 2017 by Claire Marchand
    The oil and gas industry sector has faced many challenges in recent years. The severe drop in oil prices has affected companies and economies throughout the world. In parallel, the need to for developed and developing...

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