IECEx

  • Oil and gas in the digital age

    15 February 2020 by Claire Marchand
    While cyber security is primordial nowadays in all types of industries, it is even more so in in the oil and gas sector. Cyber attacks can have critical consequences to human lives and the environment: fires, explosions...
  • The connected mine

    15 June 2019 by Claire Marchand
    Mining is one of the most ancient trades performed by humans. It is also one of the trades whose evolution has been fairly slow, considering that the first mining efforts were to search for stones suitable for making...
  • Health and environment at risk

    15 May 2019 by Claire Marchand
    The incident at the Lubrizol chemical plant in Rouen, France, is a powerful reminder that the most drastic safety measures are a must in explosive (Ex) environments.
  • Encompassing most industry sectors

    15 April 2019 by Claire Marchand
    Explosive (Ex) atmospheres – also termed hazardous areas/locations – may be caused by flammable gases, mists or vapours or by combustible dusts. Some examples include the oil, gas or mining sectors. Most accidents that...
  • 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...
  • ROVs, AUVs and AIVs

    15 January 2019 by Claire Marchand
    Remotely operated vehicles (ROV), often described as "robot submarines", have been used by the oil and gas industry for many years, mainly for underwater drilling, construction and installation, inspection, maintenance...
  • Recognizing exceptional achievements

    15 June 2018 by Claire Marchand
    Every year, the IEC pays tribute to people from its organization, for their distinguished work and commitment to improving the safety, compatibility and energy efficiency of electrical products and systems, with its...
  • 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...
  • IEC presence on five continents

    15 April 2018 by Claire Marchand
    Since the beginning of the 2000s, IEC Central office in Geneva, Switzerland, has decentralized some of its activities, establishing regional offices first in North America, then in Asia-Pacific, Latin America and lastly...
  • Invaluable support for developing countries

    15 April 2018 by Claire Marchand
    Each year sees an increase not only in the number of countries participating in the IEC Affiliate Country Programme but also in the number of International Standards adopted as national ones, national electrotechnical...
  • 2018 IEC Awards

    15 April 2018 by Claire Marchand
    Every year IEC honours the commitment and work of a number of individuals in its community who, through their leadership and technical expertise, have contributed to making products and electrical systems safer, more...
  • 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...
  • IECEE work benefits the environment, workplace and homes

    15 April 2018 by Antoinette Price
    Every day, whether at home, in the workplace, hospitals, airports or other public places, we come into contact with many devices and their operating systems, which we expect should function safely and reliably.
  • Ex industry: a risky business

    15 March 2018 by Claire Marchand
    Natural disasters may lead to industrial accidents but man, through non observance of strict safety measures, is more often than not responsible for damages, injuries and fatalities.
  • Ex-perience and Ex-pertise

    15 February 2018 by Claire Marchand
    Faced with a “What-will-you-be-when-you-grow-up” question, a kid will choose rather conventional careers such as policeman/woman, astronaut, teacher, football player, actor, or singer; models and TV stars are more recent...
  • 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...