IECEx

  • Reducing risks in oil and gas transportation

    9 April 2021 by Claire Marchand
    The oil and gas sector, like many industries, relies heavily on transportation to move crude oil from wellheads to refineries or refined products from refineries to their final destination, using tankers at sea and...
  • Protecting lives and the environment in hazardous areas

    9 October 2020 by Claire Marchand
    Safety is defined in the Collins dictionary as the state of being safe from harm or danger. Safety can also refer to the control of recognized hazards in order to achieve an acceptable level of risk, i.e. risk management...
  • Oil and gas in the digital age

    15 March 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 November 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...
  • Encompassing most industry sectors

    15 July 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 May 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 March 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...
  • IEC presence on five continents

    15 July 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 July 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 July 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 July 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 July 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.

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