When it comes to improving your on-machine safety, are you aware of all the options? It’s been over 40 years since safety relays were launched. Before that, think about the Industrial Revolution and the invention of the steam engine – accidents caused by failing machinery happened, and they affected both workers and the public.
In the event of a fire, it’s essential for alarms, lighting, and fire-fighting systems to continue operating long enough to allow evacuation, as well as support the fire brigade in their work.
Renewable energy is one of the fastest growing markets in the world – in the UK, solar commissioning and installations have doubled within the last year and are expected to double again by 2030. To keep technicians safe, there are three main electrical hazards to avoid when installing and maintaining PV solar installations.
Traditionally, PC-based SCADA systems were the only tool in the instrumentation and control engineer’s toolbox for plant process visualisation and control applications. This led to many facilities implementing SCADA systems simply because there were no available alternatives.
Combustible vapours, liquids, gases, or flammable dusts are often present in industrial applications. While safe in small amounts, these materials become a hazard when they exist in abundance, wreaking havoc, causing damage to equipment and property, harming employees, and hurting profits.