July 27, 2015

How speaking up can save lives - BBC UK

Excellent article from BBC UK How speaking up can save lives

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July 18, 2015

July 12, 2015

Cracking issues

Cracking issues

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July 8, 2015

Six killed in tank explosion

News reports from South Korea indicate a waste water tank explosion when hot work was going on. It is suspected that a welding spark ignited methane, a biochemical gas. It appears that workers conducted a safety check and measured gas concentrations around the tank but not in the interior of the tank, which was sealed. It indicates the importance of analysing atmospheres inside tanks when hot work takes place outside.
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July 5, 2015

Pilots' brains can shut down during crisis | Business Standard News

This article has learnings for designers of plant control systems!

Pilots' brains can shut down during crisis | Business Standard News


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July 1, 2015

Testing of valves in cryogenic service (LNG etc)

When isolation valves in cryogenic service like LNG need to be tested after maintenance, the test should be carried out at the temperature at which the valve operates. Read an explanation of the test bench in this brochure.
Note: This is only for information.


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Hicks on biz: Human error is inevitable | Columnists | Opinion | Edmonton Sun

Hicks on biz: Human error is inevitable | Columnists | Opinion | Edmonton Sun

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