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Latest Audible and Visual Signalling for Fire to be Showcased at NFPA

NFPA member E2S Warning Signals (UK), is exhibiting at the NFPA Show from the 13th to the 15th of June in Las Vegas. On Booth 1059, E2S will be showcasing selected products from its extensive globally certified product portfolio. The D1x family of Class I & II Division 1 signals from E2S offer high performance audio-visual warning in the most hazardous of environments. The D1xS alarm horns are UL and cUL marked, suitable for use as public mode fire alarm and also approved for Zone 1 and Zo...

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Hand-Held Portable Vibration Calibrator Launched

Specialist in noise and vibration instrumentation for occupational health and environmental monitoring, Svantek (UK) has launched a new portable vibration calibrator. The hand-held SV110 is designed for verification of machine sensors as well as on-site checks of human vibration accelerometers, in accordance to ISO 8041. Specially developed for in-situ calibration checks of hand-arm vibration meters mounted on hand or tool, the robust SV110 is ideal for use with Svantek’s popular SV103 a...

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Lone Worker Monitoring Solutions Earn BS8484 Certification

Blackline Safety Corp. (Canada), announces that it has received British Standard 8484: 2011 (BS8484) accreditation for its lone worker monitoring solutions from the SSAIB (Security Systems & Alarms Inspection Board). BS8484 defines the industryleading code of practice for lone worker equipment and monitoring services in the United Kingdom.  “With approximately 15 percent of employees working alone, our new BS8484 accreditation gives customers confidence that our Loner soluti...

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GeoAmbient Chooses VOC Detector for Humidity Resistant Sensor

Spanish geological and environmental consultancy, GeoAmbient, is using a Tiger PID (photoionisation detector) from Ion Science (UK) as part of its subsoil investigation activities. Chosen for its humidity resistant, ATEX accredited MiniPID sensor, the high performance, handheld VOC (volatile organic compound) detector is being used across outdoor sites, on a year round basis. Barcelona-based GeoAmbient conducts subsoil investigation, remediation of polluted sites, waste management and techn...

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UK Health & Safety Company Helps Facilities Managers Breathe More Easily

AcSoft Health & Safety (UK) is targeting the facilities management industry with its range of reliable and accurate Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Monitors from Pennsylvania-based E Instruments. Aimed at facilities managers and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) professionals, these portable, handheld IAQ monitors offer real-time continuous data logging for a wide variety of buildings, namely homes, schools, offices, hospitals, laboratories and airports. The models available in t...

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Optical Flame Detectors Protect Waste Recycling Facility

To protect its waste recycling facility from fire hazards, Winters Recycling Ltd has installed eight Talentum Dual IR optical flame detectors, from FFE (UK) at its Hitchin site. “Talentum flame detectors are a great fit for our site, where the risk of fire is significant,” said Winters’ Operations Manager Mark Chinsky. Talentum flame detectors are ideally suited to waste handling as they can detect almost all types of flickering flames, not just hydrocarbon flames. This is especia...

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Fixed Continuous VOC Monitor for Maximum Plant & Worker Safety Launched

Ion Science (UK) has announced the launch of its Falco series of fixed continuous VOC (volatile organic compound) monitors for the on-going protection of workers operating in potentially hazardous industrial environments, such as refineries, petrochemical plants and laboratories. Incorporating first of a kind ‘typhoon’ technology for added reliability, Falco is specially designed to work in condensing atmospheres and extreme weather conditions. Reinforcing Ion Science’s position at th...

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New Noise Logger Efficiently and Reliably Measures Sound Levels

Brüel & Kjær (UK) today announced the release of its new Noise Logger that enables users to confidently take unattended noise level measurements 24 hours a day. The Noise Logger cost-effectively empowers organisations to: Demonstrate noise level compliance, Resolve noise complaint investigations, and Gain approval for a planned change or an operational license.  Noise Logger customers can dependably obtain accurate data and keep informed about what’s happening while they’re off si...

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US Soup Maker Campbell’s to Drop Hormone-Mimicking Chemical

One of the largest manufacturers of tinned soup in the United States has signalled its intention to desist from using Bisphenol-A (BPA), a hormone-mimicking chemical, in the production of its cans. Campbell’s, whose iconic cans are known around the world thanks to the artistry of Andy Warhol, have pledged to drop BPA altogether by mid-2017. The announcement comes after a new study conducted by Michigan’s Ecology Centre, which tested 200 different containers from a range of brands in th...

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Expert Guidance Offered on New ATEX Directives

CSA Group, the UK Notified Body for the ATEX Directive, is providing valuable insight and expertise to manufacturers on the new requirements for ATEX that are scheduled to take effect in April 2016. “The new directive has caused some confusion and concern for manufacturers of equipment for explosive atmospheres,” said Ian Rippin, Managing Director UK, CSA Group. “CSA Group has decades of experience in testing and certification for hazardous locations, and are the leading third party t...

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Mercury Vapour Indicator for Accurate Results in the Most Challenging of Environments

The Ion Science (UK) Mercury Vapour Indicator (MVI) has surpassed customer expectations at mercury decontamination specialist company No Heat Resources, achieving outstanding results out in the field in the harshest of environments, even with extremely high levels of mercury vapour. Robust and reliable, and without the need to stop for regeneration, the MVI units are providing fast and accurate mercury vapour readings, ensuring the health and safety of workers. No Heat Resources provides...

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At Last, a Personal Dosimeter for Hand Arm Vibration Measurement

Since they launched their new SV103 vibration dosimeter, the positive response Svantek (UK) has had has been incredible. The SV103 is the world's first vibration dosimeter that accurately measures the vibration dose received by the operator. It is also the first and only meter on the market that takes into account the grip/contact force which greatly reduces measurement uncertainty. This small, rugged instrument easily attaches to the user's arm and the lightweight MEMS accelerometer straps...

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Prove the Earth Moved with New Ground Vibration Monitor

AcSoft Health & Safety (UK) is now offering a Menhir ground vibration monitor from Semex-Engcon GmbH. The simple, flexible and robust ‘Modular Enhanced Intelligent Recorder’ efficiently measures vibrations, shocks and tremors generated by construction and building works, as well as mining, demolition and quarrying activities. In conjunction with SDC (Smart Data Centre) software, the web-based, high resolution Menhir system is capable of accurately recording, analysing and transferring...

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New Project Planning Service for Construction Sector Launched

Environmental noise monitoring specialists Cirrus Environmental (UK) has launched its latest Project Planning Service to meet growing demand in the UK construction sector. Already one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of environmental noise monitoring equipment in the growing environmental monitoring industry, Cirrus Environmental is consolidating its position with this latest end to end offering. The new revamped service covers every aspect of environmental noise monitoring, fr...

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VOC Detectors Enhanced Following Customer Research

As a result of extensive customer research in line with its commitment to continuous product development and innovation, Ion Science (UK) has introduced a new short probe for its range of well-proven, handheld Tiger VOC (volatile organic compound) detectors. Feedback from the company’s customers who widely use the popular Tiger PID (photoionisation detectors) for global occupational health and environmental monitoring applications has resulted in Ion Science introducing a series of enhanc...

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CODEL International Release the EnergyTech 301

CODEL International has just released the EnergyTech 301, a new and advanced tribo-electric dust monitor evolving from tried and tested technology. The new EnergyTech 301 has dual capability as it can be used as an indicative monitor and also be calibrated in mg/m3 as a quantitative monitor. The sensor features an integral control unit with a display and input keys for set up. The quantitative version has an automatic zero and span checking system to ensure drift is kept to a minimum. Cal...

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Can You Hear It? It’s here!

Castle Group Ltd (UK) is delighted to announce their latest new product – the Castle dBAir Sound Meter. Making the most of state-of-the art technologies such as Wi-Fi, Cloud software and ultra-powerful processors, this development looks like it will set a new benchmark in sound monitoring. Coming in 3 models, there’s a Safety, Environmental, and Safety & Environmental version, all of which encompass every noise parameter you could possibly require for that application. Castle have th...

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New Noise Measurement Meter - in a Class 2 of Its Own

Cirrus Research (UK) is offering a “One Product/One Price” package that covers all Noise at Work requirements through its Optimus Red noise measurement meters. With no hidden extras at hidden costs, the Optimus Red can claim to be the industry leading product that covers ALL areas of UK and European Noise at Work legislation, taking away any uncertainty for professionals looking for a Class 2 sound level meter. A sound level meter used for Noise at Work measurements should ideally meet...

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CODEL International Announces Success at MCERTS

CODEL International has recently obtained MCERTS Certification for the DCEM 2001 Opacity monitor and VCEM 5100 flow monitor. Both analysers were tested by TUV Rhineland at sites operating under the EU Industrial Emissions Directive; they are both certified by MCERTS and TUV under EN 15267 QAL1 for use on all EU IED processes. The DCEM 2100 represents the latest evolution of CODEL’s world renowned Opacity monitors. The analyser has been significantly improved with new optical benches, up...

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Say Hi to Wi-Fi – Instant, Wireless Data Transfer

With Wi-Fi as standard in the all new dBAir from Castle Group ltd (UK), the world of sound is set to change forever! No more fiddling around for the right cable, failed connection to a PC or out-of-date software, the dBAir sends measured data directly to the Castle Cloud software platform, where the user simply logs in from any computer or mobile device and all the data is at hand. One of the most tedious aspects in the process of carrying out Noise Assessments is transforming your measure...

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Workplace Noise Monitoring, Air Quality & Assessments

R&B Industrial (UK) undertake Workplace Noise Assessments, meeting the requirement of the Control of Noise at Work Regulations (2005), in order to evaluate and advise on appropriate measures to manage the risk. The R&B Engineering team have particular expertise in providing design, installation of LEV Systems & Noise Control Solutions.Their approach can reduce costs as duplication of engineering design and consultancy across multiple organisations is avoided, facilitating efficient communi...

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Low-Cost Optical Dust/Smoke Monitor Range Released

EnergyTech is a new range of gas and particulate analysers focused on power generation process, safety and efficiency. The EnergyTech 101 is a low cost optical dust/smoke monitor, the 301 is a new tribo-electric dust monitor that can be used in indicative and calibrated modes. The EnergyTech 200 series is a new range of mill, silo and other combustion process monitors configurable from 1 to 4 channels. This analyser has both Carbon Monoxide and Oxygen measurement capability. The key innovat...

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Noise Exposure Monitoring Services

Exposure to noise can pose a variety of health and safety risks to workers including hearing loss, physiological effects and stress. Alcumus (UK) have the experience, tools and knowledge to help you not only reduce your exposure to noise, but provide meaningful and practical advice on your next steps. After an initial walkthrough survey of your premises, Alcumus perform a full noise survey, providing all the information you need to manage noise properly in your workplace. Alcumus can...

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5 Mistakes Not to Make When Dealing with Noise at Work

By James Tingay, Quality & Product Development, Cirrus Research Plc. It’s 10 years since the UK Control of Noise at Work Regulations were introduced covering all industry sectors and bringing us in line with the broader EU Directive. With a few overall exemption it meant extra protection for the UK workforce but has the legislation actually achieved what it set out to do a decade ago? According to official figures released by the HSE the UK still has around 18,000 people suffering deafn...

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British Design Helps Safety Professionals Meet Compliance with Noise at Work Regulations

NOVA, Pulsar's (UK) latest safety professional handheld sound level meter is a perfect tool for compliant noise testing and sampling around the workplace as it is designed to provide busy HSE professionals with the main parameters required under the Regulations quickly, on one screen at all times. The meters are perfect for monitoring noise levels in a variety of work environments, with the view to collecting evidence and helping to address any noise at work issues. When it comes to experti...

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Casella’s dBadge2 ‘Gets Connected’ with the AirWave app

As technology surges into almost every aspect of our daily lives, it’s unlikely that you haven’t already used an app today, be it to organise your daily routine or monitor your sleep pattern. So it’s no surprise that Casella has joined the app market with its new AirWave app which allows Casella’s dBadge2 noise dosimeter to #getconnected. The impact of occupationally-induced long term illnesses, such as hearing damage cannot be stressed enough. Now Casella, designers and producers o...

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Has Fracking Caused Earthquakes in Texas?

The small town of Denton in Texas is the birthplace of the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing (fracking), which has been something of a double-edged sword for the state. Whilst on the one hand providing a much-needed boost to the Texan economy, the health and environmental risks associated with the practice have been the grounds for complaint for many disgruntled local residents. As well as potentially compromising the cleanliness of local water supplies, there are also widespr...

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BMW Chiefs Claim EPA Have not Been in Contact over VW Scandal

Car manufacturer BMW has attempted to distance itself from the scandal which has engulfed German company Volkswagen and rocked the automotive industry as a whole. In a statement released by BMW, they said that the allegations of rigging emissions tests did not apply to them and that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the body which was responsible for discovering VW’s transgressions, had not been in contact with them. A Conclusive Statement Earlier this week, news agency Reute...

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Northern Rail Gains ISO Accreditation in Environmental First

The ISO-14001:2015 [https://ilmt.co/PL/JDqd], the latest environmental standard to be issued by the global certification body NQA, was barely a few minutes old when Northern Rail qualified for accreditation last month. The standard was issued on 15th September and the very same day, NQA announced that the rail company had complied with its stringent regulations and achieved the first certificate for the newly-created ISO.     “Exceptional Corporate Leadership”        ...

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"What's Next in Safety" Defined at A+A 2015

With the mission to define ´what´s next in safety?´, Scott Safety (UK) is back at the A+A trade fair in Dusseldorf (27th - 30th October 2015, Dusseldorf, Germany) to showcase the latest technologies, concepts and future-thinking surrounding industrial gas detection and breathing apparatus solutions (Hall 06, Stand F33).The event, which attracts over 63,000 global industrial professionals, will be the launchpad for Scott Safety´s latest addition to the Proflow Powered Air Purifying Respir...

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Compact New Drug Testing Solution to Protect Workers in Utilities Sector

One of the leading manufacturers in safety technology, Dräger, is expanding its drug testing portfolio for the utilities sector, with the launch of its DrugCheck 3000. With decades of experience in the fields of drug and alcohol testing, Dräger compliments its wide portfolio of oral drug testing equipment for the sector with the new screening device. The launch follows a successful year for Dräger in the field of diagnostics, with Dräger’s DrugTest 5000 becoming one of the only piec...

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Hygienic Measurement in Explosive Environments

The resistance thermometer GA2730 Minitherm of LABOM (Germany) has a matching range of thermowells for hygienic temperature measurement and is approved for use in explosive environments. In addition the Pt100 element meets the SIL2 safety requirements of EN 61508 for functional safety. The unique combination of equally high hygienic and safety standards qualifies the type series GA2730 Minitherm for the thermowell system HP1200 for demanding measurement tasks in the fields of pharmaceutics,...

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Smart Matatus to Launch in Kenya?

The same smart technology which Google, Apple and other manufacturers are looking to incorporate into their cars could be used to greatly improve public transport in Kenya. Currently, just under 1.5 million people use “matatus” (shuttle buses) to navigate Nairobi on a daily basis. Among other problems, these commuters face overcrowding, congestion and reckless driving, making matatus a dangerous but necessary menace for getting around the city. However, implementing smart technology in...

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What Are Waste Fire Tests? And How Can They Help?

Waste fire tests are controlled experiments in which large quantities of different types of waste material will be purposely combusted to determine proper conditions for waste storage. As well as providing an insight into optimum stack sizes, distances and ignition temperatures, the tests will also yield valuable information about the emissions given off by different materials. The tests are due to take place sometime in the autumn of 2015, with the results being fed back into existing leg...

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PEFTEC Conference - "New Environmental Guidelines for Facilities Storing Bulk Quantities of Petroleum, Petroleum Products and Other Fuels"

Ms Katy Baker, from Arcadis/Energy Institute, presents "New Environmental Guidelines for Facilities Storing Bulk Quantities of Petroleum, Petroleum Products and Other Fuels" The need for good environmental performance has always been a requirement within the oil industry. Moreover, actions to minimise the release of hydrocarbons to the environment can also lead to improvements in safety performance, healthier working conditions for employees and more cost-effective operations. The operati...

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What Are Fugitive Emissions?

Fugitive emissions are accidental emissions of vapours or gases from pressurised apparatus, either due to faulty equipment, leakage or other unforeseen mishaps. It can also occur through evaporation, in such sources as storage tanks or wastewater treatment facilities. Though not limited to industrial settings, the vast majority of fugitive emissions take place in factories, power plants and the suchlike. Due to the fact that many power generation stations have an incredibly high potential...

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Noise Monitoring Station Ideal for Ports

An increasing number of UK ports, including Felixstowe, Port of Tyne and Peterhead, are benefiting from high performance environmental and occupational health noise measurement instrumentation from Svantek UK Ltd (UK). This includes the SV200 outdoor noise monitoring station which offers reliable, accurate and continuous operation in the harshest conditions. A fully integrated solution for unattended long or short-term noise monitoring applications, Svantek’s weatherproof SV200 enables po...

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NASA to Build Air Traffic Control System for Drones

NASA has announced plans to develop an air traffic control plan for unmanned aerial systems (UAS) – more commonly known as drones. The news comes after a Twitter message by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, which claimed that in June a fixed-wing aircraft was forced to abandon fighting a fire in the San Bernardino Mountains by a hobbyist drone.   Furthermore, back in April a manned gyrocopter was able to successfully land at the White House without alerting the...

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UK Gas Detection and Occupational Health Specialist Announces Recruitment Drive

Leading designer and manufacturer of gas detection equipment for the environment and occupational health, Ion Science (UK) has announced a recruitment drive across a number of departments at its facility in Fowlmere, Cambridgeshire as a result of recent growth. Ion Science is immediately looking to recruit a number of key positions including Trainee Production Assistant, Company Buyer, Quality Control Technician, Trainee Marketing Assistant, Trainee Accounts Assistant, Customer Services Adm...

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In response to the Supreme Court ruling on the US MATS rule

What is going on with the US Mercury and Air Toxics Standard (MATS)? Dr Lesley Sloss, IEA Clean Coal Centre www.iea-coal.org News broke recently concerning the Supreme Court ruling on the US MATS rule: MATS (Mercury and Air Toxics Standard), the legislation which has been bounced back and forth between the US EPA and the law courts for several years, has been hit out of bounds again. Whilst far from dead in the water, MATS will require some re-writing before it takes its final and perma...

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The Forefront of Mercury Measurement Equipment

Mercury is a global pollutant. Mercury is known to cause health issues when ingested. Power Generation, Cement and incinerators are leading sources for mercury emissions. These emissions reside in the atmosphere and are returned to the earth via rain. Once in the soil, the mercury is consumed by insects which are consumed by fish and other animals. Once consumed by fish the mercury becomes Methyl Mercury which is toxic.     The US has promulgated rules to measure and reduce mercury comin...

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Introducing Environmentally-Friendly Asphalt!

With an increasing preoccupation about the damage we are wreaking on our environment, a heavy emphasis has been placed upon the vast system of road networks which criss-cross the United Kingdom and the world as a whole. However, such a focus normally concentrates on improving air quality and reducing transport-related pollution, particularly that generated by the combustion of traditional crude-oil fuels. The roads themselves are often neglected as generators of waste or ecological factors...

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Lone Worker Mobile Capability Expanded with a New Wearable

Blackline Safety (Canada) today announces Loner Duo—the latest addition to Blackline’s lone worker safety monitoring portfolio at the Safety & Health Expo 2015, the largest UK event driving excellence for global health and safety. Loner Duo is a compact wearable device that greatly enhances the recently-announced Loner Mobile worker safety monitoring app for leading smartphones. Loner Duo connects to Loner Mobile via Bluetooth low energy communications, and together form th...

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New App Transforms Smartphones into Lone Worker Safety Monitoring Devices

Blackline Safety (Canada) today announces the immediate availability of Loner Mobile, a feature-rich employee safety monitoring app, on leading iPhone, Android and BlackBerry devices. Blackline offers the most diverse range of employee safety monitoring solutions that address work-alone safety scenarios faced by organisations in every industry. Loner Mobile allows employers to monitor the real-time safety of their smartphone-equipped personnel with the goal of managing an efficient e...

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Sound Level Meter Earns its Wings at British Model Flying Association

Svantek (UK) – world leading manufacturer of occupational health and environmental noise and vibration monitoring instrumentation –  has supplied a compact, ultra-lightweight SVAN 971 sound level meter to the British Model Flying Association (BMFA) where it is being used to help assist clubs with environmental noise related issues and to ensure the long-term protection of model aircraft flying sites. Andy Symons from the BMFA comments: “The purchase of the Svantek SVAN 971 sound leve...

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Nepalese Earthquakes Cause Increased Risk of Landslides and Flooding

The two earthquakes which have devastated the country of Nepal over the last month might hold even farther-reaching consequences for its people in the upcoming months. The larger quake, back on April 25th, claimed the lives of 8,000 people and destroyed the homes of hundreds of thousands of others. It also caused serious landslides and these were exacerbated last week by the second tremor, which led to many more. With so much displaced land entering into streams and reservoirs, and the mon...

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Growing Number of Waste Recycling Plants Are Enhancing Fire Safety and Removing False Alarms with New Aspiration Smoke Detector

As the market-leading Aspiration Smoke Detector (ASD), it’s no wonder Honeywell’s (USA) FAAST is being implemented by a growing number of recycling and waste management plants. Offering the earliest, most accurate smoke detection, class-leading filtration and system design that removes both dust-stimulated false alarms and problems arising from environmental fluctuation, FAAST provides the highest provision of safety. Despite the WISH guideline release in 2014, fire events are still h...

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UK Distributor of Personal Air Sampling Pumps Appointed

Svantek (UK) has added Gilian personal air sampling pumps from US-based Sensidyne to its portfolio of occupational health and environmental noise and vibration monitoring instrumentation. Reinforcing the company’s commitment to further growth in the UK, this expanded product range will include the high performance GilAir Plus, specially designed for simultaneous high and low flow personal measurement of particulates, vapours, gases and metal fumes. Widely recognised as the most versatile...

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Warning Instrument Manufacturer to Take Part in First NFPA Show

On Booth 1162 at the NFPA Conference & Expo in Chicago, 22 – 25 June, E2S Warning Signals, the independent manufacturer of audible and visual warning devices, will be showcasing its comprehensive product portfolio. On display will be a selection of devices suitable for use in Class I & II Division 1 and 2 areas amongst which there will be the new D1x series, available as combined horn and strobe units, horn sounders or PA loudspeakers. Headquartered in London, UK, E2S has been manufactur...

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Operations Merger Will Lead to New Name and Upcoming New Hazardous Locations Testing Laboratory in North Wales 

CSA Group (UK), a leading global provider of testing and certification services and a standards development organisation, announced its UK acquired operations, SIRA Test & Certification and mi Technology Group, will be merged under the new name CSA Group Testing UK Limited. “CSA Group is committed to delivering exceptional testing and certification and conformity assessment solutions that help our customers ensure their products meet global standards and requirements,” said Ralf Schunk,...

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