ATEX—Explosive Atmospheres

Risk Assessment, Control and Compliance

Author: Torben Jespen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319313673

Category: Law

Page: 197

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This book details how safety (i.e. the absence of unacceptable risks) is ensured in areas where potentially explosive atmospheres (ATEX) can arise. The book also offers readers essential information on how to comply with the newest (April 2016) EU legislation when the presence of ATEX cannot be avoided. By presenting general guidance on issues arising out of the EU ATEX legislation – especially on zone classification, explosion risk assessment, equipment categorization, Ex-marking and related technical/chemical aspects – the book provides equipment manufacturers, responsible employers, and others with the essential knowledge they need to be able to understand the different – and often complicated – aspects of ATEX and to implement the necessary safety precautions. As such, it represents a valuable resource for all those concerned with maintaining high levels of safety in ATEX environments.

Risk Assessments and Safe Machinery

Ensuring Compliance with the EU Directives

Author: Torben Jespen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319313614

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 256

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This book describes the prerequisites for the placing on the market and the safe use of machinery in compliance with the relevant EU Directives, especially the Machinery Directive 2006/42. It provides readers with high-level knowledge concerning the Essential Health and Safety Requirements (EHSR) that machinery must fulfill. The approach and principles of the Machinery Directive were most recently made worldwide acknowledged in the ILO code of practice on safe machinery, released in 2013. The book addresses that code, as well as providing valuable insight into other EU Product and Workplace legislation. Focusing on the key aspect of safe machinery, the “machinery safety risk assessment”, which allows readers to better understand the more difficult aspects of risk assessments, the book equips readers to tackle problems at the manufacturing stage and in different use scenarios, introducing them to risk reduction techniques and functional safety aspects.

Transport of Dangerous Goods

Methods and Tools for Reducing the Risks of Accidents and Terrorist Attack

Author: Emmanuel Garbolino,Mohamed Tkiouat,Natalia Yankevich,Dalanda Lachtar

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400726848

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 249

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This book addresses the various risks associated with the transport of dangerous goods within a territory. The emphasis of the contributions is on methods and tools to reduce the vulnerability of both the environment and human society to accidents or malicious acts involving such transport. With topics ranging from game theory to governance principles, the authors together cover technical, legal, financial, and logistic aspects of this problem. The intended audience includes responsible persons in territorial organizations, managers of transport infrastructures, as well as students, teachers and researchers wishing to deepen their knowledge in this area.

Industrial Internet of Things

Cybermanufacturing Systems

Author: Sabina Jeschke,Christian Brecher,Houbing Song,Danda B. Rawat

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319425595

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 715

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This book develops the core system science needed to enable the development of a complex industrial internet of things/manufacturing cyber-physical systems (IIoT/M-CPS). Gathering contributions from leading experts in the field with years of experience in advancing manufacturing, it fosters a research community committed to advancing research and education in IIoT/M-CPS and to translating applicable science and technology into engineering practice. Presenting the current state of IIoT and the concept of cybermanufacturing, this book is at the nexus of research advances from the engineering and computer and information science domains. Readers will acquire the core system science needed to transform to cybermanufacturing that spans the full spectrum from ideation to physical realization.

Human Factors and Reliability Engineering for Safety and Security in Critical Infrastructures

Decision Making, Theory, and Practice

Author: Fabio De Felice,Antonella Petrillo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319623192

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 258

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This book collects a high-quality selection of contemporary research and case studies on the complexity resulting from human/reliability management in industrial plants and critical infrastructures. It includes: Human-error management issues—considering how to reduce human errors as much as possible. Reliability management issues—considering the ability of a system or component to function under certain conditions for a specified period of time. Thus, the book analyses globally the problem regarding the human and reliability management to reduce human errors as much as possible and to ensure safety and security in critical infrastructures. Accidents continue to be the major concern in “critical infrastructures”, and human factors have been proved to be the prime causes to accidents. Clearly, human dynamics are a challenging management function to guarantee reliability, safety and costs reduction in critical infrastructures. The book is enriched by figures, examples and extensive case studies and is a valuable reference resource for those with involved in disaster and emergency planning as well as researchers interested both in theoretical and practical aspects.

Nondestructive Characterization of Materials IV

Author: J.F. Bussière,Robert E. Green,C.O. Ruud

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306440472

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 516

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There is a great deal of interest in extending nondestructive technologies beyond the location and identification of cracks and voids. Specifically there is growing interest in the application of nondestructive evaluation (NOEl to the measurement of physical and mechanical properties of materials. The measurement of materials properties is often referred to as materials characterization; thus nondestructive techniques applied to characterization become nondestructive characterization (NDCl. There are a number of meetings, proceedings and journals focused upon nondestructive technologies and the detection and identification of cracks and voids. However, the series of symposia, of which these proceedings represent the fourth, are the only meetings uniquely focused upon nondestructive characterization. Moreover, these symposia are especially concerned with stimulating communication between the materials, mechanical and manufacturing engineer and the NDE technology oriented engineer and scientist. These symposia recognize that it is the welding of these areas of expertise that is necessary for practical development and application of NDC technology to measurements of components for in service life time and sensor technology for intelligent processing of materials. These proceedings are from the fourth international symposia and are edited by c.o. Ruud, J. F. Bussiere and R.E. Green, Jr. . The dates, places, etc of the symposia held to date area as follows: Symposia on Nondestructive Methods for TITLE: Material Property Determination DATES: April 6-8, 1983 PLACE: Hershey, PA, USA CHAIRPERSONS: C.O. Ruud and R.E. Green, Jr.

Practical Electrical Equipment and Installations in Hazardous Areas

Author: Geoffrey Bottrill,Derek Cheyne,G Vijayaraghavan

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080480169

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 424

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This book provides the reader with an understanding of the hazards involved in using electrical equipment in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres. It is based on the newly adopted international IEC79 Series of Standards that are now harmonizing and replacing older national Standards. Explosion-proof installations can be expensive to design, install and operate. The strategies and techniques described in this book can significantly reduce costs whilst maintaining plant safety. The book explains the associated terminology and its correct use - from Area Classification through to the selection of explosion-protected electrical apparatus, describing how protection is achieved and maintained in line with these international requirements. The IEC standards require that engineering staff and their management are trained effectively and safely in Hazardous Areas, and this book is designed to help fulfill that need. A basic understanding of instrumentation and electrical theory would be of benefit to the reader, but no previous knowledge of hazardous area installation is required. * An engineer's guide to the hazards and best practice for using electrical equipment in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres. * Fully in line with the newly adopted international standards, the IEC79 series. * Clear explanations of terminology and background information make this the most accessible book on this subject.

LNG Risk Based Safety

Modeling and Consequence Analysis

Author: John L. Woodward,Robin Pitbaldo

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470590225

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 392

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Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is the only viable way to extract and transport natural gas from areas not serviceable by a pipeline, but it also poses safety risks. This book examines the safety concerns regarding LNG, and examines the debate between its advocates and its opponents. The text considers risks on the extraction, transportation, and maintenance of LNG; includes discussion of case studies and LNG-related accidents over the past half-century; and summerizes the findings of the Governmental Accountability Office's (GAO) survey of nineteen LNG experts from across North America and Europe.

Occupational Safety and Hygiene II

Author: Pedro Arezes,João. S. Baptista,Monica P. Barroso,Paula Carneiro,Patrício Cordeiro,Nelson Costa,Rui B. Melo,Sergio A. Miguel,Gonçalo Perestrelo

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1138001449

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 818

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Occupational Safety and Hygiene II contains selected papers from the International Symposium on Occupational Safety and Hygiene (SHO2014, Guimarães, Portugal, 13-14 February 2014), which was organized by the Portuguese Society for Occupational Safety and Hygiene (SPOSHO). The contributions focus on selected topics, which include (but is not limited to): Occupational safety Risk assessment Safety management Ergonomics Management systems Environmental ergonomics Physical environments Construction safety, and Human factors The contributions in Occupational Safety and Hygiene II are mainly based on research carried out at universities and other research institutions, but also on practical studies developed by Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) Practitioners within their companies. Accordingly, this book will be a helpful text to get acquainted with the state-of-the-art of the research within the mentioned domains, as well as with some practical tools and approaches that are currently used by OHS professionals in a global context.

Air Pollution Modeling and Its Application XVI

Author: Carlos Borrego,Selahattin Incecik

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 144198867X

Category: Science

Page: 665

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This volume covers the latest scientific developments in the real world applications of pollution modeling. Topics covered include: the role of atmospheric models in air pollution policy and abatement strategies; integrated regional modelling; global and long-range transport; aerosols as atmospheric contaminants; model assessment and verification; and application of new concepts in different regions of the world.

Dust Explosions in the Process Industries

Identification, Assessment and Control of Dust Hazards

Author: Rolf K. Eckhoff

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080488745

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 719

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Unfortunately, dust explosions are common and costly in a wide array of industries such as petrochemical, food, paper and pharmaceutical. It is imperative that practical and theoretical knowledge of the origin, development, prevention and mitigation of dust explosions is imparted to the responsible safety manager. The material in this book offers an up to date evaluation of prevalent activities, testing methods, design measures and safe operating techniques. Also provided is a detailed and comprehensive critique of all the significant phases relating to the hazard and control of a dust explosion. An invaluable reference work for industry, safety consultants and students. A completely new chapter on design of electrical equipment to be used in areas containing combustible/explosible dust A substantially extended and re-organized final review chapter, containing nearly 400 new literature references from the years 1997-2002 Extensive cross-referencing from the original chapters 1-7 to the corresponding sections of the expanded review chapter

Explosion Hazards in the Process Industries

Author: Rolf K. Eckhoff

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 012803274X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 576

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Explosion Hazards in the Process Industries, Second Edition, delivers the most current and comprehensive content for today’s process engineer. Process safety and petrochemical engineers inherently accept that there is a risk of explosions when working on process facilities such as plants and refineries. Yet many that enter this field do not have a fundamental starting point to understand the nature of explosions, and there are a lot of misconceptions and impartial information in the market. Explosion Hazards in the Process Industries, Second Edition, answers this need by providing engineers and consultants a go-to reference and training guide to understand the principles of explosions, what causes them, and how to mitigate and prevent them from reoccurring. Enhanced to include new chapters on BLEVE (Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosions), water vapor explosions, and destructive effects from accidental explosions, this guide continues to fulfill a comprehensive introduction to the subject, rounded out with new case studies, references, and a discussion on methods of hazard and risk analysis. Offers a comprehensive introduction to process safety Includes updated new chapters on Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosions (BLEVE), water vapor explosions, and destructive effects for accidental explosions Gains new case studies, references, and standards to stay on top of what is new and critical Establishes the starting point to process safety and understanding the fundamentals of explosions and how to mitigate them

Advances in Food Process Engineering Research and Applications

Author: Stavros Yanniotis,Petros Taoukis,NIKOLAOS STOFOROS,Vaios T. Karathanos

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461479061

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 677

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This is the second publication stemming from the International Congress on Engineering in Food, the first being Food Engineering Interfaces, based on the last ICEF10. The theme of ICEF 11, held in Athens, Greece in May 2011, is “Food Process Engineering in a Changing World.” The conference explored the ways food engineering contributes to the solutions of vital problems in a world of increasing population and complexity that is under the severe constraints of limited resources of raw materials, energy, and environment. The book, comprised of 32 chapters, features an interdisciplinary focus, including food materials science, engineering properties of foods, advances in food process technology, novel food processes, functional foods, food waste engineering, food process design and economics, modeling food safety and quality, and innovation management.

Cyber Security: Analytics, Technology and Automation

Author: Martti Lehto,Pekka Neittaanmäki

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319183028

Category: Computers

Page: 269

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The book, in addition to the cyber threats and technology, processes cyber security from many sides as a social phenomenon and how the implementation of the cyber security strategy is carried out. The book gives a profound idea of the most spoken phenomenon of this time. The book is suitable for a wide-ranging audience from graduate to professionals/practitioners and researchers. Relevant disciplines for the book are Telecommunications / Network security, Applied mathematics / Data analysis, Mobile systems / Security, Engineering / Security of critical infrastructure and Military science / Security.

Wireless Communication in Underground Mines

RFID-based Sensor Networking

Author: L. K. Bandyopadhyay,S. K. Chaulya,P. K. Mishra

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387981659

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 477

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Wireless communication has emerged as an independent discipline in the past decades. Everything from cellular voice telephony to wireless data transmission using wireless sensor networks has profoundly impacted the safety, production, and productivity of industries and our lifestyle as well. After a decade of exponential growth, the wireless industry is one of the largest industries in the world. Therefore, it would be an injustice if the wireless communication is not explored for mining industry. Underground mines, which are characterized by their tough working conditions and hazardous environments, require fool-proof mine-wide communication systems for smooth functioning of mine workings and ensuring better safety. Proper and re- able communication systems not only save the machine breakdown time but also help in immediate passing of messages from the vicinity of underground working area to the surface for day-to-day normal mining operations as well as for speedy rescue operations in case of disaster. Therefore, a reliable and effective commu- cation system is an essential requisite for safe working, and maintaining requisite production and productivity of underground mines. Most of the existing systems generally available in underground mines are based on line (wired) communication principle, hence these are unable to withstand in the disaster conditions and dif?cult to deploy in inaccessible places. Therefore, wireless communication is an indispe- able, reliable, and convenient system and essential in case of day-to-day normal duty or disaster situations.

Green Extraction of Natural Products

Theory and Practice

Author: Farid Chemat,Jochen Strube

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527676813

Category: Science

Page: 300

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Extraction processes are essential steps in numerous industrial applications from perfume over pharmaceutical to fine chemical industry. Nowadays, there are three key aspects in industrial extraction processes: economy and quality, as well as environmental considerations. This book presents a complete picture of current knowledge on green extraction in terms of innovative processes, original methods, alternative solvents and safe products, and provides the necessary theoretical background as well as industrial application examples and environmental impacts. Each chapter is written by experts in the field and the strong focus on green chemistry throughout the book makes this book a unique reference source. This book is intended to be a first step towards a future cooperation in a new extraction of natural products, built to improve both fundamental and green parameters of the techniques and to increase the amount of extracts obtained from renewable resources with a minimum consumption of energy and solvents, and the maximum safety for operators and the environment.

Introduction to Health and Safety in Construction

Author: Phil Hughes,Ed Ferrett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136080619

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 724

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This NEBOSH-endorsed textbook is matched to the latest syllabus of the National Certificate in Construction Safety and Health. Within the construction industry the need for specialist health and safety training is high due to the high risks involved. This is reflected in recent legislation such as CDM 2007 and explains the consistent demand for courses and learning materials. The text is easy to read, highly illustrated in full color, and supported with checklists, report forms and record sheets used currently in the industry. Students are supported with end-of-chapter questions, a study skills chapter and specimen assignments including specimen answers. As NEBOSH actively grow their qualifications internationally, demand for this book and it’s sister titles continues to increase overseas. High growth markets are the Middle East, Malaysia, India and China.

Exercises in Functional Safety

Author: KJ Kirkcaldy

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1326557653

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 100

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Worked examples calculations and exercises in Functional Safety as applied in the Process Industry. This book is aimed at Functional Safety Engineers who wish to improve their understanding of risk and reliability calculations. Examples have been created in the calculation of various risk and reliability scenarios. Answers are also provided to enable the student to confirm understanding and consolidate knowledge. This book may be a useful revision aid to those studying for the TUV Functional Safety Engineer (Safety Instrumented System) examination. This book should be used alongside recommended pre-reading: Functional Safety in the Process Industry: A handbook of practical guidance in the application of IEC61511 and ANSI/ISA-84.00.01. KJ Kirkcaldy and D Chauhan ISBN 978-1-291-18723-6."

Yearbook of International Sports Arbitration 2016

Author: Antoine Duval,Antonio Rigozzi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9462652376

Category: Law

Page: 427

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The Yearbook of International Sports Arbitration is the first academic publication aiming to offer comprehensive coverage, on a yearly basis, of the most recent and salient developments regarding international sports arbitration, through a combination of general articles and case notes. The present volume covers decisions rendered by the Court of arbitration for Sport (CAS) and national courts in 2016. It is a must-have for sports lawyers and arbitrators, as well as researchers engaged in this field. It provides in-depth articles on burning issues raised by international sports arbitration, and independent commentaries by esteemed academics and seasoned practitioners on the most important decisions of the year by the CAS and national courts. Dr. Antoine Duval is Senior Researcher for International and European Sports Law at the T.M.C. Asser Instituut in The Hague. He holds a Ph.D. on the interaction between Lex Sportiva and EU Law from the European University Institute in Florence. Prof. Antonio Rigozzi teaches international arbitration and sports law at the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, and is the partner in charge of the sports arbitration practice at Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler, a Geneva-based law firm specializing in international arbitration.

Handbook of Pumps and Pumping

Pumping Manual International

Author: Brian Nesbitt

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080549217

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 424

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Written by an experienced engineer, this book contains practical information on all aspects of pumps including classifications, materials, seals, installation, commissioning and maintenance. In addition you will find essential information on units, manufacturers and suppliers worldwide, providing a unique reference for your desk, R&D lab, maintenance shop or library. * Includes maintenance techniques, helping you get the optimal performance out of your pump and reducing maintenance costs * Will help you to understand seals, couplings and ancillary equipment, ensuring systems are set up properly to save time and money * Provides useful contacts for manufacturers and suppliers who specialise in pumps, pumping and ancillary equipment