Managing Ex Asset Integrity: Electrical Considerations for ATEX Inspections

Managing Ex Asset Integrity: Electrical Considerations for ATEX Inspections

Many companies do not give adequate consideration to the condition of their electrical installations in relation to potentially explosive atmospheres, especially within older plants. Whilst most are concerned with ensuring completion of their hazardous area ATEX inspections and demonstrating compliance with the DSEAR regulations, ATEX 137 directive and BS EN 60079-17 standard, they tend to ignore or forget electrical testing which should be equally considered to the ATEX inspections (BS 7671-part 6 in conjunction with BS EN 60079-14 section 4.1 General Requirements, HSE 2002, HSE: ATEX and explosive atmospheres).

Utility Week Live 2017

Utility Week Live is the UK’s only exhibition dedicated to the UK’s gas, electricity and water industries, connecting Britain’s utilities to their suppliers, contractors and partners. It provides the chance for exhibitors to come face-to-face with the key strategic, operational and engineering decision-makers, at the big energy companies, network operators and major water companies.

How to use online learning as a platform to develop your career in the engineering sector

Online learning

Many programmes in the past could be studied at a distance, students would use text books and mail in assignments. While this made study possible it could be quite an isolating experience. Supported online learning not only gives you access to all the materials you need but you are able to discuss ideas with fellow professionals and have live face-to-face discussions in a virtual classroom with your tutor. All you need is access to a computer with a good internet connection and a microphone, and if you want to be seen, a camera.

The Water Hydraulics Co. Ltd

The Water Hydraulics Co. Ltd was founded in 2001. The company specialises in the design, development and manufacture of water hydraulic solutions, we manufacture a full range of innovative pumps, motors, valves, cylinders and systems that operate on tap water without any other fluid additives. Operating in similar pressure ranges to conventional hydraulics, water systems can offer the following benefits: –

Fiber Optic Microswitch Provides EMI Immunity and Inherent Safety

Camarillo, CA – January 10, 2017 – Micronor’s MR386 ZapFREE® Microswitch is the world’s first fiber optic micro switch, purposely designed to meet the challenging requirements of MRI, medical and industrial applications. Engineers will appreciate the product’s interchangeability with the familiar, industry standard V15-series electrical micro switch.

High-Performance Plastics For Process Engineering

Polyflon offers a wide range of inert, high temperature fluid handling products for use in process engineering operations – from small instrumentation components for process monitoring equipment through to precision extruded tubing for critical fluid transfer.

ODU expands ODU-MAC® Modular Connector range

ODU Connectors have announced a major expansion of their ODU-MAC modular connector range – the result of technology transfer from their pedigree in military connectors – now incorporated into this connector series, aimed at the industrial market.

Exclusive distributors of KEM Kuppers flowmeters

Litre Meter are now the exclusive UK distributors of the KEM Küppers range of flowmeters.  These include the ZHM, HM, SRZ positive displacement and the Tricor coriolis series.


The Rebel EMP 215ic MIG/TIG/Stick welder offers primary power and location flexibility and some of the most innovative welding technology available today.

Rebel EMP 215ic, a 120V – 230V, CC/CV welding system, provides a true multi-process arc performance, location flexibility, lightweight portability and a groundbreaking operator interface with LCD/TFT display.

Cable vs. Chain Tubular Drag Conveyors – The Wrong Choice Could Cost You

Understanding the differences between a chain vs. a cable Drag Conveyor will maximize your purchase and improve your returns.  When selecting a mechanical conveyor for total cost of ownership, it is important to consider total up-time, cost and time of repairs, and mode of failure.

Riello launches new burners for waste incinerators

Riello has launched a new range of robust, competitively priced incineration burners for use in diverse point-of-use incineration applications including general waste, medical waste and animal waste.

Vision Turbine Meter Series

Cost-effective Badger Meter Vision series of turbine flow meters have been examined, tested and found to comply with the requirements of The Water Regulations Advisory Scheme, also known as WRAS.

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The Flexible Coating Company

Safety Storage Cabinets Overview

The European Standard BS EN 14470-1 was implemented in April 2004 and has since been published as a national standard in many European countries including the Netherlands, France, Spain, UK, Italy etc.

Data Integration, Analytics, and Visualization in the Cloud

Consolidate and organize data from sensors and other connected devices in a unified information model for real-time analytics, alarming, workflow, trending, reporting and high performance visualization on any web-enabled device.

The Oilgear Company

The Oilgear Company provides robust hydraulic solutions for customers who prefer a partner not a vendor Our vision is to be the No.1 choice for hydraulic solutions in our target markets

New Universal RTU / IoT Terminal

From within its compact & robust case the NanoULTRA™ packs a big punch!

Driving Innovation Forward

Driving innovation is central to the ethos of Minesoft, a patent solutions provider for the intellectual  property industry. With over 80% of the technological and scientific information available in patents inaccessible anywhere else, ignoring patents as an information source at best delays innovation and  at worst, prevents it.

Robnor Resins to re-brand as Robnor Resinlab following partnership with US Resin Manufacturer, Resinlab.

Robnor Resins, leading formulator of epoxy and polyurethane resin systems, has today announced that it will merge with US Resin Manufacturer, Resinlab. In recognition of this new and significant partnership, effective from December 5th the company will adopt a new brand identity as Robnor Resinlab.

Innovative scaffolding solution saves leading oil & gas companies millions of dollars.

Shell Oil, GE Oil & Gas and Bilfinger Industrial Services choose The LOBO System over scaffolding, to increase safety and optimise cost. This month the LOBO advanced platform system has been fully approved for use by the above companies at their sites in the UK and North America

Providing Complete Steam Solutions for over 120 years

Efficient and Reliable.High Performance Steam Boilers

TC Facilities Management (TCFM) secure multi-service contract with global supplier of Industrial Components

TC Facilities Management (TCFM) is delighted to announce the award of a multi-service contract at RS Components Ltd, the world’s leading distributor of electronics, automation and control components, tools and consumables. 


Claiming a first for the Marine market, Autonnic has just launched a DC current magnetic metering system ideally suited to marine electrical systems.

Making Power Easy to Connect

Famatel was established in Spain in 1991 as a private company. It was the continuation of a successful metallurgical business that had been operating since the 1970’s and is still active today. The technical and business experiences from the original company have helped Famatel to establish itself as a leading player in the production and supply of electrical products. Today,

Better Signal-to-Noise Ratio Means Better Level Control.

Guided wave radar represents the standard for accurate, reliable level measurement, but not all GWR transmitters are equal. Signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) is a critical performance indicator – and the Eclipse® Model 706 has a SNR nearly 3 times higher than competitors

EFACS E/8 adapts to the world of hazardous chemicals

Vickers Laboratories is a family-owned, UK-based company, making a wide range of chemicals for markets including primary and secondary education and pharmaceuticals, plus specialist niches like monitoring, measuring and contact lenses. Due to some products being classified as dangerous goods, the company has to work in a highly regulated environment and its IT system has to conform to this.

Award Winning Pump!

The Verderflex Dura is the first real advance in hose pump technology since the high pressure hose. The Verderflex Dura 5 and Dura 7 combine a close coupled pump’s compactness with traditional long coupled pump benefits in superior High Pressure Low Volume dosing pumps.