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Italy – RINA Updates Offshore Platform Safety Rules

Italy - RINA Updates Offshore Platform Safety Rules

The Italian classification group RINA has updated its offshore platform rules in response to growing industry challenges in the offshore sector, it announced today. The rules and guidance provide a comprehensive guide to classification, certification, and verification of fixed offshore oil and gas platforms. They were ...

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France – Germanwings Plane Crash: Pilot ‘Locked Out Of Cockpit’

France - Germanwings Plane Crash: Pilot 'Locked Out Of Cockpit'

One of the two pilots of the Germanwings plane that crashed in the French Alps was locked out of the cockpit, according to reports. Early findings from the cockpit voice recorder suggest the pilot made desperate efforts to get back in, sources close to the investigation ...

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CSB – On Tenth Anniversary of Tragic Explosion and Fire at BP Texas City Refinery, CSB  Release Safety Message – VIDEO

CSB - On Tenth Anniversary of Tragic Explosion and Fire at BP Texas City Refinery, CSB Release Safety Message - VIDEO

Today the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released a safety message to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the accident at the BP refinery in Texas City, Texas, that killed 15 workers and injured 180 others. In the message Chairperson Rafael Moure-Eraso emphasizes the need ...

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PSA To Investigate Fire On Petrojarl Knarr FPSO

PSA To Investigate Fire On Petrojarl Knarr FPSO

The PSA has decided to initiate an investigation following a fire involving the generation of fumes on the production vessel Petrojarl Knarr FPSO in the Knarr Field in the North Sea on 24 March. The incident on the Petrojarl Knarr FPSO was discovered at 1.45am ...

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Regulator Seeks $1.6 Billion Penalty For Deadly Pipeline Blast

Regulator Seeks $1.6 Billion Penalty For Deadly Pipeline Blast

California's chief utility regulator on Friday urged a record $1.6 billion penalty against Pacific Gas & Electric stemming from its deadly 2010 San Bruno natural gas pipeline rupture and fire near San Francisco, a $200 million increase over an earlier proposal. The newly proposed sum, sought ...

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World News

Canada – Three Hospitalized After Factory Chemical Leak

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Three people have been taken to hospital after a chemical spill at a factory Saturday in Varennes, Que., near Montreal, according to Environment Minister David … Continue reading

South Africa Durban Refinery Fire – VIDEO

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Five people sustained minor injuries while four firefighters have also been hurt in the course of duty.  KZN Emergency Medical Services says a factory worker … Continue reading

USA – Train Derailments in Texas & Colorado Cause Leaking Chemicals

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VALLEY MILLS, Texas (AP) — While a crew worked Sunday to clean up the scene in Central Texas where the derailment of about a dozen … Continue reading

USA – Regulator Says Mine Safety Improved in Past 5 Years

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Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health Joseph A. Main told members at the annual convention of the National Stone, Sand and Gravel … Continue reading

Brazil – Petrobras Shuts Major Offshore Rig For Safety Reasons

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Brazilian state-controlled oil giant Petrobras on Saturday said it has suspended operations at a major offshore platform, citing safety concerns. The P-58 platform, which extracts … Continue reading

Amnesty Slams Oil Giants Over Nigeria Spills

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Despite Billion Dollar Fines Oil Spills are still happening The Amnesty International rights group has lampooned oil giants Shell and ENI over what it described … Continue reading

Ex-coal Boss Pleads Not Guilty Again in Mine Safety Case That Killed 29 Miners

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BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship on Tuesday entered another plea of not guilty to federal charges stemming from the deadliest … Continue reading

South Africa – Huge Mine Explosion Injures 3, Damages Over 200 Properties

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Gold producer Harmony Gold says that it is investigating the cause of an explosion at its Brand One Ventilation mine in Welkom in the Free … Continue reading

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Spectrex SharpEye 40/40M Multi IR Flame Detector

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The SharpEye 40/40M Multi IR Flame Detector is unique in being able to detect both hydrogen and hydrocarbon flames simultaneously. Each type of flame has … Continue reading

SOLBERG® Expands Product Development and Sales Staff

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GreenBay, Wisconsin – The Solberg Company, the world’s foremost innovator of firefighting foam concentrates and systems hardware, announced to day the appointment of industry veterans … Continue reading

FOMTEC – ICAO LEVEL C FINALLY TAKES OFF

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After several years under discussion the ICAO Level C standard has finally been published. A new 4th Edition of the Airport Services Manual Part 1 … Continue reading

Fomtec Is Now Using C6 In All Products

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After years of hard work Fomtec are now all C6. Fomtec has developed formulations from C8 to C6, to secure that we only produce firefighting … Continue reading

Det-Tronics Eagle Quantum Premier® (EQP) Fire And Gas-Safety Controller Now Has An Ethernet/Modbus TCP/IP Interface Board (EIB) Option

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The Det-Tronics Eagle Quantum Premier® (EQP) fire- and gas-safety controller now has an Ethernet/Modbus TCP/IP interface board (EIB) option, allowing the controller to communicate with … Continue reading

E2S Warning Signals showcase their petrochemical product capability in China and Italy

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E2S Warning Signals, the world’s largest independent manufacturer of audible and visible warning devices, design and manufacture a large number of different sounders, beacons and … Continue reading

Dr. Sthamer – Hamburg, Europe’s leading independent Fire Fighting Foam manufacture is proud to announce that it has completed its transition to fully C6 based Carbon Chain Fluorosurfactant based AFFF’s and AR-AFFF

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Dr. Sthamer – Hamburg, Europe’s leading independent Fire Fighting Foam manufacture is proud to announce that it has completed its transition from C8 Carbon Chain … Continue reading

E2S – VdS Approval For Rugged Metal Enclosure Fire System Horn Sounders

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E2S Warning Signals has gained VdS approval and CPR compliance to directive 305/2011/EU for its AlertAlarm D112 alarm horn sounder by testing to EN54-3. It … Continue reading

E2S Adds SIL 2 Compatibility To Its Horn And Strobe Families

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Safety Integrity Level, SIL, is a measure of safety system performance expressed in terms of probability of failure on demand (PFD). In the oil and … Continue reading

WISER – Free HAZMAT Response Tool for 1st Responders

WISER is a free downloadable resource tool  for 1st RespondersWISER Overview The Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders (WISER) is a system concept for providing … Continue reading