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Process Safety

A pained expression can appear quickly on a plant engineer’s face when talking about new safety standards, such as new procedures for safeguarding a robotic cell, or introducing a new workflow procedure based on an internal best practice developed by the manufacturer. Outside standards and best practices can drive real improvement, but implementing them can...
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Flexibility Within Limits: Global Standards, Best Practices Challenge U.S. Multinationals

From robotic safety standards to disparate best practices in the fast-growing oil and gas industry, U.S. multinationals and their machine-builder partners are having to analyze and adapt to changes.
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Incident Prediction and Avoidance Solutions

To help operators predict and avoid incidents in today’s high-pressure manufacturing environment, organizations must become more proactive.
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12 Practical Tips for Implementing Intrinsic Safety

North American companies are beginning to move toward intrinsically-safe systems, already well established in Europe, that use currents and voltages too low to spark an explosion in a hazardous enviro
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Many Factors Determine Choices in Intrinsic Safety Devices

These days, it’s not that difficult to pick out integrated safety devices because most follow standards and generally the same specifications.
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Safety: The Lifecycle Approach

Production safety is generally thought of as a series of steps necessary to ensure safe interaction with industrial equipment.
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Automation as a Means of Compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act

With FDA food safety requirements and inspections on the rise in response to the Food Safety Modernization Act deployment, the first question for most people involved in the food industry is: Who do
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Intrinsic Safety: Thinking Outside the Explosion-Proof Box

Unlike explosion-proof schemes, which aim to contain explosions inside enclosures, intrinsic safety keeps them from ever happening at all.
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Choosing Your Intrinsic Safety Device

There are different but similar intrinsic safety (IS) standards around the world, so you should be aware of what you’re looking for in the way of an IS device.
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Sick: Loop Safety Controller Node

The Flexi Loop Safety Controller Node Cascades up to 32 Sensors onto One Loop.
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United Electric Controls: Safety Transmitter

The One Series is the first SIL 2-certified transmitter designed solely for safety system applications.
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Process Safety Futures

Process safety systems have arrived at a juncture of transformation.
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Daewoo Shipbuilding Turns to Rockwell for Offshore Drilling Safety

Rockwell Automation will provide a fully integrated safety solution for four new Transocean drill ships.
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PackSafe Improves Risk Assessment

The safety standards state that a risk assessment must be performed on a machine in order for it to be deemed safe.
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Packaging Machine Safety Turns Dynamic

Programmable, smart devices coupled with new approaches and new standards are changing safety from a static add-on to a dynamic partner in packaging machine productivity.
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Procedural Automation at a Commercial-Scale Pilot Plant

Whether performing unit startups or shutdowns, making changes, switching feedstocks, or performing maintenance work, plant personnel must perform specific procedures correctly and in the correct order
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DuPont Shares Safety Best Practices
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DuPont Shares Safety Best Practices

At Siemens’ 2013 Automation Summit, DuPont explained its safety philosophy and outlined several of its best practices.
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Groveley ultrasonic gas leak detector
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Emerson Acquires Groveley Detection to Expand Safety Offerings

Groveley’s ultrasonic gas leak detection technology feeds more monitoring solutions through Emerson Process Management into the oil and gas arena.
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Barriers to Human Reliability
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Barriers to Human Reliability

The idea of placing greater emphasis on operator interaction with automated systems has been gaining traction.
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The Human-Automation Intersection
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The Human-Automation Intersection

A developing trend among a number of automation interface hardware and software suppliers is to focus more on the operator experience.
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OSHA Basics for End Users

OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) rules are a basic requirement that an employer must follow to help guarantee a safe place of work.
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