ignition rss sort by issue

Issue 03/2018

Ex industry: a risky business

Certified explosion-proof equipment through IECEx

Natural disasters may lead to industrial accidents but man, through non observance of strict safety measures, is more often than not responsible for damages, injuries and fatalities.

2016
Issue 03/2016

Covering all bases

Safety of electrical and non-electrical equipment in Ex areas

Miners had learnt the hard way that their jobs were fraught with risks – fire damp, methane accumulation or suspended coal dust – when electric power was introduced. All it took to ignite methane for instance was a spark emitted by a lighting fixture or a motor. And the rapid growth of the oil and gas industry in the 20th century and the numerous accidents and explosions that occurred in oil drilling operations and refineries raised awareness of the dangers facing those working in this sector.