Live at EIGA seminar - Day One
The EIGA (European Industrial Gases Association) Winter Seminar 2014 focuses on safe operation and regulation with respect to flammable gases. Flammable gases are an important part of the gas industry product portfolio and are widely used in many industries.
Due to their properties they are hazardous and, thus, there are safety issues that need to be addressed. To achieve this, the seminar aims to discuss the following themes;Sharing of experience and best practices. Professional approach to safety issues (E.G. Protection of operators). Review or introduction of the basics, including key safety principles, hazards and safeguards. Learning from incidents. Awareness of applicable regulations. Awareness of existing industry knowledge and the EIGA library.
The parallel sessions will focus on acetylene and on other flammable gases such as hydrogen and gas mixtures.
And that is Day One finished. Be sure to visit the gasworld website for day two 07.30 (GMT) tomorrow.
Residents evacuated as firefighters tackle large blaze at scrapyard in Takeley ...
- Nearby homes and businesses had to be evacuated and a 200m (660ft) exclusion zone was set up amid fears that oxygen and acetylene cylinders were involved. There had been reports of "loud explosions". The fire was out by 6.47pm. Stuart continued: "I'd
- were evacuated from their homes as firefighters battled a large blaze at a scrapyard in Takeley after reports of a “massive explosion”. Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) said that the fire was believed to involve oxygen and acetylene
- Several other hazardous conditions were found, such as: missing handrails, defective ladders, and oxygen and acetylene cylinders left open and unattended. Since April 2010, MSHA has conducted 714 impact inspections and issued 11,760 citations, 1,087