HSE RSS feeds » Chemicals and biocides bulletin http://news.hse.gov.uk News and updates about health and safety from the Health and Safety Executive Fri, 13 Oct 2017 15:43:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2 Safety notice – Use of barrier glands in potentially explosive atmospheres to meet IEC 60079-14:2013 (edition 5) http://www.hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins/use-of-barrier-glands.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins/use-of-barrier-glands.htm#comments Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:30:05 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=50849 The current International Standard allows the use of a ‘standard’ Ex certified flameproof gland as opposed to a Ex certified ‘barrier gland’ without the requirement to apply the previous flowchart used in the British Standard. There is evidence this approach creates a fire and explosion risk. This notice provides information on what action to take.

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Safety alert – Catastrophic failure of a pipework clamp connector http://www.hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins/catastrophic-failure-of-a-techlok-clamp.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins/catastrophic-failure-of-a-techlok-clamp.htm#comments Mon, 21 Sep 2015 08:00:01 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=49534 This safety alert highlights the issue of inadequate material properties of small diameter clamp connectors and the potential for sudden brittle failure following an incident which occurred on an offshore production platform where a 1” diameter Vector ‘Techlok’ pipework clamp connector catastrophically failed causing a gas release.

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Safety alert – ‘Norfolk Range’ large wheeled dry powder fire extinguishers manufactured before 2009 http://www.hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins/norfolk-large-wheeled-dry-powder-fire-extinguishers.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins/norfolk-large-wheeled-dry-powder-fire-extinguishers.htm#comments Thu, 13 Aug 2015 10:00:41 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=49094 Norfolk Range large dry powder fire extinguishers, manufactured before 2009 by UK Fire International Ltd, may be affected by moisture ingress at a threaded joint at the base of the unit, rendering the unit inoperable.

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Safety alert – External chloride stress corrosion cracking of stainless steel Lokring pipe connectors http://www.hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins/lokring-pipe-connectors.html http://www.hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins/lokring-pipe-connectors.html#comments Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:30:48 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=48054 This safety alert highlights the issue of chloride stress corrosion cracking which has been found to affect stainless steel Lokring pipe connectors, and advises on actions required.

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