Articles & News on Plant Facility Safety & Security

Leviton offers Electrical Safety Guide course

  • News

Designed for classroom based instruction, the one-hour presentation provides critical training for attendees on how to prevent serious electrical injuries. Particular emphasis is placed on teaching the dangers of arc flash and arc blast -- two highly destructive occurrences that can erupt with explosive force.

Safety Light Curtain Theory of Operation & Terminology

  • by Scientific Technologies
  • Feature

Safety light curtains are an advanced method of safeguarding personnel around many hazardous machines. Also called light screens, optical guards, and presence sensing devices, safety light curtains offer freedom, flexibility and reduced operator fatigue when compared with traditional guarding methods such as mechanical barriers, sliding gates and pull-back restraints. 

Monitoring Cooling Towers

  • by Hardy Instruments
  • News

This paper reviews practical approaches to having a dependable monitoring capability as well as provide signal sources for a periodic monitoring program.

The Advantages of Using Electronic Sensors in Off-road Vehicles

  • News

Off-road vehicles are designed to perform arduous tasks in extreme outdoor conditions. In industries such as construction, agriculture and forestry, vehicles must navigate on uneven surfaces while lifting and moving heavy loads. For vehicle operators, the chances of tipping or rolling over are high, and safety is a concern. 

Strobe Light Applications for Machinery Problem Solving

  • News

Strobe lights (or stroboscopes) have been used to study the behavior of rotating machinery, oscillating vibration of components or structures and for balancing for a number of years. Functionally, strobe lights can be very different.

How Safety Light Curtains Work

  • by Russ Wood
  • News

Safety light curtains are an advanced method of safeguarding personnel around many hazardous machines. Safety light curtains offer freedom, flexibility and reduced operator fatigue when compared with traditional guarding methods such as mechanical barriers, sliding gates and pull-back restraints.

Voltage Awareness Devices Increase Electrical Safety

  • by Philip Allen
  • Opinion

Increased awareness and better safety procedures increases safety.  The NFPA 70E and OSHA 1910 describe electrical maintenance safety procedures for employer and employee

Growing Problem with Counterfeit Electrical Products

  • by Bill Lydon
  • Feature

Counterfeit electrical products are a growing problem that can have serious consequences. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement reports fiscal year 2008 seizures totaled more than $272.7 million in counterfeit and pirated goods, a 38 percent increase in domestic value over fiscal year 2007. In the category of Top Safety and Security Commodities for fiscal year 2009, electrical products moved from 5th to 2nd position just behind pharmaceuticals.

University of Birmingham Report: Manufacturers must rethink global operations in face of COVID-19

  • News

The rapid speed and economic impacts of COVID-19 have shifted the balance between state, citizens and businesses within national economies.