Although they are restrictive, power outages in individual homes remain mostly innocuous. On the other hand, in the case of industrial sites, any disruption to the power supply can result in a sudden shutdown of the installations and serious consequences[...]
Under standard operation of the installations, the thermal insulation and its protective sheath can complicate the detection of an anomaly, such as the local overheating of a part of equipment, leakage or releaf of chimicals or even of a possible[...]
Repair, maintenance shutdown, adjustment of phase, often require the shutdown and restart of gas-powered installations. This procedure is frequently time consuming to implement, depending on the type of equipment considered (superheater, steam generator), and it can generate accidents. The following[...]
Some industrial processes use retention basins to contain large quantities of sludge or effluents: residues of concentration or transformation of ores, TiO2 manufacture, phosphogypses, fine coal washing ... The combination of volume and nature of the substances retained, their toxic[...]
Transmitting the information needed to analyze the situation and the actions to be taken, sensors are essential components for the proper functioning of automated driving and safety systems. Their role is increasingly important in ensuring the safety of industrial sites[...]
The analysis of gas boiler accidents is based on a sample of 121 French accidents listed in the ARIA database. After a foreword on the activities involved, typology and consequences of the accidents, the main risks related to the use[...]
Gas-based extinguishing processes become attractive when water cannot be used (e.g. computer equipment, audio/video archives, ship engine rooms), yet the associated risks must not be underestimated, as witnessed by the example of CO2 systems.