ONLINE VS ONSITE HAZOP   The one question in these times of COVID19 that had never been asked in the EHS industry and has suddenly pushed its way to the top in barely 18 months of existence faster than Elon Musk has pushed it in the list of richest men on earth is – ‘Should I go for an Online HAZOP or stick to the good old On-Site HAZOP’? We try to list the factors influencing the choice and help you select what is right for you.   1.        COVID 19 Pandemic vs Safety It can not be neglected that the country and the world over are facing unforeseen circumstances and any travel or commute aiding the contagion should be discouraged. It is one of the most important factor in deciding the selection of method of HAZOP. On site HAZOP requires the chairman and scribe plus the involvement team members to travel to site of sessions. This exposes them to higher risk of communication of virus and others coming in contact with them post travel. 2.        Use of Technology There
  The Expensive overdose of ATEX equipment in Indian Industry Blog 2  Tags - ATEX, HAC, Area Classification, Temperature Class, Procurement Author - Naveen Saini Hazardous area classification is pretty much the new norm of safety in Indian Industry.  At least the ones on leaderboard in cash making and the ones with most visible branding have this inevitable responsibility of dragging the lesser aware with them to a better, safer culture by bringing new things to safety. HAC (or ATEX) compliant equipment have multiple selection criteria that directly effect the cost of equipment.  This article is going to cover T-Class selection and the free run vendors are having because of lack of awareness from procurement and maintenance teams around the industry.  T class selection is made against the AIT (Auto-Ignition Temperature) of a flammable chemical and is not to be confused with Flash point.  For layman reference, AIT is many times higher than flash point. (For ethanol, FP = 12.7C, AIT = 36
  Hi Welcome to Indsafe Blogpage  Find us at THE DILEMMA OF SANITIZERS  So the Indian Industry. much like everyone was rocked by Covid-19, in ways more than imaginable.  To top it all, there was a sudden rush (and push) to manufacture sanitizers to meet (and handle) the massive demand of the time.  The government and local bodies (supported by the government) were so fast footed to distribute licenses for storing Class A flammables and Indian FMCG were equally eager to showcase (and profit from) their low cost manufacturing capabilities at large scale and readily accessible large distribution networks across the country. In the midst of it all, everyone forgot to give the necessary due diligence to transport, handling and storage of raw material used in sanitizers - 99% PURE ALCOHOLS with extremely low flash points, minimum ignition energy, extremely low tolerance to static discharges, high range of flammability and explosivity, potential of creating large fires, etc.  E