Process Safety

Courtesy: Danning Zhang, Rice University
Process Safety March 18, 2020

Nano strategy fights superbugs for wastewater plants

A three-step method developed by Rice University researchers to produce molecular-imprinted graphitic carbon nitride nanosheets can help catch and kill free-floating antibiotic resistant genes found in secondary effluent produced by wastewater plants.

By Mike Williams
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Safety Standards March 6, 2020

Safety council updates statement on coronavirus

The National Safety Council urges employers to assess their risk of exposure and ensure procedures are in place to effectively control transmission.

By National Safety Council (NSC)
Courtesy: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Safety Standards February 20, 2020

Cryptographic ID tag developed to stop supply chain counterfeiting

MIT researchers have invented a cryptographic ID tag that’s small enough to fit on virtually any product and verify its authenticity, which could help stop supply chain counterfeiting.

By Rob Matheson
Process Safety January 4, 2020

Know when to not follow safety procedures

While safety is vital, there are times when following the standards isn't practical. Certain situational factors and abnormal occurrences require responses that are beyond the norm.

By Gregory Hale
Process Safety November 22, 2019

Improving customer trust in the smart manufacturing supply chain

Food manufacturers are implementing “traceback” initiatives with data exchanges in their supply chain to trace a food product from the retail shelf back to the source to improve customer trust. The lessons learned could help the supply chain in other industries.

By Dave Noller and Conrad Leiva
Process Safety November 5, 2019

Intelligent alarms create actions from noise

Inside process: Alarm management software can decipher raw data, identify critical alarms, locate alarm sources, and provide role-based intelligence for faster resolution.

By Jennifer Grimley
Process Safety October 26, 2019

Stress and corrosion can accelerate alloy cracks

Arizona State University researchers have found that alloys, while strong, can be broken down by stress and corrosion in harsh chemical environments.

By Gregory Hale
Process Safety August 12, 2019

NFPA 652 compliance starts with a dust hazard analysis

Combustible dust safety standard requires understanding the codes.

By Vahid Ebadat, Ph.D.
Process Safety August 6, 2019

Safety and controllers

Safety and controllers are looked at from different angles in the August issue of AppliedAutomation.

By Jack Smith
Process Safety July 16, 2019

Technique developed to allow real-time microscopy at high heat and loading

Researchers at North Carolina State University have demonstrated a technique called in situ scanning electron microscopy (SEM) heating and loading, which allows them to track microscopic changes in metals or other materials in real time in extreme environments such as nuclear reactors.

By Matt Shipman