Honeywell beefs up cyber security services offering in response to industry demand

Honewell cybervantageHoneywell announced at the Honeywell Users Group EMEA conference in Madrid in early October the launch of new cybersecurity consulting services in the face of the growing cyber threat to industry and the industrial cyber security skills shortage

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Rockwell Automation seeks award nominations

 hssr rockwellawardsRockwell Automation is accepting nominations for its Manufacturing Safety Excellence Awards

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Two workers die in Jebel Ali aluminium furnace incident

EGAEmirates Global Aluminium (EGA) has confirmed that two workers died during a routine maintenance operation at its Jebel Ali site on the evening of 13 August

The men were working at an industrial furnace, which was shut down for routine maintenance and was not operational at the time. According to a report in The National, the men, whose identities have not been disclosed, were standing in front of a furnace when bricks collapsed on top of them, pushing them inside the smelter and trapping them.

A company statement states that EGA’s emergency response procedures were activated, and the relevant authorities in Dubai were notified and have been providing support at Jebel Ali.

A team of EGA specialists is currently investigating the incident to understand the factors involved. A police investigation into the cause of the accident is also underway.

EGA, which is owned jointly by Mubadala Investment Compnay of Abu Dhabi and Investment Corporation of Dubai, operates aluminium smelters in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, producing 2.5 mn tonnes of cast metal in 2017. Employing more than 8,000 people and supplying customers in more than 60 countries, the company continues to expand both at home and abroad. In the UAE it is building an alumina refinery, the second in the Middle East, while international projects include the development of a bauxite mine and associated export facilities in the Republic of Guinea.


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How transformer fluids can help promote resilience

hssrme transformerBarry Menzies, managing director, MIDEL Dielectric Fluids Global discusses the contribution transformer fluids can make to resilient businesses and societies

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Intertek awards Al-Watania for Industries three certifications

Intertek certifies Al Watania WFIIndustrial testing services provider Intertek said that it granted Al-Watania for Industries (WFI), three globally recognised certifications

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