Safety Matters: Best In Class

The CalorVal Solution

One of our customers that manufactures solvents, polymers and intermediary chemicals, was looking to meet specific requirements set by the state for flare stack operation. The area of concern was measuring BTUs. The solution was a reliable & proven analyzer.

Are you Monitoring your Industrial Facility Correctly?

Industrial manufacturing facilities use a variety of hazardous gases and solvents in their production processes. Whenever these substances are transported, processed or stored, the potential risks are high for hazardous conditions. These substances must be continuously monitored to protect personnel and facilities from accidental releases or leakage.

Monitoring Solvent Vapors for Energy Savings Webinar

Monitoring Solvent Vapors for Energy Savings: Lower Energy, Reduce Fuel Costs & Improve Production in Converting Lines

Free FTA Member Webinar

Thursday,March 14, 2013, 2:30-3:30 PM EDT, 1:30-2:30 PM CDT

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Burner Efficiency

One of our customers designs & manufactures burners for residential, commercial and industrial applications. They came across an issue meeting the standards of the BTS-2000, a standard that specifies the methods & procedures for determining the performance and efficiency of burners for use in commercial boilers with inputs greater than 300MBh.

Does this sound familiar? Take a look at what they did to solve this problem, pass all the necessary tests, and continue to be productive.

Response Time

Hemingway once wrote that a man goes broke “slowly, then all at once.” There may be months of lead-up to an accident. Maybe there’s a weakness baked in right from the start that only crops up after years of operation or an unusual cascade of errors. Maybe there is some seemingly insignificant change whose dangerous consequences were never considered when the design was made so long ago.

CIC Becomes FTA Member

Control Instruments Corporation has become a member of the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA). The primary goal of the FTA and its Foundation is to provide a platform for flexographers to network, learn and exchange ideas – all in the name of advancing the art and science of the flexographic print process. Together we look forward to helping provide a wealth of products, services and shared cutting-edge knowledge to the flexo industry.

Understanding Flammable Hazards

We will focus only on those flammable hazards involving flammable gases and vapors. The difference between a gas and a vapor is that vapors arise from liquids, whereas gases are normally in a gaseous state. Flammable vapors present additional sampling concerns (for example, we must prevent vapors from returning to the liquid state during sampling).

Top 3 Reasons Industrial Accidents Happen

Control Instruments positions itself as the application specialist in industrial safety, process, and environmental gas monitoring. Since 1969, we have been engineering and manufacturing solutions to both simple and complex gas monitoring problems. Our primary mission is to protect life and property from accidents caused by hazardous gases.

Studies have shown that practically all failures (accidents) can be traced back to human failures, in three particular areas:

The Basic Principle of Safety

A basic principle of safety can be illustrated by the accident triangle. This principle states that for each accidental death that occurs, there are X instances of human injury, Y instances of property damage, and Z instances of what we will call Near Misses (in which the hazardous situation exists but an accident does not occur). Common examples of Near Miss behavior include smoking in bed, or running a red light. This safety principle reasons that the best way to avoid death, injury and property loss is to stay out of the Near Miss zone.