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ATEX, IECEx, and Petrohab’s Hot Work Safety Enclsoures aka “Habitats”

By admin | August 9, 2023

ATEX The “ATmosphère EXplosibles” standard, or “ATEX” for short, is a European standard for the manufacturing of products that are to be used in potentially explosive atmospheres. The ATEX Equipment Directive (2014/34/EU) focuses on equipment that will be used in potentially hazardous areas and involves the manufacture and sale of “Ex” rated products. IECEX The…

Hot Work Habitats: A Standard in Welding Industry

By admin | May 16, 2023

A pressurized welding enclosure (PWE) is a fully enclosed area constructed to create a safe atmosphere where welding and burning can occur near classified or otherwise hazardous areas. It manages and controls risks associated with hot work operations in potentially hazardous areas. Petro-habitat, pressurized hot work safety enclosures isolate ignition sources generated from hot work…

All You Need to Know About Hot Work Safety Enclosures

By admin | May 9, 2023

A pressurized HWSE is a completely enclosed space designed to create a secure environment where welding and burning can occur close to restricted or otherwise dangerous areas. HWSEs are a necessity in many industries, designed to safeguard people and facilities in hazardous settings where flammable or poisonous gasses or other chemicals may be present. When…

Safe-Stop™ Safety Shutdown System

By admin | April 27, 2023

Safety shutdown systems are commonly used in industrial settings to protect equipment, processes, and personnel from potential hazards. These systems are designed to continuously monitor conditions such as lack of differential pressure, flammable or noxious gases, and high temperatures. When any of pre-set hazardous parameters are encountered, such systems will go into alarm mode and…

Protecting Yourself with Proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

By Samer Al-Azem | March 21, 2021

A large part of keeping the job site safe is protecting yourself and your fellow workers. All personnel exposed to hazards created by hot work operations need to be protected and shielded head to toe by PPE. Keep reading for critical pieces of PPE necessary to protect yourself.  Auto-Dimming Helmet Helmets with an auto-dimming feature…

Hot Work Tools and Equipment

By Samer Al-Azem | March 7, 2021

Several tools are used in hot work-related activities in order to enhance safety. Each of them needs to be defect-free and in optimal operating order before a project begins. Keep reading to learn more about hot work tools and equipment and how to keep them in a safe working condition. Various Tools for Different Types…

Jobsite Safety Certifications and Training

Jobsite Safety Certifications and Training

By Samer Al-Azem | February 12, 2021

Safety certifications and training programs prepare personnel to work on a job site, avoid hazards, and properly handle accidents that may occur. If you are preparing for a job, this is information that you will need to know. Your employer will require safety training, and some may even provide it. Keep reading to learn more…

Recognizing and Mitigating Potential Hazards

Recognizing and Mitigating Potential Hazards

By Samer Al-Azem | February 12, 2021

When hot work is introduced to a job site, hazards are sure to come with it. Although some hazardous materials serve a functional purpose in completing tasks, they cannot be in the area when hot work is taking place. According to the hazard alert, “between 2005 and 2015, there were 85 deaths from fires or…

Fire Precautions in Hot Work

By Samer Al-Azem | January 15, 2021

Before hot work begins, it is best to have a plan. The job site should be inspected for potential hazards and secured for safe operations. Continue reading for items to keep in mind while preparing to perform hot work safely. Is There a Need for Hot Work? First things first, hot work should only take…

What is a hot work permit?

What is a Hot Work Permit?

By Samer Al-Azem | December 30, 2020

Hot work permits are issued to job sites for a certain period after the fire marshal, safety engineer, or maintenance manager has verified that all safety precautions have been taken at a job site. Continue reading for more information on preparing for and obtaining a hot work permit.  What is hot work?  Hot work is…