A total of 20 nominees have been shortlisted across four categories for the Hazardex Awards 2024, designed to recognise excellence in the hazardous area sector. The winners will be announced during a Gala Dinner at Hazardex Live 2024 on 28 February in Harrogate. Voting is now open!

Below, you can find the details of the five nominees for Category 3: Net Zero Innovation - Sponsored by Connectivity

An innovation for hazardous environments that helps lower emissions and carbon footprints.

Voting closed on 2 February.

Voting rules:

* 1. The competition is open to all Hazardex journal, eNewsletter, social media, and website readers & users
* 2. Voters register their votes by fully completing all fields and use an email from a business address only
* 3. Voters are limited to one vote per category
* 4. Nominees are not permitted to vote for their own company/organisation
* 5. All votes will remain confidential

The nominees for the Net Zero Innovation Award are:

a. Dover Fueling Solutions – Clean Energy Dispensers

To help contribute to a greener planet, Dover Fuelling Solutions has invested in a broad range of products and solutions that support a variety of clean fuels, including liquefied natural gas (LNG), Boil-off Gas Treatment Unit (BTU), compressed natural gas (CNG), Hydrogen (H2), electric vehicle (EV) charging and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), that have a lower impact on the environment.

Website: https://www.doverfuelingsolutions.com/clean-energy


b. Dräger – Dräger Flame 1750 H2 (IR3)

With its triple IR sensor, the Dräger Flame 1750 H2 detects hydrogen-based fires, offering high reliability against false alarms and its good measurement performance remains even at extreme temperatures. In just five seconds, it notifies you of a hydrogen fire (1-metre flame) at a distance of up to 40 metres. Due to its certified reliability, the Flame 1750 H2 meets the IEC 61508 requirements for safety integrity according to SIL 2. The flame detector also has HART® and RS-485 interfaces and has low energy consumption.

Website: https://www.draeger.com/en_uk/Products/Flame-1750


c. ESI Technology – HI2000 High precision transducer for hydrogen applications

The Hydrogen compatible HI2000H high precision transducer is designed for high accuracy hydrogen pressure measurement. An optional ATEX and IECEx approved version of this product is available for explosion protection for flammable gases (zone 0), dusts (zone 20) and mining areas (group I M1). Manufactured using specialist titanium alloy, the ESI Hydrogen range successfully passes Hydrogen compatibility testing based on ISO1114-2:2017, according to the European Regulations EC 79/2009 and EU 406/2010.

Website: https://esi-tec.com/product/hi2000h/


d. Newson Gale – Earth-Rite® Range

The Earth-Rite® range of static grounding and interlock systems provides the most comprehensive layers of protection from electrostatic ignition hazards. The Earth-Rite® II range of monitored grounding systems have achieved third-party verification (CSA / SIRA) of the 10 ohms or less permissive resistance threshold helping achieve compliance with international standards and best practice recommendations. The Earth-Rite® II RTR also has the capability to be interlocked with the process so the flow of hydrogen in conjunction with the process control system can be controlled as per the 'GO / NO-GO' condition.

Website: https://newson-gale.com/ranges/earth-rite-range/


e. THT-EX – Explosion-proof LED light for hydrogen applications

THT-EX’s explosion-proof LED lights are designed with high-standard protection and have been granted IIC and IIB+H2 explosion-proof certifications from IECEx, ATEX, UL, CML, and TS, ensuring the safe use of luminaires in hazardous gas environments. To meet the requirements of various application environments, THT-EX offers up to 70 types of explosion-proof LED lights, including low bay lights, high bay lights, floodlights, globe lights, warning lights, tower lights, IP cameras, etc. At the same time, LEDs also have energy-saving benefits and longer service life, allowing companies to move towards their net-zero emissions goals.

Website: https://www.hazardexonthenet.net/article/202736/The-role-of-explosion-proof-lighting-in-promoting-hydrogen-energy-safety.aspx


Details of those nominated for the remaining awards can be found by clicking on the category titles below:

Category 1: Contribution to Safety – Sponsored by CEF

A product, system or service which has made a significant contribution to safety in hazardous area environments.

Category 2: Technical Innovation – Sponsored by C&P Engineering Services
An innovative product or system for use in hazardous area environments.

Category 4: Customer Service – Sponsored by TÜV Rheinland
A company or corporate division that has provided excellent customer service in the sector over the last two years.

Delegates Award - Sponsored by DNV
This award is an additional category open only to companies shortlisted for the categories listed above. It is voted on by delegates and attendees at Hazardex Live 2024 and provides their opinion for the overall best hazardous area sector product, system or service. The award will be presented at the Gala Dinner and celebrated in our May 2024 issue.