Case Studies » Teledyne
A visit was made to the Teledyne Impulse-PDM, Alton, in 2020 to consider compliance with the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR), incorporating Amendment 1: June 2015. At the site, Teledyne designs and manufactures underwater connectors and harnesses for harsh subsea environments. As part of this the processing operations on site involve the storage and handling of flammable and combustible materials, and dispensing of flammable gas and liquids .
The Solution provided
A key focus of the survey was to review the provision and suitability of ventilation and extraction across the various site operations and to identify where improvements were required. Further to this areas such as bulk storage, dispensing of materials and potential ignition sources such as by static ignition were explored and discussed in the report.
Certain areas of the site storage and process activities required Hazardous Area Classification and this was identified.
The report provided a clear to follow action plan with suggested timescales for completion that Teledyne could work to. Importantly the report covers all key parts of the DSEAR hierarchy of controls: reduction of quantities, minimisation of release, minimisation of hazardous areas through ventilation, minimisation of ignition sources, etc.