Cenovus Energy Inc. announced the appointment of Claude Mongeau to its Board of Directors effective immediately. Mr. Mongeau was with Canadian National Railway Company for 22 years, including serving as the company’s President & Chief Executive Officer for six and a half years before he stepped down from his role in July 2016. Mr. Mongeau has also held a number of other senior leadership roles during his business career.
The International Electrotechnical Commission has published a new Technical Specification called IEC 60079-32-1: “Explosive atmospheres - Part 32-1: Electrostatic hazards - Guidance”. This Technical Specification is a guidance document which is the latest addition to the IEC series of 60079 “Explosive Atmospheres” standards that are designed to limit fires and explosions caused by electrical malfunctions within hazardous locations.
The 168 page document is the first of two documents to be published by the IEC under the “60079-32” designation and is intended to aid the designers and users of process equipment minimise the risk of incendive electrostatic discharges within potentially explosive atmospheres. It covers a broad range of process scenarios that can lead to the generation of electrostatic charges, provides examples of what measures can be taken to reduce charge generation and accumulation and outlines how process equipment should be grounded and bonded.