SAFETY & ENVIRONMENT
Safety systems are crucial in any industry to protect human, plant, machinery and environment in case the process goes beyond the control margins. Our safety systems are not intended for controlling the process but for protection.
Process control is performed by means of process control systems (PCS) and is interlocked by the safety systems so that immediate actions are taken when the systems fail. Our process control and safety systems are merged under one safety system, called Integrated Control and Safety System (ICSS) which includes Process Shutdown System (PSS), Safety Shutdown System (SSS) and Emergency Shutdown System (ESS).
The impact of humans on the physical form and functioning of the Earth have reached levels that are global in character and have done so at an increasingly mounting speed. Now, with the world population growing at a rapid rate more people are living in hazard prone areas. Events which may have gone unnoticed previously, only become hazards when there is intervention with humans and their lifestyle. With the discovery of the ozone hole in the 1980's attention was now more focused on the threat humans were posing to the environment.
With scientific evidence to back up pessimistic predictions of our future, most people, through media coverage, political pressures and general concern now see the environment as being truly threatened by human progress and in desperate need of help.
Extreme geophysical events greatly exceeding normal human expectations in terms of their magnitude or frequency and causing significant damage to man and his works with possible loss of life. A natural hazard occurs when there is an interaction between a system of human resource management and extreme or rare natural phenomena. Strictly speaking there is no hazard unless humans are affected in some way. Many hazards are human induced or at least made worse by the intervention of humans.
At Vox at most care is taken to ensure nature is least disturbed right from our organic farming to usage of bio degradable plastics thereby protecting the environment for the future generation.