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Six serious safety hazards to avoid in manufacturing jobs
Six serious safety hazards to avoid in manufacturing jobs

Below are six of the most-common safety hazards in manufacturing settings: 1. Chemicals: Dangerous chemicals can be anywhere, from corrosive cleaning solutions to leaking battery acid. To reduce risk of exposure, all hazardous material in your facility should be clearly labeled. Safety instructions should be posted... Read More

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Using integrated project delivery to optimize construction success
Using integrated project delivery to optimize construction success

In the past, independent teams have focused solely on completing their portion of a construction project. Having separate workflows and hierarchies meant the flow of communication remained... Read More

Reducing HVAC energy consumption
Reducing HVAC energy consumption

Energy costs have risen steadily over the last decade and are expected to continue to increase as worldwide demand grows.  The cost of energy is an increasingly important issue, and it is... Read More

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Gas Technology: Reduced boiler NOx from advanced burner designs
Gas Technology: Reduced boiler NOx from advanced burner designs

For decades, it has been understood that man-made sources of nitrogen oxides (NOx) can contribute to diminished air quality. In the troposphere they combine with ozone and hydrocarbon vapors to... Read More

Best practices: Turbo-compressor control monitoring
Best practices: Turbo-compressor control monitoring

Literature on turbo-compressor surge and turbo-compressor condition monitoring tends to be popular, but topics related to turbo-compressor control have not seemed to draw that much attention. The... Read More

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Meshing process safety management with total productive maintenance
Meshing process safety management with total productive maintenance

In this last section on the Process Safety Management-National Emphasis Program (PSM-NEP), we will... Read More

How PSM-NEP applies to non-chemical plants
How PSM-NEP applies to non-chemical plants

Process Safety Management, specifically the National Emphasis Program (PSM-NEP) might be terms and... Read More

Where to start? Building a world class MRO process
Where to start? Building a world class MRO process

In practice, it’s easier to ‘build’ a world class MRO process from one that is mature and... Read More

CMMS Horror Stories: Five reasons a CMMS implementation can fail
CMMS Horror Stories: Five reasons a CMMS implementation can fail

As much as some CMMS vendors don’t like to admit it, not every CMMS implementation has been a... Read More

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