Defining system language, look as important as operating parameters.
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Information helps the selection of the right motor regardless of application.
Starbucks' processing plant is designed to produce instant coffee products in a safe facility that adheres to rigorous standards to enhance the quality of the product. Five safety implementations are highlighted.
Wireless alarms for facility showers can help workers provide quicker first aid to a worker if they have been injured in a remote area or late at night.
Site selection credits that are now harder to earn in LEED v4 include green vehicles and rainwater management, which can be tricky to achieve depending on a company's priorities and budget.
A more advanced system improves operation and maintenance—if done correctly.
A plant’s air quality is one of the leading contributors to workforce comfort because, at the end of the day, nothing is quite so pervasive as the air employees breathe.
An eyewash station designed for treating chemical eye burns should be placed where a person in mid-emergency will find it easily and it must be operable without mistakes or confusion in a moment of crisis.
In regulated environments, companies are expected to establish procedures for document change control as a way of ensuring product quality and safety.