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Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace

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July 18, 2019

NFPA 70E states in Article 130.5 that an arc flash study needs to be reviewed / updated every five years or when there is a significant change in the electrical system. Significant changes made to the electrical equipment or components, can alter the arc flash hazards present....

June 19, 2019

In this podcast episode, we interview Jason Reason, Director of Combustible Dust Services at Seam Group, about explosion and fire safety in 3-D printing and additive manufacturing applications.

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May 6, 2019

Maintaining high quality products in any competitive marketplace depends on accurate, repeatable manufacturing processes.  Having a calibration label on instruments is not enough.  The calibration practices must be uniform, repeatable and accurately documented.

Complete success inv...

May 2, 2019

Preparing for a power emergency is a fairly straightforward process. The first step in preparing for a generator installation is making sure you follow local and federal guidelines which means getting the appropriate permits for an industrial/commercial unit. A generator specialist alo...

April 15, 2019

 “Yes, we have labels on our panels.” We have heard this a hundred times. This is a typical response to the question “Have you had an arc flash assessment at your facility”? Stickers on equipment do not mean you have had an arc flash assessment. Over the past 15 years, many companies h...

April 10, 2019

Maintenance Trades are showing signs of weakening numbers in the workforce. Kids graduating are not flooding the union halls or trades craft these days. As equipment in industrial plants continues to age and deteriorate the need for proper equipment maintenance is ever present. The nee...

September 26, 2017

Bringing the principles of lean to the concept and practice of manufacturing management offers a host of benefits when it's done correctly. As previously discussed, a well-executed review of existing protocols, from which a concrete action plan can be created, will help a manufacturing...

September 19, 2017

Most business and management professionals are familiar with the core tenets of lean manufacturing, even if they don't work in a factory where the principles were originally founded.

However, lean maintenance within asset-intensive industries remains a relatively unexplored concept. By...

August 24, 2017

Does your business or work site meet the definition of a high reliability organization (HRO)? While many plant managers or executives might think as much, if they aren't prioritizing preventive maintenance at all levels, the answer is almost certainly "no." Fortunately for them, Predic...

August 23, 2017

From an early age, teachers urge their students to "show, not tell." That advice proves crucial throughout life and across many professions, including business management. When explaining the need to invest in better maintenance and reliability practices, operations stakeholders often...

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