Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Refinery Processes: Reforming


Reforming is a process that increses the amount of gasoline produced from crude oil.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

What Should Be Your Focus While Outsourcing Your Electrical Engineering Process?


Outsourcing of electrical engineering processes is picking up by the day as a majority of western firms are waking up to its benefits. However, to make this practice successful, you should be very clear about what exactly you want to achieve through this exercise. A clear focus not only assists you in deriving the desired results from outsourcing, but also enables you to run your business smoothly.

Outsourcing of electrical engineering processes can give you the desired results only if you focus on value creation rather than mere cost-effectiveness. This is because electrical engineering outsourcing is not all about cost optimization, rather it is about accessing the best talent at a reasonable price. Electrical engineering processes, in particular, call for highly qualified human resources that can understand your requirements. Besides, these processes generate huge amount of critical data and intellectual property. So, if only cost saving is on your mind, it is better not to outsource at all. This is because vendors promising the cheapest services can neither fulfill your requirements and nor can they safeguard your intellectual property.

So, to make your outsourced electrical engineering process successful, your focus should be on:

  • Creating value rather than hiring the cheapest resources: Services and products related to electrical engineering thrive on the value they add to the end customer's experience. So, whatever you offer should be the best in terms of quality and usability. You cannot achieve optimum quality unless the real people working on your outsourced process are the best human resources available. Therefore, while outsourcing your process, your focus should be on accessing the best talent in the world. These resources can create value for your products and services. If you maintain this focus while outsourcing your process, you can get outstanding results that will ultimately enhance your overall business.
  • Collaborating with the real people working on your process: Another fact that you should not lose focus of while outsourcing an electrical engineering process is that your direct involvement with the real people working on it is absolutely necessary. This is because these are high-end jobs and even a slight error can cost you millions. So, while outsourcing these processes, make sure that your vendor provides direct access to the engineers working on your process. Not only this, the service provider should expedite this mutual collaboration by providing advanced communication devices like videoconferencing, internet, web camera etc.
  • Securing your critical data: All engineering processes involve processing of critical data which in turn generate an enormous amount of intellectual property. To make your outsourcing experience successful, make sure that you keep your focus on securing your critical data and intellectual property. The vendor should assist in every possible way to do so. Ask the vendor to apply customized data security provisions for your electrical engineering process. In case of any security breach, the vendor should share the losses with you.

If you are able to keep your focus on these critical issues while outsourcing your electrical engineering process, nothing can prevent you from achieving the desired results.


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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Fike Fire Suppression Solutions



Known for quality, dependable fire protection systems, Fike continues to look for ways to improve the effectiveness of all its safety products. This video features Fike's fire suppression valve technologies: the Impulse Valve for superior performance in clean agent fire suppression systems; and the unique ProInert valve for the safest, most economical inert gas fire protection system available.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Friday, March 17, 2017

Dust Collector Systems for Industrial Manufacturing Processes


Industrial dust collectors are designed to handle high-volume dust loads in manufacturing plants or processing facilities. The presence of dust and other particles in air can prove detrimental in more ways than one, reiterating the importance of a dust collector system. For one, it leads to several respiratory problems among workers on a site or facility. The second more grave concern is that certain types of dust are very easily combustible. So a small spark could cause a major explosion as the dust floating around in the air combust.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has laid down several mandates pertaining to proper dust collection and disposal on an industrial or manufacturing site. Industrial manufacturing processes are referred to as 'specific operations' by the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists. Equipment configuration must be in line with rules pertaining to specific industrial operations.

What are the harmful effects of dust at a site or facility?

Numerous studies have proven that particulate matter, fumes, and dust are a hazard to the operations at an industrial facility. There are hundreds of different types of compositions of dust that can pose a very serious health hazard. These risks, if not handled in the prescribed manner, can lead to a major accident at a manufacturing facility. For instance, saw dust or fabric lint can combust in a matter of seconds. In such an environment, even the smallest open flame could cause a large accident. Overall, it wouldn't be wrong to say that the presence of a higher-than-prescribed amount of dust in the atmosphere is detrimental to both people and processes.

How does one go about installing a dust collector system?

The best way to get the job done right the first time is by enlisting the services of a professional and certified industrial ventilation systems designer. These are specialized firms that are aware of the industrial ventilation parameters laid down by OSHA. Non-compliance to these parameters would mean that the industrial ventilation system at your facility doesn't pass an OSHA inspection.

There are several firms that, in addition to designing ventilation systems, also manufacture customized dust collector systems in keeping with industry codes. And, you can also hire the services of a specialist firm for the purpose of optimizing your dust collector to enhance its performance. Other important components that form an integral part of your dust collector systems would include dust capture arms, bin vents, cartridge filters, portable dust collectors, and so on.

Finally, it is crucial to ensure that the dust collector systems at your site or facility adheres to environment-friendly standards, and that it consumes a low amount of energy. A low-energy-consumption design would translate into lower utility bills and more energy savings.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Saturday, March 11, 2017

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Dust Explosions in Home and Industrial Workshops: More Common Than You Think, But Preventable


Dust, particles and fibers floating around in a home or industrial workshop can often be a lot more than just a nuisance or threat to your employees' health. Dust of various types can easily cause highly destructive dust explosions, as well, and destroy your business in a matter of seconds. And if you're found negligent (i.e. you know that you have airborne dust and did not have any or the right dust filtration system in place), your insurance may not cover anything.

Wood and other airborne dust is very similar to grain dust, and can ignite in a similar way to grain silo explosions. This can easily happen in a large or small workshop, even if you have vacuums or other collectors in place, simply because of residual dust that is left over or not captured by those vacuums or other units. Dust explosions (deflagration) typically require five conditions to be met for them to occur: 1) combustible dust, 2) dust suspended in the air at a sufficiently high concentration, 3) a confined space 4) oxygen or other oxidant, and 5) any ignition source.

Coal dust, sawdust, and magnesium dust cause a lot of dust explosions, but grain, flour, sugar, even powdered metals like aluminum and titanium can also ignite under the right conditions (above). The problem is that in many workshops, there are almost always two of the main conditions for a dust explosion being met--there's always oxygen present, dust in the air, and there are multiple ignition sources, from cigarettes to torches, sparks from machines, grinders, etc. And you don't know exactly when the proper amount of dust is in the air to facilitate an explosion - this is why they occur without warning and seemingly from 'out of nowhere'.

The best way to prevent a dust explosion is to have source capture dust extractors or air filtration units with HEPA filters in place at the machines where the dust is being produced, but also have the appropriate number of room air filtration units running as well, to clean up the residual dust in the air, and give you the Federal or State OSHA required number of clean air changes per hour (to keep the air clean and safe, and avoid hefty OSHA fines). Many business owners will use a combination of source capture units with industrial cyclone dust collectors attached to the central HVAC system, or several source capture units near the machines, and several portable dust collectors on the floor or hanging from the ceiling.

Regardless of what type of dust you have floating around in your business, it's just better to not take chances and install the proper combination of source capture, cyclone HVAC based units or portable units to ensure that the air is clean. Without the dust in the air, you pretty much can't have a dust explosion, and you'll certainly prevent employee health problems, downtime from illness, OSHA fines, and other unnecessary expenses.

Safeguard the business you've worked so hard to build and make sure that dust is being removed regularly. And for a tip, make sure the dust collectors you choose have pre-filters, which stop the larger particles from prematurely clogging the HEPA filters (extends the life of the HEPA filters and saves you money).

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