Every day in the United States five to 10 arc flash explosions occur in electrical equipment. Anyone exposed to such explosions is at significant risk for death or serious injury.
I think this is a good reminder. We have specified torque specifications for some bolts for which we can use a torque wrench with the correct setting, e.g. on the column windows or the dome. For some others, we do not have such a specification.
What did you bring for lunch today? And where have you stored your lunch until it's time to eat it?
Working outside during a storm can be dangerous. How well do you know the dangers of lightning? Check your knowledge against these lightning myths courtesy of NOAA
Test your smoke alarms monthly.
This week (first full week of February) is National Burn Awareness Week in the United States. Let's look at some quick facts about burn injuries:
A 59-year-old Washington Township died Sunday after he fell from the roof of his house while putting up Christmas lights, authorities said today.
Halloween should be filled with surprise and enjoyment, and following some common-sense practices can keep events safer and more fun.
We have recently improved our procedures and policies to effectively and actively make sure that our vessels are indeed empty before we start a revamp.
This year, we enjoyed pleasant temperatures well into December. But, winter is finally here!
FRI has recently completed a thorough review of its PSM policies and procedures including MOC procedures, and the role of employees in recognizing changes and initiating the MOC process.
When the warmer weather hits, there's nothing better than the smell of food on the grill.
Many of us are susceptible to eye strain due to the focus on a computer screen or other interfaces with smaller, detailed items. So when doing these tasks think about preserving your vision with what is called the 20/20/20 rule.
Many of us will soon be decorating our homes for the holidays.
Keep in mind that exposure to high levels of noise can cause permanent hearing loss. Neither surgery nor a hearing aid can help correct this type of hearing loss. Short term exposure to loud noise can also cause a temporary change in hearing (your ears may feel stuffed up) or a ringing in your ears (tinnitus). These short-term problems may go away within a few minutes or hours after leaving the noisy area. However, repeated exposures to loud noise can lead to permanent tinnitus and/or hearing loss.
The month of May had one of the highest rainfall totals in Oklahoma and Texas.
Certain jobs require long hours of standing or sitting. It doesn't seem like sitting would be hard on one's back, but in fact, sitting for long periods of time can place a great deal of stress on your lower back and can create back troubles.
Sit all the way back in a firm-back chair with your back erect. Keep your head and shoulders erect. Your shoulders and upper back should not be rounded. Don't slouch! Make sure your working surface is at the proper height so you don't have to lean forward. If you have an ergonomic chair, adjust it correctly.
Take exercise breaks from desk work by getting up, moving around, stretching, and performing a few back exercises in the standing position.
The 2015 AIChE Spring Meeting featured the Kister Distillation Symposium. There were 7 sessions and 45 papers in the Symposium over 4 days. The Symposium kicked off with an honors session for Elzear Lemieux Sr, who was the M.W. Kellogg distillation expert and served for 15 years on the FRI Technical Advisory Committee from 1960-1975. FRI presented a paper on the bibliography of Elzear Lemieux, which can be found here. The entire Kister Symposium was extremely well attended with record attendance near 100.
The Atlanta AIChE meeting was held from Nov 16-21, 2014.
The New Orleans meeting featured an invited session in honor of Michael R. Resetarits, FRI's technical director. Invited speakers of the session were Henry Z. Kister, Daniel R. Summers, Ralph Weiland, Lowell Pless, Robert J. Miller, James R. Whiteley, and Tony J. Cai. The session had a peak attendance of 90 attendees. A bibliography of Mike Resetarits including his several distillation and absorption contributions is available here.
On November 3rd thru November 8th, 2012, AIChE hosted a meeting in San Francisco, CA. It was one of the most attended meeting in recent times. Were you able to attend?