Sometimes tire blowouts are unavoidable. However, there are some actions we can take to reduce the likelihood of the unfortunate event from taking place.
We recently had a strong cold front make its way through Oklahoma. As the temperature decreases, the air pressure in your tire decreases. With large temperature drops, a tire that was on the lower limit of being properly inflated at 80 °F will no longer be at 35 °F. An underinflated tire will experience more friction between the tire and the road leading to increased wear and potentially a blowout.
If you haven't already, check the tires on your family's vehicles at your next opportunity.
As we enter into in the summer months, it is important to remember to safeguard yourself from the harmful effects of sun exposure. Sun burns are a fast and obvious sign of too much sun. Later in life, skin cancer and cataracts can result. According to the center for disease control, skin cancer is the most common type of cancer.
Mental health is starting to get more and more focus in the country. Mental health issues can cause daily struggles in a person's personal and professional life. They are a common problem that are frequently misunderstood. Often major improvements can be made after one gets the help he or she needs.
The Chemical Safety Board (CSB) recently released a report about an incident that resulted in two fatalities and numerous injuries in 2013.
FRI is currently in the process of replacing the insulation at the unit. During the 2016 turnaround, we replaced the majority of the insulation on the ground level and first deck. Once the insulation was removed, there were several spots that displayed evidence of corrosion under insulation, or CUI, which resulted in several piping projects at the unit.
Vehicle incidents occur for a variety of reasons. Since starting with FRI I have noticed that several of us drive from the office to the testing facility several times a day. A couple of practices that I have learned from a previous company are performing a 360 degree inspection on your vehicle prior to entering and limiting the amount of times you have the back out of a parking spot.