I love being out in the sun! Whether it's gardening, swimming, or just sitting out on my deck, I could spend hours every day outside in the sun. However, on a recent trip to South Padre Island, Texas, I was reminded how powerful the sun is. A day spent at the beach turned me into a bright red lobster. This lobster effect made my next several days miserable. So I started to do some research about sun safety.
Choosing a suitable monitor and placing it in an appropriate position helps reduce exposure to forceful exertions, awkward postures, and overhead glare. This helps prevent possible health effects such as excessive fatigue, eye strain, and neck and back pain.
At FRI, we love visitors! Over the years, we've had Members, potential Members, university students and other colleagues tour our facilities. If you have not been on a tour of our facilities recently, here is a look at what you can expect to see.
With the start of every new year, all of us look back to see what we have accomplished while at the same time looking forward to a great new year ahead. We are grateful to have completed another year of research at FRI. Thanks to all of our employees hard work, we have made some huge successes in 2013.
Today is the 6th day that Oklahoma has had temperatures below freezing. I am no stranger to cold weather, but this year seems particularly brutal to me. And then as if my life couldn't get any better.....the heater in my office at FRI is broken today. As my thermostat reads a cool 58 degrees, I sit in my office at FRI, staring at my computer screening, seeing a warm beach in some exotic place in the world, I dream of warmer weather. I dream of sitting out on my deck, sipping lemonade and listening to the birds sing while reading my favorite book. But then, I come back to reality. Some of the roads here in Oklahoma still have ice and snow on them, so I browse the Internet for reminders of safety precautions during this miserable winter. Check out this website for suggestions on how to keep your friends and family safe this winter http://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/winter/. Keep warm and stay safe this winter!
FRI's kettle reboiler now has four windows on it. This reboiler is routinely run at pressures ranging from 75 mmHga to 11.4 bara.
Here at FRI we love our Members! Without Members our company could not operate. We love the participation and expertise we receive from our Members. We appreciate the Member participation at the various meetings throughout the year. For the last 60+ years, we have greatly enjoyed growing along with our Members to provide a research consortium that benefits all involved. At this point though, we would like to get to know our Members even better. What inspired your company to become a Member of FRI? What benefits do you gain on a daily basis from FRI information? Would you recommend FRI to other companies, if so why? Please give us your feedback, after all its all about the Members!!
What have you been reading lately? Many of you may have seen recent editorials written by the FRI Technical Director, Mr. Mike Resetarits. In fact, Mike has written 40 editorials for Chemical Engineering Magazine during his time at FRI. Each editorial has a new and refreshing topic that not only provides entertainment to its readers, but also great tricks of the trade. Do you have a "go to" publication that you read frequently looking for tips and tricks for your industry? Let us know what you are reading!
Welcome to our new FRI Blog! We are very excited about all the new things going on at FRI. As you may have noticed, we have recently launched our new and improved website. We hope that you like the changes we've made. Check in regularly to see our new videos, photos, and blog posts. Our new blog will host a variety of interesting topics. Please join in on the lively discussion!