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  • March 27, 2019

    When it comes to chemical exposure protection for employees and downstream users, companies must be compliant with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations. In 1970, OSHA created permissible exposure limits (PELs) that remain the rule of law to this day, though knowledge regarding exposure and toxicity has continued to evolve since then.

  • March 27, 2019

    More than 40% of the OSHA compliance officers who inspect America’s workplaces are industrial hygienists (OSHA.gov). Industrial Hygiene (IH) is the practice of regulating, anticipating, evaluating and participating in the prevention of hazards within the workplace that will affect the wellbeing of workers.

    Health and safety hazards cover a wide-range of physical, chemical and biological stressors which may cause sickness, impaired health or significant discomfort among workers or citizens of your community.

  • February 25, 2019

    Corrosion under insulation (CUI) is a hot-button issue for the industrial industry, and rightfully so. Studies have shown that CUI is the cause of 40-60% of the money spent on piping maintenance in the oil and gas industry1. That’s no small sum, and that’s why many minds throughout the industry are working to find new solutions to help prevent or inhibit corrosion.

  • February 25, 2019

    Equipment often found in refineries may be enveloped in insulation and weathering jackets to maintain internal processing temperatures. In many cases moisture from the environment will penetrate the weathering jacket and infiltrate the insulation, leaching corrosive ions to the surface of metal equipment, effectively creating a corrosion cell. The goal of this project is to investigate different insulating materials for their ability to inhibit corrosion under insulation (CUI).

  • February 25, 2019

    Corrosion under insulation (CUI) is one of the problems crippling the gas and oil industry. It can cost companies a lot of money every year in repair, inspections, and replacement costs. It refers to a form of corrosion that occurs between the material used for insulating gas lines and the outer surface of a pipeline. corrosion under insulation is the cause of most leaks experienced in the oil and gas industry. It is also one of the problems that companies in the gas and oil industry are struggling to address.

  • February 25, 2019

    Corrosion under insulation (CUI) is the root cause of many of the global petrochemical industry’s most serious problems including forced shutdowns, lost production, early repair and replacement, as well as safety and environmental consequences that can cost millions of dollars per incident.

  • January 16, 2019

    We had a lot of great webinars in 2018, and we’ve taken a few minutes to dig into which ones were the most popular. Below, we’ve outlined our top three webinars from the year. You can find all of them on The Source or link directly to them from the article below.

  • January 16, 2019

    The industrial manufacturing industry has continued to have solid performance amidst a number of dynamic forces shaping the market, such as a potential trade war, skilled talent shortages, and straining supply chains. Read about the continuing transformation of the industry in Deloitte’s 2019 Industrial Manufacturing Industry Outlook, a take from Paul Wellener, US Industrial Products & Construction leader, Deloitte LLP.

    Click here for Deloitte's full report on the industrial manufacturing industry forecast for 2019. 

  • January 16, 2019

    2018 proved to be a volatile year for the energy sector, especially oil. Despite many predicting that the year would offer price stability for the space, the opposite proved true.

    The oil market saw wild price fluctuations this year. Brent crude started strong in January, trading at US$66.87 a barrel, then soared to a yearly high of US$84.16 in October before dropping to its 2018 low of US$59.04 in November.

  • January 16, 2019

    Chuck Hammel doesn’t know what 2019 will bring, but he knows his trucking company has to prepare for it. “Really, who can look that far ahead?” he told JOC.com at Pitt Ohio Group headquarters in Pittsburgh in mid-October. “You can’t predict the future, but you do have to be ready for it. The best thing I can do is ensure my company is prepared.”