Changes to OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard

As of December 1, 2013 all employees across all industries must be trained in the changes to OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard.  These changes are not set to take place until 2015, however, some Chemical Manufacturer’s will be proactive rather than reactive and will start implementing the changes in 2014. Therefore, employees will need to know … Continued

Is a Variable Refrigerant Flow System the Right Choice for Your Facility?

Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) systems are fairly new to the U.S., but have been used in Japan, Europe and South America for nearly three decades. With these HVAC systems the compressor unit uses variable refrigerant flow and is controlled by a variable-speed drive. VRF systems (also known as VRV – Variable Refrigerant Volume) use refrigerant … Continued

Effective Low-Cost Water Treatment for Process Systems with Ultraviolet Technology

Ultraviolet (UV) technology is an effective, low-cost alternative to chlorine for water treatment purposes. Common uses for UV technology in water treatment include: Disinfection Total Organic Carbon/Total Oxidizable Carbon (TOC) Reduction Chlorine/Chloramines Destruction Ozone Destruction How UV works Ultraviolet (UV) rays fall between x-rays and visible light on the electromagnetic spectrum, making them invisible to the human … Continued

Falls in Construction are Preventable

Falls in construction are the leading cause of fatalities in the industry.   Fall Protection in construction was the number one cited OSHA standards violation in FY 2012.   In 2011 there were 259 fatalities from falls out of 738 total fatalities.  This increased in 2012 to 280 fatalities from falls out of 775 total fatalities in … Continued

Save Energy and Reduce Costs with Combined Heat and Power

Combined Heat and Power (CHP), also referred to as cogeneration, is an integrated energy system that produces both heat and electrical power from a single fuel source…typically a gas-fired engine generator. Applications of CHP include: Residential  Industrial  Institutions Commercial buildings  District energy plants  How Combined Heat and Power Works The generator used for combined heat … Continued