Apr
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When we think about alternative energy sources or clean energy, what typically comes to mind is Wind and Solar, and rightly so.  According to the Global Electricity Review 2023 by EMBER (Wiatros-Motyka, 2023) those two…

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Mar
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Convective storms, including thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hailstorms, are a common weather phenomenon in America, affecting various regions throughout the country. These storms pose significant risks to life and property, causing damage through high winds, hail,…

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Oct
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It’s no secret that more and more Americans have been moving to coastal states in the past few decades. In fact, today the population in coastline counties now accounts for about 50% of the US…

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Sep
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When considering property risks, fire is usually the first that comes to mind due to its common occurrence and potentially large consequences. However, from a frequency perspective, water/liquid leakage losses are more frequent with many…

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Jan
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On Monday, October 24, 2022, a fire spread quickly through the yard of a commercial building in Monrovia, CA. By the time the fire department arrived, the fire had ignited approximately half of the yard…

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Oct
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Severe windstorm studies have shown that storm-related damage can be prevented or minimized. The keys to this are windstorm preparation planning in advance of the storm, and organized action during and after the storm. Windstorm…

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Sep
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What are spray dryers? Spray drying is a method of rapidly drying a liquid mixture or slurry into a dry powder using a hot gas. Spray dryers are often used in the food, pharmaceutical and…

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Aug
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On August 4, 2020, a large amount of ammonium nitrate stored at the Port of Beirut in Lebanon accidentally exploded, killing more than 200 people, injuring over 6,000 and causing miles worth of structural damage.…

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Jul
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Tire manufacturing is a complex process, but can be broken down into three main processes: tire preparation, tire production and tire building. Preparation includes fabric cord manufacturing, bead and belt steel cord manufacturing and Banbury…

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Apr
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Aircraft hangars are primarily used for either aircraft assembly or maintenance.  In this article, we will just focus on maintenance (or servicing) hangars. The hazards of maintenance hangars can be fairly obvious.  Aircraft are assumed…

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