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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Jan
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With the recent tragic event of the building collapse in Southern Florida how does the property insurance industry react? Collapse is in insured peril. The building was a 12-story plus penthouse concrete framed condominium tower…

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Aug
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The textile industry can generally be divided into two manufacturing process; raw fiber to yarn production and yarn to finished garments production. Both types of textile manufacturing pose similar fire and property damage hazards.  Raw…

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Jun
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Printing Operations can be divided into four production processes: Letterpress Printing, Silk Screen Printing, Gravure Printing and Lithographic Printing. All types of printing production pose similar fire and property damage hazards, mainly separation and ventilation,…

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Jan
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Most people are aware that organic materials such as flour and sugar dust can cause large explosions. However, many types of metal dust are also explosive. Aluminum, bronze, magnesium, silicon and zinc can all have…

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Dec
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Every day we touch something made from paper. The box we got our internet order in, the paper you put in the printer, the carton your cereal is in and so many other items. Paper…

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Oct
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Transformers can be either dry type or fluid filled. In this article, we will talk about fluid filled  transformers and, in particular, the types of testing that should be conducted on the fluid or oil …

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Sep
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High pressure hydraulic, gear and bearing lubrication and rolling fluids are used to operate rolling mills that process primary metals. Mill rolls are driven by large several thousand horsepower motors. Rolling mills are computer controlled…

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Aug
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Industrial fryers are used in the food industry to produce all kinds of pre-cooked foods and snacks including french fries, chicken wings and tortilla chips just to name a few. Large fryers can contain up…

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Jul
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The pharmaceutical industry is an important component of health care systems around the world that provides a great variety of medicines for numerous health care needs. Both public and private organizations contribute to the effort…

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Jun
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Molten material breakouts are a common cause of loss in primary metal occupancies. These spills may come from the melting vessel or from molten material handling equipment. Refractory is very important and key in providing…

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