I’ve been a mechanical contractor for 30 years, but seldom have I encountered a situation like the one I found recently at a dairy plant in Ohio.
I assumed this job on a relatively “young” system would be similar to others we’ve conducted. I was wrong.
Henry is a Senior Procurement Director at a large company with responsibility for over 150 locations. His organization gave him the mandate to modernize
“Jim, there is something in your last report that I want corrected in this one,” began the plant inspector for a facility we were at in California.
We were recently looking at a large warehouse that had over 50 insulated penthouses on the roof with identical piping configurations.
It’s a common misconception that pipes are in pretty good shape unless there is something visual on the pipe exterior that suggests otherwise.
I received a call from the U.S. Navy asking if I would demonstrate the non destructive testing capabilities of Radiometric Profiling.
“Would you please tell me how you saved us a million dollars?” The unusual greeting was from Adam, a technology researcher at a major U.S. oil company.
The ammonia plant I am responsible for has hundreds of thousands of pounds of ammonia flowing through its pipes.
“Well, if you can’t explain why you didn’t do anything about the 40% wall loss indicated in this report, I’m going to cite you,” said the OSHA inspector.