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Releasing the pressure to avoid the worst

Any pressurized tank or piping system such as your domestic hot water tank, your compressed air tank in your garage or a pressurized installation in a factory has a generally small, but very essential part: an overpressure protection device. The role of this device is to release excess pressure in order to avoid an explosion. Our engineer, Hugo Julien, who specializes in the interpretation and application of codes associated with stationary equipment of all kinds, answers a few questions.

The Wizard of Oz, Frank Abagnale and... Fraud Detection!

Whether his name is the Wizard of Oz or Frank Abagnale, an impostor wears many masks. The fictional character of the Land of Oz and the fake pilot, doctor and lawyer who inspired Catch Me If You Can have both deceived, covered up the truth, and abused people's trust… just like insurance fraudsters do!

The Hazards and Safety Concerns in Flooded Buildings

When flood waters rise, the first concern is always evacuation of those in immediate danger. But once the immediate threat to life has subsided, the insurance community begins to assess the damage. In catastrophic loss situations, the overwhelming amount of damage can be daunting. So, where do you start?

Hitting the Wall: safely repairing vehicle impacted buildings

In general, buildings are constructed to withstand a variety of forces; wind and snow, the weight of the building itself, and the weight from its intended use, such as occupants or equipment, all need to be accounted for when a structure is designed. However, occasionally, something else might impart forces on a structure that wasn’t specifically considered during the design process: a vehicle.

Traceability of contaminated soils

In March 2018, the daily newspaper La Presse revealed that organized crime had infiltrated the contaminated soils disposal and transport industry. The Naphthalene investigation, led by the Sûreté du Québec, reportedly found that hundreds of thousands of tons of heavily contaminated soils from construction sites located in the Montreal area were illegally released into the environment.

Is wood heating safe? Yes, but…

There is nothing like a soothing fireplace that warms the mood on cold winter evenings! But how do you prevent a beautiful evening from escalating into a fire in your home? You must first know the type of device used and how it transmits heat. This information will go a long way in helping you reduce the risk of fire.

 

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