Articles

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.

Keeping Boilers Safe

The first boiler with a safety valve was designed by Denis Papin of France in 1679; boilers were made and used in England by the turn of the 18th century. Early boilers were made of wrought iron and riveted; as the advantages of high pressure and temperature were realized, manufacturers turned to steel and welding was accepted by the ASME Code in the 30’s.

Industrial Claims and the Importance of an Experienced Team

Whether they are linked to a paper press, a corroded tank or the rupture of seals causing a leak, industrial claims may differ in complexity but they are all potentially costly and dangerous! To understand them, having a diverse team of knowledgeable and experienced investigators conduct the analysis can offer a significant advantage.

Building a Strong Safety Culture

Lack of protocol is often the root cause of accidents. Did you know that in 2018, over 1000 workplace fatalities occurred in Canada? Heat sources near flammable substances, poorly constructed stairs, vehicle collisions, the causes vary.

 

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