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.
If Aesop illustrated the handling of litigation files ... he would try to make people understand that it is important to begin immediately. In the famous fable the tortoise and the hare, our friend the tortoise, through regular and tireless work, won a race which seemed unattainable at the start!
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.
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.
Recognized around the world for his exceptional sense of deduction, Sherlock Holmes was driven by his thirst for truth and desire to reveal the culprits in the shadows with solid evidence. One of the arrows in his quiver was the use of avant-garde tools, which allowed him to collect clues and validate his hypotheses.
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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