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In 1905, the Grover Shoe Factory boiler exploded, collapsing the building and engulfing it in flames. Fifty-eight people were killed and 150 more injured. This event led to the development of safety laws and a national code for the safe operation of steam boilers.

The CB-Hawk boiler management control system (”Figure 1”) combines the functions of a flame safeguard programmer with those of operating and firing rate controls. It also monitors the fuel pressure and temperature (if Read more…

Electrical Workers

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, regulates workplace safety by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education, and assistance. OSHA officially formed on April 28, 1971, the date that the OSH Act became operative. The Occupational Safety and Health Act allows OSHA to issue workplace health and safety regulations. These regulations include limits on chemical exposure, employee access to information, requirements for the use of personal protective equipment, and requirements for safety procedures. Read more…

Electrical Safety

Personnel safety around energized equipment is only part of the picture when it comes to electrical safety. The other part is the installation, and whether the job was performed correctly. Read more…

According to the National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH), electrical hazards cause more than 300 deaths and 4,000 injuries in the workplace each year. Electrical accidents are ranked 6th among all causes of work related deaths in the United States. Always work safely, wearing the proper PPE for your situation and know what is happening in your surroundings at all times!

Electrical Hazards

There are many safety hazards to be found in the electrical shop or in the field. The most obvious are electrical hazards and all the things you can see and hear. Other hazards that must be considered are confined spaces, oil and other fire hazards, and compressed gas and air systems. Read more…

Heat-Rate

If you have never heard of heat rate before, don’t worry, you aren’t alone. Heat rate is a rather uncommon term (unless you happen to work within the power industry) that is used to describe how effective a system Read more…

Electrical maintenance requires a basic understanding of electrical theory and electrical safety.

Basic Electrical Theory

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One of the most important theories in electricity is Ohm’s law. It basically defines how electricity will behave in electrical circuits. This is not to say that there are no other laws that define behaviors in more complex Read more…

At our 20th anniversary, I look back at the events that made TTS possible. We were a group who were called upon repeatedly to “fix” what was broken. My team received the work centers that were in trouble both financially and structurally. We “fixed” them, made them functional and profitable, and then turned them over to newer, less experienced management teams to cut their teeth on. We did this for several years; the company we worked with was undergoing internal Read more…

The dreaded maintenance department- a cost center most upper level management personnel would like to see disappear.  As a consultant in the manufacturing industry for the last seventeen years, I am continually Read more…

A new year, a new you…and odesie® is on track to make 2014 the best year ever! Today, TTS unveiled the redesign Read more…

The purpose of a voltage regulator is to maintain the output voltage of a generator at a desired value. As load on an AC generator changes, the voltage will also tend to change. The reasons for this change in voltage Read more…