Workforce Development

Losses in West Central Africa

2015-07-22T08:35:16-04:00

Through my work as a member of Technology Transfer Services (TTS), I was lucky enough to spend some time in West Central Africa over the past few years, helping to improve maintenance and operations at industrial facilities. One of the issues that my team and I frequently encountered involved warehouse managers and their attempts to [...]

Losses in West Central Africa2015-07-22T08:35:16-04:00

The Machine, Created for the Purpose

2015-05-29T10:14:28-04:00

The Technician scratched his head and surveyed the scene. He then asked himself, “It’s dead, but what is it supposed to do?” Methodically, like a detective, he breaks down the purpose of a Motor Control Center (MCC), and how it relates to the downed HVAC unit. An MCC is a group of one or more [...]

The Machine, Created for the Purpose2015-05-29T10:14:28-04:00

The Technician, The Detective

2015-03-03T12:54:51-05:00

The detective approached the scene like he always did, observing the behavior of the crowd as he stepped under the yellow tape surrounding the area. It is important to stay detached from the circumstances and evaluate all […]

The Technician, The Detective2015-03-03T12:54:51-05:00

Key Knowledge for those Working in Modern Industrial Facilities

2014-11-04T09:06:25-05:00

If your job involves work within, or you are considering a career related to, modern industrial facilities, the odds are that you have come across the term Instrument Control Loop. This term defines a common and important aspect of modern industrial facilities. For evidence of just how important knowledge of it is, drop the term [...]

Key Knowledge for those Working in Modern Industrial Facilities2014-11-04T09:06:25-05:00

Losses in West Central Africa

2014-09-24T09:07:40-04:00

Through my work as a member of Technology Transfer Services (TTS), I was lucky enough to spend some time in West Central Africa over the past few years, helping to improve maintenance and operations at industrial facilities. One of the issues that my team and I frequently encountered involved warehouse managers and their attempts to [...]

Losses in West Central Africa2014-09-24T09:07:40-04:00

The Basics of PLC Operation

2014-09-09T12:52:51-04:00

The operation of a PLC is very simple. The processor makes decisions based on a ladder logic program written by the user. In order to use the program properly, the PLC must communicate with the various field devices it is tasked with monitoring and controlling. It then compares the actual conditions of the field devices [...]

The Basics of PLC Operation2014-09-09T12:52:51-04:00

Technology Transfer Services Recognized For Exemplary Workplace Practices

2014-09-09T12:55:20-04:00

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER SERVICES RECOGNIZED FOR EXEMPLARY WORKPLACE PRACTICES Receives prestigious When Work Works Award Tampa, FL (August 29, 2014) – Technology Transfer Services has been honored with the 2014 When Work Works Award for its use of effective workplace strategies to increase business and employee success. […]

Technology Transfer Services Recognized For Exemplary Workplace Practices2014-09-09T12:55:20-04:00

The Basics of Boiler Safety

2014-09-09T14:07:50-04:00

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 [...]

The Basics of Boiler Safety2014-09-09T14:07:50-04:00

OSHA Electrical Hazard Assessments

2014-09-09T14:02:57-04:00

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 [...]

OSHA Electrical Hazard Assessments2014-09-09T14:02:57-04:00

Electrical Safety in the Workplace

2014-09-08T12:50:47-04:00

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 [...]

Electrical Safety in the Workplace2014-09-08T12:50:47-04:00
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