Water Treatment Challenges – A Call For Innovation

Wastewater treatment systems throughout the United States suffer from lack of maintenance and the demands of a greater population.  Like roads and bridges, wastewater treatment plants have been allowed to age unattended in many instances.  Some estimates put the...

Storage Tank Failure A Catastrophic Risk

“A failure Wednesday morning of storage tanks belonging to Farmer’s Coop in Hemingford caused 210,000 gallons of liquid fertilizer to spill,” was the headline news in a Nebraska community. This is an all too common story, and the consequences for the tank owners...

Reduce Waste With Industrial Evaporation

Population increases and climate change are two of the major factors focusing attention and concern on the sustainability of the environment. Waste disposal is a significant challenge in the effort to achieve a more sustainable planet. Removing liquids from...

PC-based control systems and PLC-based control systems

Preventing Tragedy Through Competence In the overnight hours of December 2, 1984, a gas leak at the Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) chemical plant in Bhopal killed over 3,700 people while they slept and injured 558,000 more. The sheer havoc this industrial...

Engineering Consultants Can Win the Innovation Race.

We live in an age of innovation – In today’s highly competitive global economy innovation rate is a key measure of a company’s survival. In most instances, generating ideas for produce or process improvement isn’t the problem. The challenge lies in the translation...

Under Pressure

The next time you have a desire to see how mesmerized you can become in one day, drive past a petroleum refinery! The sheer number of pipes that sprawl like veins over dozens of acres is quite the visual display. Indeed, classifying these facilities as one of...

Stave Off Corrosion Thanks To CJI

Throughout the millennia, mankind has created an endless number of fascinating, useful, innovative - or just plain beautiful - objects that showcase our ability to design and build almost anything we think of. However, many of those creations have since...