Train Maintenance Schedule Best Practices: Rolling Stock Inspections, Regulations, and More

Railways are comprised of hundreds of thousands of individual components and moving parts, including complex mechanical and electrical systems that must work together seamlessly in order to ensure a safe and compliant operation. After all, safe and reliable service depends on equipment that’s in good working order, and equipment that’s …Read More

Top 5 Rail Industry Trends for 2018: Traffic and Stock Growth, Technology Innovations, and More

The rail industry has been in a state of flux for the past few years, with economic and environmental conditions causing upheaval in demand for various freight categories and general uncertainty slowing stock growth and technology adoption. But the tides are turning as we head into 2018. Here’s a look …Read More

Boiler Safety Valve Rules and Regulations: Nameplate Requirements, ASME Standards, State Regulations, and More

Boiler explosions have been responsible for widespread damage to companies throughout the years, and that’s why today’s boilers are equipped with safety valves and/or relief valves. Boiler safety valves are designed to prevent excess pressure, which is usually responsible for those devastating explosions. That said, to ensure that boiler safety …Read More

50 Best Hazard Pictogram Resources and GHS Label References: The Top Articles, Guides, Official Documents, and More on Hazard Pictograms and GHS Requirements

When OSHA revised its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to conform with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), the goal was to unify labels and classifications of chemicals. Companies must use the proper labels to comply with OSHA’s regulations, which include displaying required information …Read More

How Does a Hydraulic Flow Control Valve Work? Function of Hydraulic Flow Control Valves, Types, Design Considerations, and More

Flow control valves are used to regulate the flow rate and pressure of liquids or gases through a pipeline. Flow control valves are essential for optimizing system performance, relying on a flow passage or port with a variable flow area. Here’s a look at the function of hydraulic flow control …Read More

What Required Information Must GHS Labels Include? GHS Labeling Requirements, Pictograms, and More

In 2012, OSHA revised its hazard communication standards to align with the¬†Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals¬†(GHS). The GHS is an international system created by the United Nations (UN) to achieve unified labeling and classification of chemicals. OSHA’s revision of the previous hazard communication standard is known …Read More

Industrial Control Panel Design Guide: Schematics, Standards, Design Considerations & More

Industrial control panels consist of power circuits or control circuits (or both) which provide signals that direct the performance of machinery or equipment. Industrial control panels don’t include the main power, nor do they include the controlled equipment; rather, the panel is mounted on a back panel (or subpanel) or …Read More

Top Energy Conferences: 50 Must-Attend Events and Conferences for Energy Industry Professionals in 2018

Energy is in the news frequently, as regions of the country and world lack power after natural disasters, companies try to find more profitable ways to pursue renewable energy sources, and the industry takes steps to expand while considering the environmental impacts of their actions. Oil and natural gas, mining, …Read More

How Barcodes Work to Increase Efficiency: Reducing Human Error, Optimizing Data Entry, and More

C-suite executives and managers constantly look for tools to increase operational efficiency, from mobile devices to software that is available in the cloud. One tool that consistently delivers increased efficiency and productivity across a broad range of industries is a barcode label. When paired with the right barcode scanning system, …Read More

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