Administered and published by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), the ANSI Z535 standards are an American system for presenting safety and accident prevention information. The ANSI Z535 committee develops the standards, which are accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
ANSI Z535 corresponds to the international ISO 3864 standard …Read More
Boiler deaerators commonly are used to remove oxygen and other gases from the water that feeds into boilers that generate steam. Deaerators are useful because they remove the gases that attach to the metallic components of the steam system and cause corrosion by forming oxides, or rust. Both oxygen and …Read More
Valve actuators are a type of control valve, and there are many options available to meet plant-wide and individual automation requirements. While simple in concept, consisting of a box with an input, output, and a mechanism to operate a valve, there are actually quite a few considerations in choosing the …Read More
Nadcap (formerly known as the National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program) is a worldwide cooperative program of major companies designed to manage a cost-effective consensus approach to special processes and products and provide continual improvement within the aerospace and defense industries.
We’ve created this guide to provide everything you need to …Read More
A Definition of Safety Data Sheet
Safety data sheets (SDS) are a component of the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals. The system standardizes hazard classification criteria and chemical hazard communication elements around the world. While the GHS is not a regulation, it is a framework that …Read More
Improving a facility’s safety and efficiency often is as simple as using proper valve labeling and identification practices. Even though valves may not be a main component of heavy machinery, they can do quite a bit of damage if someone opens the wrong valve. The other benefit of using the …Read More
A Definition of Aircraft Data Plates
Aircraft data plates contain all of the vital information about an aircraft. Typically made of metal, aircraft data plates are etched with registration information such as date of manufacture, model number, serial number, and registration number. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires that all aircraft …Read More
There are nearly countless types of valves for use across a variety of industries and applications. When it comes to flow control valves, valve types range from simple to sophisticated; some valves are complex enough to adjust automatically to pressure and temperature variations. No matter their construction, flow control valves …Read More
For industries that clean their equipment on a regular basis, it is important for equipment managers to know the best approach to cleaning metal nameplates to avoid deterioration and dullness that can impact readability over time. The best approach is to clean metal nameplates according to the material that it …Read More
Regulations impacting the trucking industry can be complex, but compliance doesn’t have to be a constant source of stress when you put the right systems and methods in place. In fact, if you implement best practices and ongoing oversight, your trucking operation can run like a well-oiled machine.
Most regulations are …Read More