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A Conversation with Bill Alumbaugh, Director of Engineering at Tarsco Bolted Tanks

Last Updated: July 2, 2019

What do you know about huge tanks and vessels found at power plants, industrial sites, and chemical storage facilities? When we asked ourselves these same questions, we concluded we knew next to nothing about these humongous objects. We wanted to know things like how an engineer works with their team, which materials are needed to …

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The Life-Saving Importance of Medical Labels

Last Updated: July 2, 2019
Posted by: Matt Krysiak in Safety

When only a few seconds separate life from death, a clear medical device instruction label is crucial. Life-saving devices such as automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are not only used by medical professionals, but also common citizens who suddenly and unexpectedly find themselves in dire situations. While working frantically to save a life with an AED, …

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The Six Biggest Hydroelectric Plants in America

Last Updated: July 2, 2019
Posted by: Matt Krysiak in Energy

Hydroelectric plants are engineering wonders, providing us with electricity from water. Water rushes in and moves turbines, which propel a metal shaft within a generator. The generator then acts as a motor that produces electricity.

A Tribute To The World’s Most Incredible Trains

Last Updated: July 2, 2019

Trains helped build our nation, and created connections between far-away places that are still in use today. They come in an amazing amount of variations and perform many different functions, serving as an integral component of our infrastructure. Proud to serve this vital industry, we are sharing our picks for the world’s most incredible trains.

How To Read A Forklift Nameplate (In Plain English)

Last Updated: November 11, 2019

Every year, there are almost 100 deaths and over 34,000 injuries due to forklift (powered industrial truck) accidents (source). According to OSHA, many of these are the result of “improper equipment” and a lack of training. In other words, these accidents could be avoided. The nameplates on a forklift are an important piece of this …

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