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The New and Improved API 579 Standard *

Well, it’s been a while.  The last version of API 579 was issued in 2007, so upgrades have been 9 years in the making.  There are many small corrections and tweaks and a few big changes as well.  I’ll walk through the most important of these. Reorganization The most...

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31
Aug 2017

In the Path of Totality: How Stress Engineering Services Found Its Sweet Spot

On the morning of August 21, 2017, as predicted by astronomers decades in advance, a total solar eclipse will traverse America from coast to coast. The moon’s shadow will first touch land in Oregon and then sweep across the country to South Carolina. It’s been 99 years since a...

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17
Aug 2017

Addressing the Threat of Coal Silo Failures in Power Plants

Are you aware that there have been two catastrophic coal silo failures in US power plants within the last 12 months?  On July 24, 2016, a 42 year old coal silo failed at a plant in Indiana, dumping 500 tons of coal to the ground. Fortunately, there were no fatalities. Then, on...

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02
Aug 2017