Conductor Casing Pile Driving Assessment

Testing and Monitoring a Large-Diameter Conductor Casing Connection During Hammering Installation and Assessing Its Performance Stress Engineering Services, Inc. recently conducted field testing to assess the performance of a large-diameter conductor casing connector during a...

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Sep 2017

An Inside Look at Force Calibration

For force measurement, the process of calibration is the comparison of applied forces indicated by a measurement system under test to a calibration standard. The traceability of the standard used defines the resulting range and accuracy of the system being tested. For example, the...

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Sep 2017

What’s in a Name?

At the end of this year, Stress Engineering Services will have officially crossed another milestone in the history of our company – 45 years in business!  To commemorate this occasion, we will be publishing a series of articles and Facebook posts over the next 9 weeks that...

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Sep 2017

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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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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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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Aug 2017

Keeping Each Other Safe, Every Day!

Did you know that June is National Safety Month? Even though this month is rapidly coming to a close, here at Stress Engineering Services, we continue to recognize the importance of safety every day - all year long.  Our employees proudly emulate this principle throughout their work...

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Jun 2017

Failure Analysis – How Much is Enough?

The year was 1977. I was listening to my engineering professor talk about the failure analysis work he did.  He seemed like a detective—uncovering clues, examining evidence, and putting it all together into a story about what happened.  Why did the shaft fracture?  Why did the...

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Jun 2017
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