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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

Home is where the Happy Meal is: Navigating Life and Business in Singapore

About 37 years ago, my father transferred our family halfway around the world from Texas to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to work as a manager for Texas Instruments. I was a school-aged boy at the time, and I remember having many incredible adventures. The Snake Temple in Penang, the...

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Jul 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