An Introduction to Frost Heave Prevention Systems

Sep 11, 2018

What is frost heaving? Frost heaving happens when soil expands upwards due to ice forming underneath the ground. Frost heaving occurs when freezing temperatures penetrate the soil and ground beneath the flooring. This can lead to a myriad of negative impacts for a business as the expansion of soil weakens the foundation of the floor, which can even result in cracks in the walls or pillars. Thousands of businesses suffer losses from damage to valuable inventory and ... Read More

3 Controls to Consider When Selecting Your Electrical Heat Tracing Solution

Feb 07, 2018

Before embarking on designing or managing your electrical heat tracing project, it is important to consider the various options for monitoring and controlling your Electrical Heat Tracing systems. The use of monitoring of the circuit integrity is an advantage as it increases the overall system's reliability as failures in the heating and power distribution systems can be reported back to operations and maintenance personnel locally or at a central location. Types a... Read More

The Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) and its Foreseeable Future

Oct 04, 2017

Introduction The Programmable Logic Controller is a computer designed specifically for industrial applications that range from simple lighting projects to running entire manufacturing processes. This system can perform a wide variety of functions, providing many analog and digital Input/ Output (I/O) interfaces, and various communication protocols. All the PLC's components and functions revolve around the controller, which is programmed to perform a specific task. ... Read More

Basics of HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning)

Jun 07, 2017

Overview of HVAC System HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning. The main idea behind this system is that it provides cooling and heating to both residential and commercial buildings. HVAC is important in the design of medium to large industrial applications like power plants, onboard vessels, office buildings such as skyscrapers, and in marine environments such as aquariums, where safe and healthy building conditions are regula... Read More

What is ATEX and IECEx Certification?

Apr 05, 2017

What is ATEX and what does it stand for? ATEX is the short form for ATmospheres EXplosible. The ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU covers equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres. The directive defines the essential health and safety requirements and conformity assessment procedures, to be applied before products are placed on the EU market. It is aligned with the new legislative framework policy, ... Read More