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Is your facility at risk for combustible dust? (Part 2)

Combustible dust is an often-unknown hazard in industrial facilities. This is because many people are unaware of what common combustible dust is and how dangerous it can be. In part one of OBG's webinar series on combustible dust in industrial facilities, specialty chemicals expert Reid Todd, PE provided an overview...

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OBG's 2017 Year in Review

Growth & Performance

The 2017 Annual Report is overwhelmingly positive and provides a window into OBG’s strong culture, talented leadership and people, and tremendous drive for results. Within this report, you will see examples of meaningful engagement shared by our people and our clients, as well as highlights of thought leadership, innovative and in...

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Advancing mobile data collection

Joe Segretto,
OBG's Mobile Data Platform

As GIS (geographic information systems) services have already become the expectation of many clients in the industry for largescale data collection efforts, OBG has taken this technology to a new level by creating a web application that is advancing how the company collects and shares data. Developed through OBG’s in...

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Upstream process optimization reduces air pollution control costs

OBG recently took part in the 36th International Conference on Thermal Treatment Technologies & Hazardous Waste Combustors (IT3/HWC) on March 6-8, 2018 in Houston, Texas. This conference provides a forum for the discussion of state-of-the-art technical information, regulations, and public policy on thermal treatment technologies and...

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High risk capital projects: inherent vs. imposed risk

Peter Kalish,
Many capital projects involve high risk. Peter Kalish explains an important distinction between inherent and imposed risk.

The revolution in product design that has occurred over the past three decades has been a boon to clients, but a headache for capital project teams. Systems demand tighter tolerances, use more complex advanced materials, and must meet higher performance requirements. Temperatures are higher, materials are more hazardous, ambient environments...

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Peter Kalish contributes to Automation World

"Smart Manufacturing—It’s Not (Just) About Technology"

Peter Kalish,
Peter Kalish

OBG's Peter Kalish recently contributed a guest blog, Smart Manufacturing—It’s Not (Just) About Technology to Automation World about how investments in advanced manufacturing can deliver on financial goals. Read the full blog here. Increasing emphasis on smart manufacturing in industry is exposing an unfortunate tr...

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When air pollution control low-bid projects cost more

Bill Norris,

For many engineering projects that require air pollution control (APC), it is common for engineers to define the inlet and outlet conditions of the particular APC system, leaving the detailed engineering to a vendor or supplier. Many engineering firms adopt the mindset that the vendor is an expert at designing...

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Supporting New York State economic development initiatives

Steve Eckler,

OBG continues to partner with and support New York State to create economic opportunity.  Most recently, OBG participated in a Business Connection Forum co-sponsored by the Center for Economic Growth, Silicon Europe Worldwide, and NY Loves Nanotech.  The forum brought together North American and European companies and communities...

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