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Articles tagged with: advanced manufacturing

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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Delivering productivity & process improvements: Q&A with Bill Norris

Bill Norris

Bill Norris is a combustion, incineration, air pollution control, and waste heat recovery expert and thought leader at OBG. With more than 30 years of experience in the design, engineering, fabrication, installation, and operation of a wide variety of combustion, air pollution control, and waste heat recovery processes and systems, Bill...

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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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Visioning space to support facility repurposing

Steve Eckler,
3D model comprised of points captured by a 360-degree laser scanner

There’s a growing trend in the industrial real estate market—the abandoned assets of yesterday’s assembly line-based manufacturing are becoming today’s opportunities for the advanced manufacturing market. Building upon the due diligence of the founding architects of the “Location, Location, Location” site selection mantra, adaptive reuse can...

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