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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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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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Environment Virginia Symposium

Bob Bell discusses environmental compliance for industrial infrastructure

OBG experts recently presented during the Environment Virginia Symposium on April 4-5, 2017 in Lexington, Virginia. More than 700 environmental professionals attended this conference for the mutual exchange of ideas, best practices, and knowledge.  View our presentations: Dumpster Diving to Dollars [Presentation]Tina Bickerstaff, CPG Industrial...

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International Biomass Conference & Expo

Frank DeOrio discussed anaerobic wastewater treatment at the International Biomass Conference

OBG experts recently presented during the 10th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo on April 10–12 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This event brings together industry professionals from all sectors of the world’s interconnected biomass utilization industries, including biobased power, thermal energy, fuels, and chemicals. View our presentations: Anae...

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How is PSM affecting the chemical industry?

Andrew Porter,

The U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) developed the process safety management, or PSM standard to prevent disastrous process release incidents in the manufacturing industry.  The PSM standard begins with a list of 137 chemicals deemed highly hazardous, toxic, or reactive. If a site has more than...

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