An Overview of Piping Engineering

In recent times, various types of projects are executed in the oil and gas, petrochemical, chemical, metallurgy, pharmaceutical industries etc. such as conceptual study, FEED (front end engineering development), EPC (Engineering, procurement and construction), EPCM (Engineering, procurement, construction management), Lump sum turnkey etc. Due to recession in current economic situation even though the projects have…

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Waterjet Abrasives

Why not use a more aggressive abrasive than garnet? A reader asked why we typically use garnet abrasive opposed to the many other abrasives in the world today. After all, an abrasive waterjet can en-train a wide variety of granular material, and yet the vast majority of machines utilize garnet abrasive. To understand why the…

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HOW TO BECOME AN HVAC PROJECT MANAGER

WHAT AN HVAC PROJECT MANAGER DOES The title of HVAC project manager can mean different things depending on the hiring party. In most cases, an HVAC project manager is someone with experience in the HVAC field who oversees new projects for an HVAC construction company, or as a consultant for a contractor. Oftentimes, and HVAC…

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Top 5 Things You Can Do to Manage Contractor Safety

So your property is undergoing renovations, the technicians are on site for the annual window cleaning of your high-rise building, or maybe you’ve started construction of a brand new hotel.  What is your plan for dealing with the contracted workers you now have on your work site? No matter what your business, an employer is…

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How Custom Metal Fabrication Works

Metal fabrication is a broad term referring to any process that cuts, shapes or molds metal material into a final product. Stock metal components, such as sheet metal, metal rods and metal bars, are widely available in a variety of material and dimensional specifications. In addition, most fabrication shops can produce metal products in a…

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A Day In The life Of A Fab Shop Manager

A day in a small fabricating shop seldom follows a linear progression. Many things vie for attention, and the ability to multitask comes in handy. When it comes to the daily grind, a lot goes on in a small shop. The dynamics of a job are often unspoken, and a schedule is composed of rubber…

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When to Use Solid Wire MIG or Flux Cored MIG Welding

MIG welding offers the convenience and speed of a feeder that guides the metal wire right into your puddle, but keeping your weld free from contaminants will determine the strength and appearance of your weld. While solid MIG wire requires a shielding gas to protect the weld, typically a mix of Argon and CO2, there’s…

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Local efficiency versus global objectives in metal fabrication

Metal fabricators are swimming in data these days. The trick is collecting the right data and focusing on what matters: global objectives (shortened total manufacturing time) instead of local efficiency (inches per minute at a specific machine). These days, data is king. We’re told that the better you gather, scrutinize, and analyze it, the more…

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Midsouth Mechanical – A Little about Our Services in the Alpha City

Atlanta, the World City or the Alpha City that was established in 1837, is now considered as a center of finance, research, technology and commerce. It has also, at the same time, observed a rise in its construction sector. Accordingly, we, at Midsouth Mechanical, cater to the needs and demands of our industrial customers when…

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