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Shermco Industries

There is one outage fact that gets little argument or pushback: Make sure everyone on the jobsite leaves each day without illness or injury. Read more

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Grounds must be placed close enough to protect workers, but not so close that they can strike them if the grounds become re-energized, especially due to fault-level currents. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

Most arc flash studies will identify electrical equipment with incident energy at a given distance. We see many studies where "dangerous above 40 cal/ cm2" labels are put on electrical equipment to warn the worker of the high-incident energy. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

Because technology is always improving in the electrical world, ongoing training must receive constant emphasis so that workers can keep up with continuous technological advances. Read more

Training & Human Resources

BIC attends the 2019 National Safety Congress Show in San Diego, California. Read more

BIC Attends

Often, each electrical component is tested individually, and only small outages are required to allow for this testing. During a shutdown or turnaround is a great time to test the protective trip circuits of the relays and breakers. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

A smooth shutdown and startup during a turnaround starts with proper planning. This planning may begin months prior to the shutdown and requires an understanding of the tasks being performed by each discipline working at the site. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

Hurricane Season Sign With Stormy Background

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It only takes one hurricane to devastate an area. Therefore, having a strong support system ready when needed this hurricane season is key to safety and recovery. Read more

Emergency Response

Electrical equipment is often overlooked during Shutdowns, Turnarounds, and Outages (STO). The mechanical equipment is the focus because of the large volume of mechanical equipment versus electrical equipment at the facility. Read more

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As we continue through 2019, we need to remind ourselves that workers come in wanting to do a good job, and human error is a product of a deeper organizational issue. Read more

Training & Human Resources

During plant turnarounds or outages, you have limited time and resources to perform electrical maintenance, and it is important to prioritize the critical electrical equipment and equipment with the highest risk of impacting plant reliability. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

BIC Alliance visits with Mahaffey, Intrepid, Alliance Safety Council and others at the OSHA VPPPA Region VI trade show held at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Read more

BIC Attends

Equipment that is started, stopped and/or operated incorrectly, or beyond its operating limits, will simply experience a higher failure rate. A reliability-focused operation’s team follows and enforces well-conceived standard operating procedures. Read more

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Verifying that the protective relay operates as intended, protective elements pickup/dropout and time as specified, and that the protective relay inputs and outputs (I/O) operate per the design of the associated protective control scheme. Read more

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There is one outage fact that gets little argument or pushback: Make sure everyone on the jobsite leaves each day without illness or injury. Read more

Sponsored Content

There is one outage fact that gets little argument or pushback: Make sure everyone on the job site leaves each day without illness or injury. Read more

Power Generation

Gryphon Investors announced that it has acquired Shermco Industries. Read more

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