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Guarding Against Counterfeit Parts
We have been doing a lot of defense work lately and are concerned about counterfeit parts. How can we protect ourselves?
When our mass finishing equipment is started after being shut down a week or more, an extreme stench emanates from the entire system. How can we control this problem?
Caustic Piping Remedies
When I reviewed our operations, I was struck by how many of our PVC and CPVC piping joints that carried either caustic for wastewater pretreatment or alkaline cleaner exhibited a crusty scale, apparently dried caustic residue.
OSHA Regulations Regarding Safety Showers and Eyewash Stations
It has been brought to my attention that our two safety showers and eyewash stations are in need of repair and/or replacement. It is my desire to provide the appropriate equipment, but I could use some help on determining what is required by OSHA. K...
Decontamination of Metal Finishing Area
We have a finishing room at one of our plants, and we have outsourced the plating. We also did pickling and bright dip in the room, and we now want to decontaminate it so that we can sell the equipment, or at least dispose of it properly. Our main c...
Remove that Bleach Smell
In our scrubber system for chlorination, we use caustic soda as the oxidation agent. This produces sodium hypochlorite, and unfortunately, sodium hypochlorite has an unpleasant smell.
When our mass finishing equipment is started after being shut down a week or more, an extreme stench emanates from the entire system.
Industrial Storm Water Runoff
The other day during our annual inspection by the sewer district, they expressed concern over our "boneyard" behind the plant where we store used equipment, tanks, and scrap building materials, mainly metals. The inspectors then finished their typi...
Any recommendations on how we can easily remove fluoride without major modifications to our pretreatment system?
Protection from Hex Chrome
OSHA’s relatively new hexavalent chromium standard remains somewhat confusing when trying to implement at our plant. Could you provide some insight on how to obtain compliance?