Meet Steering Committee Member, Christy Bermensolo, CEO of Engineered Software, Inc. Joining ESI in 2006 from Intel Corporation, where she advanced from a chassis and component design engineer to a senior engineer on Thermal and Mechanical System Integration. Her work spanned from large server systems, including the first IA-64 bit server, to enabling components and desktop architecture design. During this time, Bermensolo is credited for developing a patent for a connector (#6,146,176) used in the interconnection of the CPU to Memory Module on the first IA-64bit Itanium server.
In recent years, plant processes have become more intricate with a host of supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) solutions to achieve the precision control necessary to deliver a finished product. Control rooms have upgraded from analog to digital, with displays giving the operator data.
In September 2018, United Way of Thurston County hosted their 26th Annual Day of Caring Event. This even is to bring volunteers and local agencies together to complete service projects in the community. Day of Caring is about team building, giving back and helping organizations in need and has become an event that shuts down offices as employees gather outside of work to make a difference together.
When it comes to pumping systems that have varying demands, many engineers are hesitant to size the pump to less than the highest possible load. While this is certainly conservative from a flow standpoint, the downside is that additional costs are incurred to mitigate what might be a small risk. To assess that risk and make an informed decision, take a Monte Carlo approach, which can save considerable money.
In support of Veteran’s, Engineered Software, Inc. joined The Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association, Chapter 11-4, for their Christmas in September event! This event focuses on raising Christmas gift funds for residents of the WA State Soldiers Home in Orting - along with helping service-members and veterans in-need. ESI is proud to continue its sponsorship and support our very own Jeff Sines.
The PIPE-FLO® Overtime module is an excellent tool for understanding how your piping system will behave as conditions change over a period of time, but it also can be used for determining optimum set points and goal seeking. In this article we'll take a look at how to determine a VFD set point to maintain an end of line pressure.
There are 13 areas included in a process safety management (PSM) plan. The piping system model can be of value in all aspects of the PSM, but the areas of greatest impact are in:
process safety information
process hazard analysis
operating procedures and practices
investigation of incidents
Process Safety Information
Working with chemicals can pose a host of dangers. Those in the process industries must take every step possible to protect employees and others from hazardous conditions.
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issues and enforces standards designed to increase worker safety, including for facilities that process chemicals. Other countries have similar programs, and the United Nations oversees the Globally Harmonized System for Hazard Communication in an effort to protect workers internationally. One mandated OSHA standard is the Process Safety Management (PSM) of Highly Hazardous Chemicals (standard, 29 CFR1910.119) to prevent the unwanted release of hazardous chemicals that could cause serious exposure.
Wright Process Systems (WPS) is a full-service design and build contractor serving the food processing industry that focuses on working as partners with their clients to create more productive systems. When a client came to them with a large, time-sensitive project, they recognized the best way to support the customer was to supplement engineering time with external help.