Peter Wilmarth, RA, an architect at SSOE Group with over 35 years of experience, offers his thoughts as to how those of us in the chemical industry can gain insight from the West Fertilizer plant explosion in his recent Chemical Processing Magazine publication. The tragic blast occurred in 2013 in West, Texas — killing 15 people and injuring over 160 — and elevated the issue of safety in relation to hazardous industrial processes.
Joel Kramer, PE, senior structural engineer at SSOE Group, was recently published in Plant Services Magazine, discussing the challenges related to the remediation of aging infrastructures and offering his expert insight on how best to upgrade with minimal disruption of production. Kramer includes applicable examples of specific projects, describing some of the strategies employed that, although simple, led to advantageous outcomes.
David Young and Jim Swope, PMP, senior project managers at SSOE Group, wrote a newly published article in Food Manufacturing Magazine discussing the advantages of pre-owned manufacturing equipment and some of the challenges related to its utilization. Between food and personnel safety, operational productivity, and overall integrity, there is a lot to think about in relation to equipment. Choosing the right used equipment can significantly cut costs while also shortening lead time—a winning combination serving to improve the bottom line without sacrificing quality.
Joe Kunkle, AIA, PE, LEED AP, principal account executive at SSOE Group, recently authored an article in University Business Magazine, turning the spotlight on ways universities are now preparing their students for an economically sustainable future, while also shifting their perceptions and values in a greener direction.
Jennifer Wondergem, a chemical engineer at SSOE Group, is featured in a recent article published in Food Engineering Magazine. The article discusses good manufacturing practices (GMPs)—or current good manufacturing practices (cGMPs)—in relation to Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) schemes.
The article “Selecting, Retrofitting, and Integrating Used Equipment” in Food Quality & Safety Magazine’s August/September 2014 issue serves as an informative overview on how to better choose pre-owned food processing equipment and the significant savings in capital and time it yields.