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Sherlock Ohms
Content posted in September 2011
The Case of the Mysterious Computer Resets
Sherlock Ohms 
9/30/2011  3 comments
Computers were resetting themselves for no apparent reason. For no reason, that is, until Sherlock Ohms looked into the matter.
The Case of the Failing Bus Transmissions
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9/29/2011  11 comments
Electric bus transmissions were failing in the field. Sherlock Ohms had to track down the problem.
Another Case of a Buried Electrical Box
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9/27/2011  4 comments
How do you find electrical materials buried in a wall? You get as inventive as Sherlock Ohms.
The Case of the Ridiculous Fatigue Calculations
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9/23/2011  9 comments
In the process of taking fatigue calculations, the data came in sky high at some points and zero at others.
The Case of the Semi-Proficient Measurement
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9/22/2011  6 comments
Sometimes old equipment is just right -- other times, it's just too old.
The Case of the Unexpected FM Transmitter Turnoff
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9/19/2011  2 comments
When a new transmitter was installed, the radio station kept going off the air. Time to bring in Sherlock.
The Case of the Intermittent Shutdown Glitch
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9/15/2011  5 comments
Engineers encountered an intermittent issue where one engine in a rail car would shut down for over speed during the start cycle.
Let’s Hear About Your Sherlock Heroics
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9/14/2011  1 comment
Tell us about your Sherlock moment, the time you solved a true engineering mystery -- or at least solved a problem.
Case of Shocking Countertop Could Be Electrocution Hazard
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9/13/2011  7 comments
Dennis Darling explains there is more to the Shocking Countertop story. Shocks call for deep investigation.
Fatal Accident in Face of 'All Clear' Call
Sherlock Ohms 
9/8/2011  15 comments
After a fatal accident at an intermodal facility, an investigator was called in to find the cause of the accident.
The Case of the Way-Too-Hot Power Supply Unit
Sherlock Ohms 
9/6/2011  9 comments
The design of the power supply unit for VoIP phones created way too much heat. With few dollars to spare, a cooling fix was needed.
The Case of the Shocking Bathroom Countertop
Sherlock Ohms 
9/2/2011  24 comments
The bathroom countertop was shocking. Was it the electric toothbrush or something more unusual?




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