For composites users, the latest weapon in the war against
corrosion can be found on the World Wide Web. The Composite Polymers Division of
Ashland Specialty Chemical Company (Dublin, OH) has launched a "corrosion
resource center" at www.hetron.com to help
engineers pick the right resin for corrosive environments.
At the heart of the resource center is an on-line edition of the
company's Hetron and Aropol Resin Selection Guide. In addition to materials
property data, it compiles corrosion-resistance data for fiberglass reinforced
plastics in 1,800 chemical environments. The data in the guide has been culled
from field and laboratory (ASTM C581) studies of FRP performance. And because
the guide ties into the company's corrosion database, its information stays
Industrial workplaces are governed by OSHA rules, but this isn’t to say that rules are always followed. While injuries happen on production floors for a variety of reasons, of the top 10 OSHA rules that are most often ignored in industrial settings, two directly involve machine design: lockout/tagout procedures (LO/TO) and machine guarding.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.