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Design challenges of a low level radioactive waste incinerator

A nuclear power plant located in Canada employs a solid and liquid waste incinerator to dispose of low level radioactive waste materials generated by plant maintenance activities. A number of safety and reliability issues prompted a detailed analysis of the plant’s design, resulting in many engineering and equipment ch...

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Plant Engineers Council: Energy Event

Neil Webb and Mohammad Mojdehi discuss microgrids for business at MACNY energy event

While natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy bring focus to the susceptibility or resiliency of our electrical system to catastrophic events, business owners know too well the implications of diminished power quality and momentary interruptions that they face on a daily basis. New York State has put forth a large number...

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Energy Storage Applications for Municipal Utilities in NY

On October 20, 2016, OBG power engineering expert Mohammad Mojdehi, PhD participated in the New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium (NY-BEST) Annual Energy Storage Technology Conference in Syracuse, NY. The annual conference focuses on the latest technological advances, research development, and commercialization efforts in fuel...

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International Conference on Thermal Treatment Technologies & Hazardous Waste Combustors

OBG's Michael Mannuzza discusses thermal treatment applications

OBG is pleased to have sponsored and participated in the 35th Annual International Conference on Thermal Treatment Technologies & Hazardous Waste Combustors (IT3/HWC) on October 4-6, 2016 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  During the conference, a team of OBG energy and advanced manufacturing ...

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2016 Chesapeake Tri-Association Conference

Tom Dumm, PE discusses water resource planning at the Tri-Association Conference

OBG delivered six presentations at the Chesapeake Tri-Association Conference, which took place on August 30 - September 2, 2016 at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, Maryland. The annual conference brings together experts to share their experiences and expertise in meeting water, wastewater, and environmental challenges. View our presentations:...

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North Carolina Environmental, Energy, Health & Safety School

OBG's Alicia Mitchell, Rachel Burris, and Sarah Slagle

OBG recently sponsored and presented during the North Carolina Environmental, Energy, Health & Safety (EEHS) School, which took place on August 8-9, 2016 at the McKimmon Conference & Training Center at NC State University in Raleigh, NC. Hosted by the North Carolina Manufacturers Alliance, the annual conference provides multiple courses on complying with...

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Changes to OSHA’s Process Safety Management Standard and USEPA’s Risk Management Program

How Modified Guidance and Revised Regulations May Affect Your Facility

Matt Traister,

In the March 14, 2016 Federal Register, USEPA proposed significant revisions to its accidental release prevention requirements, often referred to as the Risk Management Program (RMP) (40 CFR Part 68). This proposed rule follows a 2014 Request for Information in which USEPA proposed a number of significant changes to the RMP rule, which was first...

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SUNY/PPAA & NYAPPA 2016 Summer Conference

OBG energy experts recently presented during the SUNY/PPAA & NYAPPA 2016 Summer Conference, which took place on August 3, 2016 at Ithaca College in NY. The annual conference brings together all disciplines of facilities maintenance and planning for educational sessions on technology and emerging trends, operations and maintenance, and management. Rob Neimeier...

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Frank DeOrio discusses innovative leachate treatment in Waste360

Frank DeOrio, a manager in OBG’s environment brand, recently spoke with Waste360, a trade publication for the waste and recycling communities, about the current state of leachate treatment for landfill operators. In this article, DeOrio discusses challenges in the treatment and disposal of leachate, including increasingly stricter effluent limits an...

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