Proper Application of VFDs
July 16, 2021
Variable frequency drives (VFDs) are an integral part of process design and plant operations. The advantages of having a variable-speed and reversing-capable motor include greater control of process conditions such as…
Part 2: Aluminum vs. Copper Conductors-What’s Best for Your Facility?
June 16, 2021
Overcoming Installation and Design Challenges Installation As with any material, particular challenges come with installing aluminum in your facilities. Installation criteria exist to ensure the proper operation of the electrical…
Part 1: Aluminum vs. Copper Conductors-What’s Best for Your Facility?
June 14, 2021
Have you considered using aluminum conductors for your plants? As facilities become more expensive to construct and maintain, the necessity of looking to alternative materials becomes increasingly critical to cost-conscious…
A Case for 3D Modeling
April 29, 2021
I recently sat down with a farmer, a city councilman and an ag businessman. We chatted about the things that we call successful – new farm practices, city development initiatives,…
Work Execution Planning Leads to Project Success
February 9, 2021
At Interstates, we know that how well you execute work correlates directly to how well the project turns out. Intensive planning that happens upstream ensures effective, efficient, and safe work…
How Can a Well-Trained Crew Make a Difference for Your Project?
February 8, 2021
We believe that quality training increases safety, reliability and speed on projects. Our emphasis on and commitment to continually train our employees sets us apart in the industry. With over…
Mindset Matters: Are You Ready for Lean IPD?
January 22, 2021
The industry is rapidly changing, and Lean Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) is overcoming some of the pitfalls of traditional contracting. The traditional approach might be the most familiar choice, but high costs,…
Collaborative Design: Sprinting Ahead
January 11, 2021
This article was originally published in Current Connections Spring 2020 issue. Thanks to internet commerce and massive logistics firms, most people can order nearly anything and see it arrive on their doorstep…