7 Considerations for an Electrical Enclosure Design

The modern world relies on electricity. Nowhere is a strong, reliable electrical connection more essential than in industrial and commercial settings where workers depend on the power to complete their tasks appropriately and safely on a daily basis.

In addition to the physical wiring that provides electrical currents, building systems also require electrical enclosures to maintain appropriate working conditions for the system. Because the electrical system for each building depends on the energy needed, enclosures must often be custom designed.

In this blog, we list seven of the fundamental considerations that must be factored into the design for an electrical enclosure. Continue reading “7 Considerations for an Electrical Enclosure Design”

4 Important Considerations When Designing Food-Handling Equipment

Food Handling Equipment

Designing a commercial kitchen or food-service processing facility requires careful planning to ensure all materials and construction techniques meet safe food-handling standards. Standards from the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) and the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) must be diligently followed depending on the type of food being handled, processed or served.

If you’re in the process of planning a food-service operation from scratch, take time to familiarize yourself with the rules and requirements for your food-handling equipment. Pay attention to the four tips listed below as you create your equipment designs.

1. Create Projects Without Hidden Risks

As you design your equipment, avoid hidden areas where food can get trapped and begin rotting or growing bacteria. Dead ends in processing equipment, right-angle joints in tubing, lap-welded joints and other design flaws are ideal places for food to accumulate during processing. Continue reading “4 Important Considerations When Designing Food-Handling Equipment”

Arc Welding and CD Welding: What’s the Difference?

If you’ve read our previous blog, you know that stud welding comes in handy for a variety of situations. Whether you plan to build a boat, an apartment complex, or a bridge, stud welding strengthens your application.

But did you know that you can use multiple techniques to weld studs?

The two most common methods are arc stud welding and capacitor discharge (CD) stud welding. Though both methods involve fastening studs to base metals, they each offer their own benefits for different projects. Continue reading “Arc Welding and CD Welding: What’s the Difference?”

5 Significant Structures That Required Welding in Their Construction

Rising 630 feet above the Mississippi River, St. Louis’s Gateway Arch stands as a modern structure that memorializes the city’s place in American history. The arch symbolizes two important aspects of the American spirit: the adventurous bravery evident in the numerous travelers who headed West through St. Louis and the technical prowess of designers, builders, and welders who constructed the monument.

The iconic Gateway Arch is just one structure that would not exist without the invention and evolution of modern welding techniques. In this blog, we’ll examine five significant structures made possible by welding. Continue reading “5 Significant Structures That Required Welding in Their Construction”

A Basic Guide to Stud Welding

As a commercial contractor, you want your projects to stay sound, stable, and secure despite the heavy loads they bear.

Consequently, you have to rely on a variety of techniques to mount, attach, and support each piece of equipment or hardware.

Although you could turn to any number of welding methods to finish your next project, consider adding stud welding to your arsenal of essential tools and methods.

What Is Stud Welding?

Stud welding, or drawn arc stud welding, joins a stud with another piece of metal. You use an arc to heat both pieces, and when you push them together, they create a permanent, high-strength bond.

Unlike other welding types, stud welding does not need packing metal. Continue reading “A Basic Guide to Stud Welding”