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5 Best Practices For Cooling Tower Maintenance

Last Updated on by John Merrick

Cooling towers are industrial coolers that eliminate waste heat which originates from different sources such as industrial machinery or oil refineries. Cooling towers reject heat, either through the use of evaporation to cool the waste heat or by using air flow to eliminate heat. These two different systems are referred to as direct, open circuit […]

Merrick Group Job Fairs Spring 2019

Last Updated on by John Merrick

Due to weather conditions, the job fair scheduled for tonight from 6-8 at the Hampton Inn Bloomsburg is cancelled. Please call Workforce at 570-454-8810 to reschedule

What is Eddy Current Testing?

Last Updated on by John Merrick

Eddy Current testing is a method of nondestructive testing that is based on the principals of electromagnetism. When an eddy current probe in the close proximity of a test material is energized at a given oscillating frequency, eddy currents are induced in the conductive test material by means of electromagnetic induction. This technique requires no […]

NACE Coating Inspectors Can Avoid Common Project Challenges

Last Updated on by John Merrick

Industrial coatings for steel and concrete are vital to the integrity and operation of the structures, machines, and systems in which they are found. Regardless of initial build, retrofitting or repair/inspection, a NACE coating inspector plays a vital role. The nature of that role as a quality control technician responsible for observing and reporting the […]

The Process of Optimizing Nuclear Power Plant Maintenance Plans

Last Updated on by John Merrick

While the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has highly specific guidelines for monitoring the effectiveness of nuclear power plant maintenance, the efficiency of the maintenance plan can vary widely, thereby increasing risks of overall cost versus profitability measures. Consequently, increased efficiency in nuclear plant maintenance plans is vital to optimum operation. There is essentially one primary […]