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Welder making a welded connection on a steel beam

A Bolted Connection Or A Welded Connection?

The large majority of industrial structural structures — such as building structures, floors, platforms, conveyor bridges, transfer towers, support towers, equipment supports, and so on — are an assembly of smaller components, and, as such, the components must be attached in some fashion.

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Slip-Form Concrete Silos

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Wear Liners — What’s Right?
Liners can provide abrasion resistance, corrosion resistance, improved sanitation and clean-out, and improved flowability. Although my answer here will focus on abrasion resistance enhancement in chutes, transitions, spouts, and hoppers, it is important to keep in mind that liner selection will offer inherent differences with regard to the other above parameters.

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Mulitiple Silo Design Facility

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Designing & Pricing A Silo
The silo design is a complex problem involving a number of factors — including the type of material to be stored, the functionality or operational requirements of the silo, and the geographical location of the structure.

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Receiving Unit Trains at Plant

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All You Need To Know About Receiving Unit Trains
More and more often, the railroads have been encouraging their customers to receive products in larger lots and unload them quickly. As a result, the railroads have established grain “unit train” rates which typically require the receipt of 65-, 75-, or 90-car trains that must be turned around in 24 hours or less.

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A.G.L., OSHA’s Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program was re-issued in March, 2008 following the Georgia sugar plant explosion a month earlier which got a lot of notoriety. It is expected that there will be increased enforcement activities in the future, especially on certain industry groups, like the feed industry.

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Feed Mill Spare parts management

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In today’s tough economy, I wonder what your thoughts are on keeping an extensive supply of spare parts. Can you help me formulate a spare-parts policy?
As a design/build contractor of complex operating facilities, it is essential for us to advise the owner of the spare parts recommended to maintain the effective operation of the equipment and systems and minimize the extent of any downtime.

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Concrete silo foundation project management

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How To Ensure A Successful Project
Successful project management involves a long list of skills. Here at WL Port-Land Systems, we believe that keeping things on schedule and within budget depends a lot on internal and external communication.

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Coffee cup at Professional Association Meeting

Our Thoughts

Join A Professional Association
Over the years, our company has become active in various professional organizations. Not only has this made a positive impact on the WL Port-Land employees who are members, but it shows our company’s commitment to staying current with what’s happening in the industries in which we work.

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Concrete feed mill construction workers communicating at job site

The Importance of Communication with the Field

One aspect of feed mill construction that doesn’t get much “air time” is the vital close communication during an undertaking of such magnitude.
If all mills were identical, it would be simple to submit permits and have completed drawings for the field superintendent.

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