The charter of the responsible electrical engineer is to design as many safety features into the product as can be imagined, learned, or anticipated. As today’s electrical engineers move out of the picture and into retirement, companies will be challenged to retain the knowledge that has come with their experience. It is imperative that engineering [...]
Now is as good a time as any to start a new commitment towards product safety. Making your products safe and compliant is not only an ethical business practice, it is a great way to avoid dealing with regulatory bodies and all the fines and costs associated with them. In that spirit, we reached out [...]
What’s the real meaning of Christmas?
We have different regulations for this.
Is it a celebration and a reflection on one’s own faith? Is it about getting together with loved ones and sharing a feeling of togetherness? Is it about embracing our sense of giving and sharing? Well, if you’re an eight-year-old the answer [...]
Horror stories about OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration) enforcement are easy to find. It is not uncommon to see companies charged tens of thousands of dollars or more in fines for violations. These fines may be the result of one massive failure or lots of much smaller failures. OSHA representatives may show up [...]
The year was 1985, America was being introduced to the first version of Microsoft Windows, Joe Montana was at the top of his game, and I was designing nucleonic equipment for a mining application. Now, I couldn’t very well just leave that nucleonic equipment lying on the ground, so I drew up a 7ft. swing [...]
Take a look at this thing:
We’ll call her Jenny. She is a turbine rotor. She is a very large and expensive piece of equipment. It is important for this piece of equipment to work properly, because it is costly and time-consuming to fix or replace.
When turbine rotors like Jenny were made, a [...]
I have been attending the EMC Symposium since 1982, and it has consistently been one of my favorite events of the year. It was held last week in Long Beach in 80 degree weather. I could not have been more excited.
But as I walked in the door and settled in, I noticed that there [...]
A lot of people have been asking what a product safety test might look like. Here at Phoenix Technical Group, we are always happy to help. For those who are new to testing, we are rolling out a series of examples of the kind of tests that are done to ensure product safety. We’re going [...]
Product safety testing and reviews are essential steps in getting a product on the market and saving you from costly litigation.
But why are there so many issues, problems, and techniques involved with basic product safety testing? The task is a minefield that requires detailed, specialist and encyclopedic knowledge. There are two reasons for this:
Safety Assessment is a huge part of what we do here at Phoenix Technical Group. Ensuring that a client’s products are safe not only prevents potentially devastating amounts in fines and litigation, but it also protects the client’s reputation. Part of the reason we are so successful at finding cost-effective solutions to our client’s safety [...]