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2017 & Looking into the Future

Photo by Elisha Terada on Unsplash Welcome to 2017. I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable holiday season. Speaking of safety, several of my blogs in 2016 discussed safety in chemical plants, refineries and personally. Let’s all keep safety at the forefront for 2017 too! In 2016, I also spent a great deal of time discussing my views of innovation from different vantage points including strawberries and surfing. Of course, none of these are in my realm of activities, but it just goes to show…


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Travel, Present and Learn. Join me.

  Photo by Tom Barrett on Unsplash I was in Singapore in October for the Gastech Singapore 2015 for a very interesting week learning about many things, including LNG engineering. Celebrating 50 years as an independent nation, Singapore has been ranked the number one country for “ease of doing business” for the past nine years by the World Bank. Singapore is very cosmopolitan; you can see different types of people living harmoniously and easily interacting with each other. My trip included…


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Rock Stars of Filtration

  Photo by Sam Moghadam Khamseh on Unsplash Whether or not you think our obsession with celebrities has gone too far, you probably have one or two people you admire. They are the rock stars you would be tongue-tied around if you ever met them, or embarrassing yourself by sharing too much about all that their songs have meant to you. Me? I’m a huge fan of the Allman Brothers, The Who, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, and Warren Zevon. They are my rock idols. But why am I telling you this? I was…


Let's Get Rating!

  Photo by Glen Carrie on Unsplash College Football has its AP Poll, Coaches Poll and the BCS. College Basketball uses the RPI-Rating Percentage Index and Strength of Schedule. Soccer sees teams ranked by FIFA based on their success in their games over a four year period. Plus we use rankings to decide on what restaurant to go to, what beer or wine to drink, what movie to see or rent.. So where is the common standard for Filter Ratings? Without one standard rating system for SLS technology…