Engineering Office

“The best way to reduce maintenance costs….
Design it right the first time ! “

“The best mechanical design for maintenance…
Is the one with the fewest moving parts”

By Fred J. Weber

General Engineering

Online Approved DOE Technical Standards
“PDF” Handbooks in physics,thermodynamics, math, instrumentation and etc

Online Approved DOE Technical Standards http://energy.gov

Click on “Offices” go to Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) is the Department of Energy’s (DOE)

http://energy.gov/hss/office-health-safety-and-security

Go to “Information Center” and Click on “DOE Technical Standards Program”

http://energy.gov/hss/information-center/department-energy-technical-standards-program/doe-approved-technical

Click on “Approved standards”

http://energy.gov/hss/information-center/department-energy-technical-standards-program/doe-approved-technical

Cheresources excellent site for chemical and process engineers
http://www.cheresources.com/

eFunda is a premier online of engineering fundamentals and calculators.
http://www.efunda.com/home.cfm

On-line Engineering tool to assist in design, construction and maintaining your facility
http://www.freecalc.com/

Eng-tips and feedback forum
http://www.eng-tips.com/

Engineering jobs
http://www.engineeringjobs.com/tools.html

Mechanical components everything from fitting to tools
http://icrank.com/cgi-bin/pageman/pageout.cgi?path=/index_html.html

The Chemical Engineers’ Resource Page

Control Engineering

Looking for control problems:
1. Output stays at 0%
2. Output stays at 100%
3. Output goes from 0% to 100%

Control.com…Nerds in Control…Information on controls
http://www.control.com/links_page

Electrical and PLC…Industrial test and video company (PLC and general controls)
http://www.industrialtext.com/freestuff.htm

Expertune
http://www.expertune.com/articles.html

ISA instrument search
http://www.isadirectory.org/online/prod1.cfm

Control Magazine
http://www.controlmag.com/ct/index.html

Computer Engineering

Number one solution to any computer problem….
“turn off the power”

 Search engine with subtopics
http://www.yippy.com/

Computer Hope…. general computer information
http://www.computerhope.com/sindex.htm

Computer and communication…general computer info and standards
http://www.cmpcmm.com/cc/standards.html

Tek tips forums Ask software or hardware question
http://www.tek-tips.com/

Sun Informantion …help for Sun users
http://www.sunhelp.org/

 UNIX users
http://www.unix.com/index.php

Mechanical Engineering

Pump and piping

http://www.pumped101.com/
http://www.pumpfundamentals.com/tutorial3.htm

Pipe design Central… info on any pump or piping
http://www.pipingdesign.com/sitemap.html

Pump information
http://www.pumps.org/ or http://www.pumps.org/public/pump_resources/home.htm

Pump and System 
http://www.pump-zone.com/index.php

Compressed Air
Reliabilty Web
http://www.reliabilityweb.com/fa/compressed_air.htm

Gas industry conversions
OneSmartClick.Com
http://www.onesmartclick.com/engineering/heat-transfer.html

Structural and Materials
Spreadsheet for Structural Engineering
Structural calculations
http://www.xcalcs.com/

Powder Materials
http://www.powderandbulk.com/

Corrosion
http://www.corrosionsource.com/

Defense and federal specification
http://assist.daps.dla.mil/quicksearch/fsc_quicksearch.cfm

Weight standards
http://www.scalemanufacturers.org/Links.htm

Inventor’s Workshop

Why is maintenance always redesigning equipment ?

“I believe it’s because 50 % of all maintenance people are related to Thomas A. Edison.”

Steps for an sucessful invention
1. Get an idea
2. Write/sketch it down.
3. Search the web (look for images) and search www.uspto.gov/
4. Design it.
5. Build it
6. Calculate the cost
    A. (+) costs…What you can sell the product for ?)
    B. (-) costs…. What it costs to design it, build it, ship it, market it , account it, lawyer it and etc. ?
7. When the (+) costs are greater than the (-) costs
Patent it , Manufacture it, and Sell it !

Useful web sites

US patent office… www.uspto.gov/

Inventor fraud… http://www.inventorfraud.com/

European Patent office… http://worldwide.espacenet.com/?locale=en_EP

Physics, Chemistry and Math Web sites

http://www.efunda.com/home.cfm

http://www.eng-tips.com/

physics forums
http://physforum.com/

Basic physics
http://230nsc1.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/hph.html

Physics websites
http://www.mastep.sjsu.edu/resources/physics.htm

Industrial physics web site
http://www.aip.org

Chemistry Periodic table
http://www.webelements.com/webelements/index.html

Math calculation
http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/trig.html

http://www.engineering.com/content/community/library/tables/tables.jsp?disciplineID=mechanical&tabID=200&subTabID=210

Alternate energy… http://www.altenergy.org/

NASA technical papers… http://www.nasatech.com/TSP2/cats.php

“PDF” Handbooks in physics,thermodynamics, math, instrumentation and etc
Online Approved DOE Technical Standards http://energy.gov
Click on “Offices” go to Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) is the Department of Energy’s (DOE)
http://energy.gov/hss/office-health-safety-and-security
Go to “Information Center” and Click on “DOE Technical Standards Program”
http://energy.gov/hss/information-center/department-energy-technical-standards-program/doe-approved-technical
Click on “Approved standards”
http://energy.gov/hss/information-center/department-energy-technical-standards-program/doe-approved-technical

 

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