Jan 17, 2019 | Written by Julie Gruenholz | Process Control and Plant Automation

6 Questions to Ask When Upgrading an Obsolete Control System While Keeping Your Plant Running

Upgrading your obsolete control system is a helpful 7-part blog series addressing the important technical aspects of upgrades and written by an industry professional with over 25 years of experience.


Jan 15, 2019 | Written by Keith Flaherty | Inspired Engineering, Culturally Different

Hallam-ICS Becomes a Certified B-Corporation!

On December 17th, Hallam-ICS became a Certified B-Corporation, joining thousands of other purpose driven companies around the world committed to the concept that businesses exist for both purpose and profit.  On their website, B Lab states:


Jan 10, 2019 | Written by Julie Gruenholz | Process Control and Plant Automation

The 3 things I Learned When I Became a Certified SCADA Security Architect

First, some background...

Let me tell you what a Certified SCADA Security Architect is, and why I became one:


Jan 08, 2019 | Written by Chuck Rainville | Culturally Different

Millions of Revolutions (the pedaling kind) in The Green Mountain State-part 4

Continuing from my previous blog, the second day of riding on May 8th took us to Bennington County where I completed the roads of Sandgate, Arlington, Sunderland, Winhall and Manchester except for the Mount Equinox toll road. This road, like the Mt. Ascutney State Park road, is represented on the Official Road Map with a light green line type denoting a paved recreational highway. The days riding totaled 83 miles and over 5,000 feet of climbing.


Jan 03, 2019 | Written by Chris Giusto | Combustible Dust, MEP Engineering

What is a Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA)?

In my last blog I discussed Combustible Dust Fundamentals and NFPA 652 and explained some of the background as to why NFPA 652 requires a Dust Hazard Analysis.  This blog will explain what a DHA is, and answer some other common questions about them.


Dec 20, 2018 | Written by Steve Matthews | MEP Engineering

It's Noisy in this Room!

Engineers are faced with learning and applying codes and standards and have a responsibility to do the absolute best we can when helping a client on a project.  We learn most from our experiences through years of hard knocks and, of course, from other experienced Engineers.


Dec 18, 2018 | Written by Jennifer Barr | Culturally Different

2018-Lessons from the Front Desk

When you sit at the front desk you have the unique vantage point of seeing and hearing people from outside and inside the organization. I’ve learned lessons about integrity and good character from my fellow employees and clients.


Dec 13, 2018 | Written by John Kurowski | Toxic Gas Monitoring Systems

Toxic Gas Monitoring – A Look Back at 2018 ACGIH TLV-TWA Changes

2018. Where did it go? As in many years, 2018 started like any other year and disappeared before we started writing the correct year on documents needing our signatures. READ MORE

Dec 11, 2018 | Written by Spencer Lambert | Culturally Different

Yogi For A Day

Every year, the employees at Hallam-ICS are treated to an amazing selection of activities, where people get to mingle, laugh and experience with the other employees- often not in their own direct work group. Not only does everyone get to have fun, they also get to know another side of their work colleagues!


Dec 06, 2018 | Written by Chris Giusto | MEP Engineering, Combustible Dust

Combustible Dust Fundamentals & NFPA 652

With the compliance deadline for completing a Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA) less than two years away, and existing requirements already in place, it is a good time to revisit the “new” NFPA 652 Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust.