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Prioritize safety when testing alternative fuels in R&D facilities

SAFETY FIRST: Avoiding Common Pitfalls of Alternative Fuels in R&D Testing Facilities

September 8, 2023

When companies involved in product design, testing, and manufacturing are asked about their top concerns on testing with alternative fuels, safety becomes the primary focus. Testing equipment involving rotating components, high-pressure fluids, and flammable materials inherently carries risks, particularly in research and development where testing outcomes are intentionally exploratory or destructive. Whether making the switch from diesel to battery power or from natural gas to hydrogen, new alternative fuel technology introduces fresh safety challenges. Organizations embarking on or expanding product research involving alternative fuels must place a high priority on implementing effective safety measures at the forefront of their endeavors, rather than responding reactively to crises as they arise.

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How Electrification is Changing Testing in R&D

June 23, 2022

The automotive and transportation industry shift from internal combustion to battery electric vehicles (BEVs) requires major changes in how R&D personnel perform testing. This white paper, “How Electrification is Changing Testing in R&D,” will help you plan for the changeover and gain a solid understanding of the new test protocols, how to plan, and ease the big shift.

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Seven Mistakes that Will Kill Your Project’s Budget

March 7, 2022

If you’ve ever been responsible a facility construction project, you know that managing the budget can be an especially daunting task. In the months between budget approval and project completion, any number of problems can rear their costly heads. Scope changes, material prices, even inclement weather can pile expenses onto the total.

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