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Predicting Metal Failure by Decoupling Corrosion and Stress

Predicting Metal Failure by Decoupling Corrosion and Stress

An Arizona State University research team has released new insights about intergranular stress-corrosion cracking that will change the way we approach engineered structure maintenance. Their research affects all engineered structures—bridges, aircrafts, and nuclear power generating plants. The Findings Their research addresses the previous assumption that… read more

CWI Bill Sowell Speaks on the Welding Industry

CWI Bill Sowell Speaks on the Welding Industry

I’m Bill Sowell, originally from Leakesville, MS. I attended MS State University and graduated from William Carey University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s in counselor education. My Background I began working in the oilfield industry until the mid-80s and joined Foster… read more

Industrial Welders and Millwrights Needed—Now

Industrial Welders and Millwrights Needed—Now

Despite good wages, benefits and job security, the welding and utilities industries do not have enough workers. One of the biggest factors that plays into this reality is the encouragement that children get from a young age to pursue careers that require a four-year degree…. read more

Keeping People Happy with Cleaner Air

Keeping People Happy with Cleaner Air

It’s hard to get work done in a facility without clean air. In fact, ever since the Industrial Revolution, one of the main drawbacks to working in an industrial facility was poor air quality. Unclean air results in health issues and lower productivity. According to… read more

The Importance of Maintenance in Power Distribution Systems

The Importance of Maintenance in Power Distribution Systems

In the world of electrical production, nothing happens without maintenance. Every system has countless points of failure – some of them critical – that can disrupt or outright halt power production if they fail. And system components are far more likely to fail if they’re… read more

Southern Field's Emphasis on Safety

Southern Field’s Emphasis on Safety

The construction industry contributes a very large percentage of overall private industry injuries and deaths, but that’s about to change. After a five-year steady increase in construction worker deaths, we finally saw a dip in numbers. Total fatalities fell 2% from 2016 to 2017, and… read more

Suggestions for Improving Construction Site Safety

Suggestions for Improving Construction Site Safety

Every year, more on-the-job fatalities through accidents happen at construction sites than any other place of work. In 2016, one out of every five deaths on the job were in the construction industry, and much of that is not only because construction is an inherently… read more

Environmental Elements Acquisition Update: What We’re Doing

Environmental Elements Acquisition Update: What We’re Doing

Southern Field has developed a reputation for being a one-stop shop for plant and facility maintenance. Our goal is to provide facilities from a variety of industries with everything they need to keep their systems running. One major development toward that goal is the acquisition… read more