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  • About LTD & Associates Inc.

    Community, Communication Design

    At LTD & Associates Inc. we believe that knowledge is more valuable and powerful than natural resources and that success comes to the companies that have the best information.

    We have the experience and knowledge to implement investigative and security solutions, while working with our client partners, to bring about a realistic and cost effective way of providing desired results.

    Knowing and understanding client needs has earned us a solid business reputation, which will continue to effectively respond to all of your immediate and long term investigative and security concerns.

    Commitment to Security Solutions

    Our entire organization is committed to ensuring that our clients are able to carry out their daily operations without interference from unwanted sources. Furthermore, our investigative and security research personnel have developed and maintain effective strategic alliances, which coupled with many years of combined police service experience, developed at the investigative and management level by the company’s founding principals, allows for prompt, efficient and confidential service.

    During the 1980’s the firms owners began a partnership during their police careers, which resulted in the successful completion of a record number of joint Federal, Provincial, Municipal and International security and investigative operations. The year 2000 has seen this effective and professional team once again join forces to establish a truly international firm, committed to...

  • Mckenzie Corp: Boiler Room Support Equipment

    Community, Industrial Design


    There are some basic pieces of boiler room support equipment that should be considered for a complete boiler installation. This equipment is designed to protect your boiler from harmful water conditions.

    Here are some of the basic pieces and the functions they serve:


    A chemical feed system is used to "feed" the appropriate amount of chemicals into your system to combat scaling and corrosion. A chemical feed system is comprised of a tank, stand, pump, motor and agitator. The feed system is wired so that it will operate in unison with the boiler feed water system or deaerator. This ensures that the proper amounts of chemicals are being fed on a consistent basis.


    A water softener is used to remove hardness from the boiler make-up water. They are available in a wide range of sizes and configurations. By removing hardness in the water you will protect your boiler from the formation of scale that can rob your boiler of its ability to transfer heat efficiently.


    There are two types of blow down systems. A surface blow down/heat recovery and bottom blow down system. A Bottom Blow Down System is used to forcibly remove sludge and sediment from the bottom of your boiler. This is an intermittent process and is dependent upon the boiler operator to perform. It consists of a tank, stand and aftercooler assembly that is used to temper the water before it is sent to the drain. A surface Blow Down System continuall...

  • bill abney and associates, abney associates

    Bill Abney is a retired Assistant Professor in the Fire and Safety Engineering Technology Program at Eastern Kentucky University. He has a B.S. in Industrial Technology and an M.S. in Industrial Technology, both from Eastern Kentucky University. With over 30 years in safety education, Mr. Abney specializes in safety management and research; fire, arson, and explosives investigation; OSHA compliance; ergonomics; and hazardous materials.

    Jim Beck has thirty-six years of experience in the industrial and residential construction industry, with primary emphasis on safety and training. Mr. Beck has been teaching adult safety education since 1983. During his career, he has been employed by various companies with duties ranging from laborer to project superintendent. Mr. Beck has developed and presented adult education program with heavy emphasis on safety training for the construction industry as well as contract training for representatives of DOD, DOE and the EPA. As the Director of Safety and Health for a group of construction companies, Mr. Beck was responsible for OSHA, DOT and EPA compliance.

    Gary Brown is an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Health at Eastern Kentucky University. He has a B.A. in Liberal Science from the State University of New York, an M.S. in Environmental and Occupational Health from Hunter College, and a Dr.P.H. in Occupational Safety and Health from the University of Alabama. Dr. Brown i...