News Article | February 28, 2017
Following a comprehensive audit of administrative processes and policies, medical practices, and facilities, the National Accreditation Alliance of Medical Transport Applications (NAAMTA) is awarding CSI Aviation with NAAMTA accreditation for their fixed wing, medical transport program. CSI Aviation demonstrates compliance to each of the defined standards, excels in identifying best practice procedures, and instills these values in each employee. NAAMTA verified compliance through employee interviews, process reviews, and on-site evaluations, all of which were conducted using ISO 9001:2008 auditing guidelines. “CSI has been safely providing air transportation services around the world for more than thirty years,” said William “Rock” Collins, COO/President. “To have a third-party accreditation entity recognize our commitment to quality and safety in our recently-launched medical flight services division is definitely gratifying. We look forward to continuing to grow our customer base in this market and working with the NAAMTA organization to improve the industry as a whole by promoting best practices.” Roylen Griffin, NAAMTA’s Executive Director said, “CSI Aviation’s commitment to excellence in providing worldwide medical transport services is evident in their aircraft, equipment, application of policies and procedures, and employee licensure and abilities throughout the organization. CSI’s compliance with national and international industry standards is confirmed through NAAMTA Accreditation. Their ongoing participation in continuous compliance demonstrates their pledge of quality to existing and potential customers.” NAAMTA is an accreditation standard-bearer for the medical transport industry, offering procedures that include guidelines for developing a system focused on transport safety, patient care, quality management, and continuous improvement. NAAMTA is globally recognized for its ISO 9001:2008 QMS certification and the implementation of quality practices in their accreditation program. NAAMTA’s certified quality management system is audited annually by PRI Registrar which is an ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board-approved Registrar accredited to certify organizations to a variety of management systems including ISO 9001. NAAMTA strides successfully in identifying key best practices, improving the standard of performance among medical transport providers at national and global levels. Through a dynamic approach to auditing and a vast array of web-based reporting and learning tools, NAAMTA distinguishes itself as an accreditation source, providing services to members and working toward the improvement of medical transportation industry practices. Established in 1979, CSI Aviation, Inc. (CSI) has grown into a global aviation company providing diverse and complex solutions to commercial, group and private individuals, and government customers. CSI fills a unique niche in the aviation industry – solving complex aviation requirements for air charter services, aviation logistics, and program management. CSI Aviation also holds FAR Part 135 Air Carrier operating authority and provides air charter, aircraft purchase, leasing and maintenance support. For more information go to http://www.csiaviation.com.
Degtyarev V.V.,Csi Inc.
Journal of Structural Engineering (United States) | Year: 2012
This paper presents a reliability-based evaluation of the American National Standards Institute/Steel Deck Institute (ANSI/SDI) C1.0 and Structural Engineering Institute/American Society of Civil Engineers (SEI/ASCE) 37 design provisions for composite steel decks in the construction stage. Reliability of the allowable stress design (ASD) and load and resistance factor design (LRFD) methods at the strength and deflection limit states was evaluated in terms of reliability indices employing the first-order reliability method. A large number of composite slab configurations, which cover the range of slab parameters typically used in the U.S. construction practice, were investigated. Obtained results demonstrate that the current design provisions for steel decks in the construction stage are overconservative. Modifications of the ANSI/SDI C1.0 construction load requirements are proposed. The modified load requirements result in longer maximum unshored construction spans and acceptable reliability. Safety of the deck designed according to the modified load requirements is more uniform across the typical design parameters when compared with the current design provisions. © 2012 American Society of Civil Engineers.
Csi Inc. | Date: 2013-06-06
A method for importing data from a first system into a second system includes receiving configuration information about data storage structures in the first and second systems and information about communicating with the first and second systems. Information to be used in creating an import configuration file is entered via a user interface. The import configuration file is for use in preparing the second system to receive data from the first system. Based on the information about data storage structures, the information about communicating with the first and second systems, and the information entered via the user interface, the import configuration file is created to prepare the second system to receive data from the first system. Based on the import configuration file, data is transferred from the first system into the second system.
Csi Inc. | Date: 2014-06-05
A method is described for automatically determining a proper threshold for a tachometer signal in order to produce desired tachometer pulses necessary for analysis of machine vibration data. A tachometer signal is low-pass filtered to exclude high frequency noise and a running derivative of the filtered tachometer waveform is taken to create a derivative waveform. Another waveform is created that includes only positive values from the derivative waveform that correspond to positive values in the low-pass filtered tachometer waveform. In general, a tachometer signal has the greatest derivative value (slope) when a tachometer pulse is present. Based on this observation, a threshold value is determined using both the low-pass filtered tachometer waveform and the positive-value derivative waveform along with statistics from both waveforms.
Csi Inc. | Date: 2013-11-14
A vibration data collection system performs an integration or differentiation process on incoming digitized vibration data in real time. The system uses a digital Infinite Impulse Response (IIR) filter running at the input data rate to provide the integration or differentiation function. With this approach, the system reduces hardware complexity and data storage requirements. Also, the system provides the ability to directly integrate or differentiate stored time waveforms without resorting to FFT processing methods.
Csi Inc. | Date: 2011-01-31
A system and method for enhancing inspections using infrared cameras through in-field displays and operator-assisted performance calculations. A handheld infrared imaging system typically includes an infrared camera having a programmed computer and an interactive user interface suitable for displaying images and prompting response and accepting input from the infrared camera operator in the field during an inspection. An operator may designate at least one thing of interest on a displayed infrared image; and the programmed computer may uses a performance algorithm to estimate performance associated with the thing of interest. The programmed computer may extract information or parameters from previously measured data. The programmed computer may vary the way in which it displays new measurements based on the information extracted from the stored data. One or more of the parameters extracted from the IR image may be adapted to provide an automated alert to the user.
Csi Inc. | Date: 2013-03-01
A computer-executable ratiometric analysis method determines integer components of a rational number ratio or a close approximation of an irrational number ratio. In one embodiment the method uses a ratio of rotational speeds of two rotating assets in a machine or process, generates a new rational number based on the ratio of speeds, and calculates the integer components of the new rational number. The result is the integer ratio relationship between the initial two rational numbers. The method may be used in machinery analysis applications to determine whether a low-order integer ratio relationship exists between two machinery rotating components. Low-order integer ratio relationships in machinery are generally harmful in related machinery rotating components, and detection of such relationships is an important tool in preventing damage to machinery components. In a more general embodiment the algorithm can be used to determine the closest integer roots of any fractional number where this information would be of interest to an analyst in understanding the fractional number.
Csi Inc. | Date: 2012-02-14
A computer-animated graphical model visually conveys the movement and vibration of an entire shaft rotating within its bearings, and the behavior of the shaft at each individual bearing. The model aids a user in (1) visualizing an animated three-dimensional mode shape of a modeled shaft at high speeds, (2) visualizing the alignment state of the bearings of a modeled shaft at slower speeds, (3) visualizing the axial movement of a modeled shaft relative to a stationary component, and (4) visualizing the relationship between a rotating element, such as rotor, and a stationary element, such as a rotor housing, at locations other than the bearing locations. The model enables a user to compare shaft behavior at different operating conditions during a transient event, to see if a shaft is running at a proper position within its bearings, and to see if a shaft is contacting bearing surfaces or is dangerously close to such contact.
Csi Inc. | Date: 2014-06-27
A periodic signal parameter (PSP) indicates periodic patterns in an autocorrelated vibration waveform and potential faults in a monitored machine. The PSP is calculated based on statistical measures derived from an autocorrelation waveform and characteristics of an associated vibration waveform. The PSP provides an indication of periodicity and a generalization of potential fault, whereas characteristics of the associated waveform indicate severity. A periodic information plot (PIP) is derived from a vibration signal processed using two analysis techniques to produce two X-Y graphs of the signal data that share a common X-axis. The PIP is created by correlating the Y-values on the two graphs based on the corresponding X-value. The amplitudes of Y-values in the PIP is derived from the two source graphs by multiplication, taking a ratio, averaging, or keeping the maximum value.
Csi Inc. | Date: 2015-01-08
A tunnel segment radial cross gasket includes a base side or face and a top side or face. A plurality of longitudinally extending spaced parallel grooves are disposed on the base side. One or more longitudinally oriented bores, which are spaced from each other, extend through the gasket. The top face of the gasket includes first and second sections, with the second section being tapered or angled in relation to the first section.