How Do You Enter the Engineering Industry?

Entering the Engineering Industry

At RTS Corporation, we aim to provide the best in engineering services across the oil and gas and power generation industries. In order to do this, we need an in-depth understanding of theengineering industry itself. This does not just mean understanding the deeply technical details of the work that we do, but also means having a foundation of essential knowledge to build upon.

Much of this comes from the intensive education and training those in the engineering industry undertake in order to become engineers, whatever their specialty may be. In this blog, we will look at what kind of education and knowledge is required to work in the engineering industry.

Educational Requirements

Typically, anyone looking to enter the engineering industry will need to have at least a bachelor’s degree in a specific engineering discipline. In many cases, having an advanced degree like a master’s is extremely beneficial, and even a requirement in certain fields.

Beyond college or university education, there are also specific courses of accreditation available for any candidates who wish to work with the public. This can vary by state, so anyone wishing to be an engineer in a public-related field will need to research differently depending on where they are based.

Types of Engineering

The job title of “engineer” is an extremely broad term, usually used for the sake of simplicity. There are many different types of engineering roles throughout the industry, each with their own unique set of skills and requirements. The different engineering careers include:

Aerospace engineer

Designs and develops air and space craft, along with related technology.

Chemical engineer

Works with chemicals in applications ranging from practical use to transportation.

Computer engineer

Works with computers and related technology to develop new systems and innovations.

Electrical engineer

Studies, develops and applies systems to electronics in a wide range of applications.

Industrial engineer

Develops and optimizes industrial processes to improve productivity and efficiency.

Mechanical engineer

Applies a range of engineering skills and knowledge to the improvement of mechanical functions.

Engineering Categories and Careers

These are just a few very broad examples of engineering roles. Engineering is typically divided into six major categories: mechanical, chemical, civil, electrical, geotechnical and management. Each of these categories have grown to include a wide variety of roles, as well as opening up opportunities to specialize in roles such as project management.

Becoming an engineer and working in the engineering industry is a lucrative career, but it requires dedication, strong mathematical skills, a knack for critical thinking and the ability to communicate clearly and concisely.

Get Help from the Best in the Engineering Industry

Hopefully this blog has provided a better understanding of the kind of knowledge and experience those in the engineering industry work with. Of course, when it comes to specialized work in the oil and gas or power generation industries, the education described in this blog is just the beginning.
RTS Corporation is made up of experienced and passionate professionals who are ready to bring their education and expertise to your processes. If you are looking for an invaluable resource for your most complex projects, contact RTS Corporation today.

Benefits of Hiring a Third-Party Engineering Service

Why Hiring a Third-Party Engineering Service Benefits Your Project

Hiring a third-party engineering service offers a whole host of benefits for your engineering project. Not only do you get additional assistance meeting deadlines and finishing your project, but your project can benefit in a multitude of ways you may not have thought of. Today, RTS Corporation will discuss some of these benefits, as well as why RTS Corporation could be the engineering service for your project.

Receive an Outside Perspective

Too often, teams are so focused on finishing a project that they lose perspective on the effectiveness of their work. Bringing in an outside engineering service or consultant will bring a fresh pair of eyes to your project. Sometimes even the simplest problems will go unnoticed by a team, so bringing in an outside perspective can often uncover issues with your project that your team never thought of.

Opportunity to Work with Specialists

Sometimes you may need a specialist to design or work on a small aspect of your engineering project. While it may not make sense to bring them on for the entire project, hiring an engineering specialist for contractual work can make give you the results you need while saving your project money.

Third-Party Engineering Services Bring Their Own Resources

Oftentimes a third-party engineering service will have built business relationships with a large spectrum of companies and resources. They may have access to specific resources that your company does not. They may have experience with other engineering firms and be able to give some insight into the quality of their work.

Why Choose RTS Corporation for Your Engineering Project?

RTS Corporation makes sure to see your project through to completion. When you hire RTS for your project, we will go over the best possible solutions and begin your project alongside your team. Our engineers will stay on as project coordinators until your project is completed. Our wide range of experience and knowledge will ensure you get the right engineer specialized for your projects needs. We have built our reputation in the engineering world through hard work, commitment to excellence, and relationship building. You can be assured that choosing RTS Corporation will exceed your expectations each time.

Contact RTS Corporation Today

If you are beginning a project and need engineering solutions, RTS Corporation is the firm for you. Call our team today at 203-459-9835 to learn how our experts can assist you. Or if you prefer, request a quote or more information here.

The Evolution of the Oil and Gas Industry

How the Oil and Gas Industry has Evolved Over the Years

The first successful oil drill was made by George Bissell and Edwin L. Drake in 1859. Suffice it to say that since then, the oil and gas industry has gone through a substantial amount of change in an effort to become more efficient and productive. With so much competition, staying ahead of the curve in the oil and gas industry is more important than ever. So what are the biggest changes that have occurred in the oil and gas industry over the years? Today, RTS Corporation will explore some of these changes.

The Development of Offshore Drilling

One of the biggest advancements in the oil and gas industry has been the exploration of oil wells at sea. First developed in 1891, offshore oil wells have become a very common method of producing oil. Currently, about 30 percent of global oil production occurs offshore.

Technology and Data Drives Change

Over recent years technological advances and new data analytics have had a huge impact on the oil and gas industry. Supercomputers, seismic imaging, and nanotechnology have allowed oil companies to improve their ability to find new wells. Drones and equipment sensors have improved the monitoring and maintenance ability of engineers. Being able to preemptively perform maintenance on critical components has saved the oil and gas industry billions of dollars. Engineering manufacturers are driving mechanical technological advances that improve the performance of machinery and lessen the chance of mechanical failure.

Data analytics has become a huge factor in the success of companies in the oil and gas industry. Successful companies are improving their ability to collect insight and uncover value in areas they lack. For example, traditional oil and gas companies would analyze information on a well-by-well basis. With the interconnectedness of the oil and gas industry, companies are pooling data to uncover inefficiencies and deliver additional value to their businesses.

Success in the Oil and Gas Industry Requires Partnership

At RTS Corporation, we provide OEM equipment and engineering services for the oil, gas, and power industry. Our partnership with a large number of original equipment manufacturers provides our team a unique insight into mechanical technological innovation. Some of these manufacturers include Hudson, Flender Graffenstaden, Kingsbury, Cavex, Welter, and Oeltechnik. If you are looking for an invaluable resource for your engineering project, we would be happy to discuss it with you. Contact us at 203-459-9835 to talk to one of our experts today.

Flender Gear Box: What RTS Offers

What RTS Offers In Our Flender Gearbox

If you are a plant maintenance manager or even just a worker at a plant, efficiency is an important part of what you do. For managers specifically, it is increasingly important to conserve energy as a means to save money, and having the proper equipment plays a big part in that.

The heat exchanging system is one component of your plant that can have a real impact on energy costs, and having the right gearbox will help keep those energy costs down. For over ten years, RTS Corporation has partnered with FGGS and Flender-Graffenstaden for high-level mechanical engineering solutions, including the Flender Gearbox.

Why Do You Need A Flender Gearbox?

Inefficiency is something you can’t afford. The Flender gearbox design offered by FGGS is not only the among the best gearboxes on the market today, but it also comes with repair and service support. This will keep your machinery running smoothly and without headaches even when it comes time for a service solution.

FGGS has a long history of providing for gearbox solutions for companies needing to upgrade their capabilities, and the Flender gearbox helps to do that. These gearboxes are able to increase the power production at your plant without having to make major adjustments to the machinery itself. One of the things that make these gearboxes unique is that they are able to be installed in the same installation as the original gearbox.

Why Should You Choose RTS Corporation?

At RTS Corporation, we want to find you the best OEM product solutions and engineering services for your oil, gas, and power generation industry. We believe that a Flender gearbox can do just that through increased efficiency and power production. Our goal at RTS Corporation isn’t to do the engineering, but expend our energy and resources, finding the best principal for the job.

To put it plainly, we want to save you time and money by doing the legwork for you. It isn’t easy finding the right engineering solutions, and it’s even more difficult trying to build them yourself. Our job is to find you the best principal for your specific job so that you don’t have to. For over 10 years, we have worked with FGGS and Flender Graffenstaden, and we are confident that the Flender gearbox is the solution for you.

Contact RTS Corporation For More Information Today

Engineering field services aren’t the easiest to navigate. RTS Corporation is here to do that navigation for you, and one design we are confident in is the Flender gearbox. For more information on the Flender gearbox or to consult with RTS Corporation, give us a call today at (203) 459-9835.

Fin Fan Coolers Offered by RTS Corporation

The Different Types of Fin Fan Coolers

RTS Corporation has been a leader in custom air-cooled heat exchangers for over 50 years. Our team of expert engineers ensures that your company gets the right cooling device for your needs. Today, we will discuss some of the different types of mechanical fin fan coolers to help you understand which cooler is right for your purposes.

RTS Corporation’s Line of Fin-Fan Coolers

Fin-Fan Induced Draft

The induced draft configuration positions the fans above the exchanger bundle. High-velocity hot air exhaust reduces hot air recirculation, and plenums protect the exchanger bundle from the elements. Induced draft exchangers are well suited for lower process temperatures and for

applications that would be adversely affected by recirculation.

Fin-Fan Forced Draft

In the forced draft fin-fan cooler configuration, fans and mechanical components are positioned below the exchanger bundle. Because the fans are in the cool air stream, horsepower requirements are slightly lower, and maintenance personnel are protected from high exit air temperatures. Forced draft exchangers are well suited for high-temperature service. For extremely high process pressures, serpentine or U-bend exchangers are available.

Fin-Fan Winterized

Air-cooled heat exchangers in cold climates may require winterization for freeze protection and process temperature control. To prevent process fluids from freezing, the exchanger is equipped with automatic louvers and recirculation chambers to mix warm exhaust air with cold inlet air.

Why Choose RTS Corporation?

If you are unsure of exactly which device is best suited for your purposes, the experts at RTS Corporation and are on the cutting-edge of cooling product development. We work with Hudson Products and Smithco Engineering to provide you with the cooling device that is perfect for your needs. Our custom-designed high-performance fin-fan coolers provide your design with more efficient heat exchange.

With the difficult conditions in which fin-fan coolers are often used, it is key for your customized cooling solution to fit your needs. Both production process and climate conditions will impact the exact specifications that your fin-fan cooler needs to meet. Our engineering experts are ready to meet and exceed your requirements, no matter the conditions.

Contact RTS Corporation Today

RTS Corporation provides OEM equipment and specialized engineering services for the Gas & Oil Industry as well as Power Generation applications. With our advanced expertise and a partnership with industry-leading equipment manufacturers, you can rest assured that RTS Corporation can handle any project your business needs. If you are looking for a resource that requires design experience and expertise in large-scale equipment, RTS Corporation is for you.Contact us today at 203.459.9835. Or if you would prefer you can also email us at