16 November 2017
Excavation and shoring are two of the toughest jobs that you can engage in as a construction worker. Whenever you have a job that requires excavation and shoring, it is important to review safety tips with all employees before you start on the project. #1 Always Pre-Plan You always need to pre-plan when you have an excavation job to do. Research the type of soil you will be working with and any underground wires you may encounter during your dig.
17 October 2017
If you own a restaurant, you have a kitchen full of expensive industrial-quality equipment. At least some of it is probably stainless steel. To keep your restaurant up and running, you need to ensure that your equipment is cared for properly. You might have heard that stainless steel equipment can't rust or corrode. While that might be technically true, your stainless steel equipment is still prone to damage if it doesn't receive the care it needs.
27 February 2017
If a piece of machine or if your assembly line requires valve actuators to control the flow of a certain type of liquid or gas, you're usually left with the option of installing pneumatic, hydraulic, or electric actuators. Electric valve actuators are relatively new to the market; however, they are quickly becoming some of the most popular parts for a variety of reasons. If you're on the fence regarding which type of valve actuators might be most compatible for your system, take a look at the following 3 benefits that you can get from installing electric valve actuators.
31 January 2016
Pipeline metering stations are essential for tracking and managing the flow of natural gas over long distances, and the design of the station plays a big role in how well the equipment functions over long periods of time. A few simple mistakes can result in far more repair calls than usual as extra wear and tear causes the metering equipment to break down or even damages the pipeline itself. Design your metering stations right from the beginning by avoiding these four common mistakes to reduce what you spend on repair and maintenance over the lifetime of the each station.
21 December 2015
In 2009 it was estimated that approximately two million miles of American roadways were unpaved. This means that the roads were either made of dirt or gravel, rather than cement or asphalt. The primary reason for this is that cement and asphalt roads are expensive to lay, and on roads that aren't heavily traveled, a dirt or gravel road is sufficient. Unfortunately though, as cars drive over these unpaved roads, dust kicks up.
5 November 2015
Have you been considering the addition of a pond in your backyard? A pond can transform your backyard from boring to beautiful. When you relax outside with the sound and sight of your pond, you are transported to a magic oasis from the comfort of your home. However, there are a few maintenance myths you need to be aware of regarding pond pumps. #1: Natural ponds do not have pumps, which makes them unnecessary for manmade ponds.
28 September 2015
A dumpster is a valuable investment if you have a commercial property. The dumpster provides you with a single point for disposing of your bagged waste. It's important that you understand, though, that dumpsters are also a safety concern. Recognizing the safety risks associated with a dumpster can help you protect your company and your employees. Here are some things you should keep in mind when you're renting a dumpster.
6 August 2015
Cutting and grinding is a given when it comes to prepping sheet metal for fabrication, whether it involves sizing metal pieces for fabrication, cutting out welds or prepping surfaces for welding through grinding. Hand-held grinders outfitted with specialized cutting wheels are an increasingly common tool for these tasks thanks to their versatility and portability. When using cutting wheels, you want to make sure you're using all the right best practices for safety's sake.
20 November 2014
As the owner of an agricultural hay making business, you know that farmers depend on your product to feed their livestock. If you supply a good product and you can deliver quickly, you're on the right track. If your hay making operation isn't as resourceful as you'd like it to be, below you'll learn how you can take your operation up a notch or two. Upgrade Your Equipment If you're still using a sickle bar mower to cut your hay, you could have a more efficient operation if you used a mower conditioner.
18 November 2014
Indoor concrete floors get some of the worst treatment from your pets when they are being potty trained, are sick, or are stressed out. No matter what you do as pet owners, pet accidents are still likely to happen. You can remove these pet stains to re-stain your concrete a decorative color. Then, protect it with an industrial-strength epoxy coating. Here is how to get your floors stain-repellent, and waterproof, with scratch-resistant durability.