Talking About Industrial Pressure Washers

Properly And Safely Disposing Of Asbestos

When performing a renovation, the discovery of asbestos by your employees in a building can be a cause for concern because the inhalation of asbestos particles can lead to the development of mesothelioma. To remove asbestos safely, it is necessary to understand the appropriate safety precautions that your employees must follow. Preparing The Room For Asbestos Removal Before the asbestos is removed, it is important to remove all unnecessary materials from the room. Then, the area needs to be covered in plastic. The furnace and air conditioner must be turned off to prevent the asbestos from circulating. Make sure that all of the registers for the air conditioning vents are covered with plastic. How Employees Protect Themselves Employees must wear disposable coveralls so that contaminants will not be released into the surrounding air. The workers must wear respirators that use HEPA filters to avoid breathing in the asbestos particles. The Importance Of Water Water is an important part of safely disposing of asbestos because water suppresses the flow of dust. Spraying the materials that contain asbestos with a garden hose can prevent the particles from being released. The materials should be kept as damp as possible even when being placed inside a safe container. Removing The Materials Even after taking precautions, it is crucial to remove the materials as carefully as possible to reduce the risk of the materials breaking up. After rolling up the materials, check surfaces to make sure there is no contamination. After all of the materials have been disposed of, it is necessary to clean any clothing you have worn. Storing The Materials The asbestos...

Characteristics Of An Excellent Structural Steel Fabricator

Choosing the right structural steel can make or break your industrial process. Here are some qualities to look for when choosing a trustworthy structural steel fabrication company.  Quality  A few factors affect the quality of structural steel. One often quoted statistic is the tensile strength of steel, which measures how much pressure the steel can withstand. The tensile strength will affect how much structural steel you need to support different structures. This quality is affected not only by the steel’s age but also by their manufacturing processes.  Ask your manufacturer about their numbers on tensile strength. With a strength ranging between 50 and 250 or more kpsi, different types of steel will require different amounts to meet your goals. Since every piece of steel may have a slightly different tensile strength, it’s important that the company tests their products on a regular basis, and preferably with third party help, to make sure that the quality is meeting expectations.  Another indicator of quality is the company’s quality control policy. If you notice any problems with the quality of the steel, such as deformities and unevenness, is the company willing to refund you? A guarantee of the company’s product can alert you to a higher level of reliability.  Reliability of the Company With strict deadlines on manufacturing, you may need to rely on tight turnaround times for your steel manufacturer. Look for a company that can get the job done. The company should have access to backup production systems to ensure that they stay on track. For instance, backup generators or power supply grids are necessary in case of a power outage....

Water Well Drilling: FAQs For Property Owners

Breaking away from a reliance on a public water supply can seem like a scary endeavor at first, but once you have your own private well on your property, it will offer you a sense of reassurance. You will have direct access to water and always be in control of maintaining and keeping tabs on the safety and purity of the water that is coming from your tap. If you are planning an upcoming water installation project, it is likely that you have a few questions. Here are a few of the more common questions about water well installation and the answers you will need to know going forward.  What kind of equipment will be used to drill the will? A long time ago, if you hired someone to install a well on your behalf, someone would show up at your house with an excavator, a few shovels, and some hand tools. However, modern well drilling almost always involves a ground drill, which is a piece of equipment that operates either as a standalone unit or from the back of a tractor or truck. The well drill is the ideal way to install a well because the drill simply plunges into the ground and creates a pathway to the water supply without a lot of outlying ground disturbance.  Will your property be damaged during the water well installation? The best contractors take great care to not damage or disrupt your property any more than necessary during well installation. The professional will spend a lot of time tracking down the best well location before getting started. Any holes that are...

Brass Vs. Plastic Hose Fittings: Why Brass Is A Better Choice

In your industrial setting, you probably know that keeping hose fittings on hand is important. Your hose fittings are critical for providing a tight connection to prevent leaks, so it’s important to use the right type. There are many different types of hose fittings, but many people find themselves choosing between brass and plastic. Although plastic can be a reasonably good option, you might find brass is the best choice. These are three reasons why brass hose fittings can be the best type of hose fittings for industrial use. 1. Brass Can Handle Higher Temperatures Depending on what your hose fittings are being used for, there is a good chance that they come in contact with steam, hot liquids and other high temperatures. Although most modern plastic fittings are relatively strong, they can crack under pressure from the high temperatures. Brass can handle higher temperatures, and you typically do not have to worry about brass fittings cracking or otherwise becoming damaged. This can be a better choice for most factory settings. 2. They Have Great Conductivity Another thing that you have to worry about with many fittings is that they can actually cool down your steam or hot liquids. This can cause problems with your equipment and the manufacturing of your products. Brass has great conductivity; not only can it handle the heat, but it can also help maintain it. The only thing that you have to worry about is the fact that your brass hose fittings can be hot to the touch because of it, so you’ll want to exercise caution when handling them. 3. They’re Less Likely...

3 Reasons You Could Have To Replace Your Hydraulic Seals Early

If you have industrial equipment that transports or contains liquid, your equipment most likely includes hydraulic seals. These seals are o-shaped parts that are used to seal the equipment and prevent leakage of the enclosed liquid.  Hydraulic seals that are pliable can be made of several different materials, such as polyurethane or rubber. Generally, these seals are long-lasting, but they are apt to wear out early under certain conditions. Here are a few: Heat Degradation If a hydraulic seal is exposed to too much heat, the seals could melt or dry out, eventually becoming prone to cracking or breaking. Seals should be periodically checked for signs of heat erosion and replaced if erosion is apparent. However, if you know that the application in which the hydraulic seal is placed will generate large amounts of heat, it is best to install a seal that is heat-resistant. In addition, consider the chemicals with which the seal will come in contact when choosing a seal material. Installation Errors If a hydraulic seal is not installed properly or is placed in the wrong type of equipment, it may fail due to the unintended conditions surrounding the seal. For instance, if a seal is too large or too small for a piece of equipment, the application may become destructive to the seal. Hydraulic seals of different sizes are usually recommended for certain applications. Manufacturers are likely to recommend the size and type of material that should be used.  In addition, seals that are incorrectly positioned during installation, such as being placed upside down, may not prevent leaks as intended, and seals that are handled...

Storage Or Dumpster? The Recycling Potential Of Computer Components

Whether you’re replacing the systems in a corporate building or upgrading factory computers, there’s a lot of precious metals and recyclable materials that need your attention. Simply tossing everything into the garbage is the same as throwing away money when you could be getting a decent chunk of change back at recycling centers. Take a look at a few recycling points for businesses to make sure that you’re getting the most value out of your systems. What Parts Can Be Reused? If you’re upgrading to new computer systems, the idea is to perform faster and more efficiently. Unfortunately, not all upgrades are exponential boost in power. Sure, if you’re upgrading after a decade of being on the same old systems and a multiple hardware generations have gone by, you’re in for a treat of massive computer performance gains. If you’re just upgrading to maintain compliance or if there’s a small, specific change that can’t be easily added to your existing systems, there could be a lot of reusable parts. Hard drive. Hard drives are currently cheaper than SSDs per gigabyte, making SSD’s major advantage about speed rather than cost. If you just want to store extra data, simply remove the old hard drives and have them installed by technicians. You can even wipe the drives to start from scratch for repair or replacement purposes. Memory. Random Access Memory or RAM is used to transfer the most common files to the processor instead of forcing the computer to put other actions on hold to go on a long hard drive search. Memory generations are listed under the Double Data Rate (DDR) naming convention, but can be identified...

Getting to Know Your Septic Tank Better

If you have a septic tank, but aren’t too familiar with exactly how it works, then you might be pretty confused by some of the maintenance that is involved in keeping a septic tank running. For instance, why do you have to pay attention to what chemicals you flush down the toilet? Why are drain cleaners so dangerous? To help you get a better idea of how your septic tank works, here is a brief introduction to the subject: What does a septic tank do? The gist of the septic filtration process is that your plumbing flows into the septic tank, where it settles into three separate layers. The middle layer is called the effluent, and it is basically dirty water. The top layer is called scum, and is full of fats and grease. Everything in this layer is less dense than water, which allows it to float on top. The bottom layer is the sludge, and is full of solids and dense materials. This is where solid waste is deposited. Once your waste settles into these layers, biological materials in the sludge are broken down by bacteria. Unlike the bacteria that are associated with diseases and expired food, these forms of bacteria are actually extremely helpful. They convert the thick, heavy sludge into much lighter materials. As new material-filled fluid flows into the septic tank, some effluent is pushed out in the opposite direction, often into a second tank. In the second chamber, more solid material is filtered out of the water, deposited, and slowly broken down. The fluid that leaves this tank is almost entirely free of solids,...

Good Reasons To Choose Cold Rolled Steel For Your Precision Parts

Turning out high quality precision metal parts means you using only the best materials. Metal fabrications shops that specialize in precision parts like those for vehicles or appliances used in homes should consider always using cold rolled steel. Cold rolled steel offers benefits for precision parts that are not found in some other types of metal like hot rolled steel. Cold Rolled Steel Has The Finish Best For Precision Parts When your customers open a box of the parts they ordered from you, their first impression matters. When you use cold rolled steel for the precision metal parts you manufacture, you can count on them having a smooth, fine finish and smoother edges every time. Due to the process used to create cold rolled steel, a nice finish is an attribute you will always have. Cold rolled steel is manufactured in cooler room temperatures while other metals like hot rolled steel are processed at extremely high temperatures. When steel is processed in high temperatures, it becomes softer and more pliable. Hot rolled steel would be more appropriate for products like railroad tracks or construction I-beams. Greater Strength Is Important For Some Parts Some precision custom parts will need to be tough enough to withstand high heat. For example, if you are manufacturing parts for a car manufacturer, you will need to provide parts that will provide strength while under great pressure and high temperatures. Cold rolled steel is a lot stronger than other metals like hot rolled steel because it never gets the chance to become softer during initial processing. Cold rolled steel undergoes a thinning process and tempering ...

How To Reduce The Impact Of A Move On Your Factory’s Production

Moving your production from one location to another can be the right move for your industrial business. However, you probably worry about production being slowed down while you’re going through this process. It’s going to be pretty difficult to completely avoid production slow-downs while going through something this drastic, but taking a few steps can help prevent your production from slowing down any more than it has to. Choose the Right Time of Year for Your Industrial Move First of all, consider scheduling your move carefully. During certain busy times of the year, you probably can’t afford to slow things down one bit without getting behind or taking a big loss in profits. If your work is seasonal, make sure that you move your production plant during the off season if at all possible. If you produce a lot of retail products, you may want to avoid busy times like the holiday season or back-to-school season. Check your numbers, and look for a month that is less busy for your business so that your company can take as little of a hit as possible. Move One Department at a Time It might seem easier to go ahead and shut everything down so that you can move the entire factory at once, but a better idea can be to move one department at a time. Then, you can slow down production on just one part of the company at a time rather than on everything. This will help keep things from getting behind and can make it easier for your production line to get caught back up when things are back to normal again. Rent Equipment to Keep...

How To Make Your Engine Hoist Safer And More Convenient

An engine hoist to a mechanic’s shop is like an oven to a baker: you can’t run your business without one. Something that’s so critical to your business shouldn’t be a cookie-cutter apparatus, but should be optimized in every way possible for your specific needs. Here are a couple tips to achieve this goal with only minor modifications to your current setup.  Use the Shortest Hoist Possible If your hoist is adjustable, then it will almost always be to your advantage to keep the height of the load as low as possible for a number of safety and convenience reasons. Most importantly, having a lower maximum height will help cut down on the chances of dropping a heavy object on an employee, piece of equipment, or even your floor, which might crack under so much weight. Also, keeping your load as close to the ground as possible will decrease stress on the hoist and the chain, offering a longer life to your machinery since you won’t have to lift the load for as great a distance as if you were using a higher hoist.   Swap Your Casters Mobility is a critical component of any engine hoist, so if one of your casters fails, it can be an inconvenience at the very least, and a safety nightmare at worst. The cheap plastic casters that many engine hoists come with can be particularly susceptible to failure, especially if you’re using your hoist at or near its maximum capacity. A cheap and easy “insurance policy” against caster failure is simply to upgrade your casters. Steel is the industry standard for many...

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Hello, my name is Glen Johnson. Welcome to my site about pressure washers. In an industrial workplace, pressure washers make quick work of cleaning tasks that could take hours otherwise. The pressure washing equipment blasts dirt and debris off the items to keep the rest of the machinery running correctly. I will use this site to explore the different types of industrial pressure washers on the market today. I will also talk about the best use practices utilized for pressure washer equipment. I hope you will follow along to learn all you can about these important tools. Thanks for visiting my site.