Does your business use machinery or materials within an environment that is exposed to water or humidity? Whether indoors or outdoors, you likely already know that corrosion is a potential problem for your operation if you don't stay on top of metal equipment or components. But corrosion can also sometimes be hard to detect, especially if you have fluids or materials moving through a set of pipes or tubes or other equipment that you can't easily see inside of.
10 March 2023
Fire extinguishers are an essential safety tool that can help prevent fires from spreading and causing severe damage to property and loss of life. They are designed to extinguish small fires quickly and efficiently, making them a valuable addition to any home, office, or industrial facility. There are several different types of fire extinguishers available, each designed to handle specific types of fires. Here are the most common types of fire extinguishers.
16 January 2023
PCD tools have special diamond particles, which are fused to tooling via pressure and heat. The end result is abrasion-resistant tooling that can perform many actions, including sawing and drilling, on various materials. If you plan on using PCD drills in particular, here are some insights worth noting. Follow the Correct Lubrication Practices Even though PCD drills are durable thanks to their diamond particles, they still require lubrication to stay around an optimal temperature range.
29 November 2022
If you are in the manufacturing industry, you may be placing an order for fasteners, as well as the hardware products that often accompany them, such as nuts and washers. If you are looking to place an order, you may find that you have to select between metric fasteners and standard fasteners. This may leave you wondering what exactly a metric fastener is, how it differs from a standard fastener and when you should use a metric versus a standard fastener.
31 August 2022
Rubber parts are key to operating a lot of equipment safely. The parts act as seals, bumpers, flexible hoses, and more—but that rubber material can quickly degrade if you aren't careful. You need to protect rubber parts, especially those you had custom-made, because that allows the equipment to keep working and because it saves you money when you don't have to constantly replace parts. While you can't stop all the effects of aging on the rubber parts, you can preserve the parts for a little longer, especially if you're mindful of storage and usage conditions.
16 August 2022
How do you choose the right thread gages for your projects? There are different types of thread gages, and that means there are many factors to consider when choosing which one is best for the job at hand. This guide is going to explain the different types of thread gages and provide you with some tips on when you would want to use each one. Thread Gages Thread gages are used to measure the diameter and pitch of a thread.
13 June 2022
Personal protection equipment (PPE) is essential when welding. Ultraviolet and infrared light beams could damage one's eyesight. Welding helmets consist of fixed and adjustable models. A covered helmet will possess a lens coating. Variables During a welding process, a welding operator should be properly suited up at all times. This involves wearing protective clothing, gloves, goggles, and a helmet. A quality helmet will come with a safety rating. The rating will specify how effective a helmet's lens is at blocking out harmful light rays.
29 April 2022
Circuit breakers are used to control the flow of electricity to and from the outlets and electrical fixtures in your home. Most of the time, you do not have to worry about them. Every once in a while, an overloaded line will cause the breaker to trip, stopping electricity to that whole line. When this happens, it is often enough to shut off an appliance and then simply flip the breaker back on.
14 March 2022
Running out of heating oil is a nightmare that no homeowner wants to experience, especially during the coldest months of winter. Yet each year, far too many families experience the discomfort and anguish caused by having an empty heating oil tank. If you have concerns that your supply of heating oil will run out unexpectedly, here are several tips you can use to help maintain a more plentiful supply. Find ways to overcome financial difficulties
27 January 2022
Many items are made from brass. Brass can commonly be found in marine parts, musical instruments, plumbing fixtures, industrial parts, and so much more. If you don't know a whole lot about metal, then you might not really understand why brass is so popular. However, brass is a commonly used metal for a number of reasons, including the reasons outlined below. It Doesn't Rust One common concern that people have when working with metal is the fact that many types of metal rust and corrode.
2 December 2021