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When it comes to blow out fires in homes and offices, the first thing to use is the fire extinguisher filled with carbon dioxide (CO2). Fire extinguishers are not only handy things to put out fires, but they are a must have as per laws of many states but mostly for offices and public places.
It is a perception among many people that it costs a fortune to own a fire extinguisher. Well it may not be cheap to purchase one for the first time but it doesn’t need your jewelry to be sold. Having a fire extinguisher around when you are having wild parties can be more than a God sent help. There have been many incidents where barbecue parties turned out to be a disaster rather than a fun filled event. As most people are untrained or have zero experience to handle a grill filled with charcoals burning hot, they turn the entire place into a fireball within no time.
Fire extinguishers normally contain two things effective to put out fires. One type contains the H2O better known as water and the second type contains CO2 commonly known as carbon dioxide. Both of these are fitted with a liquid level indicator to let the owner know about the condition of the extinguisher. Every fire extinguisher has an expiry date and it can be confirmed through the gauge of the indicator on top of the extinguisher. Normally in public places such as the multi story buildings having plethora of offices, the management has appointed a special person whose duty is to check that all the fire extinguishers in the building are okay to be used. If any extinguisher is found to be going dry, it is reported to the concerned officials who send it for a refill.
In some cases the fire extinguisher may not have a gauge to show the pressure inside it. In this case the extinguisher may be hard to judge if it is fit for use or not. To manually check an extinguisher, the best device a person could use is the ultrasonic level indicator. Using this device the exact level of the liquid H2O or the gas CO2 can be determined. If the level is reported to be low, it obviously means that the extinguisher needs a refill desperately. It should be immediately sent to the refill company and placed back in the rightful location.
The transport ships are under heavy fire from their customers these days. The leaking hatch covers have become an intense debate among the transport ship owners and the customers who have lost valuable goods during the voyages. Although the transport ship owners claim to be doing the right Hatch cover maintenance and watertight integrity testing on their ships, but still goods are being damaged during the voyages. There can be various reasons for the hatch covers to be still leaking even though they have been tested and maintained. The main reason for the leaks to be still present is the use of the old and worn out methods to do the testing.
The water hose testing is the oldest method known to man. Although the water hose test looks good and reliable, but in reality, it is not as the water is sprayed on the boundaries of the hatch covers, it does not provide the rightful results. Water hose tests can guide the crew to a number of leaks in the covers, but they fail to provide the direction to the holes present just a little way beyond the hatch covers. During the voyages, these unfound holes act as the door for water to enter the cargo holds and wreak havoc inside without anyone noticing.
The best way to find holes, even the tiniest ones, is by using the ultrasonic hatch cover tester which is by far the most advanced leak detector of the present times. Using the ultrasonic waves to find leaks and holes in a body, it guides the crew to the minutest hole and lets them know about the intensity of the hole. Without having accurate knowledge of the holes (their presence and size), the crew can never decide a refill. The metal sheets have been eaten by the rust and there are holes of various sizes. But some holes are small enough to fool the hose pipe. In case of the ultrasonic leak detector, these holes are easily found and the crew can take a manual inspection just to be sure.
The ultrasonic device not only provides accurate location of the holes in the huge metal sheets of the ship’s body, it also provides the crew knowledge about the cable transit areas watertight testing. Since there is no chance a short circuit can be acceptable during a voyage, it is essential to protect the cables from any water damage to let the engines running flawlessly. A minute spark can ignite an uncontrollable fire onboard. And when the ship is already miles away from its destination, putting out the fire will only save the goods but the deadline will be easily skipped.
Some of the biggest revenue generators for a country today are the food and beverages industries. Provisioning the markets with hundreds of items on a daily basis, it has become one of the most popular, highly effective and the busiest industries of the world. The current lifestyle of a modern day working man also demands to be provided with food which is readily eatable and easily available from everywhere. It does not mean that he demands highly of junk food, but he needs to have food available which gives him the energy to go on his work without feeling tired or exhausted.
Living up to the expectations of their customers is not easy for the manufacturers. As everything starts from the raw materials, the food and beverage manufacturers have to work round the clock to be able to provide everything which is demanded by their customers. It all starts by storing the materials in the highest quantity possible. The storage area of a food manufacturing industry is bigger than the halls where the goods are produced. And since the dry materials such as wheat and flour cannot be kept near water or in a place where humidity or dampness can harm it, the liquids are stored in a separate area for protection.
The high quantity of liquids is stored in huge containers, firmly tight with dedicated openings for the inlet and outlet and fitted with a liquid level indicator. The purpose of the indicator fitted with the storage tanks is to provide the staff with information about the amount of liquids present inside the tank or container. Since it is refrained to open the lid due to the fear of contamination's of germs and bacteria, the only source to get an inside look is through the liquid level indicator. As the needle drops on the lower area of the indicator’s gauge, the staff becomes alert and starts refilling the tanks.
To ensure that the factory doesn’t run completely dry from the necessary liquids all at once, the storage tanks are divided. Apart from the main tank which is gigantic, smaller tanks are installed which are fed by the main tank. The production lines are supplied with the liquids from these smaller tanks and whenever the smaller tanks become dry, the supply from the main tank is opened as a refill. During the process of refilling, the ultrasonic level indicator is used for accurate measurement and the new refill allows the production lines to continue with the production without a break in their flow.
The increasing numbers of transport ships all over the world mean one thing, global trade is increasing incredulously. The demand of goods to be transported from one country to another is the reason why the transport industry or more specifically the shipping transport industry exists. But due to some problems (topping the list the leaks in hatch covers and other parts) the shipping transport industry is under heavy criticism. Business people who are regular customers of these companies need assurance that their goods would not be damaged during the voyages. Although the goods are insured and they get paid for the damages, this may be a good compensation for the cash registers but is never a good thing with the company’s reputation of those business people.
The first step to ensure that customer’s goods are not destroyed through leaks during the shipment process is the intense hatch cover maintenance and watertight integrity testing. Unless the crew knows about the location of the leaks and the type of repairs which would be necessary to apply for stopping them, no corrective action can be taken and the leaks would grow consistently. As leaks continue to emerge and the holes continue to grow bigger, the condition of the ship’s body and the hatch covers starts deteriorating. As the holes continue to grow bigger, larger amounts of water start entering the cargo holds and more damage starts taking place inside.
Leaking water entering the ship not only creates trouble in the cargo holds but it starts spreading to the other components. As the ship has a net of wires running all over to provide power supply to the moving components such as the hatch covers and to the lights, water on the inside can get deeper into the cables. Presence of water in the cable ducts can easily spark a short circuit. It can even trip the breakers in the main switch board or can ruin some machinery or even worse, spark a small flame which can soon go out of control and create a huge fire.
To ensure that the cables are in no danger of any electric problem, the need for cable transit areas watertight testing is also compulsory. Not only is it harmed by water, it can also be harmed by the humidity in the air which never dies out in the oceans and seas. As the cables are completely protected from water and the humidity in the air, there is no chance of any mishap happening due to it. Some ships have been destroyed during their journey when their electric circuit caught fire and spread it all over. Those shipping companies not only had to end up paying a lot of claims for the goods destroyed onboard, they also had to bear a huge loss by repairing the ship or buying a new one.
Competition all over the world is getting tougher every passing day. Shop owners and office bearers feel the pressure to increase their sales to fight the competition and be able to survive in the market. But overall, the main pressure falls on the manufacturers who are required to produce more and with higher quality without increasing their prices. Manufacturers have had to change a lot of their techniques and methods to come up with a formula which would improve the quality of their product without rising the concerning voices of their buyers.
Improving the quality is another task and keeping the prices low is another. However, the manufacturers have been trying their best to keep both these tasks in accordance with each other. A strategy to keep the prices as low as possible has been devised which involves procuring the materials in bulk. Everything from the dry items to liquids being used in the manufacturing processes is procured in bulk. While the dry items are kept away in the huge store cells and racks, the liquids are stored in specifically designed storage tanks and containers fitted with a liquid level indicator. The level indicator for liquids serves many purposes.
In the effort to keep production costs down, the materials are divided according to the targets set for the production lines every day. The amount of materials required are measured on a sheet and distributed to the production lines stating their quota on a daily or weekly basis. This way the production teams also become aware of the quantity they would get and have to complete their targets within those quantities. Measuring the quantities of the materials ensure that there is no over use of ant material and also there are no wastage's of the materials. Since the prices of raw materials affect the price of the finished goods, reducing waste is the first step towards production cost control.
For stricter control over monitoring the use of materials and especially the liquids being used, the ultrasonic level indicator is used to monitor even the last drop of liquid. With the ultrasonic device, the staff can monitor the flow and the daily drop of level in the tanks effectively. Although there are other monitoring devices installed with the tanks and the pipes leading from them, but with this device an accurate and on the spot data can be obtained more easily and accurately.
A transport ship is one of the most unreliable vehicles on this planet. It sails over the seas and oceans and if anything happens to it, the recovery costs are more than ever. But despite the fear of being an unreliable source of travel and transport it is the most widely used vehicle because a leak proof ship tops reliability charts. The only unreliable transport ship is a leaking transport ship. When there are leaks or even a single leak present in a ship, there is no guarantee about its performance. Either the damage could be devastating or there can be no damage at all. It changes to a game of chance and coincidences because no one assures the safety of the goods or the crew on it.
Hatch covers are the most affected from leaks out of all the other parts if a transport ship. As they are used every time goods are loaded or unloaded in the cargo holds, they receive a very rough treatment during these phases. The damaging blows to the hatch covers rip off the paint and create dents in them especially around the borders. Hence without proper hatch cover maintenance and watertight integrity testing the leaks would never cease and water will always have an opening to get inside without invitation. A ship is a vehicle that is not built to store water or have it present inside it, but it is a vehicle which is clearly meant to block out water.
Leaking hatch covers are the biggest loss for a transport ship owning company. The cargo gets completely destroyed causing the shipping company to face losses worth millions and even billions. The profits earned in an entire year are eaten away by the loss of a single time if the ship encounters an accident. Apart from the loss encountered by a ship due to leaking hatch covers, the ship also faces a huge threat regarding safety if its doors and other compartments are leaking. The crew and the ship’s electric wiring are at a great risk of getting wet from the leaks in the compartments. A ship either transport or luxury, is engineered to remain stable on the surface of water. But if water is present inside the ship’s compartment, the stability can be greatly jeopardized. Hence we must agree to the fact that as much as we emphasize on the hatch cover testing, the watertight compartment doors testing is also of equal importance.
One of the most important but least discussed is managing the liquids in a factory. Liquids are one of the most important raw materials used in factories these days. The liquids are used in many different stages of the production process and without using these necessary liquids, the production may never give desired results. To make sure the mass production never stops in the production lines, all the raw materials are procured in bulk and stored in the huge storage areas in the factory. It is easy to store the dry items in the storage areas, where they are packed in plastic only to be removed when they are needed for use. But storing the liquids is where the engineers are put to test.
One of the most useful components for liquids is the liquid level indicator which is not only a great way to measure, but also to keep track of many other processes regarding liquid use. Here are some of the basic uses of a liquid level indicator in a factory.
Measure liquids Measuring liquids is one of the most difficult tasks in a factory. Since there are a variety of liquids to be used, they are all contained in different containers. Hence a greater space for liquid storage is required. As the factory needs the liquids to be present in huge quantity at all times, the storage containers are huge and are able to contain thousands of liquids. Using the liquid level indicator, these huge containers are measured because it is impossible to take a peek inside.
Measure flow The huge containers are in constant use. Maintaining the flow of liquids in such a huge quantity is not an easy task. A minor leak can result in a huge disaster. Hence the pressure of the liquid flow is also determined by the change in the level on the level indicator for liquids. For more precise and accurate measurement the ultrasonic level indicator is used. A sudden drop clearly indicates a leak somewhere or an unnatural use of liquids at some point. It can be immediately investigated. No change in the liquid level means a blockage; hence it can also be taken under consideration after having a look at the level indicator.
Price control Keeping the cost under control is very important. By reading the levels regularly, it can be assured that the liquids are being used as per plan and there is nothing to be worried about regarding excess use of resources and a price increase.
One of the biggest industries present today and constantly growing by leaps and bounds every single day is none other than the textile industry. The constant upgrade in the fashion world is not only a driving factor of this great industry that has no end, but is also the changes in the weather ensure that the textile industry never ceases to work. Although a designer creates a few dresses to let the models wear and walk the ramp, but the orders received against them can easily make a beggar have a larger bank account by supplying all the orders. Hence the textile factories are never put to rest instead they are receiving more orders per day.
Have you ever wondered how a garment that you so lovingly adorn is made? The process starts from the moment the cotton is picked up from the fields and brought to the spinning mills where they are woven together to form a thread. From theses threads the weaving machine then creates rolls of cloth which are then sent to the dyeing department to bring out the lively colors in them. The process in the dyeing department is not only complex, but it is also very time executed so that there is no harm to the cloth. By using the liquid level indicator an appropriate amount of water is added to the huge mixer.
The amount of water needed to be added in the mixer is found out by weighing the entire rolls of cloth. The weight of the cloth makes the staff determine how much water is needed for the cloth to be completely dipped in. If there isn’t enough water for the cloth to be dipped in, the cloth present outside can remain uncolored or may not get enough color on it. This can be a disaster and the entire roll would be a waste.
Adding color to the water is an art in itself. Since a combination of different colors is required to make a new color, the dyeing master (as known popularly) determines how much a color should be added in to the mixer to make the desired effect. This complex task is accomplished by using the ultrasonic level indicator which not only provides pinpoint accuracy of the water present in the mixer, but it also points out every gram of the colors added to the mixer. At first the mixer is turned on only containing the water and the dyes to let it spread and mix with every molecule of the water. Now it is time to dip the cloth and turn on the mixer once again and let the cloth be dyed in the most beautiful color ever.
Transport ships are the biggest need of the modern age. The global trade today is all a reality because of these ships which have made it possible to carry tons of weight at the same time and make successful deliveries. Somehow these ships suffer a bad omen which is none other than rust, leaks and the frequent storms they have to face at sea. However, these things can’t be avoided but with the frequent hatch cover maintenance and watertight integrity testing, the damage caused to the goods by these bad omens can be reduced.
Using the ultrasonic hatch cover tester, the ship’s crew can unearth a lot of holes and leaks in the ships hatch covers and other parts too. These leaks and holes in the hatch covers and different parts are the only way where water can find a way to get in. Using the ultrasonic hatch cover tester is easy and anyone can use it successfully by reading the user manual or watching a person do it once. Finding the leaks is the first step to make a ship leak proof and weather proof.
Apart from testing the tightness of the hatch covers and other moving parts of the ship, the cable transit areas are also worth testing for the tightness. Since the cables are spread all over the ship’s structure, if water enters these cables there is a huge risk of short circuit which could result in loss of power or even an explosion. Anything unfortunate that happens in a ship during a voyage could result in a huge loss. Hence the need for the ultrasonic cable transit areas watertight testing cannot be out ruled even if the deadline is crossing its limit. What would you do with a stranded ship weighing thousands of tons and carrying an extra thousand tons in the middle of the ocean?
Pulling it to the dock would cost more than it would have cost to have the repairs done in time. Some of the ship owners have had the nerve of delaying their test even when the signs for tests and a repair were obvious. The ship owners have had to not only pay a lot of money for the pulling of the ship to the dock, but they also have had to pay a lot of money for the repairs and the damage done to their name in the corporate world because they have not only had to miss the deadline, but also got a bda name for owning a ship that broke down.
One of the growing industries all over the world is the bottling industry of mineral water. As the amount of drinkable water is becoming lesser every day, the people need the water to keep them healthy and alive. The need for water is undeniable and no living thing can stay alive without it. The mineral water bottling industry is now not only present in the United States, but it is present in every country of the world and is growing tremendously. Mineral water bottling plants are growing like mushrooms all over the planet and it seems to be the most profitable business in the current times and a promising business for the future as well. But managing a mineral water bottling plant is not as easy as it seems and the profit earned through it is not easy money. Let’s take a sneak peek into the water bottling industry and see how they manage to do it.
The first step begins with the storage of ordinary tap water in a huge storage tank. The storage tank is equipped with a liquid level indicatorhttp://www.coltraco.com/portalevel/ to let the staff learn about the actual amount of water present in the storage tank. After the water has been filled to the maximum, the inlet of water is turned off and a sample is taken out of the storage tank through a small tap at the bottom. The sample is sent to a laboratory where it is tested and the number of contamination and the type of bacteria are determined. Reading the report generated by the lab, the required treatment is planned and the processing begins.
Beginning the processing treatment, the water is passed through the first set of filters. This filter removes dust from the water and makes the water become clearer. After the water has gone through the first set of filters, it is stored in another water tank and the new level of water is again measured on the liquid level indicator. There is a positive change in the liquid level when measured again because when a large number of contamination have been removed, the water level comes down.
Now the water is let out of this measuring storage tank, passed through a lot more filters of different kinds which also help to kill the smaller type of bacteria and then when the water is nearly in the pure form, it is again accumulated in a tank and chlorine is added to kill all the bacteria that may have been still present in it. Finally the water is passed through a filter which soaks all the chlorine in it and using the ultrasonic level indicator to maintain the right level of liquid in bottle, the water is filled in the bottles and ready to be shipped.