We specializes in the design and manufacture of niche Ultrasonic Safety and Survey equipments. We have been in operation since 1989 and since then have been the World Leaders in the specialist field of Ultrasonic Manufacturing. Our equipments are in use throughout the Marine, Fire Protection, Offshore, Petrochemical, Industrial, Power Generating, Rail and Defence and they export to over 100 countries Worldwide.
It wouldn’t be wrong to say that the global trade is based upon the import and export f goods among the different countries. Oil is exported to all the countries from the Middle East and the Asian countries are rich with fertile soil hence they are known best for their export of vegetables and other eatables. Similarly the goods are being manufactured in China which is at the time the biggest manufacturer of goods from the smallest needle to the biggest things such as engines and other parts. Hence the only way countries have such thriving businesses is due to the trade among different countries. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that the only driving force of the trade among countries is the transport ship which makes it possible to ship the goods from one country to another.
But unfortunately the transport ships are the biggest victims of the rusting which is not only destroying the ships, but it is also destroying the goods on board the transport ships. There is no stopping to the rust but it can be repaired after the successful hatch cover maintenance and watertight integrity testing. The testing is the only way to find the location of the holes and the leaks which have been caused due to some displacement of the rubber pads or something else. Hatch covers are the most affected parts of the transport ship because they receive the most damage due to the heavy chains as they come in contact with the metal during the loading and unloading of the goods in the cargo holds.
But the rust when it forms on the ship’s body, it does not get restricted to the hatch covers only. The rust starts spreading all over the ship on every metal piece which is exposed. The paint is the only resistive force which keeps the rust from forming on the metal. As long as the metal is well painted, the rust can be kept away. But after some years of being in work, the transport ships’ paint gets torn off from many different places and the rust starts spreading all over the ship. Even the wiring ducts get filled with water and this is the greatest threat because it can cause the ship to short circuit, catch fire or even blow up in case there are some toxic materials on board. Hence it wouldn’t be wrong to say that the cable transit areas watertight testing is also a must on every transport and even luxury ship.
There is an undeniable need to keep the liquids being used in the factories under control and in knowledge of the staff by the liquid level indicator installed with the storage tanks. Since the liquids are used for different purposes in the factories, shortage of these can be disastrous and can cause great loss to the factory. However, there is not some fixed type of a liquid level indicator which is being used everywhere, in fact there are various types these devices and they are being used all over the globe according to their compatibility with the liquids. Here is a list of some of the most popular types of liquid indicators being used in the different places around the globe.
Float Switch This simple but very useful liquid level sensor has even become a household item. The working system of this is very simple as the switch is attached to the lid of the water tank and with the help of a string the float is immersed in the tank. As the water level rises and falls in the tank, the switch is defined with a starting point and when the water level reaches the point, the switch turn on the water pump automatically. When the pump is turned on it starts filling the tank with water and as it reaches to the brim the switch turns off automatically. Hence this simple but useful device can be installed in homes and even factories but it is only used with water.
Suspended Chain This is one of the oldest and banned method of measuring liquid levels in a container but it is worth mentioning here because in most under developed countries it is still being used illegally. A chain double the size of the liquid’s tank is suspended over the liquid tank. The chain is lowered into the tank and as it hits the bottom, it is pulled out. The length of the chain that gets wet from the liquid is considered to be the liquid level inside the tank.
Ultrasonic Level Indicator The ultrasonic level indicator is the most modern device being used these days. Emitting a series of ultrasonic waves, this device can measure every kind of liquid inside a tank. As the waves travel the length of the liquid tank, the moment they touch the liquid’s surface they bounce back to the transducer which calculates the time and distance travelled by the waves to identify the liquid level inside the tank.
Managing a production facility can be the toughest job you ever take. There is so much to keep track of such as the daily, weekly and monthly production targets, the attendance of the workforce, keeping records of the materials that come in and go out which includes the solids, slurries and liquids. Hence there is nothing that can go missing from the knowledge of the management and to keep a flawless record, many people have to be hired whose task is just to make sure that the records are properly created and maintained. The most difficult task is to keep records of liquids present in the production facility. Without having the liquid level indicator, the staff would be blind about liquids because there is no way the liquids can be measured inside the gigantic tanks.
Various types of liquids are being used in the factories all over the world. Some of the liquids are highly volatile and they require to be handled with extra care. Hence the factories which are using such liquids are needed to take all precautions before procuring the liquid because without providing complete security to the liquid, it can be a mini bomb ready to explode within the facility. In many countries a production facility is bound to get permission to store and use volatile liquids. The production facility is required to submit a plea to the local authorities explaining about the nature of the liquids they would be using and why they would be using them. The authorities then pay a visit to the facility and check how the liquids will be handled. It is their duty to ensure that the liquid’s presence won’t become a national security threat and the people who would be working around the liquids won’t be at risk of losing their lives.
After the survey of the area is completed, the authorities begin their phase two which involves checking of the equipment such as the storage tanks, the quality and positioning of the pipes through which the liquid would be flowing. And finally they check on the measurement instruments such as the gauges and the ultrasonic level indicator. Until the authorities are completely satisfied with the set up of the production facility it is not given a green signal to begin production using the sensitive liquids. After the inspection is complete and the facility passes all examinations and inspections, the order is issued and the liquids are procured. Thus the production facility starts using the liquids and begins manufacturing its products.
In the summer season, every living being needs water to quench the thirst which is so often felt again and again during the day and night. People even feel the need of water while they are sleeping and head towards their refrigerators to find a bottle of cold water to quench their thirst. This huge spike in the water consumption graph is a huge challenge for the authorities who have to prepare in advance to provide their cities with abundant water flow. Hence the spring time is the busiest for the water management authorities who are not only focused on cleaning the pies and tanks, but are also replacing the old and worn out liquid level indicator to avoid any mishap in the summer season.
The clean water flowing in the taps is a blessing for the people who live in developed cities. But this water which appears out of nowhere as soon as the knob is turned is not the work of a magician, but it is due to the untiring work done by the water treatment and supply authorities in the back end. It all starts from the small duct present in the stream of a drain which passes the dirty water from all over the city. The authorizes have total control over the duct’s opening and closing of the lid which allows them to operate it from their control rooms and let the water fall inside the pipe of the duct which leads it all the way to the water treatment and filtration plant.
As soon as the need for more water is felt, the duct is opened and the drain’s water starts entering the duct and into the huge water tank in the treatment plant. As soon as the drain’s water fills the water tank, it is then opened towards the huge filters from where the water is allowed to flow and the filters keep the leaves and stones present in the dirty water to pass on. Hence the first stage of filtration has started and as soon as the water passes through the first set of filters, the second ones are even smaller nets which let the water pass on but takes away the dirt from it.
Now the water is filled in a water tank and using the ultrasonic level indicator, the water level is noted which gives the staff an idea about how much dirt has been removed from it. After measuring the water, a sample is taken to the laboratory and the bacteria present in it are identified. Reading the results, the amount of chlorine is added to the tank which makes the water safe for drinking but has some chlorine present in it. Removing the extra chlorine would make it completely fit for human use and that is exactly what is done. The water is passed through the final filters which remove the chlorine and the once discarded water is again transported to the taps of the homes and all other taps present in the city.
Safety against fire is one of the biggest problems in huge buildings where there are dozens of kitchens and many other equipments operating with electricity and gas. Negligence of a single homeowner can create a huge fire and put the safety of the entire residents in high risk. Hence it is important to keep them all aware of the risks that can be unavoidable if they are not careful, but more importantly, it is necessary to have the fire sprinkler system installed in the buildings. These fire sprinklers can be a great help to kill the fire flames when they are still small and able to be controlled. Another important factor to not forget is to have a liquid level indicator installed with the water tank of the sprinklers to know how much water is present in the tanks and if there would be enough water if a fire gets out of control.
In many cases the buildings were installed with the sprinklers but as they were not used for a long time, the management didn’t pay much attention to it maintenance and no one ever checked the water level in the tank installed for it. Being on the roof and in full sunlight the water evaporated and the tank became dry as a bone. As there was no liquid level indicator installed with the tank, no one knew that the tank was dry and there is no way to look inside a huge water tank at such a height. Then came the dreaded moment and a fire got out of control and huge flames soon began to be seen escaping the building’s windows. The fire became too huge and too out of control that the entire building had to be evacuated and the loss was far greater than expected.
Had the management been active and kept a close watch on the water level in the tanks and also kept a record of the water level in the tanks, the sprinklers would have sprayed more than just a few drops of water on the fire. These incidents have made it compulsory for the management of the buildings to be more active and also keep an ultrasonic level indicator with them. Using the device they can measure the liquid level in every tank connected with the building and learn about when the water has evaporated and the tanks need refilling again.
They say the best way to destroy a ship is by creating a hole in it. Since ships can only stay afloat as long as they are leak free and they have less density than the water, as the water enters the ship’s body, it starts increasing the ship’s density and it starts sinking. Hence it becomes impossible to ignore the Hatch cover maintenance and watertight integrity testing because this testing allows the crew to learn about the location of the holes in the ship’s hatch covers and the body. As the holes are discovered they can be treated and the metal around the holes can be patched with a new sheet to make it watertight once again.
The transport ships have to endure a lot of rough treatment during the loading and unloading of the goods in the cargo holds. The heavy chains scrape the metal body; the forklifts working on the loading and unloading of the goods exert a lot of pressure on the ship’s deck. This pressure can rip off the paint and as the paint gets ripped off, the bare metal is exposed to the humid air which wastes no time to make the metal rusted. Rust is like cancer to the metal. Once it is formed there is no way of stopping it except a few methods and number one is to find the location of the rust.
When the deck becomes rusted and a hole is created, the water finds a way to enter the ship on the inside and the level of damage becomes greater. The damage shifts from one place to another and soon the walls become rusted and the rust starts expanding there is no stopping to it. One hole is found on the deck the other is found in some other compartment. Hence there is no guarantee or no one can pinpoint an area that the rust wouldn’t expand from it. The fight against rust in the shipping industry was incepted when the first ship was made and it still continues till date.
Therefore it is important to keep the tests not confined to just the hatch covers, but it is also important to run the watertight compartment doors testing because it will ensure that the other areas of the ship are also safe and free from rust. Doors are always made watertight because if the water has entered one compartment, it does not gain access to another one because if the water starts expanding within the compartments the ship would soon become heavy and would initially start sinking and then there is no stopping to the damages.
Do you own a ship or a yacht? If you do, you would be aware of the need for the checking of watertight compartment doors testing. We all know that the ship’s body catches rust easily. No matter how good the materials are used to make a ship, until and unless the paint does not get removed, there is no chance of the ship to catch rust. But this is not possible for a lifetime, even the best kept cars can have their paints removed with the passage of time. And since the ship is exposed to such high humidity, the chances of getting rusty are higher than anywhere else.
Floating on water, traveling many miles during its lifetime, the paint somehow gets peeled off and the metal body gets exposed. The scraping and the bumping of goods, the shoes people wear and many other things cause the paint to peel off from the deck and also other parts of the ship’s body. As soon as the paint gets off from the ship’s body, the humidity starts reacting with it and the rust starts forming. It is not always that rust would need a huge plate to become exposed. Even a molecule that gets exposed would react and rust would be formed. Hence there is no guarantee to the size of the rust that can be present in the ship.
Rusting of a ship is not something out of this world. It can happen any time and can happen to any ship. No matter how old or new the ship may be, once the slightest paint gets peeled off, the rust starts to form instantaneously. As the rust finds a place in the body to settle down, it soon starts spreading to other parts. Spreading from inside the ship’s body, it soon eats away the metal sheet and a clear hole forms in its place. The hole can be in a place which is not easily traceable. And the damage will be done by it and the owner realizes there is a hole only after the damage has been noticed.
Intense testing is required to ensure that the ship does not have a hole in it. Even the cable transit areas watertight testing is important to ensure that the ship is safe and free from holes. If a hole forms anywhere in the ship’s body, there is a great chance that water will find its way inside the cable ducts and then as it gets the chance, the drops of water will touch the wires and start a spark. The spark can just end there by burning a few wires or it can even cause the entire wiring to get burnt or even worse, it may cause a flame to erupt and the ship would soon be engulfed in flames.
Uncontrolled liquids can be the greatest threat in every place. When there is a huge quantity of liquids stored in gigantic containers, they need to be kept under constant observation. The factories that hold huge quantity of liquids in huge storage containers, the liquid level indicator are installed with the tanks to let the staff read about the liquid levels. The changes in the liquid levels are note and a record is created to know about when the refill became available and how much has been used daily. The use of different kinds of liquids in factories has become a normal thing because some liquids can be highly effective in the manufacturing process.
Acids of different density and even lethal ones are used in the factories for cleaning purposes. The acids are used to melt the hard solids which wouldn’t change shape even with the most powerful blades. Pouring acids over them makes them malleable and then they can be used for the purpose. In many factories liquids are also used as catalysts and they enable the process to become faster and more accurate. Sometimes the factories may just use the liquids for cleaning purposes, such as using diluted acid to polish metals and even in the process to make paints.
No matter what type of liquid is being used in the factory, it has to be stored in a large quantity and it should be ensured that the storage tank is safe and the people who would be working in the factory are also safe from the huge quantity. In case the tank springs a leak or there becomes a hole big enough to drain the liquids out with a great flow, the distant placing of the liquid tank will provide enough time for the people to evacuate the area and reach a safe place so their lives are safe.
Not all factories require keeping gigantic sized storage tanks for liquids. Some factories can manage their work with smaller tanks and with the smaller tanks there is no need to attach heavy duty liquid level indicators. To measure the smaller containers the ultrasonic level indicator is an effective device because it is portable, handheld and provides pinpoint accuracy. Using the device the person designated on the task to bring daily reports can take the device along with him and measure every container required to be measured. After using the device it can be packed away until further use.
High inflation, lesser jobs, security issues and lots of other social problems are not just about a single area or country but are becoming global and the only way to overcome these problems is through promoting businesses all over the world. One business has the potential to provide jobs to almost a dozen people and if the business is bigger and has more potential then the job opportunities in it can be greater. Today governments all over the world are taking steps to promote businesses in their countries and due to these steps taken by the governments, people are getting jobs and one industry is also expanding which is the sole reason of providing jobs to many. The industry under discussion is the shipping industry which is the reason why we have imports and exports of goods.
The shipping industry is one of the busiest industries today due to the great work load. Transporting tons of goods from one country to another or it wouldn’t be wrong to say transporting goods from one continent to another, the huge ships are the reason we can purchase anything made in any country from anywhere. But unfortunately due to shortage of time, the transport ships are neglected of repairs and they develop leaks and holes in their hatch covers which turn the profitable business into a loss generating business. Unless the management takes hatch cover maintenance and watertight integrity testing seriously, the holes and leaks will remain hidden and would emerge only when the damage would be great.
Some transport ships have had to retire and spend their time in the dump yard because the management didn’t pay heed to the holes and never thought seriously about conducting the tests for leaks and holes. Soon the ship became so bad in condition that it could neither be repaired nor used further. If the management would have taken action at the right time the damages wouldn’t have been so great and the ship might have been able to pass the fitness test. The holes are formed due to uncontrolled rust on the metal sheets used to make the ship’s body. As the rust starts spreading, it becomes stronger and makes the ship’s body weaker.
As the ship’s body becomes weaker it becomes vulnerable to so many things and especially loses its ability to restrain water from entering the cargo holds where the goods worth millions of dollars are kept to be transported to their rightful owners. As the water start entering the cargo holds it begins destroying the goods kept inside and once the goods are damaged, it becomes the responsibility of the ship’s owner to pay for the damaged. This is why it is always required to have the watertight compartment doors testing so that the holes and leaks would be identified and repaired while there is still time and no damage has been done.
Using liquids in the manufacturing process has become a normal thing among manufacturers. Many different chemicals are added during the manufacturing process to enhance the quality or some other aspect of the product. For instance, during the cutting process of marble slabs the machine uses water to keep the blades cool and a special chemical to enhance the shine within the slab. These uses and many others have forced the manufacturers to keep a huge stock of liquids in their storage areas. In bigger factories where production rates are much higher, the storage areas are bigger and expanded over a larger area.
The storage areas of the bigger factories have a separate place where the liquid storage tanks are kept and every storage tank is fitted with a liquid level indicator. The indicator helps the staff to know about the liquid level inside the tank. As the liquid storage tanks are huge, there is no safer way to know about the liquid level inside the tanks than to read the indicator. While the amounts of liquids increase every year due to a greater demand in the products being manufactured, the manufacturers are required to increase the number of storage tanks in their storage areas. No two different types of liquids can be kept in a single tank; hence it becomes necessary to keep a separate storage tank for every liquid inside the factory.
Since it is important to use different liquids for different purposes to reduce costs, it has become a necessity to have their supply in time. For instance as mentioned above that water is used to keep the blades cool, hence as an act to reduce waste and keep costs under control, because if the blade isn’t kept cool, dozens would be used within an hour and it will surely increase the costs. So using liquids has become necessary and this is the reason why the factories need to keep a stock of liquids available at all times.
To manage the liquids and ensure they are not wasted too, direct supply from the main tank is not provided to the production departments but they are allotted smaller tanks which are monitored by the ultrasonic level indicator. This indicator allows the staff to learn about the liquid being used in the production lines. As the smaller tank is enough to fulfill the daily quota, if any more is needed by the production staff, it will alert the management that the liquids have been wasted and this is why the production staff needs more than the allotted quota.