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5 Ways to Turn a Utility Cart into an Easy Parade Float

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Looking for a low-cost way to make a fun parade float? Then, consider getting a hold of a few utility carts and turning those into your parade float. In most cases, they are cheaper and easier to find than large trailers, and you don’t have to worry about having a truck to pull them. Instead, you can use human power or small vehicles to pull your utility cart float. To get you inspired, here are a few fun parade float ideas using utility carts: Read More»

4 Beginner's Tips To Help You Through Your First Alloy 20 Pipe Weld

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Although you may be an experienced welder, you may be faced with your first welding project involving alloy 20 pipes. Because these are constructed of highly durable nickel-based metal, welding them can present some challenges. Below are four tips that will help you get through your first time. Use A Mixture Of Argon And Helium Gases Because you will be using gas tungsten arc welding, or GTAW, when working on the pipes, your primary gas should be argon. Read More»

Basic Questions To Ask When Deciding On Using Aluminum Seals For Your Factory's Machinery

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If you are giving your factory’s machinery an overhaul, you may decide to change out the seals in some of your heavy equipment, such as your crush washers or compressors. If you are considering using aluminum seals, check out these basic questions and answers about their properties to help you decide if they are the best choice for your needs. Are The Seals Able To Withstand Changes In Temperature? Aluminum seals are able to withstand temperatures ranging from -58 degrees to 1000 degrees Fahrenheit. Read More»

Could Your Next Home Be A Storage Container?

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If you fear that you can never afford to own your own home, it’s time to think outside the box by getting inside a box – namely, a storage container from a place like Turner Leasing Co Inc. These rectangular metal structures, which can either rest in one place or take to the road as storage trailers, can get you into a true “conversation piece” of a home for a tiny fraction of the cost of a traditional dwelling – after which, you can spend as little or as much as you like to personalize it. Read More»

Optimize Air Flow: The Usage Of Flow Meters To Improve Overall Efficiency

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Compressed air systems are required for operating various types of equipment, and approximately 70% of all manufacturers have a compressed air system. Most manufacturers measure their plant’s consumption of water, gas and electricity, but not air although it is one of the most expensive plant utilities. Installing flow meters at various checkpoints can improve your plant’s overall energy efficiency and reduce total cost. Flow Meters Remove Inaccuracies of Calculations and Offer Direct Measurement Read More»

5 Questions To Ask When Renting A Construction Dumpster

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Whether you’re throwing a big event, remodeling your home or just throwing out a ton of garbage, renting a construction dumpster is a great way to get rid of large amounts of waste at once. If you need a dumpster for your upcoming project, these five questions will help you find a rental company that can fit all your needs. What Size of Dumpsters Do They Offer? The most basic information you need when choosing a rental company is what size of dumpsters are available. Read More»

Boiler Deaeration: Why It Matters And What You Should Know About The Process

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Steam boilers are integral to the operation of countless industrial and commercial facilities. That’s why it’s important boilers be provided with the utmost of attention and care so they will operate efficiently and without the need for continual repair or rebuilding. Preventative measures are vital for keeping a steam boiler up and running. One such important measure is the use of deaerators for treating boiler feedwater. Below is why deaerators are so critical and what you should know about their use with your steam boilers: Read More»

Preventing Tool Breakage By Controlling End Mill Runout

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When dealing with parts milling on a microscopic level, it pays to consider every facet of the process. This includes the type of tools you use and the methods used to ensure high parts quality, consistent results and optimal efficiency at every juncture. Miniature end mills are unique in the considerations that must be made for quality results. This includes the amount of tolerable runout needed to reduce parts breakage while ensuring a quality product. Read More»