Solid Waste Management: How This Is Different From Your Standard Garbage Collection By The City

Posted by on Sep 30, 2016 in Uncategorized |

Waste management is a phrase used by garbage collectors when they want their jobs to sound a little more glamorous or they need to dress up the job title on their resumes. However, solid waste management is a phrase that is commonly confused with daily refuse collection and the collectors who refer to themselves as waste management. All of this confusion can lead to mishandling of your industrial waste, since you should probably not be putting a lot of stuff out for the city’s garbage collector to pick up. Here are the key differences between a city garbage collector and a solid waste management company. Solid Waste Management This is the company you call to get dumpsters and roll-off bins from and who comes back to collect and empty your bins on a previously-agreed upon schedule. The bins are assigned different materials. One is usually for cardboard and paper, another is for plastics and another is for scrap metal. A fourth bin is assigned the “don’t know” designation when the waste cannot go into the regular city trash pick-up but does not fit into the other three categories of recyclable waste. Waste management in this case refers to the sorting, disposal, and recycling of all excess or leftover materials from your industrial plant. City Refuse Collection (the Other Waste Management) Even if you get permission from the city to use large dumpsters and oversized garbage cans for your refuse, your collection days are relatively unaffected. However, you can only put stuff that is absolutely garbage on the curb. The city will not pick up tons of scrap metal, plastics, and cardboard/paper because that is not their duty. They agree to pick up trash only, and may send a commingled recycling truck around. The recycling truck only picks up standard household goods, too, not the kind of solid waste your plant produces. Ergo, you can take the garbage bags from the bathrooms and the break rooms in the plant and place those curbside, along with milk cartons, paper lunch sacks, etc., and that is acceptable. Everything else has to be managed and handled by a separate, privately-owned and operated waste management business. Additionally, you know exactly when the city picks up your trash and when you need to place it along the curb or side of the road, while you have to arrange pickup service for the dumpsters belonging to the private waste collection companies. Contact a company like East Coast Engineering Inc  for more information about your waste management...

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3 BIG Reasons You Need To Know A Custom Wood Machining Shop When Building A Dome Home

Posted by on Aug 29, 2016 in Uncategorized |

Dome houses are an easy way to create a home that is unique, efficient, and attractive. However, building a dome home is also a construction project that involves some special consideration, planning, and tools. If you are planning to be the hands-on homeowner who does a lot of work on the home yourself, you will have to work with specific industry professionals for specific parts of the process, especially when it comes to obtaining the wood. Here are a handful of reasons why one of those industry professionals will have to be a custom wood machine shop.  Curved walls will mean curved and contoured wood pieces.  At most places, lumber is naturally just going to be straight cuts. But straight cuts will not fit well with the interior curvature of a dome home. Therefore, you will need a wood machinist who can supply you with the curved and contoured lumber pieces you need for specific parts of the project. For example, if you plan to have wooden trim or molding, these pieces will have to be specially routed and trimmed to fit the inner contours of the walls.  Your kitchen may need custom cabinetry.  Depending on the floor plan of your dome home, your kitchen could potentially lie on an outer wall. Some dome home owners actually plan the floor plan in such a way that the cabinetry lies on an inner wall, which can be straight. However, if you want to have curved cabinetry which hugs the exterior wall, you will need a custom wood machining shop to cut the cabinetry for you because the back of the cabinetry must conform to the curvature. The machinist will use the dimensions of your home and take measurements to ensure an absolute perfect fitted set of cabinetry. Creating a unique stairwell will be easy with the aid of a custom wood machinist. In dome homes, the stairway is often the focal point of the house because it is center-situated to lead up to the upper levels of the home. A custom wood machinist can work with you to come up with a stairway design which is unique to your home through a careful design process involving your personal tastes and preferences. Spiraled or curved stairs, elaborate balusters, and even artistically carved rails are all examples of things a custom wood machinist like A2ZFX can accomplish when creating a stairway for your...

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Three Reasons Why You Should Not Ignore The Boiler Repairs Your Factory Boiler Needs

Posted by on Aug 1, 2016 in Uncategorized |

Industrial boilers exist to keep factories warm in very cold regions and to keep certain chemicals and materials from becoming unusable. When you notice that your industrial boiler has some problems and needs to be repaired, you should not ignore these problems, no matter how trivial they might seem. Here are some major issues that develop from minor boiler problems, and why you should not ignore your boiler’s repair needs. Fuel Mixing and Improper Purging When your boiler is clearly mixing its fuel types and there is no proper purging of oil or gas, you are setting the stage for a major explosion. The first thing the boiler repair technician needs to do in this case is purge all of the fuels properly and then flush the boiler so that the fuel mixing stops. Then the technician will restart the flow of fuel(s) and then restart the furnace. When the oil line is blocked, then these steps will eliminate these problems and get your boiler safely back on track. Hot Water Rising into the Steam Drum and Causing Elevated Temperatures Even though hot water rising into the steam drum may look like something harmless right now, your industrial boiler cannot stand this constant push beyond its safety limits. Elevated temperatures in the boiler can cause it to overheat and explode, sending scalding hot steam and sprays of boiling hot water everywhere. If that is not motivating enough to get repairs completed quickly, consider this–a downed boiler means that dozens of other tanks and machines in your factory are in danger of becoming too cold to function. Overfiring Overfiring is the result of a trip circuit that thinks there is not enough heat to do what you are asking the boiler to do. Constant firing or rapid firing causes the boiler’s ignition switch and trip circuit to give out. You do not want that to happen any more than you want your boiler to keep overfiring because the repairs and replacement parts can be quite costly, depending on the damage that results. If you hear your industrial boiler constantly tripping and heating, do not ignore this as “normal” behavior for a boiler, even if the temperatures outside the factory are below zero. (This problem will, undoubtedly, be more noticeable when the temperatures outside are in the eighties, nineties and above because you would not expect your boiler to be overfiring in temperatures that hot.) Get it looked at right away, such as by Schweitzer Roger & Sons, so that the only costs you have to worry about are replacement parts (when applicable) and the repair technician’s...

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Three Ways To Go Green When Building Your Home

Posted by on Jul 7, 2016 in Uncategorized |

Building your home is an exciting venture, but it is also one that requires making a ton of decisions. If during your decision-making process, you make the choice to ensure that your home is environmentally friendly and energy efficient, you’ll want to consider these three ways to go green when building your home. Green Spray Foam Products for Insulation When a home is energy-efficient it usually translates to paying less to heat your home and to keep it cool. Installing insulation is one of the best ways to increase the energy efficiency of a home. You may have heard that closed-cell spray foam insulation works particularly well as it is air-tight and approved FEMA for being flood resistant. There are drawbacks to this kind of insulation, however, one of which is that the material the spray foam is made out of contains dangerous chemicals. If you are looking for a green spray foam insulation option, you can try soybean-based spray foam or plant-based polyurethane rigid foam. Solar Panels to Help Generate Power If you are hoping to not have to pay an arm and a leg for your electric bill in your newly-built home, installing solar panels will help. While having solar panels installed on the roof of your home might cost a lot upfront, it can end up saving you money in the long run. There are also many incentives from the government when it comes to installing solar panels. One such incentive allows a 30% tax break. If you are fortunate enough to live in a state that has an excellent solar rating, there may be other incentives as well. Recycled Steel Provides Durability and Friendly to the Environment When it comes to building your home, there are certain types of materials available that can make your home environmentally friendly. One such material that is popular when building a home is recycled steel. If you want to do your part to save the trees, this is a great way to do it. Instead of using wood, which can take 40 to 50 trees to build a home that is 2,000 square feet, recycled steel is a viable option. When the frame of the home is made with recycled steel, it takes no more than six scrapped cars to do it. By using recycled steel instead of wood, you are not only helping the environment, your home will be more likely to withstand earthquakes and high...

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A Few Tips To Help Get The Most Your Commercial Heating System

Posted by on Jun 12, 2016 in Uncategorized |

During the winter months, it is critical for you to make sure that your business is effectively heated. Unfortunately, there are many business owners that may fail to appreciate the steps that they can take to ensure that they are getting the most from these systems. If you have rarely given your business’s heating system much thought, you will likely be able to benefit from the following few heating tips. Service Your Business’s Heating System During The Fall One of the more important maintenance tasks that you can undertake is to have your heating system professionally serviced prior to the cold season. These service visits are important for making sure that the system’s moving parts are properly lubricated, the motor calibrated, and the system cleaned. Cleaning the heating system is important for making sure that the air quality inside your enterprise is at the highest quality possible. During the months when you are not using the heater, dust and other contaminants will start to collect in it. When the system is activated for the first time after several months, it can fill your business with a burning odor. Additionally, the dust and allergens that are spread during this can cause complications for those with severe allergies and other respiratory problems. Invest In A Backup Heat Source It is an unfortunate fact that your business’s heating system may eventually experience a malfunction. When these malfunctions arise, your enterprise may be without heat for several hours or days until the issue is repaired. If it is extremely cold in your business’s building, your employee productivity may be limited and your customers may not stay in the building long enough to buy from you. By investing in a secondary heat source, you can ensure that your business’s interior is kept warm enough for your customers and employees to be comfortable when your main heat source experiences this type of problem. Maintain The Thermostat The thermostat can be one of the easier parts of your heating system to overlook. However, problems with your thermostat can create serious issues for your entire heating system. These issues can arise due to the fact that dust and other contaminants can gather on the interior of the thermostat. When your thermostat encounters this type of problem, you may find that your heating system fails to activate when the temperature drops. You can easily avoid this type of problem by using a can of compressed air to remove any dust that as started to gather on the interior of the system. For more information or help with your commercial heating system, talk to companies like Mercury...

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Lift You High, Higher, Highest: Three Warehouse Lifts That Help You Reach Your Theater’s Rafters

Posted by on May 19, 2016 in Uncategorized |

Working in a theater, you spend a lot of time on set up, stage building, lighting and sound direction. If a show also has some special effects, then you have to rig up the effects too. That means reaching up high, higher and highest of all to get to the ramparts, catwalks and light hangers up above. If your theater does not own any of these already, here are three warehouse lifts (click here for more info) that can make your stagehand job so much easier. Skid Steer with a Forklift Attachment A skid steer with a forklift attachment can help you reach several feet over your own head, and it can fit on the stage with little difficulty. If your theater cannot afford this piece of equipment, you are in luck. It can be rented from most construction rental stores or from hardware stores that rent large pieces of equipment and machinery.   Vertical Hydraulic Lifts These lifts have a single platform with a control panel. The controls activate the hydraulic system that can lift you anywhere from two to four times higher than your forklift option (depending on the size of vertical lift). They are more compact than the skid steer and forklift, but they are much more expensive and usually cannot be rented. The height abilities of some vertical hydraulic lifts could allow you to make adjustments to the theater’s sound system and lower light hangers. With the vertical hydraulic lifts that can reach much higher up, you may even be able to move from lift to lower catwalk, depending on how your theater’s stage is constructed. Scissors Lifts A scissors lift is named for the scissors action in the criss-cross support bars underneath the platform. As the platform is lifted and lowered. these bars fold and unfold like an opening and closing scissors. The large platform on a scissors lift will allow you to carry lots of heavy theatrical lamps, fog machines, cords and equipment into the upper reaches of the stage’s ceiling. Some of the best scissors lifts can hoist you and your theatrical equipment a few feet more beyond that of a vertical hydraulic lift, and the scissors lifts are often more easily maneuverable than the vertical hydraulic lifts. Overall, if your theater could only afford to purchase a single piece of warehouse equipment to make stage work easier, safer and faster, then the scissors lift would probably be ideal. It lifts the highest, carries the most stuff on the platform, can be driven like a forklift and be stored in less space than it takes to store a stack of auditorium...

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