As you probably know, buildings are one of the earth’s largest consumers of energy and produce more toxic gasses than even the transportation industry. Facility managers everywhere are finally understanding the importance of reducing their consumption of water, fuel and electricity. One of the best ways to monitor and control a building’s usage of fluids (i.e. water and fuel) is to employ flow meter technology.
There are various forms of flow meters on the market today that can measure the amount of fluid that is flowing through a piping system at any given time, and provide data that you can use to make critical decisions in regards to the environment. With the ever-increasing reasons to convert to low-flow systems, many of these flow meters can measure liquid output down to a trickle and still offer a decent level of accuracy. However, it is crucial to understand these accuracy specifications because the lower the flow, the less accurate flow meters can be, which has inspired manufacturers to fudge the numbers.
If you’ve been injured in an accident or have fallen ill specifically due to conditions in your workplace, workers’ compensation should cover the costs for you to be treated by a physician, surgeon, chiropractor or physical therapist. However, many employers are reluctant to accept your claim because it will cause their insurance premiums to rise.
Successfully filing a workers compensation claim can be extremely difficult because employers don’t want to pay higher insurance rates, insurance companies don’t want to pay out and many employees are wary of backlash from their employers and fellow workers. Know your rights and get the compensation you deserve. Listed below are some things that employers and insurance companies don’t want you to know about workers’ compensation.
No matter what kind of welding you are doing, or where you are working, welding safety hazards and methods are universal. In this guide, you will find twelve tips to increase welding safety and increase employee productivity.
1. Read the manual. The manual that comes with your welding equipment contains detailed instructions and safety precautions that will help you operate the machine safely. Be sure everyone who uses the machine is familiar with the manual, and replace it if it is damaged or lost.
2. Wear the proper clothing. Exposed skin is vulnerable to painful and enduring effects of infrared and ultraviolet light. Sparks can hit loose clothing and open collars and pockets, smoldering unnoticed and causing burns. Button shirts completely, close pockets and cover exposed skin. Even the quickest welds require proper gear such as a helmet, boots and gloves.
Ceramic filters are used in hot gas scrubbing because the material from which they are made is highly resistant to heat. In effect this means that very hot exhaust streams may be filtered for safe passage into the atmosphere, without danger that the temperature of the exhaust matter itself will damage the filtration system.
Hot gas is scrubbed either simply by passage through the filter medium, or more commonly by injecting a sorbent into the stream before it reaches the filtration stage. A sorbent is a material that reacts with the acids in the gas, turning hazardous chemicals into slurry that can be caught and collected by the ceramic filter.
The same basic principles may apply in wet filtration. In this case a spray is introduced into the hot gas stream, which again reacts with the dangerous components to form slurry. The slurry is caught by the filter and passed into a sump where it may be disposed of safely.