Pipeline Construction Using Induction Bends

Posted by on Nov 26, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Construction of pipeline infrastructure projects has experienced a large increase over the past years, powered by the rise of demand for natural gases as alternative energy. Pipelines are sometimes built in remote regions and face diverse environmental conditions, so they must have high-strength materials and the best possible quality. Most projects use induction bends in their structure, because of the advantages they have over other bending methods. To further comprehend the process details, it’s important to understand what induction bending is. What is induction bending? The process of induction bending, done at shops like Baines Drilling, is a technique where the metal is locally heated using magnetic induction, making the bending easier, reducing distortions and obtaining a smaller curve radius than when using cold bending. The parameters utilised in the process must be precise, since the high temperatures and the temperature gradient generated by the heating will affect the microstructure of the material. This may cause the need for further heat treatment. Induction bending allows significant gains when it comes to both quality and savings, because it reduces the amount of necessary welded elbows. It’s largely used in many industries such as petrochemical, chemical, naval and civil construction. Induction bends in pipeline construction In the pipeline construction industry, induction bends, also called “hot bends” are usually preferred over cold bends. Cold bending techniques require a larger area than what is usually available in this cases, since pipelines sometimes are constructed in sites with irregular terrain or with restricted room such as suburbs and metropolitan areas. It is a common practice that companies use both long-radius elbows and induction bends when constructing pipelines. Induction bends come in standard angles, but can also be custom made to fit projects that require distinct characteristics. Field analysis can indicate the need for specific bend angles, but sometimes it may not be detected prior to construction due to changes in topography. In order to deal with these unexpected changes, companies usually order “segmentable” induction bends and elbows, that can be cut to fit the requirements of the terrain. “Segmentable” induction bends are also useful in pipeline repair projects. Due to deterioration and sometimes damage caused by climate changes, corrosion and earthquakes, specific parts sometimes need replacement. In these cases, during the repair, pipelines must be inoperative, so there is no time to order and wait for a particular bend angle. That’s why cutting induction bends and elbows can be the best option...

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The Benefits Of Beoming A Commercial Electrician

Posted by on Nov 26, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you have decided that you want to become a commercial electrician, you are going to have a career and not just a job. As long as you have a high school diploma and a desire to do this type of work, you can enter an approved training program and be well on your way to your dream career. Following the training, you will receive on-the-job training through an apprenticeship program, which usually lasts between three and five years. Once you have finished your apprenticeship, you can get your commercial electrician license and enjoy many benefits, including: Earn A Good Salary Starting salaries in this field begin at $32,000, and once you gain experience, you could be earning as much as $80,000 per year. If you decide to go into any type of specialty electrical work, you could earn even more. You also have the option of starting your own business, but remember, the salary may not be as high because you will have a number of expenses. You may be better off being employed by someone else. Never A Shortage Of Work This is one career that will always be in high demand. Technology is always changing, and there will always be a need for people with commercial electrician skills. As more and more people are retiring, there is an even greater need for trained professionals, including commercial electricians. New buildings are always going up that need electrical wiring, security systems installation, etc. You will always have job security, and you may even decide to start your own commercial electrician business and be your own boss. There are many industries in which you can work when you are a commercial electrician, including construction and mining. You Always Have Challenges If you hate the thought of doing the same thing every day, and you get bored easily, a career as a commercial electrician may be just the thing for you. You won’t be sitting in an office or doing repetitive work in a factory. You will always be doing something new and challenging, including on-the-spot problem solving, and you will always find mental and physical challenges that will keep your mind alert and your body in shape (climbing poles, ladders, etc.). You will also be working in a variety of locations. In fact, this is a great career to get into if you are interested in travel, because there are jobs available all over the world. For more information, contact a company like Algester...

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Lights Out? Four Ways To Get Temporary Power

Posted by on Nov 20, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If the power goes out in your home or office, most people turn to candles or flashlights. However, these aren’t the only solutions. Whether you are looking for a temporary fix for a couple of hours or something that will keep your devices running for several days, here are four ideas to consider: 1. Fruit Power Make your own lights by harnessing the power of fruit. To get started, you need a lemon, some copper wire and a steel paperclip. Push your two metal wires into your lemon. Arrange the wires so that they are close together but not touching, and insert them into the lemon so that a small piece of each wire is sticking out of the lemon. Then, balance a lightbulb between the wires. With a fruit tree and a pack of light bulbs, you could practically light up your whole house. 2. Kerosene Or Oil Lamps These old-fashioned lamps are a great solution when the power goes out. You will need to prepare this solution in advance by having a few antique lamps, a supply of oil or kerosene and a few matches. These small lights are perfect for lighting up a space for reading, talking, dining or other activities. They cast a nice soft glow, and you may enjoy it so much that you will want to use these antique lamps even when the power isn’t out. 3. Extension Cords, Power Strips And Neighbours Instead of trying to solve your power issue on your own, reach out to your neighbours for help. As a temporary solution, find a neighbour who is willing to let you use one of their outlets. Offer them some cash in exchange for their help if that makes you feel more comfortable. With a heavyduty extension cord and some power strips, you can keep your house powered up for quite a while. 4. Generators If you need to ensure that you won’t run out of power, think about getting a petrol-powered generator. If you run a business or have an important computer server connected to your power supply, a generator is a great way to ensure that you never lose power. These temporary power solutions can be installed as a backup plan before you need them, or you can have one delivered when your power goes out. You can buy small generators to run a few appliances or electronic devices in your home, or you can buy an extra large one that supports your whole house’s electrical needs. For more information, contact a business such as Electcraft Power....

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Wiring Up A Surround Sound System

Posted by on Nov 19, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

A home theater system can add another dimension to your viewing or gaming sessions. Crisp, clear sound which moves across the speakers in a direction which matches the pictures on the TV can enhance your pleasure and can be satisfying as you watch or play. Assuming you have all of the equipment ready to wire up, take a look at how to get the system working. Preparation Turn all of the equipment off so that you do not cause an injury while working with the system and speakers. Surround sound systems of all types run through a receiver. The receiver processes the sound and sends the signals to your speakers. Start by placing the receiver in a position which is close to the center of your set up, allowing all cables and wires to reach the receiver easily. Check The Speaker Connections Some of the systems use ports into which the speakers can be directly plugged, and others use a clip to hold the bare ends of the speaker wire in place. Check which kind your system uses, and if it uses clips, you may need wire-strippers to expose the wire for a good connection. Run each wire from the receiver to the speaker, ensuring that you hide the wire as much as possible. Not only will this look better, it will prevent people and pets from tripping over them. Remember to keep a little slack at each end; this allows you to make any small adjustments and prevents the wire connection from stressing. Once done, you can connect the speakers to the receiver. The Subwoofer The subwoofer uses a regular RCA cable to connect to the receiver; usually the port on the receiver is marked ‘sub pre-out’ or ‘sub out’. In case your subwoofer has multiple inputs, connect the cable at the far left to the receiver – this is sometimes labeled ‘LFE’ on the subwoofer. Remember to adjust the volume of the subwoofer. Place the subwoofer in the middle of your setup, as positioning it against a wall can cause bass and vibration issues. Connect HDMI Devices Modern receivers support HDMI input from your TV or console. HDMI connection transmits both visual and audio signals, so when connecting to the receiver, don’t worry about needing to connect other cables.  Plug the devices into the receiver’s HDMI ports; the order you plug them in will be the order they appear on the menu. Avoid stacking your devices – don’t put a DVD player under a console, as this can cause overheating. Composite Devices Many older devices still use the familiar three-pronged connecters – the red, yellow and white connectors. Match these up to the corresponding colored ports on...

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Does Your Interior Need a Facelift? Freshen Them Up With These 3 Ideas

Posted by on Nov 18, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Is the interior of your house starting to look a little old and tatty? If so, redecorating is always a great way to spruce up tired-looking rooms, and give your home a fresh, new feel to it. If you are going to be splashing the paint about in your home, why not try something a little different. Anybody can go to the hardware store, buy a tin of paint and give the walls a coat. Instead of doing that, why not try one of these 3 great ideas and completely transform the look of your home. Plan out themed rooms This may not be to every taste but to some people it will sound like a brilliant idea. Giving each room its own individual theme or having an overall theme for the house could make it feel like a completely new home. It would give your home a new look, entertain visitors, be a great discussion starter, and show off your family’s interests. You could make this a family project that would pull everybody together, giving each member a say in how the rooms are decorated. There are thousands of different themes to choose from. You could base the theme on your favourite TV show, animals or sport or something more extravagant. Do try to use your imagination and come up with fresh ideas to brighten up your home. You can get ideas of themes by talking to interior painters such as Brett Wallner Painting. Have a rejig A good idea to freshen up tired feeling houses is to move the rooms around. This could either be by moving furniture around to give a different layout to each room, or you could completely change the set out of the house. You could move the main living area to one of the bedrooms, the dining room to where the living area was and the bedroom to the dining room. This would obviously take a lot of planning and discussion, with all the members of the family having a say, but it can give your house that ‘brand new home’ feel. If you choose to go with this option you would need to draw a layout of all the rooms in your property before moving everything around. This is to ensure you still have a practical and livable home, and that you don’t cramp one room with lots of furniture whilst others are empty. A benefit of this option is that you can decorate each room once you have emptied the furniture out of it. Then once you have finished the decorating you can put stuff in there and move on to the next room. Spruce up existing furniture  Some people,...

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