Fire Safety Equipment

Fire Safety


It has become common that most homeowners develop serious personal injuries while doing simple weekend yard work simply because of failure of wearing safety garments and other safety equipment. They may have the tools but they don’t know how and when to use them. When it comes to preparedness for any fire outbreak, you should be well prepared with the fire safety equipment.

Fire safety simply refers to precautions that you should take so as to prevent or minimize the likelihood of fire which leads to death, injuries and damage the property if not well controlled. Fire safety measures always include the one that is planned when the building was being constructed or the already standing implemented structures and also the training that has been conducted to the residents of the building.

Any threat to fire safety is known as fire hazard which may include situations that increase the likelihood of an outbreak of fire and hinders you from escaping from the fire. That’s why you need to have firefighting equipment in place.

Examples of Fire Fighting Equipment

Safety against fire is one of the most crucial things to observe either in business or at home. You can ensure you have fire safety equipment in your Queensland business by having the right firefighting equipment which ensures maximum protection against fire and also the lives of firefighters. Some of this equipment includes:

  • Fire extinguisher – Every business premises or any establishment whether small or large must need this equipment.
  • Fire alarms – so as to have an ultimate proof fire protection system this should be your foremost equipment.
  • Firefighting blankets – these really help in preventing the fire from spreading by cutting off the oxygen supply which results in reducing or fully putting off the fire.
  • Fire sprinklers – this works hand in hand with fire alarms. The moment fire alarm is on, the fire sprinklers start raining water with pressure and force. They are effective in extinguishing the fire.
  • Fire hose – major fires requires a huge amount of water propelled in high pressures and the fire hose is there to help you in this. Every building should be having this pipe.
  • Firefighting truck – this refers to a vehicle that is usually customized to fight the fire. Most municipalities have these trucks to extinguish any fire around.
  • Fire detectors/ smoke, fire, and carbon dioxide detectors – they are automatically designed to detect any unwanted availability of fire by monitoring the surrounding environment changes in line with combustion.
  • Fire buckets – this bucket is either filled with water or sand and is effective in preventing and extinguishing minor fires.
  • Fire escape ladders – they are effective if your premises or home has a number of stairs

In addition to this firefighting equipment, we have some safety wears or garments worn by firefighters. Let’s explore some.

Fire Safety Wears

  • Dust mask and respirators – they prevent your lungs from taking in harmful chemicals and other air pollutants/contaminants. Dusk masks simply are designed to help stop dust, dirt, and debris from entering into your nose and mouth. Respirators cleanse the air from dust particles before breathing it in.
  • Gloves – these are easy to find and they include rubber, latex, electrical insulated, chemical resistant, heat resistant etc. they protect your hands and arms
  • Ear plugs/head phones – unexpected high sound may destroy your ear that’s why you need to have hearing protection plans in your premises.
  • Hard boots and hard hat with face shield

Utility Fleet Solutions

The Benefits of Fleet Management


All smart business know the importance of fleet vehicle management. Vehicle tracking is the fastest growing industry and newer innovations for utility fleet solutions are introduced every other day. The solutions are tailor made to reduce the risk for fleet vehicles and reduce the risk of additional cost in the long run. Doing so ensures that there I an overall optimization in the fleet management of the company as a whole.

The following are a few benefits of utility fleet solutions for your company:

Helps save time and increases productivity

These fleet management solutions not only help save time for drivers and operators but helps in improving customer service as well. Solutions like GPS management makes it possible to chalk out all possible routes easily. It becomes easier to receive all updates on traffic and road conditions. In case there’s a traffic jam, alerts are set out for alternate routes and this can help save a great deal of time. Deliveries are made on the right time and this helps you gain customer loyalty in the long run.

Not only this but these solutions also help retrieve the repair history for each vehicle. All data regarding fuel consumption, maintenance and transport of vehicles is recorded and kept for further use.

Lower fuel consumption

Fleet management solution provides ample opportunities on saving money on fuel consumption. The efficient ways in which all the route are planned means there is less consumption of fuel on quick routes. Plus all driver activities become easily traceable, therefore there is less chance of idle time or unnecessary routes. The fuel which is wasted during traffic jams can be avoided because GPS sends alerts and drivers can take the alternate routes.

Reduction on insurance costs

A GPS can help reduce the risk of theft and this in turn helps lower the insurance cost. Plus the rate of road safety also goes up. Possible disasters can be avoided and rates of accidents is reduced as well.

Helps save on maintenance cost

The optimized vehicle uses helps reduce maintenance cost as well. Since there are fewer incidents of accidents or any other hazards, it’s easier to maintain all vehicles. Plus all the recorded information is easily retrievable so maintenance can be carried out in a timely manner.

Some other benefits

A few other benefits of fleet utility solutions are as follows

  • Improved efficiency as a whole. When drivers know their moves are tracked, they will salck les and this will increase productivity
  • The total consumption of fuel is reduced and this helps lower the cost. Alternate route allows less chances of being stuck in traffic jams, plus regular weather updates allow drivers to be extra careful.
  • Saving money on maintenance and fuel can help increase profit.

With so many benefits which fleet utility solutions provide, its no wonder that most companies are opting for these customized and tailor made solutions. For more information on specification and special requests make sure you contact a registered dealer.

Drum Pumps

Drum pumps are usually used to empty a drums, tanks, barrels and other similar containers. Some factories and other personal use drum pump to transfer liquids from a tank because some drums or tank are heavy to carry and tip to transfer liquid with no spill or leakage. It is successfully used in almost all industry all over the world.

What are Drum Pumps made of?

Drum pumps are made of a vertical shaft inside a narrow tube which fits inside the drum opening. The pump motor is attached to the vertical shaft at the top of the tube outside and above the drum and the pumping element is located at the end of the shaft inside the drum. Pump tube that is capable of fitting containers for about 39”. The ground lead that prevents potential sparking and static build up between conductive equipment by grounding structures. Motor adapter that allows to easy transfer of motor to another drum pump. A differential pressure gauge indicates when elements need to be charged. The bung adapter includes sealing bung adapter. The hose that heavy duty reinforces clear Polymerizing Vinyl Chloride or the so called  PVC it is usually 3/4 in x 18 in size. Dispensing nozzle provides continuous flow and safe lubricant transfer. Rubber dust cap that prevents contaminants from entering the dispensing nozzle when not in use. The rotary action allows smooth and continues transfer for about 10 GMP per 100 revolutions. the comfortable wood handle is connected in rotary action for easy to rotate. Some drum pumps are padlocked for security.

Different Types

There are some different types of drum pumps. The pump kit acid alkalis, it is used for transferring acids and alkalis like boric acid hydrochloric acid, hydrofluoric acid, phosphoric acid and liquid fertilizers. Pump kit Juniorflux, use for filling, transferring or dispensing small amount of acid, alkalis, deionized water, cleaning agent and photo developers. Pump kit concentrated acids and alkalis, for transferring concentrated acid and alkalis like chromic acid, nitric acid, sulfuric acid and sodium hypochlorite. Pump kit petroleum product, use for transferring petroleum products like diesel oil, fuel oil, and hydraulic oil. Pump kit high flammability liquid, use for transferring high flammability liquids like acetone, ethyl alcohol, methyl alcohol and toluene. Pump kit universal applications, use in some industries like for example chemical, food, cosmetics, pharmaceutical, paint, and varnishes. And the pump kit 99.98% drum emptying, this is used for the safe and cost- efficient solution for transferring high value or hazardous liquids. There is also some basis of drum pumps like according to its lift control. First is the hand pump lift control, this kind of lift control takes for about 78 pumps of the hand pump to lift a drum to maximum height. This consist of pump handle and the release valve. Electric power lift control, this lift control use switch to raise the drum. Lower the drum with manual release valve. This lift control consists of the monetary switch and lower control. Air power lift control, this uses on and off valve to raise and lower the drum. Battery power lift controls, this is a self-contained battery power-lift. This use valve to raise and lower the drum. 12V deep cycle battery and separate charger are included. It has a start switch and a valve handle.

Diesel Particulate Filter Options

According to an analysis done by Science Direct in 2017, Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) still remains one of the most crucial after treatment device that is meant to reduce the emission of particulate matter from diesel-fueled engines. According to the study, DPF is excellent when it comes to soot filtration, therefore, enabling environmental sustainability which consequently leads to avoidance of respiratory and heart-related diseases.

This should ring an alarm in your mind about the importance of DPF to both your relatives and close friends.  A study shows that since 2009 a law was passed that all modern diesel vehicles have to be fitted with DPF. The aim of this law was to reduce particulate emission by 80%. But what really is Diesel Particulate Filter?

Understanding DPF

A DPF is a kind of filter that captures the exhaust soot and stores it so as to reduce particulate emissions from diesel engines. For the DPF to be regenerated, the soot has to be emptied severally or be burned off.

The regeneration process burns off soot that has been deposited excessively in the filter. This is the reason behind the reduction in the emission of the black smoke that identified diesel vehicles.

According to legislation on exhaust emission, it is illegal to remove diesel particulate filter from your car. You may face heavy fines and consequently the invalidation of your car insurance.

It is worth knowing that there are various problems that affect DPF. One, in particular, that is very common is the blockage.

  1. DPF Blockage

How do you tell whether your DPF is having a blockage? Well. Depending on the manufacturers of your car, the basic signal that your DPF is clogging with soot is the appearance of an orange light on your dashboard. The light is in form of a piped box having dots at the center.

What really causes this blockage? One of the major reasons why you may have your exhaust pipe blocked is:

  • Traveling short distances at very low speeds. This is the reason why some manufacturers usually recommend taxi drivers around the town to use petrol cars.
  • Poorly done servicing, a well serviced DPF should last for 100,000 miles.
  • Use the wrong type of oil engine. Some oil engines may contain additives that will automatically block your filter.
  • Using low-quality diesel
  • Doing modifications to your filter
  • Constant use of low levels of fuel.

But how do you maintain your DPF despite blockages?

  1. How to Maintain your DPF

Qualified manufacturers have advised that the best way of maintaining a DPF is making sure that it can regenerate itself fully when the soot has clogged the exhaust pipe. There is Passive and Active regeneration.

  • Passive

This occurs when the vehicle is at high speed for around 30-50 minutes. It raises temperatures of exhaust, therefore, burning off the soot.

  • Active

This means that extra diesel is automatically injected so as to make the filter increase the exhaust temperature. It may not be effective for short journeys since the regeneration cycle may not be complete. Some of the signs of Active regeneration include:

  • High fuel consumption
  • Changing engine note
  • Running cooling fans
  • Acrid smell from the exhaust.

In conclusion, it is advisable that you repair your DPF if it develops some issues so as to avoid air pollution and diseases. Please look here for a full range of diesel particulate filter options.

 

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