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3 Commonly Replaced Cooling Tower Parts

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Cooling towers play a critical role in managing the temperature of water heated by industrial processes. Without a functional cooling tower, it would be impossible to recirculate water throughout your facility. Most cooling towers are constructed to be durable, but this doesn’t mean the towers themselves are indestructible. You will have to replace certain parts over the lifespan of your cooling tower. Identifying the most commonly replaced parts will allow you to be prepared for future repairs.…

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Considering Steel Alloys For Your Fabrication Needs

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Steel fabrication offers many different solutions to problems that you may not even realize you have. Adding new alloys to the project can change the material’s properties when you need something more substantial than standard steel. Along with additional strength, alloys can add other properties to the steel and make it a better fit for your project needs.  Weight and Strength Often creating a steel alloy is done to offer something that the material can not typically provide.…

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5 Questions to Ask When Using a Custom Laser Cutting Service

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There are so many reasons to use a custom laser cutting service. After all, when you work with one of these companies, you can have intricate and accurate cuts done based on your specifications, but you don’t have to worry about buying and learning how to use this equipment yourself. If you are going to be using a custom laser cutting service, you might want to ask a few questions before placing your order.…

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Helpful Tips For Aspiring Steel Erectors

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An important role for the construction of new buildings is a steel erector. These contractors build and manage metal frameworks. If you’re interested in this career path, these tips can get you started in the right direction.  Gain Construction Experience If you want to enter a steel erector position with a lot of practical skills already, then you should think about getting a construction job that lets you see all phases of new building construction.…

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Benefits Of Using Plastic Tubing In An Industrial Setting

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Tubing is used in many industrial settings and during manufacturing processes, and having the right tubing is essential. While tubing can be made of a variety of materials, plastic tubing is often preferred in a lot of cases. Today’s plastic tubing is designed to be able to be used across all industries, so any factory or manufacturing plant can benefit from using it. If your company is in need of tubing to help ensure that the manufacturing process goes smoothly, you should seriously consider investing in plastic tubing.…

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Your Facility Needs Extra Cleaning, And No, It's Not The Usual Stuff

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The janitorial teams that clean your facility do a great job, but your factory or industrial space may need some extra cleaning that doesn’t include the regular stuff. If you neglect these spaces, your facility could, as a whole, look a lot worse and worn out. That can affect everything from current staff morale to the ability to get new hires to sign on. These cleaning issues aren’t dangerous, but they are items that people often don’t think about when they think of making the facility look nice.…

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3 Reasons To Use Zinc Nickel Plating On Your Parts

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Adding a zinc plating to parts increases their strength and longevity. However, not all zinc coatings work in exactly the same way or give the same levels of protection. If you’re looking for the most robust option, then a mixed zinc and nickel plating could suit your needs. Here, zinc is mixed with a percentage of nickel before being applied to a part. What are the benefits of using this alloy?…

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3 Safety Tips for Summer Propane Gas Use

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Summer is an incredibly popular time for road trips and cookouts. If you have opted out of using an electric grill this year and will be using a propane gas grill instead, then you will need to head to the local propane gas filling station for fuel. When grilling, propane gas is a cleaner source of fuel than charcoal, but it can be dangerous if it is not used properly. Keep reading to learn three safety tips for using propane gas this summer.…

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Choosing the Right Custom Truck Body for Your Needs

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When you are considering a new truck body for your work truck, there are some great options available, but having a custom aluminum truck body built for your truck could be the perfect solution. There are some benefits to going the custom body route that can make the purchase worthwhile. 1. Weight of the Body If you are considering a new service body for your truck, a custom aluminum truck body can save you a lot of weight on the chassis.…

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Top Reasons Why Ceramic Foundry Sand Is Popular For Manufacturing

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When you think about sand, you might think about the sand that you find on the beach. You might even think about the sand that is used for landscaping or crafts. However, there is one type of sand that is commonly used in the manufacturing industry: ceramic foundry sand. Even if you’re involved in the manufacturing industry, you might not be accustomed to using ceramic foundry sand, and you might not even know much about it.…

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