Product Review

Why Outsourcing Tank Repair Services is Good for Your Business

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For businesses that use industrial storage tanks, the quality and condition of the tanks are of utmost importance. Whether you use a tank to store water or chemicals, any damages or problems may affect the entire business operation.

Instead of finding the problems yourself and going for a quick DIY fix, you must set a specific portion of your budget for maintenance and repair. Here’s why.

It saves you time

Imagine how inconvenient and time-consuming it is to trace the cause of a leak and do the repairs yourself. Even if you have an in-house tank maintenance team, you can’t deny the fact that hiring professionals is a practical choice. You can focus on other aspects of your business while allowing certified repair technicians to fix problems with your industrial tank.

It helps you stay compliant

The Government has set standards regarding the manufacturing, use, and maintenance of industrial tanks. When hiring repair technicians, it’s best to check their qualifications and see if they comply with API 653 specifications. Doing so ensures you’re getting the highest quality of service and workmanship to bring your storage tank back to its normal working condition.

It reduces downtime

Halting your operations due to a faulty or leaky tank is one of the worst things that could happen in your facility. Don’t let this untoward incident ruin your production schedules and reputation. You can reduce downtime by calling the experts immediately. Some companies provide a quick response and turnaround time, allowing you to resume operations as soon as possible.

Time is money and you can’t afford to put important tasks on hold when your storage tank fails. Your backup plan should include maintaining an updated list of installation or repair contractors and their contact numbers. Having an extra tank or two will also help you accomplish things while waiting for your main tank to be available and operational.

January 25, 2017 at 7:15 amProduct Review

Above Ground Steel Tank: Is it One of the Strongest Tanks?

Above Ground Steel TankA steel-made above ground storage tank is one of the top choices when it comes to storage tanks. People consider it a money-saving option. Compared to other types of storage tanks, putting it up and getting it maintained costs less.

An above ground steel tank is a top-seller because of its incredible strength as well. It can last long in extreme weather. How strong is a steel tank, you ask?

Hardly Vulnerable to Contamination

The above ground tanks are almost always safe when talks of contamination come up. They are very consistent in this matter. Even if strong acids come into contact with them, these tanks are unlikely to affect the quality of the contents. With them, you can rest assured that your stored products are safe.

Difficult to Break

Freezing, rust, chipping, and cracking should be the least of your concerns if you have an above ground steel storage tank. This is because of the material. Because of the inorganic framing of steel, these tanks are difficult (if not, almost impossible) to break.

With steel as the material, moisture will not easily enter the above ground tanks. If moisture doesn’t get in, the contraction and expansion of the tanks’ parts will be prevented. Additionally, if moisture doesn’t get in, the degradation of the tanks’ quality will be prevented, too.

High Resistance to Corrosion

Above ground steel storage tanks are highly resistant to corrosion. They don’t wear easily. If you put up a steel tank in an environment where there are many corrosive materials, you can find the tank staying conditioned for a long time.

There are storable liquids that can contain corrosive materials, too. Examples of corrosive material are carbon dioxide, sulfur, and concentrated chlorides. In such a case, an above ground steel storage tank is a practical choice.

January 9, 2017 at 2:47 amProduct Review

Bull Riding Gear: Minimizing Danger While Riding a Bull

Bull RidingBull riding is literally a killer sport, but many proponents of the rodeo lifestyle are now actively pushing for safety reforms. People have never truly realized how dangerous bull riding is. That is, until world champion Lane Frost died when a fractured rib pierced his heart after a bull gored him on the side following an epic ride.

Frost’s death was a much-needed wake-up call for the Western world, and now bull riders are encouraged to wear the proper safety gear when on top of a bull. Here's what you need:

1. Helmet

Bull riding helmets are important in rodeo safety. They protect the vulnerable skull from being stepped on or breaking during a fall. They also help prevent concussions or, at the very least, minimize the stitches you may need. Most helmets also offer face protection.

2. Vest

Vests are made of ballistic nylon and reinforced with foam padding to protect your vital organs, while still offering a full range of motion. Unlike helmets, protective vests are a requirement for everyone who wants to step out into the arena and ride.

3. Chaps

Chaps may look flashy because they often feature your sponsor’s logo, but they provide an extra layer of protection, particularly for your legs.

4. Boots

Cowboy boots have spur ridges on the heels to make sure their spurs stay in place. Traditional boots are slip-on, but modern models have a lace-up front, which allows you to adjust the tightness of the boots.

5. Spurs

Spurs are dull, flat metal-edge spikes on the back of your boots, which you use to dig into the sides of the bull. These allow you to control the bull better and turn him around if you want extra points.

6. Gloves

Leather cowboy gloves protect your hands from rope burns and blisters. They also help you hold on to the rope much longer. For extra grip, you can also apply rosin to your gloves, an adhesive that lets the leather stick to the rope.

Bull riding demands a lot of courage, but what is even more courageous is to admit that you don’t want to lose your life participating in a sport where there were options for protection. Follow your passion, but stay safe before you ride.

December 14, 2016 at 1:00 amProduct Review