Friday, November 3, 2017

Tampa Pipe Mapping

The Tampa Bay Area of Florida is an important metro region with millions of residents and plenty of attractions for tourists. There's Busch Gardens for those that like roller coasters, Adventure Island full of water slides and we have an NFL team, hockey team, and Major League Baseball team. Pinellas county has amazing gulf beaches. We have inland, pier and deep sea fishing. Our northern neighbors love to visit, especially to get away from the harsh winters.

All these people, and therefor businesses, need fresh water and fuel delivered and wastewater and storm water taken away for treatment. That means there are miles and miles of pipes that need to be taken care of. If you happen to be one of those responsible for keeping Tampa's pipes in good operating condition, there may come a time that your piping system, or some section of it, turns out to be a mis-match from the provided design. The desire to track down the original designers or contractors and… well, we'll stop right there because what you really have to track down is the pipes.
You could get out a shovel or backhoe, but that's a lot of disruption, costly downtime and possibly a bunch of beurocratic red tape. This is where the "Sherlock Pig" saves the day.

I've written about Pipe Pigging in other blog posts, but as a brief review, it's a plug like tool that goes inside the piping system and is able to pass through it. Cleaning pigs scrape the interior as they pass. The tracking pig or "detector pig", in our case called "Sherlock", includes a transmitter, allowing it's position to be tracked. It can be used to map mystery legs, find valves and re-map the entire piping system if necessary. Sherlock can also confirm suspected blockages, identify size disparities and find leaks.

Sherlock and related pigs, Watson & Little Piggy, can be used in nearly any pipe, including underwater pipe and subterranean pipes, recording their position & depth.

These smart pigs are minimally disruptive, allowing your system to get back to normal as quickly as possible.

Professional Piping Services, Inc. has the training and experience to help with smart-pig pipe mapping as well as pipe pigging for cleaning & maintenance.

Industrial Piping

Tampa Pipe Pigging Alternatives

For piping system engineers and managers, no matter if your product is really product, or perhaps your “product” is actually waste, your pipes have to stay clean or they will fail you. You might experience a reduction of flow over time, or you might face a full blockage. Reduced flow when your transporting product translates to less product per second and therefore less dollars per second. The bean counters won’t like that! If your "product" is waste, then you may have a huge mess to deal with, especially if you have limited upstream storage. Reduced flow costs you more money in electricity, running your pumps harder, possibly wearing them out much more quickly than they normally would.

The cliche' is that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. In this case, a small amount of downtime for cleaning may prevent days or weeks of downtime caused by a complete system failure. Clean pipes just flow better. Professional Piping Systems, Inc will help you determine what method of pipe cleaning will work best in your system.


For some systems, a high power jet will be required to scrub your pipes. Water jets are effective on any diameter pipe when correct flow and pressure are maintained. High Power Water Jetting is effective against sediment, build-up & debris including roots, cooking or automotive grease, lime scale / hard water mineral scale, sewage and much more. Professional Piping Services Inc. can use your water supply or bring a tank if the job requires it.


If water jetting isn't the right choice, a pipe pig might be. Sometimes called a "poly pig", a pipe pig is an inline device used to scrub the walls of the pipes. Pipe pigs come in a variety of diameters from several inches, to man sized or bigger. The surface of the pig that does the actual scrubbing may vary depending on the material of the pipe and the debris that needs to be removed. A smart pig may also be used to verify the location of lost pipes and valves, where reality and blueprints don't actually match.


Professional Piping Services Inc. is headed by Roger M Cimbora Sr., General Manager. Mr Cimbora is a trusted expert when it comes to industrial pipe maintenance & flow restoration. He's been In the industry since the 1950's! His knowledge & experience are invaluable to academia and his peers.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Pipe Pigging for Potable Water Pipes in Orlando Florida

Potable water pipes are treated differently than other types of flow systems. Because the main product that runs through the potable water pipes is actually consumable. Pipe pigging for potable water pipes in Orlando Florida should be done by an experienced professional.

What is Pipe Pigging?

Pipe pigging is a process that cleans dirty pipes. It's usually a large component that fills the diameter of the potable water pipes. It will have brushes or other scraping components that eat away at the corrosion or buildup within the potable water pipes. Hence, the name "pigging".

Why Do Potable Water Pipes Need To Be Pigged?

Potable water pipes can have build up within them that cause bacteria to grow. With the flow of drinking water that passes through these contaminants can potentially reach the consumer if pipe pigging for potable water pipes in Orlando Florida is not done regularly. Another reason pipe pigging for potable water pipes in Orlando Florida is done is due to a contaminant that has already been detected. Pipe pigging can usually be done without stopping the flow. In cases where there are known contaminants, the potable water flow would be stopped. Pipe pigging for potable water pipes in Orlando Florida would be done. Then a flushing of the system to ensure there are no traces of contaminants left in the lines is done. Next, the flow would be turned back on once safe potable water is detected.

Pipe pigging for potable water pipes in Orlando Florida is done to keep the drinking water safe for consumption. It also helps keep the lines free from buildup and bacterial growth. This means that pipe pigging for potable water pipes in Orlando Florida assists in keep the environment clean. Dirty, contaminated water that is unsafe for drinking is usually unsafe for dumping as well. A pipe pigging professional in Orlando Florida is available to answer questions and concerns about potable water pipes and how the pipe pigging process works.

Pipe pigging also increases production in potable water pipes. Clean systems that have no buildup allow water to flow freer and more smoothly. Without blockages or slow flow issues, pumps and other components attached to the system aren't overworked. This helps keep the potable water pipes well maintained and increases the longevity of use. Pipe pigging for potable water pipes in Orlando Florida increases the efficiency of the water pipe lines. This cuts down the costs in production and processing the potable water prior to it reaching the consumer.

Pipe pigging has been used for many years to keep potable water pipes in Orlando Florida clean and running efficiently. It's an environmentally friendly alternative to using harsh chemicals that may or may not work. Pipe pigging for potable water pipes should always be done by a professional in Orlando Florida. That way families know the water they are drinking and using is safe, clean, and free of contamination. A pipe pigging professional in Orlando Florida can be consulted if there are concerns about dirty potable water pipes.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Social Media Poison

There has been a lot written about social media addicted millennials who bury their heads in their phones and tweet and re-tweet faster than I can get my phone out of my pocket.

I'm certainly not a Millennial. If I must be labeled, I fit squarely in the Gen X age group. I grew up on Transformers, Super Friends, GI Joe and The A Team.

There's a YouTube video meant to lampoon Millennials' addiction to their phones and I found it oddly convicting of my own habits. Though for me, it's my PC much more than my phone. I don't know if his numbers are made up, or if he's using real stats, but I've read plenty about the dopamine hit that people get when they check their phones, statuses, timelines or wall.

I was prompted to write this as I was sitting, trying to get actual work done, and I could feel the desire to access my social media account and I actually felt like I was missing something by not checking for updates.

Mellennials, it's not just you. Social Media is an addictive poison that saps our productivity and stunts our social and financial growth. I don't have a solution yet. Like other addicts, I'm not willing to go cold turkey from it, but I recognize it for the problem that it is.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Siemens Combustion Controls

Tampa Burner Parts

I think that Siemens is one of those brands that everyone has heard of, but it seems nobody really knows what they do.

That's probably because the do so much.

One of the things they do is provide controllers to the industrial heating industry. These controllers help keep industrial heating facilities, like industrial ovens and boilers, safe.

One such product is the Siemens LME7

The Siemens LME7 Flame Safeguard is the new standard for flexible, affordable burner supervision. It is simple to install, program and commission. It has been field proven as a reliable control. The LME7 offers flexibility not found in other flame safeguard controls, at an attractive price.

A few of it's features are:
Integrated LED display for easy diagnostics
Programmable purge & safety times, and pilot operation.
Programmable actuator position for purge, ignition, and low fire
Adjustable spark ignition transformer and pilot valve time overlap

When you're looking for Siemens Combustion Controls in Tampa, contact Thermal Equipment Inc. who has been in business since 1972 and has access to the right boiler parts and burner parts for your application.

Tampa Pipe Pigging

Industrial Pipe Cleaning Tampa

Whether your piping system carries product, or if your "product" is actually waste your pipes are vulnerable to debris and buildup and keeping your pipes clean can save you money in pumping power, production efficiency (Dollars Per Hour)  and maintenance costs.

A partially clogged piping system will run your pumps harder, possibly leading to failure. A planned, short, downtime can help you avoid unplanned downtime that might come at 3am when you, the plant manager, would much prefer to be home in bed.

Poly Pig Tampa

An inline device called a piping pig or poly-pig can be used to scour the walls of industrial pipes. This can often be done with negligible downtime. Pipe pigs are made in a variety of diameters; Some measured in mere inchs, others in feet, larger than a person. The cleaning surface of the pig can vary depending on the buildup and the material of the pipe and might include wire brushes or simply scrub with the exterior of it's own body. A smart pig or 'Sherlock Pig" can be used to track identify and re-map lost pipes and valves.

Tampa Pipe Jetting

For some applications, a high power water jet will be selected to clear build up. A high pressure water jet is effective regardless of pipe diameter when the correct flow and pressure are used. Water jetting is works well on debris including roots, sewage, cooking grease, automotive grease, lime scale and more. Professional Piping Services Inc. can use the site's water supply or supply a tank if the job demands it.

Piping System Expert

Professional Piping Services Inc. headed by Roger M Cimbora Sr. Mr Cimbora is a well trusted expert in the area of industrial pipe cleaning and flow restoration. Because he's been in the industry since the 50's his knowledge & experience makes him invaluable to his peers as well as academia.

Professional Piping Services Inc. provides:
Industrial Pipe Cleaning in Tampa
Pipe Jetting in Tampa
Pipe Pigging Service Tampa
Pipe mapping Tampa