Thursday, September 13, 2018

Pipeline Pigging Health, Safety and The Environment

Health, Safety and The Environment

In Industrial Pipe Pigging, all operations must be managed in a manner which protects the health and safety of its workers, clients and the general population, and prevents damage to property.The procedure also must protect the Environment and carefully comply with applicable laws and regulations.

Safety is essential to the success of any company. Safety is always the highest priority, no matter the scale of the project or how urgent the situation becomes. Anyone performing this work must be provided with the proper tools and training to perform these tasks safely, in accordance with regulatory requirements. Pipeline pigging employees must be empowered with  the right and responsibility to prevent accidents, avoid product releases and stop property losses. Employees and contractors must do their part to understand and comply with applicable laws and regulations.

Good health, safe jobsites and protecting the environment are of the highest concern to any reputable Poly Pigging company.

One such company, with years of experience and headed by a recognized authority on the topic, Roger M Cimbora, Sr, is Professional Piping Services, Inc.

Professional Piping Services, Inc. ensures all personnel have received appropriate training and have the appropriate experience to complete any assigned task and provides procedures to complete all assigned work safely. The appropriate tools and equipment are provided to ensure the work is done safely.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Mid Florida Tree Service

If you've kept up with Mid Florida Tree Service, you'll notice a distinct change in the appearance of their website. It's still the family owned and operated business it's been since the 1970's. Second generation leadership, in the form of Tim Jones who helped his father from the beginning, continues to move the company forward.

Tim and company have skill, experience and the right tree trimming equipment to handle any project that mother nature throws at your property. Maybe you have a sick tree that needs soil analysis and fertilization, or have a tree that's been damaged by wind or lightning, or perhaps one of Florida's amazing Live Oaks has been uprooted, damaging your property and threatening to make it worse.

Don't wait! Call Mid Florida Tree service and let them handle the situation for you. Anyone can buy a chainsaw and call themselves an expert, but Mid Florida has the history and a great list of testimonials to assure you that these guys are the real deal.

Visit to see the new version of their site, and to learn more about the tree care services they offer.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Pipeline Pigging Considerations

There are various points to consider when choosing the best method for cleaning your industrial pipes. Below are a few of the most important considerations.

What you actually need to accomplish with a pig determines the type of pig you use. The first time you pig, you may choose a smart pig (branded as "Sherlock Pig") to map or re-map your piping system. Blueprints are not always seldom perfect!

If your system needs frequent runs, a pig with replaceable discs may be called for. If your system has tight corners, a flexible poly pig may be required. Professional Piping Services, Inc. (PPSI) has the experience to identify and apply the correct pig to your piping system.

System design and its fittings:
Existing pig launchers and receivers will influence what pigs can be used. Safety closures may be needed to prevent access to the system during cleaning. On the receiving end, a debri collection system will likely need to be implemented. If the system has branches, barred tees may be required to keep the pig on the right course. PPSI can access your system to help plan for whatever your system needs.

Valves and other obstructions:
If the internal diameter (I.D.) of the system varies throughout its course, or valves might interfere with the progress of a pig, PPSI will select a pig that can handle these challenges.

By carefully considering the design, layout, condition, product and objective of the process, PPSI is certain to provide you with the most efficient pipe pigging experience.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Thonotosassa Tree Service

Thonotosassa comes from Seminole Creek "thlonto" and "sasse" and is a reference to the valuable flint that was found in the area.

The town of Thonotosassa Florida grew as a result of it's proximity to Fort Brooke which became Tampa.

Thonotosassa has maintained it's rural feel and is therefor home to a large number of trees.

Residents and business owners in the area may often need work done on those trees. That work could be aesthetic, trimming branches & removing small deadwood, or more structural, removing larger pieces of deadwood and balancing the tree's crown or thinning as a wind mitigation technique.

Because Florida is often struck by severe weather, trees may be uprooted or struck by lightning and need emergency service.

There's a tree service company I've mentioned before, Mid Florida Tree Service, that's actually based in Thonotosassa. They serve the Tampa, Hillsborough area, but for those customers in Thonotosassa, it's good to have a hometown company with experience that can take care of your trees.

Mid Florida Tree Service was created in the 70s. It is a family business that is now run by the second generation. The staff is well trained and very experienced. Their work is guaranteed. If you are in Thonotosassa area (Or Temple Terrace, Tampa, Lutz...) and need work done on your trees, give them a call at 813-986-2258 or visit their website,

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Client Centered Blog - Professional Piping

I created another blogspot blog:poly pig specialist

I haven't posted too much there, but it's a start. It's were I'll post articles about Professional Piping Services, Inc., one of my clients.

I've written here about how they use "poly pigs" to clean piping systems, track pipe locations and in general just help take care of industrial piping systems.

Expect to see more on the other blog in the months to come.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Florida Tree Fertilization

Florida is home to a wide variety of plants including many native and transplanted species of trees, shrubs and bushes.

Tampa, like many other parts of Florida, is also very urbanized. Trees living in the forest get their nutrients from soil that is constantly replenished by rotting leaves and other natural fertilizers. Our urban forests lack this natural system due to pavement, insect control and pretty much everything that makes a city what it is.

Even in our yards, we can't or won't let nature take it's full course. We rake up our leaves and we drive out or kill of insects and generally try to keep our yards "clean".

Having a tree that does not get proper nutrients can be unsightly and dangerous. Unsightly because the leaves can discolor and dangerous because an unhealthy tree might drop large branches, or fail completely, falling and crushing anything or anyone below.

Mid Florida Tree Service can test your soil to analyse it's pH and determine the levels of each macro-nutrient that your tree needs, accounting for the specific needs of the species of tree.

Beyond this, Mid Florida Tree Service can perform "Deep Root Feeding" so that the fertilizer is delivered to the tree and not to the grass.

Read more about tree fertilization at the Mid Florida Tree Service website.

Mid Florida Tree Service has been providing professional tree care in the Tampa, Brandon, Thonotosassa area since 1976, learning and developing along the way. When your trees need service, trust Mid Florida Tree Service.