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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



Temple Terrace Tree Service

I've often written about one of my clients, Mid Florida Tree Service.

It's a family business, currently being run by the second generation, with the current owner having begun helping his father at the age of 16, many years ago.

Mid Florida Tree Service has certainly been around for a while. That longevity only comes by keeping their customers happy.

They are based out of Thonotosassa Florida. Most of the time when I'm trying to help promote them, I'll talk about Tampa, because that's where most of the internet searches are, but I'd like to point out that they are right next door for those homes and businesses in Temple Terrace Florida who may find themselves in need of a professional arborist.

If your Temple Terrace home or business has overgrown trees, diseased trees, or storm damaged trees, Mid Florida Tree service is the place to call for help.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

What is an immersion tube burner?

Some processes, like some high temp paint dips, metal coating processes and various cleaning systems require a liquid to be heated to a high temperature so that the product can be submerged into the liquid for procesing.

An immersion tube burner is made with this in mind.
A dip tank is designed with a tube, often near the bottom of the tank, where flame can be introduced to more directly heat the liquid. The burner is outside the tank and a blower forces the flame into the tube.

One such industrial burner is the ImmersoJet from Eclipse.

The Eclipse ImmersoJet is designed to fire at a high velocity into a low diameter tube in immersion heating tanks. The combustion gases scrub the tube surfaces, producing the highest heat transfer rate of any immersion burner. The ImmersoJet provides the fastset heat-up times of any immersion burner. The standard burner has a packaged blower, actuator control motor, integral butterfly valve, ratio regulator, burner body, combustion chamber, nozzle rear cover, spark and flame rods.

Purchase Eclipse ImmersoJet and other industrial heating components from Thermal Equipment Systems, Inc.