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

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.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Who is Roger M Cimbora Sr.?

Roger M Cimbora Sr. is the General Manager of Professional Piping Services, Inc.

Mr. Cimbora has been in the piping industry for over 60 years.
When a committee needs an expert to resolve issues in piping systems, Mr. Cimbora is the one they ask for. He has served on committees for American Water Works Association, American Water Works Association Research Committee, The American Society of Civil Engineers, and the National Task Committee on Piping System Rehabilitation.

His writing is well trusted in the piping industry, as is his expertise as an instructor.

He has given over 1200 educational, instructional & training seminars on piping system cleaning in the United States as well as Internationally. He has sponsored, created and implemented many training and instructional programs for in house staff or those sponsored by various government agencies.

He was a primary contributor to an extensive, in depth survey conducted by the US Army Corp of Engineer for a cost analysis of cleaning and rehabilitating piping systems.

Mr. Cimbora's achievement and expertise in this field is much greater than I have described here. To put it succinctly, if you need someone who knows the piping industry, Mr. Cimbora is your guy!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Tampa Tree Service

Anyone who finds their way to my blog will notice that I write about my clients quite a bit. One of those clients is Mid Florida Tree Service.

The Jones family has been taking care of trees in the Tampa Bay area since 1976! In that time, they have gained plenty of experience and expertise in proper arborculture.

So much of the Tampa area is urbanized. The trees living in this urban forest can't always access the natural nutrients that would be available in a rural woods. We pave our roads, pick up our leaves and kill as many insects as we can. Because this breaks the natural cycle, we often have to fertilize our trees.

Spreading fertilizer on the surface, even if you try "watering it in", often gets absorbed by the surface plants like your grass. Mid Florida Tree Service can use Deep Root Feeding to ensure the nutrients reach their target and your trees get the full benefit of the application.

Keeping urban trees properly fertilized is vital to their longterm health and stability. Between visits from your certified arborist, keep an eye on the leaves of your tree for any signs of yellowing or discoloration which may indicate inadequate nourishment.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The Internet's Blurry Truth

I was responding to a meme on Facebook about 11 things Bill Gates supposedly told a high school gathering. Part of the meme just didn't jibe with what I expect from Bill Gates, so I went looking into it and found that, according to David Mikkelson of, the first 10 are from Ann Landers with the 11th about being nice to geeks tacked on to the end.

In my response, I mentioned that I am doing my part in the battle against the internet's blurry truth. I wondered if anyone else was using that phrase, so I, of course, Googled it.

Here are some of the results I got:
How the Internet Is Loosening Our Grip on the Truth
The NY Times (Farhad Manjoo) says "the internet is distorting our collective grasp on the truth"

Web of lies: Is the internet making a world without truth?
The New Scientist (Chris Baraniuk) says "information and misinformation are increasingly hard to distinguish online – and none of us are immune." has been around since 1994, long before Facebook launched, so obviously the issue we're having is not new. It's just that Facebook is one of the, if not THE, fastest ways of spreading information, regardless of it's veracity.

I used to fall for this stuff ALL THE TIME! It's particularly easy to fall for fake news or misleading memes when they seem to support your own pre-existing beliefs such "Hillary is evil!" or "Dubya is an idiot.".

I started to see enough that went to the extreme that I thought "That person can't be THAT stupid..." and started checking just about everything at Snopes,, and other sites.

My "Friends" on FB might start to think I'm a jerk or that I consider myself some kind of intellectual superior. No, I'm just a regular guy that got tired of being fooled and who really wants his friends to recognize truth for truth and lie for lie!