Pages

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The right to openly discuss ideas must be defended.

The right to openly discuss ideas must be defended.

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 Snopes.com, 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."

Snopes.com 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, hoax-slayer.com, 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!