A safe workplace is a productive one. Taking proactive measures to reduce the potential for workplace hazards is imperative for the success of an operation. Organizations like the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) play a vital role in ensuring work environments in every industry are safe.
Most buildings have a sprinkler system intended to activate in the event of a fire. While effective at reducing the size of a fire until the fire department can respond, more pressure is required to boost the system and completely extinguish the flames. This is done with the use of fire department connections.
What goes up must come down, and what opens must be closed. Although the former was used by Sir Isaac Newton to explain gravity, the latter is also true; especially when it comes to valves. Valves must be opened and closed to allow fluid to start and stop moving through a system. The easiest, most efficient way to do this is with actuation.
Whether it's for watering a garden, putting out fires, or pumping gasoline, hoses play an important role in our daily lives. In a previous blog post, we discussed hose assembly dynamics. Another often overlooked aspect of hoses, however, is the attachment method used on the end.
Rack monitors are an integral part of terminal loading racks. They are crucial in preventing costly spills from overfilled tanks and loss of product during the loading process. Thus, it is important to have an efficient and effective rack monitor such as the Dixon FT7000-Series Rack Monitor.
Whether it’s for drinking, preparing food, or washing dishes, having clean, safe water for everyday use is critical. Potable water systems play a vital role in ensuring water is suitable for human consumption.
Swivel joints are a critical component of Dixon loading arms and are used wherever a leak-proof swivel connection is needed in pipelines or in combination with hoses to eliminate hose twisting. They feature full 360° rotational movement and are available with a variety of end configurations, seal options, and ball-bearing materials. Read our blog post on swivel joint fundamentals to learn more.
The very properties that make compressed media useful in almost every area of modern life can also make it dangerous when mishandled. Dixon® quick disconnect couplings have been carefully engineered to meet specific industry requirements while maintaining appropriate safety margins. If quick disconnect couplings are not used in the correct applications or are incorrectly applied, accidents and downtime can result. It is up to the distributor to supply the right coupling for the application.
Safety is no accident, but what does that really mean? It takes real work and planning to ensure hose and coupling safety. Accidents are caused by a variety of reasons, including insufficient training, lack of attention, cost, and reluctance to change. Yes, accidents happen, but the goal is to make them infrequent and minor.
Have you ever forgotten to secure the lid on top of a blender before making a smoothie or milkshake? Or maybe you're lucky enough to have only seen this mistake in a TV show or movie. While the situation is frustrating and time-consuming to clean up, a blender eruption is nowhere near as serious as a blowout on an oil or gas drilling rig. That's why drilling rigs need more than just a lid. They also require a blowout prevention system.