Steel is known for being lightweight but strong, making it suitable for a variety of industries and applications. Next to plastic and paper, steel is one of the most common materials seen in products used in our everyday lives.
Red means stop, green means go, and yellow means clear the intersection. Construction signs and cones are orange. These are just a few examples of how colors are used in every industry and in our daily lives as symbols and identifiers. The same concept is applied to terminals and loading racks with the API color code system.
When you pull up to a gas station to fill your car up with fuel, it’s there. But the gas doesn't just magically appear at the pump. There is an important chain of events that occurs to bring gasoline to consumers.
It’s what’s inside that matters. That’s how the saying goes, right? But when it comes to hose couplings, valves, and fittings, the outside is important too.
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.