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Power generators

When  the  power  goes out for longer than a few hours, many people will start to panic and wish they had a backup plan. A generator will be  the  backbone  for  such  a plan that will give security to your home or business.  It is critical to understand what generators are,  what they can do, and the many options they present. Let’s explore what you need to know.

Average  standby generators for residential to small commercial range from about 8-150 kilowatts and will fit almost any power need.  So, it is extremely imperative to choose a generator that will meet your specific needs and lifestyle. For example, if you merely want to power a few key appliances in a large structure or everything in a smaller home, an 8- to 30-kilowatt generator might be a perfect fit  for you. On the  other  hand,  if  you  want to power everything in a large home,  a bigger  one will make more sense to  give you  what you need.  It is always recommended that a proper load calculation is performed to determine the proper size generator for your needs.



There are a few other considerations to be aware of before picking the right size, including:

  • Location
  • Electrical codes
  • Adequate gas service and meter
  • Your local noise ordinances
  • Aesthetics

Generators, in general, are a major investment. They require not only the initial expense of buying and setting it up but also fuel and periodic maintenance. You want a generator that can keep the lights on during the worst of storms and won’t cost you an arm and a leg to run and maintain.

Diesel generators are more cost-effective than gas and propane generators. In addition to the price of the fuel, the generators don’t need as much maintenance as the other types and they last longer on less fuel.It’s  not  only  homes  that  require  generators.  Many  construction  sites  don’t  have access to electricity, especially if it’s new construction in the middle of nowhere.  They must  bring  in  large  portable  generators to power tools, lights and  other machinery.  What  makes  it  a  great  fit  is many of  the machinery also  runs on diesel, so they  don’t  need to have a separate storage tank for  gasoline or propane. They can have a single tank that can run everything.

They’re saving on the cost of a storage tank and the time  and trouble of refilling it  with a different type of fuel. Construction sites must fit many things into a small space, so saving the space of a separate storage tank is a boon for them.

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Trends of abrasives

Rezultati i imazhit për grinding process gifAbrasives are widely used in the end user industries such as automobile, building & construction, electronics, and metal fabrication among others.  The Global Abrasives  Market is  spanned across five regions of the world namely Asia Pacific, Europe,  North America,  Latin America,  and the  Middle East & Africa. European  market of  abrasives is set to grow at a steady pace during the forecast period. The presence of the developed automobile sector and the electronic industry are the  major  factor  driving the market  growth.  Furthermore, the  growing  metal  fabrication  industry  in  Europe is also contributing substantially to the growth of the market.

The global abrasives market size was valued at USD  39.62  million in 2018  and is estimated to witness a CAGR of 5.9% from 2019 to 2025.The growth is majorly driven by the increasing popularity of superabrasives and growing automotive production. The industry  is  anticipated to witness  significant  growth on account of growing demand for the product in grinding  and  polishing  applications in end-use sectors such as automotive,  Electronic and Electrical (E&E) equipment, metal  fabrication,  and machinery.

The  Global  Abrasives Market is segmented into material, product, type and end user industry. On the basis of material, the market is segmented into natural abrasives and synthetic abrasives. On  the basis  of product, the Global  Abrasives Market is segmented into grinding wheels,  sandpaper and others.  On the basis of type, the market is bifurcated into coated abrasives,  bonded abrasives,  and super abrasives.  On the  basis of  end use industry,  the market is further segmented into automotive,  machinery,  metal  fabrication,  electrical  and  electronics,  building  and construction, and others.

The worldwide market for Abrasives is expected to grow at a CAGR of roughly 6.2% over the next five years, will reach 16200 million US$ in 2024, from 11300 million US$ in 2019, according to a new study.

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Interesting Facts About Welding

Rezultati i imazhit për facts about welding

  1. Over 50  percent  of  all  man-made  products  were created by welding.  Everything from automotive to the homes we live in were touched by welding.
  2. Welding is one career that is always in high demand.
  3. The  concept  of  welding  has  been  around  for  centuries. Its evidence is present in the tombs built by the Egyptians.
  4. Welders  do  not need  college  degrees  to  practice  their  trade.  They do, however, need to be certified and licensed, but that is a shorter process and less expensive than a four-year program.
  5. A  welder  that  is  highly  skilled  and  trained  can earn a salary  similar  to what doctors and lawyers make.
  6. Traveling is a fun part of the welder’s job. They can even find themselves working on a space station or deep in the ocean!
  7. If  two  pieces  of  metal without any coating touch in space, they are joined permanently. This is called “cold welding,” and it only happens in space.
  8. The most jobs for welders can be found in manufacturing.
  9. The median age for welders is mid-fifties. Which means, in the next ten years, they will be retiring, and more welders will be needed to fill that void.
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Eco-friendly adhesives

Rezultati i imazhit për adhesives Adhesives  can  be defined as  social substances capable to join permanently  to surfaces,  by an adhesive  process.  This process  involves  two  dissimilar  bodies  being  held  in  intimate  contact  such  that  mechanical  force or work can be transferred across the interface. The focus is on the new generation of adhesives, based on modern technologies such as nanotechnology, derivatised polymers,  and biomimetic adhesives. Besides their role in the adhesion process, they can be used  for  other  purposes, such  as  sealing  agents, in order to eliminate  the effect of self-loosening caused by dynamic loads, sealing of areas to prevent oxidation and corrosion, waterproofing, etc.

Bio – based materials are attracting more and more attention in all fields due to their improved environmental footprint and  due  to  the independence  from  petroleum  resources  that  comes  with  their  use.This  is also  true in the field of adhesives,  where   renewable   materials    from  biopolymers   to   monomers   derived  from  renewable  resources  are increasingly investigated.

There are several ways in which renewable materials can be introduced into adhesives. The most obvious route is to use natural  products,  i.e.  biopolymers  such as proteins, that already have adhesive characteristics. A second possibility is to use building blocks or monomers that can be derived from renewable sources,  and  combine  them to make polymers  closely resembling synthetic adhesives. While this route requires initially more efforts to generate the necessary structures, it presents a much easier drop-in solution at the application end as similar equipment can be used for the processing, and formulation components can remain largely unchanged. Lastly, bio-based materials can be introduced as additives into synthetic adhesive formulations.

The  primary drive for the introduction of biobased materials has been their positive impact on climate change. While this has to be verified on a product to product basis for example through life cycle  analyses,  it can be said in general that bio-based materials do not contribute to the depletion of fossil fuels and that, prior to processing. Their environmental benefits, however,  go beyond  these  factors to their comparative toxicity to humans and the environment and to their biodegradability. Both are attractive features for adhesives, not only due to  sustainability,  but also because lower toxicity and higher biodegradability can increase product appeal and lower costs associated with health, safety and environmental regulations.

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The future of welding

Rezultati i imazhit për welding

The  welding  process  requires  the use of all of the welder’s extremities,  as he or  she  is typically  standing on one foot while using a  foot  pedal remote with the other foot. The welder wields the welding torch in one hand, while the other hand holds the metal that will be used to produce  a highly precise, clean  weld.

The  future  of  the welding  industry   is   seen  as  a  combination  of  artificial intelligence   ( A I )  and  human  collaboration. Machines  will  not  replace  all manufacturer technicians and education is key to the future of human-machine coalescence. While students in middle school and beyond are more  tech  savvy than prior  generations,  it  will take  a  combination  of  technical prowess and hands-on skills to be successful in the future of welding.

Tech  is  going  into  simpler  machines, the  lower   [skilled]   technical welders  are  beginning to be phased out because that simple welding can be performed entirely  by  machines.  The rapid growth  in  robotics is not going  to slow. More welding technicians  need  to  learn not only how to hand weld, but the job will also include programming the welding machines, such as robotic arms.

Technology  is not yet perfected, what its achieved till now are machines with a bit of memory that can remember programs, they remember amperage settings.


There  are  many  changes in the industry ,there is one underlying factor that permeates every facet of welding and that is safety. It has to be kept in mind that there are two aspects of safety: the safety of the welding operations and the integrity of the welded product.This indicates that quality and integrity have become areas of focus in industry.

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