Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Nanonis Quantum Transport Systems – A Superior Way

Nanonis, a subsidiary company of the highly respected SPECs, is an undisputed industry leader when it comes to Quantum Transport Measurement Systems, and this is because of a few factors. The first is the high reputation for quality that SPECs have acquired because of a few factors – mostly the excellent performance of the SPECs EnviroESCA – and SPEC’s stellar reputation in the manufacture of other systems. Add onto that the fact that the Nanonis subdivision has made fantastic advances in the fields of SPM Controllers and Quantum Transport Systems.

One of which is the Nanonis Tramea quantum transport measurement system, which gives a direct technological advancement when compared to conventional measurement systems. A direct upgrade, the Nanonis Tramea is set to make more conventional systems absolutely obsolete due to a number of improvements which promote better, more accurate results, done in a much speedier and efficient way.

What exactly is different with the Nanonis Tramea quantum transport measurement system?

Take the Nanonis Tramea’s real-time data generation and acquisition, as an excellent example of things being done in a very different way. Unlike other quantum transport systems by other manufacturers, the Nanonis Tramea has a dedicated CPU which ensures that all of it’s power is dedicated to the Nanonis Tramea’s computations, rather than the CPU of your machine, which is more than likely balancing several tasks at once. This guarantees a faster computation and constant point spacing, which is a far superior offering than any quantum transport system on the market.

In order to supply your laboratory with this absolutely revolutionary quantum transport system, give Scanwel a call on 01678 530320. This UK based company both manufactures custom vacuum fabrications as per your company’s need, and is the supplier of varying branded solutions from Nanonis, SPECs and very many more, which guarantees your laboratory to stay cutting edge, whether you’re in the field of research or academia.  

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

What Is Oil And Gas Pricing?


Oil and Gas Pricing requests are what every oil and gas company has to go through – throughout multiple stages of an asset’s lifespan. Due to the interests of governments, tax authorities, and of course a firm’s investors, shareholders and lenders, oil and gas pricing is not something that simply can be ignored. Your company’s worth is tied up in assets, and it is imperative that rigid models are constructed so external and internal powers can be placed in the same page as to what is the state of the company and how much it stands to owe.

When your firm has a number of active assets across the world, it makes sense to outsource the arduous tasks of oil and gas pricing to an expert oil and gas reservoir evaluation company with experience in economic evaluation, in order to ensure that the proper due diligence is paid. Saying that, it is also imperative that the oil and gas pricing firm also demonstrates the split between debt and equity with great precision as well as adherence to privacy.

A company’s reports does have a great impact on its value. Investors may not have perfect information or share a view on the process of investment projects without accurate oil and gas pricing. Add into the equation the scrutiny of the state- the way that each and all oil and gas companies must adhere to differing taxation advantages and differing risk profiles – especially when it comes to reserves-based lending.

Reserves-based lending is the go-to for oil and petroleum companies, but at its heart, reserves based lending is merely an asset-backed loan with the asset itself serving as collateral. With this considered, proper oil and gas pricing reserves reports are essential to give investors and lenders an accurate picture of where the company is and the worth that the company has – as most oil and petroleum companies’ wealth is strictly on paper.

ERCE are a London-based oil and gas reservoir evaluation firm and are the go-to when it comes to oil and gas pricing, and their methods of constructing models and then stress-testing them in an extensive fashion can result in investor, shareholder and lender confidence in your company. Furthermore, with their 30 years experience of fiscal systems throughout the world, ERCE are a safe bet for all manner of oil and petroleum companies on a worldwide basis.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Nanonsis Quantum Transport Measurement Systems – Revolutionary, Through and Through



Nanonis Retrofittable SPM, AFM and STM Control Systems have an excellent reputation for SPM applications, so much so that STM and AFM users are converting to SPM in droves.

The company is very well known as the creator of SPM equipment and software which is well and truly retrofittable and therefore compatible with all manner of branded equipment from a variety of other manufacturers, but Nanonis Quantum Transport Measurement Systems are worthy of very much celebration.

The Nanonis Tramea™ Quantum Transport Measurement System is an absolutely revolutionary product, which offers a novel and far superior approach to transport measurements. All-in-all, the Nanonis Tramea™ is a superior product in absolutely every way, shape, and form to other systems, granting far superior performance, as well as a measurement speed increase which is (quite literally) up to 1000x faster than conventional measurement systems.

A saving of 1000x the time of other systems of course grants efficiency in the laboratory, freeing up scientists to continue their work, rather than wait around for the hardware to do its job and generate its figures. The worth of the Nanonsis Tramea™ Quantum Transport Measurement System is in futureproofing, as well. The product is completely and utterly customisable, allowing it to have worth even in scientific research which has not been standardised yet.

The Nanonsis Tramea™ is quite feasibly a full replacement for a traditional measurement rack, as a complete measurement platform which provides advanced data, optimisation of said data using a series of advanced algorithms, as well as a high degree of customisation to your laboratory.

The Nanonis Tramea™ is finished off with the unique ability to provide high resolution AD/DA conversions, signal conditioning and processing, making it the perfect addition to any laboratory.

Well and truly modular, Nanonis also provides a series of add-on modules to enable you to build on this product as the needs of your laboratory and your work demands.

Friday, 21 July 2017

Making an Infrastructure Project See the Light of Day

Governments are often perplexed by the question of which infrastructure projects will work, and which will be most beneficial in the long term. As infrastructure projects in particular are rather competitive, a government often uses varying tools to evaluate whether or not projects are more beneficial than others. Finding the project that is most beneficial in the long term is arduous work, and civil engineering North Wales should present a compelling case.

The most beneficial project in the long term can (on a short term basis) be large and expensive, and have a large impact on debt dynamics and macroeconomic stability of local councils and even national governments. Nothing can be done for this, of course – the saying is that you can’t make an omelette without cracking a few eggs – but it has been very well known that governments and local authorities alike do tend to shy away from making large commitments amidst controversy regarding the allocation of large sums of public money.

Even the most beneficial project – such as the HS2 rail link between the North and the South of England – faced controversy because of the allocated spend, and this controversy was further compounded by the timescale of the project. Essentially, governments and local councils are looking to start large projects to better the lives of the people which live within their constituencies, but they tend to expect what they cannot have – small turnaround rates and small time frames.

How is a civil engineering company expected to deliver projects which bring about positive change in the light of all of this? The answer is sufficient project work. Essentially, a project should be treated as a project – it should be sold to a buyer (a government or local council) and factors which as construction, transportation, plus the local effect should be touted extensively.

The benefits to the local area and the larger one should be flaunted, and any civil engineering company or construction company in North Wales or beyond should look into enabling governments to obtain a long-term view on the macroeconomic benefits of large infrastructure projects so that they are able to make informed choices which help the community in the long-term.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

The SPECs EnviroESCA - A Triumph in Laboratory Efficiency


The SPECs ESCA System  is an absolute triumph when it comes to chemical surface analysis under a variety of environmental conditions, and this is for very many reasons. The equipment is absolutely revolutionary, for a start – enabling an operator to use XPS techniques on compounds such as liquids and gases (or even liquids and gases, together!) and overall is being adapted by a lot of sciences thanks to the myriad functions it provides which were wishful thinking a few short years ago.


The automation possibilities on the EnviroESCA are absolutely unparalleled – the advanced software control system allows each and every sample analysis to be fully automated, and all aspects of the examination are taken care of to reduce error. EnviroESCA controls the vacuum system, the gas handling system and even every single analysis component – eliminating all possibility of human error affecting results.


Should you wish it, the SPECs EnviroESCA can even  be controlled remotely, allowing you to get the very most out of your workflow – which is highlighted with AutoLoader, which is used for entirely and completely unattended introduction and processing of sample batches – which gives the EnviroESCA a unique advantage in production based environments.


Your efficiency is paramount after all, and SPECs have highlighted this with the inception of EnviroESCA. High throughput analysis of stored samples or parts can be realised, giving the EnviroESCA undoubted application in production environments.


Choice is imperative to SPECs though, and their establishment of choice in EnviroESCA is excellent. Should you wish to have an experienced user perform these checks his or herself, you’re more than capable of enabling manual access. All that is needed is a few button presses and you’ll be more than set to go.

The SPECs EnviroESCA is a stunning piece of kit, and is providing vital to many industries including food science, medical research, and cosmetic sciences to name a few, and the reliability of the EnviroESCA is another attractive feature. Each and every system component has been assessed for extended lifetime operations by SPECs themselves, and each display high reliability which ensures low cost of ownership. Furthermore, rapid and easy maintenance cycles reduce downtime and service costs for the EnviroESCA.

Reliable Depth Conversion and Velocity Modelling with Velit

Velit is Equipoise Software’s depth conversion software plugin for Petrel and Kingdom, which offers superior velocity modelling and depth conversion thanks to an array of features which are designed for teams which seek to increase their efficiency, vastly lessen uncertainty associated with the depth conversion and well velocity process, and also take advantage of a vast array of features which are intended to offer an extremely powerful package.

As such, the robustness of a velocity model for depth conversion depends upon a variety of factors. Velit has them all covered, and provides an industry standard tool for velocity modelling and depth conversion which is used in very many sites throughout the world as a plugin to both IHS Kingdom and Petrel software.


Striving For Geological Consistency in your Velocity Model

Consistency within Velocity models is judged by the application of the proper layering scheme – which in hard rock environments means that true geological structures are followed with consideration placed upon lithological contrasts such as bedding, folding, and faulting.

Within softer rock environments, layering may parallel topography structures or bathymetry – as velocity can be confined to a function of depth of burial within these environments.  Multi-layer depth conversion compounds the problem even further, and velocity models must be divided into separate geological layers which are more than likely of differing interval velocity. As such, varying velocity models must be adapted for each layer, and depth prediction of the base of the layer is usually the seismic datum, with the base of such forming the top of the preceding layer. This conversion is repeated, layer by layer, to the last horizon of interest.

There are multiple ways of doing this, and this is where Velit in particular truly shines. Choosing the best function is an easy task within Velit, whether you are using this plugin on Petrel or IHS Kingdom, and Velit provides ways for the user to switch between varying methods and truly interrogate their data in order to evaluate the fit in the best, most effective way.

CFL Is Dead - Long Live LED

LED Lighting has made quite a splash in very many fields of industry since 2005, and in 2017 is synonymous with very many fields such as roadworks, construction, retail, and even agriculture. It’s really not that hard to see why – LED Lighting, be it LED Rope Lights, LED Strip Lights or even LED Extrusions are superior to CFL Lighting and Incandescent lighting in absolutely every way, shape and form.

LED Lighting should be seen of less of a competitor and more of a replacement for antiquated lighting which exists simply for throwbacks sake – developed for the sake of having something, anything, because there was nothing better at the time.

When it comes to lighting, whether for retail, industry, or even residential use - the battle is won and LED Lighting is the overwhelming winner in every way with absolutely no drawbacks to use in comparison to CFL and incandescent lighting. Thanks to the industry in general discovering the potential of LED lighting, it’s never been easier to find.

Whether it’s down to much more lighting options such as the ability to host far more shades of colours and tones (LED Lighting is a far cry from the stark and faceless lighting it originated as. Nowadays, LED Lighting has far more colour temperature options than conventional lighting – which will allow absolutely anyone to find the light that is perfect for them.

LED Lighting has so many features which make it the far superior choice- reduced electricity consumption, reduced production of harmful c02 emissions, or even the fact that it’s truly never been cheaper to retrofit an entire premises with LED Lighting, and very many lighting manufacturers are completely and entirely on board with LED Lighting products such as LED Rope Lights and LED Strip Lights. They’re absolutely everywhere, and you can get a great choice from a number of well known and well trusted manufacturers, and it’s truly never been easier.

Whether it’s super-powerful and supremely durable LED Rope Lighting, slick and customisable LED Strip Lighting or even LED Extrusions, which are well loved by very many industries for the fact that it is so adaptable, LED Lighting is the future and it’s never been more apparent.

Monday, 17 July 2017

Improving Industrial Hose Efficiency With Hydrostatic Testing


Testing Your Industrial Hoses To Improve Efficiency


One of the most commonly used methods of testing your industrial hose is with hydrostatic testing. Buckley Industrials hydrostatic pressure testing facility provides a highly accurate test result via the computer aided tracking system and high-quality equipment.

A pressure test for every industrial hose in your industry is of paramount importance, firstly with preventing health and safety risks to employees and the environment but also with keeping a high standard of efficiency and productivity. It is essential to streamline the performance of each individual hose with regular testing to achieve high-quality products.

It is unfortunate that all extensively used products have a lifespan, and time can take its toll on your hoses. Cracks, splits, tears and rupturing can occur after constant use under high pressures and temperatures, but efficiency can be maintained with one or more testing methods.

Destructive Tests


As the name suggests, the hose is destroyed during the performance of these particular tests.

During a burst test, the burst pressure is recorded at the point of the hose rupturing.

A hold test will determine the point where a weakness will develop and at what pressure during a specified amount of time.

Non-Destructive Tests


Occasionally, the weaknesses in a hose are unable to be detected by the human eye via a visual examination.

A volumetric expansion test is only applied to specific types of hose, for example; hydraulic or power steering hose. The results come from the measure of the volumetric expansion whilst under various internal pressures.
A rise test is the measurement of the hose height from the surface of the table where the test is taking place. Results are determined by the differences between the rise at 10psi, (0.069 MPa), and the proof pressure is recorded to the nearest 0.25 inch.

If these examples of hydrostatic pressure tests are carried out correctly and regularly, your industrial hoses will almost certainly not become a health and safety risk, with efficiency and productivity being maintained consistently within your industry.

Friday, 23 June 2017

The Importance of Hardware and Software Working Together


The Surface Sciences are a very interesting field, and we can think of absolutely no other science which has a truer example of the ideal of hardware and software working together flawlessly in order to create high quality solutions for the user which are both extremely well designed, timesaving, and also can stand the test of time. In all respects, good design, high quality, and timesaving in processes is the trinity of most industrial projects, and a German company, SPECS, and their range of scanning force microscopes are the perfect example of these tenants being achieved thanks to the fact that software and hardware works so well with each other.

If you are not familiar with surface sciences, essentially a scanning probe microscope is an instrument which is designed to “feel” a surface at an atomic level (some of the probes which are used in these microscopes can literally have a tip of an atom) in order to project a picture to a scientist of what exactly it looks like where the eye can’t see – thanks to the fact that each and every different atom will react a different way to said probe. Seeing isn’t the only point in these, however. A scanning probe microscope is capable of moving atoms themselves in order to assist identification.

When the probe moves, it sends absolutely every reading to a computer, which then works with SPECS own software in order to ascertain what exactly said material is, and project a map to a scientist which will assist them with a visual representation of what the eye can’t see. This technology is used in a surprising number of instances – in most aspects of everyday life. The mixture of hardware and software working intelligently together provides a scientist with a workflow reduction, allowing he or her to achieve a much higher workflow - in order to solve problems better.


From DNA Analysis and the research of diseases and cures to everyday material analysis for manufacturers, there is so much application within the surface sciences that analysis techniques are imperative to do right and to do well.

Installing Your Own Stove


Many of us want to save money on wood burning stoves, and many of us want to free up funds in order to get a stove which may cost them a little bit extra. But where exactly do we stand when it comes to doing so? Well, it’s complicated. Rest assured though, while the way to do so is rather complex, our guide hopes to assist you with all of the red tape.

If you’re living in Scotland, you’ll be more than happy to know that you can indeed fit our own stove without any applications, regulations, or say so from anyone other than yourself. If you’re living in England or Wales though, it is slightly different – even if you’re simply relining your stove or fitting a flue or a chimney, and ignoring the restrictions means that you will be in breach of building regulations.

First, you’ll want to contact building control. Find the website of your local authority, and look for the downloadable form on said website for the building notice and full plans application. No doubt you’ll notice that this form is indeed quite a hefty one, but rest assured - You’ll only ever need the building notice section, and not the full plans.

Essentially, you fill in the form and provide the fee which is asked for. The fee varies from council to council of course, so there may be some disparity between what you will pay and what you have read is the going rate. Unfortunately, the council gets to decide what exactly is to be charged.

When your form is complete and sent away, you’ll have someone from building control which will attempt to contact you. With that considered, it is time to demonstrate to said official that you are a competent fitter. You absolutely don’t have to be a professional, a wizard or a guru in order to display competence, and essentially the building control officer, depending on how he or she feels about the job that is to be done, may request photos of the work in progress, or ask to inspect your stove after the work is done.


It’s worth remembering in addition that building control is absolutely not there to catch you out. Essentially, their job is to promote safety, and ensure that the job is done to regulation and most of all that your stove is entirely and completely safe. Fitting a stove isn’t hard, and it absolutely is nothing like rocket science. Don’t be nervous, you’re well on the way to having the perfect home environment you always wanted, and even better – you’ve done it yourself!

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Scanning Probe Microscopes and How They Work




Scanning Probe Microscopy is a relatively in depth science which involves the usage of scanning probe microscopes (SPM) which are used to make “images” of nanoscale surfaces which are far too small for the human eye, or even a microscope, to see  - often consisting of nanoscale solids, gases and liquids at an atomic level. A scanning force microscope is intended for usage via scanning back and forth over the sample, and relaying data back to a computer which generates what exactly the surface itself should look like. Fascinatingly, atoms themselves can be manipulated using a scanning force microscope in addition.

A scanning probe microscope has a probe top which is attached to a cantilever. The tips can amazingly have an edge which is a single atom in width, allowing a scientist great precision when it comes to ascertaining the properties of a particular element. This tip is moved to different coordinates across the surface of an element.

Where the science comes in is that when the probes’ tip is near a sample surface, or a particular group of clustered atoms which represent a solid surface, the cantilever is deflected back by the atoms force. Therein lies the ascertainment of examining a surface to gain a greater understanding of what exactly it is. As each atom in differing compounds is different, It deflects the probe back with a different force. For instance, mechanical surfaces are different than electrostatic, magnetic are different to atoms which are bonded chemically, and so on.


As the probe moves, all of this information is compiled and sent to a computer which lists the information for the scientist in question.

How exactly this information is displayed depends on the system and the manufacturer.

he most recognised manufacturer of scanning force microscope systems is without doubt SPECS, which manufactures a series of scanning force microscope systems and is the sole manufacturer which also offers a software solution.

Essentially, SPECS have dominated the field of surface science and Scanning Probe Microscopy for very many years, having adapted the perfect approach of excellent hardware and time-saving software.

A worldwide company, SPECS products in the UK and Ireland are distributed solely by their chosen distributor Scanwel, a reputable firm which also manufactures their own custom fabrications.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Green Housing Can Help People Afford Mortgages


One of the biggest questions for construction companies in North Wales and home builders in North Wales is whether or not that people are capable of affording their builds. Of course, all of the features, building, and great design – as well as the Government’s own Help to Buy scheme doesn’t help when it comes to ongoing costs of living and the customer’s inability to afford it. Of course, it doesn’t need saying that as a country, we’ve all been tightening our belts since 2007, and time is taking quite a toll.

However, Green Building and a look toward Sustainable Building looks like it may be able to make a move-in far more affordable for very many people. Ask anyone that is currently applying for a mortgage or anyone which has held one for very many years - mortgage affordability is a very big part of calculating the cost of a mortgage and a very real reason why banks and building societies turn down prospective customers.

In 2011, in a conference speech which highlighted the potential of properly assessing energy costs in mortgage lending identified fuel costs as one of the “Big Two” unavoidable costs of living next to council tax payments. Based on these findings, Constructing Excellence Wales funded the BRE to later confirm this – and set out plans to combat it.

Mortgage lenders as a result must be more responsible by using legally required Energy Performance Certificates to model the efficiency and performance of a home and to factor it into the Decision in Principle – allowing lenders to feel more assured that their decision is a good one, and homeowners to feel assured that they can actually afford the ongoing commitment of a mortgage, even if their circumstances change somewhat.


For construction companies in North Wales and also house builders, it allows them to focus upon Green Building and to also build with that in mind, for the oncoming changes to the housebuilding industry in North Wales and beyond.  

Monday, 12 June 2017

LED Lighting is Preventing Rail Crossing Accidents in England


We’ve heard that LED Lighting is the future, and it appears that absolutely everything is jumping on the exciting new possibilities that LED Lighting can provide a number of people from different industries and different walks of life. 

One of the best uses for LED Lighting is human-centric efforts of course – such as LED Rope Lighting and LED Strip Lighting being used to vastly improve human safety in care homes, and we find that it doesn’t get much more human centric than making vast changes and rapid improvements to things which have always been a very long-existing problem.

Take rail crossings, for instance. A very typically problematic foot crossing in England faced a number of problems by design – a rather ill-thought out situation involving two entrances to the crossing being quite some way away from the railway line. To Cross these tracks, someone would typically have to traverse a rather steep set of steps and cross the railway line on the top of them. Even worse, the crossing itself was not at a very typical 90 degree angle and was instead skewed.

Needless to say, this was extremely dangerous for anyone crossing, especially in dim light. The complaints were numerous, and in poor light conditions, it was very possible for a crossing pedestrian straying onto the anti-trespass guards and of course risking falling in front of a moving train.

Of course, that doesn’t bear thinking about, and Network Rail were very quick to address this issue. They identified usage of LED Lighting to compliment brand new crossing panels as a risk reduction, and set the LED Lights to run along the edge of this once-dangerous crossing. Pedestrians would be guided across safely in poor light conditions, and the lifespan of LED Lighting would ensure that this solution would work for very many years to come. The issue of the power running out for this was also negated thanks to LED Lighting – LED Lighting in itself can be solar powered.


All in all, LED Lighting is cost effective, viable, durable and a great solution for very many problems which exist with ongoing commitments to make the world around us safer. 

Friday, 26 May 2017

Lifetime Housing in North Wales

Lifetime Homes are designed to make it as easy as possible for as long as possible to live within them, because thoughtful design is at the very heart of their initial build. With a lifetime home, some adjustment may be required in some places, but generally the difference between a lifetime home and one which is not, is that a Lifetime Home is designed to be inhabited through the majority of the occupant’s lifetime. Construction in North Wales is starting to jump onto the idea of Lifetime Homes, as it is a very well-worn subject that there is simply not enough housing in the UK for everyone.

Lifetime Housing is designed to provide accessible and adaptable accommodation, from young families to older people – or even individuals with a temporary or physical impairment. Lifetime Homes design will allow older people to stay in their own homes for longer, as well as reducing the need for home adaptations, as well as provide far greater choice toward disabled people who cannot achieve independent living, due to their own lack of suitable housing.

Lifetime Homes are designed to include 5 principles. Inclusivity, Adaptability, Accessibility, Sustainability, as well as good value. Accessibility is provided from all manner of things such as car parking width, accessible WCs and showers (and also usage of wet rooms instead) convenient bed space, the possibility for stair lifts, and the list goes on.

Lifetime Housing is not a new concept. There are a number of North Wales construction Companies which are willing to undertake the demands of designing a number of houses across the North Wales area which could feasibly be used over the entirety of a tenants life, and Brenig Construction are one of them.

Their work in Llanfairfechan is their first step toward Lifetime Housing built in a sustainable and a viable way, giving great quality homes for the occupants, with thoughtful design which is making waves in the North Wales community for their high build quality and thoughtful design.


Monday, 22 May 2017

Dealing With Water in Your Fuel Tank

Living in Wales means that you have to put up with quite a lot of rainfall throughout the year.

Those who use heating oil in Conwy and therefore have a fuel tank outside of their home need to be especially aware of the weather, as water can cause a number of issues within your tank if it manages to find its way in.

Water within your tank can reduce the quality of your fuel, therefore affecting its efficiency.

Thankfully, there are a number of ways to detect water in your tank, as well as clearing it out without the need of a costly call-out. If there has been a significant amount of rainfall in your area, the first thing to do is to purchase a water-detecting paste.

This paste is applied to a rod (or stick), and placed into the tank. If the paste has changed colour after being taken out of the tank, it means that water is present within it.

If you do happen to find water in your tank, it will need to be removed as quickly as possible. Many tanks feature a removal valve which allows you to empty out sludge and water without too much trouble. However, if your tank does not have a removal valve, there are still a few methods to remove water.

A water absorbent sponge will lie at the bottom of your tank and will soak up any water present within the fuel. Due to the design of these sponges, they will not absorb any fuel and can be removed from the tank once full.

To prevent water from building up, a heating oil water trap can be installed within your tank, which separates water from fuel before it reaches your system.

With summer on its way, we’re hoping that the rainfall in Wales will come to a halt for the next few months – but it’s always best to be prepared.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Understanding Cable Harnessing

Cable Harnessing
If you’re yet to utilise cable harnessing for important applications for your business, the simple question is why not?

As innovations go, cable harnesses are brilliantly simple and always advised as a necessity for health and safety as well as the smooth running of the day-to-day practicalities. If you’re in an environment which requires you to be around a lot of cables all the time (such as somewhere industrial or even in I.T), you can’t go wrong by investing in a harness.

The most obvious plus point for utilising cable harnessing in your workplace is that it makes it far easier to keep all your cabling in one simple and cohesive place. Not only does this provide added space in your atmosphere but it also helps to prevent any calamities in the workplace which involve tripping over trailing cables.

In terms of other industries, harnessing is essential in robotics and also automation respectively. This is because all engineered products from either of those industries need to be highly streamlined, safe and also aesthetically pleasing. Harnessing is commonplace in vehicles and is commonly found on all modern-day aeroplanes; commercial or otherwise.

On paper, it sounds like a relatively straightforward process to harness your cables. However, if you’re not a professional, you run the risk of damaging or incorrectly combining your cables when it comes to crimping or using a cable gland. This is why it’s always important to consult the experts who can assist you with all your custom cable assemblies.


As soon as you pick up the phone or send an e-mail to the specialists, they will be able to assist you with every detail on your assembly’s construction. The concept will be drawn up initially drawn up against your specifications and the design team will then work with you to find the product that suits your needs. When the harness is complete, you will be provided by a step by step guide on the engineering process and then also be provided with the option of competitive delivery dates.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

How Hired Pumps are used in Hydrostatic Testing.

hydrostatic testing


Hydrostatic Testing is important in checking the pressure
tolerance of tanks. Hired pump specialists
are commonly hired to carry out the following applications; ground de-watering, fluid movement, and unwanted water removal. Over-pumping chambers during pump station maintenance. Clean water, sludge and slurry pumping. Draining reservoirs (for example when it is being excavated or requires rebuilds.) Emergency backup in case a pumping station fails. At docks, ports, harbours and marinas (during cleaning, removal of unwanted substances and deposits, and dredging.) The pumping out of huge digester tanks during sewage works redevelopment Pumping during repairs and upgrades to treatment works.

Varieties of pumps that are used vary greatly depending on the required application, with rental companies of pumps which provide services for things such as one-off pump hire, to the design along with installation and management onsite for intricate plans and designs. Some also lease pumps for hydrostatic testing.

Hydrostatic testing involves water or another kind of liquid being pumped into a tank (or another kind of vessel or liquid holding unit/system) to check its tolerance of pressure. This liquid is often coloured with dye so it is more clearly visible

Pumps are used to fill the tank up until it reaches the ’test pressure level’. This is the point where the handling experts of the tank has any leaks or if the internal structure of the tank is flawed, corroded or worn, this is referred to as checking a tank’s ‘integrity’. The hydrostatic test will also serve to check if the tank will burst under pressure.

Hydrostatic testing is important because it would be a lot worse for everyone if the tank wasn’t fit for use and was used anyway, resulting in severe damages. After hydrostatic testing users and owners can have confidence when it comes to the durability of the tank.

Savings are made when repairs don’t have to be made later because of faulty tanks, or even replacing the entire tank (and potentially the contents too!)

Hydrostatic testing is also useful for testing things such as sewage treatment work’s tanks, water storage tanks, cooling water systems, boilers at power stations, and much more! Hydrostatic testing is frequently requested for checking that old and new systems and storage components are in working order.