Learn About The Capabilities Of Spliced & Vulcanized O-Rings

Spliced and vulcanized o-rings are made from extruded cord stock that has been cut and bonded together, as opposed to molded o-rings; those that have been compression or injection molded as one piece. Vulcanized o-rings are an excellent choice for static sealing applications when molded o-rings cannot be used due to large or non-standard dimensions, when only a few pieces are needed, or when you need an o-ring right away and cannot wait the standard lead time for molded production.

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Frozen Sprinkler Pipes Can Be An Expensive Problem. Find Our How To Avoid It

Houston isn’t know for freezing cold winters, but it’s not uncommon for residents to experience and sudden, and expensive, cold snap.

Texas freezes can cause a whole host of damage to your water pipes and outdoor sprinkler systems. A broken irrigation pipe in your yard and cause your water bill to skyrocket, so properly winterizing the system before hand could save you a fortune.

Proper winterization first involves shutting off the water supply to the sprinkler system, draining the pipes, properly insulating all exposed pipes, valves and backflow preventers.

If you have any doubt that you are doing it correctly, you may want to consult with a professional irrigation expert.

Kingwood Massage Therapist Opens New Office

Kingwood Texas massage therapist, Brandi McRee recently opened a brand new office located at 1525 Lakeville Dr, Suite 216 Kingwood, Tx 77339.

Brandi is well known in the community for excellent service and we’re happy to support her new venture.

Benefits of Massage Therapy in Kingwood

Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress-related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. Massage is an effective tool for managing this stress, which translates into:

  • Decreased anxiety.
  • Enhanced sleep quality.
  • Greater energy.
  • Improved concentration.
  • Increased circulation.
  • Reduced fatigue.

Massage can also help specifically address a number of health issues. Bodywork can:

  • Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
  • Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays.
  • Ease medication dependence.
  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body’s natural defense system.
  • Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
  • Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
  • Improve the condition of the body’s largest organ—the skin.
  • Increase joint flexibility.
  • Lessen depression and anxiety.
  • Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.
  • Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
  • Reduce postsurgery adhesions and swelling.
  • Reduce spasms and cramping.
  • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
  • Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller.
  • Relieve migraine pain.

High Volume Water Pumps Help Panama’s Rice Producers

A great article is posted over at VigilFilm.com about a Texas water pump company that is making a tremendous difference for Panama’s rice farmers.

Here is an excerpt from the blog post:

Changing weather patterns and unusually dry conditions are having a serious impact on rice and sugar cane production in Central America and El Niño year is certainly living up to its reputation. The continuing delay in rainfall will undoubtedly reduce the yield and quality of this year’s rice and sugar cane crops in several areas of Central America. When combined with an equally harsh La Niña winter, perhaps the greatest impact will be within the important bridge countries that connect the North and South American continents.

Panamanians are among the largest rice consumers in the western hemisphere, yet repeatedly low domestic production means that almost 80% of the rice consumed in Panama is imported from outside the country. Farmers rely almost exclusively on the normal annual rainfall to produce their crop, and this year’s lack of water has prompted the Government of Panama to begin incentivizing the adaptation of modern irrigation practices including the use of high volume water pumps to utilize the region’s abundant river water. Such improvements could potentially drive a second crop yield that can easily be supported by the excellent year round growing season and modern irrigation techniques. Sugar cane producers are facing similar challenges and now the current government advocacy has attracted supporters within the underutilized rice and sugar mill industries, who depend on farm production to keep mill output levels high.


Home Services – Air Conditioning and More

Heating and Air Conditioning in the US Industry Market Research Report from IBISWorld Has Been Updated

As a result of persistently high unemployment and reduced businesses operations over the past five years, more vacancies in commercial buildings appeared and demand for new nonresidential structures weakened, leading to a decline in industry demand. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the Heating and Air Conditioning industry in its growing industry report collection.

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The Heating and Air Conditioning industry is heavily influenced by activity in the construction market, with the majority of income generated from heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) installations in new residential and nonresidential structures. Maintaining, monitoring and repairing existing equipment also accounts for a significant share of revenue, lending stability to the industry due to the volatile new construction markets of recent years. These service segments also make the industry susceptible to changes in levels of disposable income. Ultimately, industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualized rate in the five years to 2014.

Moreover, the collapse of the housing market and subsequent economic recession caused new construction activity to decrease dramatically. Between 2009 and mid-2011, demand for new housing was hampered by an oversupply of existing homes and declining property values. Nonresidential building construction activity also declined, as the recession caused a contraction in the business sector. As unemployment rose and businesses reduced operations, more vacancies in commercial buildings appeared and demand for new nonresidential structures weakened. Consequently, these factors hurt demand for HVAC installations across the construction markets.

The Heating and Air Conditioning in The Woodlands has a low level of concentration, as no industry firm accounts for more than a small percentage of total industry revenue. After two years of declining revenue from 2009 to 2010, the industry rebounded in 2011 and recorded growth in 2013. Positive signs in the housing market indicate the construction sector’s burgeoning return to strength. As more homes and commercial structures are built, and require HVAC system installations in turn, demand for industry technicians will increase strongly. Furthermore, national standards for energy efficiency and a growing trend toward lowering household and business energy use, is projected to encourage building owners to upgrade to more efficient systems. With these positive developments, industry revenue is forecast to rise at an annualized rate during the next five years, with significant growth in 2014 alone.

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What You Need to Know About Testing Your Pumps

The April 24th webinar will provide an overview of the Pump Acceptance Testing for Rotodynamic Pumps ANSI/HI 14.6—2011 standard. This session is ideal for Pump Users, Engineering Consultants, Pump Test Lab Personnel, Pump Specifiers, Pump Technicians, Engineering Staff, and Pump Distributors. Participants also earn 1 professional development hour (PDH) credit directly from the Hydraulic Institute upon completion of the webinar.

At the completion of this webinar, attendees will be able to identify duty points for pump acceptance tests, determine if a tested pump is within the permissible amplitude of fluctuation of measurement uncertainty, and interpret test acceptance grades and tolerances. Participants will also learn how to use default test acceptance grades in appropriate situations and use the Rotodynamic Pumps for Hydraulic Performance Acceptance Tests (ANSI/HI 14.6—2011) standard to analyze results from the testing.

Webinar Registration open now: http://estore.pumps.org/Pump-Acceptance-Testing-for-Rotodynamic-Pumps-Webinar-EP-P306C0.aspx