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Dumper Hire Braintree

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PlumbRhinosThe Punch Power 200 looks like an uninteresting box, yet has become known as a ‘magic money-saving machine’. It has already saved thousands of pounds worth of fuel for construction contractors. Initially developed by Flybrid for Formula 1 racing, this innovation is a flywheel energy storage module.

Using this technology boosts the efficiency of on-site generators, which have a reputation for inefficiency. This in turn drastically reduces the consumption of fuel, good news for contractors. This is in no small part due to the fact that diesel is set to double in price next April. Subsidised red diesel will no longer be an option for construction, and full duty payments will be required.

Flybrid’s technology ensures that less fuel is wasted whether it’s diesel, HVO, solar power or mains electricity. Construction site generators usually run at low load factors, despite being sized for peak loads. This means high emissions and poor fuel economy, but the Flybrid system delivers high power energy immediately during an increasing load step. A spinning tube captures the excess energy during a decreasing load step. This means smaller generators can be used thanks to Flybrid technology, a big advantage as the red diesel rebate is ending.

Managing Director at PUNCH Flybrid, Tobias Knichel, said “We believe that it will become more and more unacceptable to waste energy and it doesn’t really matter where that energy is coming from, whether it is fossil fuel or HVO or even energy coming from renewable sources. If you waste it, it is becoming more and more unacceptable”.

“Unfortunately for generators that are running on construction sites, often they are used quite dynamically and that means they waste energy. “When the driver stamps on the brakes it turns all of the kinetic energy into heat on the friction plates, and all that heat just gets lost. So that is a very inefficient way to use this really valuable fossil fuel.”

Rhinos Plant Hire source all of their hire equipment from reputable manufacturers, most of whom are making huge strides in renewable technology.

 

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Amazing Metal

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Metal OreAbout 25% of the Earth’s crust is composed of metal, and it is present in almost every aspect of our daily lives. Discovered and utilised by humans as far back as 9000BC, in the Chalcolithic period, the melting of copper first appeared in the Middle East. In 2500BC, gold, silver and their alloys were granulated. The Bronze Age began in 2000BC in the Far East, followed in 1500BC by the Iron Age [wrought iron] in the Middle East.

Metal of one type or another has moulded the way we live, as this versatile material has been incorporated into everything we do. The ability of metal to conduct electricity and heat well, has had a major effect on our lives within design and engineering. It forms many of the buildings and foundations that surround us from sheds to mega sky scrapers. It can be hammered, shaped, cut, melted, cast and fabricated in every way imaginable.

This unique material is found throughout the Earth, scattered unevenly and mixed with things like rock, sometimes containing oxygen etc. Greater concentrations are found underground in deposits of mineral ores that can be mined. Metal has an incomparable strength in comparison to most materials, and can be blended with other elements to produce a wide range of products. This includes cars, computers, bridges and factories and many other structures we need.

When metal ore is mined it is processed to extract the pure material, this involves crushing the ore until it is in powder form. This is then heated to extremely high temperatures, and is rinsed or placed in a chemical bath. Residual sludge is filtered, liquid is removed and electricity is applied to get rid of any chemical bonds. After this process the metal can be used for a vast amount of things small or large. It can even be used in fabrication and production of processing plants by specialists like Salford Engineering Solutions!

 

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Water in your Oil Tank?

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Home Heating OilThis can be a bit of an issue, and one of the first signs that water has infiltrated your tank is when your boiler starts playing up. It’s a good idea to act quickly if you suspect this has happened, as water in your oil tank can be damaging. Although people often believe that their fuel delivery was at fault, this is usually not the case. In fact condensation is typically responsible for this type of contamination. Oil can over time, draw moisture from the surrounding air, which causes water droplets to form on tank walls. Sometimes rain can get in through damaged vents, ill-fitting filler caps, loose inspection lids or corroded seals. It can also penetrate the tank walls where there are splits or weak spots.

Is water in your tank a problem?

Despite seeming a harmless substance, water can be extremely detrimental to your tank and heating system. If water builds up, it may enter your fuel line, compromising the burner components on your boiler. It can also freeze up in colder months, causing blockages to the fuel supply. Another problem caused by water ingress is corrosion in metal tanks, allowing the formation of sludge. This sludge can get pulled into the fuel line and result in a damaged boiler.

How to deal with the issue

On discovery of water in your oil tank, your best course of action would be to contact an OFTEC registered engineer. This is especially advised if you have more than an inch or two of water. If there is just a small quantity of water, you could try draining the water yourself via the sludge valve at the bottom of a metal tank. For plastic tanks, a hand pump may be an effective way to siphon off water. Even smaller amounts of water may be removed by inserting a chemically treated absorbent material to soak up the water. Dispose of this water carefully as it will be contaminated with oil. Find out more about home heating oil on the Wise Oil website.

 

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