Don’t Pay Heed to These 5 Water Storage Myths Ever!

It is a very well known fact that any life, irrespective of human beings or animals, is not possible without water. Water is such an essential part of our life that it is impossible to imagine a life without water for even a single day! This makes it evident that the water is of immense importance and should be used and stored with proper care.

Water is the most common thing amongst people and this is the reason they start sharing facts about it without any proof. This gives birth to a lot of myths related to water, its usage and storage, especially for the Flexi Make Water Bladders. So, let us brief you with some of the myths associated with water storage and throw light upon the same!

Don_t Pay Heed to These 5 Water Storage Myths Ever!

5 Water Storage Myths to Avoid

Myth 1: Water Expires

To be very honest, water does not have an expiry date at all. Water remains water, irrespective of the time duration. However, water does not retain the same purity which was before or at the time of storing the water. It can become contaminated chemically and biologically which is not good for our health if consumed. You can store water as long as you want for other purposes.

Myth 2: Plastic Containers are Safe to Store Water

This is not true at all. If you will use any plastic container of your house to store water, chances are that the water will get contaminated. If at all you have to use a plastic for storing water, make sure that it is a food grade plastic container, a metalized bag, and UV resistant.

Myth 3: You Don’t Need a Filter against Water Purifier

Your water purifier comprises of chlorine dioxide which has the ability to kill almost entire microorganisms like viruses, bacteria, protozoa etc in the water. However, water purifiers alone are not sufficient enough to remove any kind of dirt, silt, chemicals etc from the water. For this, you need a water filter. So, it is highly advised to use the both together, especially if you are going to drink that water.

Myth 4: Water Should be Treated Before Storage

This is not true as there is no need for treating the water before storing it. The tap water is already treated enough to make sure it is safe to store directly.  We are not saying that it is not a wise decision to treat the water before storing but there is no need to do the same. Moreover, even if you treat the water, it will not prevent the formation of microorganisms over a certain period of time.

Myth 5: Flexi Make Water Bladders are Expensive

This is not true as such type of water bladders come in various shape and sizes and one can choose them as per their requirements and budget. There are some commercial water bladders whose costs are comparatively high but when it comes to residential usage, its cost is very much affordable.

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Causes, Consequence And Prevention Of Microbial Growth In Fuel Tank

Safety, cleaning and proper maintenance of the fuel tank are extremely important for the smooth functionality of agriculture, fleet and marine businesses. The efficiency of operation and the machinery greatly depends on clean and quality fuel. We know how impure fuel can damage the fuel tank of the machine. Therefore, a maintenance strategy is essential to deliver the desired results. Now the question is, what are the impurities in the fuel and what adds these impurities to the fuel.

Microbial Growth

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Microbial growth in the tank takes place because of the bacterial and fungal growth. The fuel is the source of food for bacteria and fungus. Kerosene and diesel are preferred by these two. Gasoline, on the other hand, contains elements like lead which are not less than poisons to bacteria. All fuels contain these microbes to a certain degree. However, there are some conditions that trigger the growth of these microbes. In the absence of these conditions, these are in a harmless state.

Conditions That Trigger Microbial Growth

In the presence of these conditions, these microbes can cause complications. Water, fuel and temperature (50F to 104F) are the factors that trigger microbial growth. There are some vapors of water within the fuel. The condensation of these vapors also contaminates the fuel as water and oil never mix. This water-fuel interface is the place where microbial growth takes place. This growth usually takes place at the bottom of the tank.

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Microbes Growth Monitoring Program

This program involves scheduled sampling and testing. This is done for the early detection of microbial growth to minimize the contamination.

Fuel System Maintenance

In maintenance, the exposure of the fuel to the water is minimized. Stabilizing fuel temperature, fuel tank insulation, discharging water bottom to prevent microbial growth and recycling fuel through water separations are the common procedures involved in the fuel system maintenance. In case it is too late and sludge has already been developed, it should be removed immediately.

Fuel Treatment

Treatment of the bottom of the tank is the best way to control microbial growth in the tank and fuel contamination. You can make use of fuel biocide or microbial growth remover for removing sludge that has already been developed.

The possibility of microbial growth can be reduced by buying a tank that downgrades its growth. Liquid Containment and some other reputed manufacturers of fuel tanks provide tanks that are least prone to the microbial growth and fuel contamination.

The Cleaning Process of an Above Ground Fuel Storage Tank

The engine of your car, bus, truck or any vehicle or machine operating using petroleum or diesel has started misbehaving; there are several reasons behind this behavior of the engine. Maybe you are feeding contaminated fuel. Contaminated fuel costs a boatload of dollars on the repair of the engine. But you are buying fuel from a reliable supplier and you also checked the quality of fuel before filling the tank. Plus, you have inspected the every part of the engine. Everything is fine. Most probably, the contaminated fuel is the real culprit. The fuel might get contaminated into the poorly maintained above ground fuel storage tank.

Regular maintenance and cleaning of the extended range fuel tank are crucial. So today, let’s learn how to clean and maintain the above ground fuel tank.

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Before you start cleaning it, there are several important tasks that should be completed. First of all, the in charge of the crew should convene an on-site meeting to plan the cleaning. This meeting should be convened to discuss all potential complications and possible safety issues. The outcome of the assessment of these issues will assist in ensuring the safety of the crew and the tank. The crew in charge should document all these issues and assign responsibilities to different crew members after creating a health and safety plan.

The Right Cleaning Process for Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tank   

The cleaning of small fuel tanks is very easy. However, the cleaning of large fuel storage tank is a strenuous job. Once the crew is ready to start the job, 2 or 3 members of the crew shall bring all required equipment such as pressure washer, a vacuum truck, rescue gear, SCBA system, personal safety equipment and more. The manway is the only way to enter and exit the pump. The crew should use a special device to monitor the air pressure throughout the cleaning process.339

After all equipment has been set up, now squeegees should be used for guiding recoverable towards the vacuum hose of the truck. Once this part is done, deploy a pressure washer to clean the interior effectively and thoroughly. Dividing the tank into sections and cleaning each section separately will prevent the contamination of the area that has already been cleaned. In the last step, the vacuum truck is used for removing contaminated rinse water.

The fuel is likely to get contaminated if it is stored in a poorly maintained tank. It can also have adverse effects on the life and performance of the engine. Therefore, the tank should be cleaned and maintained to the best possible conditions.

Inspecting and Correcting Problems of Water Transfer Pump – 1

The majority of domestic and commercial tasks depend on the adequate supply of water. When the water supply is brought to a standstill, the productivity of a plant or the functionality of a home is also halted. The adequate supply of water depends on the efficiency of the water transfer pump and pipes. There are several reasons behind the failure of a pump. One of the reasons is using a pump that does not fit your domestic or commercial water supply needs. In this case, you cannot troubleshoot the pump. If the size of pipes is right, there is something wrong with the pump.aaeaaqaaaaaaaakaaaaajgq4m2i3mjdklwyxmgitndjmzs04mdmylwe3owuzymq5ytzima

This blog lists possible causes of troubles, inspections and corrective measures to restore the normal functionality of the Water Transfer Pump.

Problem

No water pumped.

 

Inspection

First of all, see if there is water in priming hole or not. After that, check for air leakage in the foot valve.

 

Solution

1.       Re-prime the pump again according to the instruction manual.

2.       Check and fix all connections on suction line and AVC. Also, check the ejector with shaving cream or soapy water.

3.       Check foot and replace if it is out of order.

Problem

Low line voltage

 

Inspection

Switch on the pump and use a voltmeter to see the power being supplied to the pump.

 

Solution

If the power supply is less than the minimum recommended then check if the wiring can supply the required amount of power from the main. If it cannot, than replace it with one that can supply.

Problem

Pump not primed completely.

 

Inspection

Check if there is water in the prime and piping.

 

Solution  

Reprime according to the instruction manual.

Problem

Air lock in the suction line.

 

Inspection

An air lock may be formed when the horizontal piping between the pump and well does not pitch in the upward direction from source to the pump.

 

Solution

Eliminate air lock by rearranging piping.

Problem

System delivery is low.

 

Inspection

Check the size of the Discharge pipe and find out if it can discharge the amount of liquid pumped by the pump.

 

Solution   

Replace undersized pipes.

Problem

Air leakage in tubing or volume control.

 

Inspection

To inspect, detach air volume control tube at plug hole and pump. An increase in the capacity indicates leakage.

 

Solution

To avoid air leakage in volume control or tubing, replace volume control and tighten filling.

 

 

Six Safety Tips for Australian Adventure Motorcycle Riders

‘A normal life is boring but super stardom’s close to post-mortem’ – this line is from the ‘Lose Yourself’ of Eminem.  This line seems to reflect the advantage adventure bike riders have over superstars. They are neither living normal boring life nor are they superstars. They are enjoying their life in exploring new unknown territories and they also saved from the stardom that is close post-mortem. An endless difficult, challenging and adventurous route, this always sounds great to a bike rider. Every route is a new experience. However, safety holds more water than fun and adventure.332

Make a Group 

In order to scoop up the fun and adventure of riding, some riders embark on their journey with no companion. You need a buddy to make an emergency call if you are knocked down or something goes wrong. The advantage of numbers matters a lot not only in riding but also in other adventure sports. Therefore, if you do not have an audaciously bold friend, look for a group of riders in your neighbourhood.

Check the route

Routes in mountain and woods become slippery after rain. If heavy rain, winds or storm are expected, reschedule your trip.

Stay In Touch

Even when you are riding with a group, you should have a GPS-based personal tracker. Especially, when you are going to explore a destination where limited or no phone signal is available, a GPS spotter can be a life saviour.

Keep a Safe Distance

Especially when you are riding on a dusty road, there should be a safe distance between two riders. While riding in woods or mountains, a sudden curve ahead can surprise you and you have to apply the brake. You are aware of all possibilities.

Stock up food and water

If you are not familiar with the area you are going to explore, have a fair amount of water and food. Heat stroke, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, dehydration, and some common heat illnesses riders are likely to suffer from. Sugar sweets, super noodles are of great use when you need an energy boost.

Extra fuel  

You cannot just assume that there will be a gas station on the side of the route you are going to ride. Therefore, a rider must keep an Adventure Riding Fuel Tank. Collapsible bladder tanks are pretty useful for riders who travel around unknown routes.

Install Leak proof Dam Liners in 6 Easy Steps

Agriculture, fishing and forestry contribute more than $155 billion a year to the GDP of Australia. There are over 135,997 farms in the continent covering more than 61% of its landmass. Australia is the driest inhabitant continent. As more than 2/3rd of the land is covered by agriculture, fishing and forestry, collecting rain water is essential to cope up with the need of water. Farmers cannot pour the rain water down to drain. Therefore, it is extremely important for every farm and some industries to have dams and water reservoirs.

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Incredible Freedom and Flexibility of a Fuel Bladder Tank

The popularity and usage of bladder tanks are increasing in leaps and bounds. Also known as pillow tanks, these tanks are way more advantageous than rigid plastic, concrete or steel tanks. High-end quality fuel tanks manufactured by globally recognized manufacturers are made of elastomer coated fabrics. These are made in one operation by homogenous vulcanization of the material. Apart from these, several other materials are used for making collapsible tanks to store variety of liquids like water, fuels, acids and chemicals. Nylon fabric with nitrile/neoprene compound coating on both sides is also widely used in manufacturing fuel tanks. Inside-reinforced seams provide extra strength and vulcanization makes the seams to stay alive for providing trouble free services for years.

Flexibility of a fuel bladder tank: A wide range of tanks are manufactured to satisfy various domestic and commercial fuel storage needs. The flexibility of the tank enables you to fit it into almost any space without any trouble. It is incredibly flexible to fit into odd shaped places. This flexibility makes every tank pretty easy to install and work with. Unlike rigid tanks, the operation of a bike fuel bladder tank is unique and easy. It collapses once you have drawn out the liquid.

Freedom of use and maintenance: The plastic, rigid or steel tanks once installed are difficult to reinstall at some other location. A pillow tank, on the other hand, can be used anywhere, literally at any place. You need transport fuel somewhere else; will you load the rigid fuel tank in the truck? It is not sure that your vehicle is spacious enough to accommodate the fuel tank. Here is what you can do if there is a fuel bladder tank in the store, you can single-handily load it into the truck. Space, size and shape barely matter. Just load it and start pumping the fuel. This freedom makes it ideal for transporting fuel. The maintenance efforts of a bladder tank are just a little more than nil. When the fuel is pumped out, just roll it and store it.

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Fuel safety: Double layer and internal-reinforced seams makes it 100% leakage proof. The body of rigid tanks get heated when kept scorching sun and so is the fuel. On the other hand, the body of the bladder tank isolates fuel from the external weather conditions. Though it is rare, but sometimes water trickles into a rigid fuel tank when it rains. This never happens in the case of a well maintained and protected bladder tank. The only fuel safety concern is its vulnerability to sharp objects. No doubt the body is strong enough to endure small metal nails and similar objects. However, it can be pierced with sharp edges of large and heavy objects.

You can visit one of the top-rated manufacturers to purchase a motorcycle fuel bladder in Australia. A fuel bladder for light aircraft is perfect for backup when you are flying. So, when you are to purchase, visit the best manufacturer only.

Four Good Reasons for Using Flexible Bladder Tanks

From last few years, traditional fuel tanks made of plastic, concrete, stone, steel and fiberglass are being replaced with bladder tanks made of highly durable polyester, PVC, nylon and some other materials which are able to resist UV radiations, any chemical reaction with the stored fuel and mechanical abrasion due to the surface. Also popular with other names like pillow tank, flexible tank, these are better than traditional fuel tanks from every aspect.

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Purchasing the Right Fabric Liquid Storage Bladders

The most economical solution for liquid storage is a pillow tank. These tanks are flexible and collapsible. No unnecessary space is occupied by these storage solutions when no liquid is stored. These tanks can also be loaded into a truck for transferring liquids. You can also place these tanks inside an enclosed area. More and more homeowners are purchasing pillow tanks for storing water. Commercially, tanks of different capacities are used for storing fuels, dielectric oils, chemicals, gases, effluents, slurries, and water. Apart from various industries, the usage of these tanks is also found in defense, agriculture, remote work camps, relief organizations, hotels and many more.

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