Monday, January 27, 2014

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How do you fit a long, straight tube inside a small space? Bend it. 

Exhaust systems are not an exemption to this. As carriers of exhaust gases, the system must be able to safely guide the gases out of any combustion chamber, namely engines. However, with limited space, long tubes may not fit to contribute to the exhaust system's function. There must be a way for exhaust systems to incorporate pipes small enough to allow a seamless fit. 

Fortunately, exhaust elbows make fitting exhaust tubes easier inside limited space. An elbow's main purpose is to make a sharp bend within a short distance in small spaces. An exhaust system needs to have turns and bends at some point to direct the exhaust out of the engine to the outside. 

While exhaust elbows serve as a bridge that connects two ends of exhaust pipes, they must also be strong enough to handle the heat and pressure of the gases that pass through their exhaust tubes. Otherwise, they may spring a leak or break entirely. Another problem common to exhaust elbows is clogging. Once clogged, overheating may occur and perforation may arise. Always make it a habit to check your exhaust system with an authorized technician for corrosion, perforation, obstruction, and malformation.

Friday, January 17, 2014

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Fog is one of the most dangerous weather conditions for drivers. In many cases, fog is so thick that it completely limits a driver’s range of sight to directly in front of him. 

 Fog typically forms when the temperature of the ground is drastically different from the temperature of the wind. Warm air can easily turn into fog when ground temperatures are cool enough to condense the warm air and vice versa. This is why fog is common when the seasons change. 

When fog sets in, the rate of accidents significantly increases. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, an average of 38,000 road accidents happen every year due to foggy driving conditions, leaving roughly 15,600 people injured. 

To combat the negative effects of fog on driving conditions, drivers are advised to drive much slower than they normally would. Without the aid of vision, the perception of speed can be drastically altered, paving the way for accidents to happen. After all, it is better to arrive late but safe than to be involved in an accident. 

Drivers also stand to benefit from purchasing driving lights specifically designed to illuminate fog. In many cases, these driving lights make use of halogen bulbs that emit stronger beams of light than the standard bulbs used in headlights. If you choose to take this extra precaution, be sure to get yellow or green driving lights as it reflects less than white light, providing better visibility.

Friday, January 10, 2014

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Shipping valuable items from one city to another may sound easy but securing them can be a difficult task if you don't have enough resources. If you have a box to transport, the ideal way to protect it is to put it inside a clean and dry container that can be tightly closed without any gaps. The container should also be free from unusual stains or smell, roof holes, and cracked or broken floorboards. 

There are necessary parts and accessories that are also required to keep the cargo secure throughout the journey. A few packages may need moisture protection, such as container desiccants, to avoid losses and costly claims. Humidity indicators or oxygen scavengers may also be needed to maintain the quality of goods during shipment. If you need to tie down the load, an e track strap may be useful to safely secure any type of cargo while in transit. 

 It doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand the importance of securing shipments. These measures not only prevent damage, but they can also help you save time and work more efficiently. If you own a shipping business and want to keep your customers, make sure to mark this checklist for cargo safety and security.

Friday, January 3, 2014

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Record heat waves in Australia, cold snaps in the United States, snow in Egypt and Vietnam—these are just some of the strange weather disturbances that have occurred in recent times. With the climate turning weird like an episode on The Twilight Zone, many people are switching to eco-friendly measures like carpooling and energy-efficient products like LED lights. 

LED (short for light emitting diodes) lighting is dubbed consumes less energy than traditional incandescent light bulbs or fluorescent lights that have long been installed in homes all over the country for the longest time. Households that have made the switch to LED lighting can consequently cut back on their expenses as they no longer need to replace their lighting fixtures as frequently as before. 

LED lighting is not restricted to household use, however. In fact, LED lights are rather popular in the trucking industry, where they are used as “stop, tail, turn” lights, directional lights, and marker lights. 

It is also worth noting that LED lights illuminate a wider area than conventional headlights and are thus ideal for those who drive frequently at night or in inclement weather. LED lights for large motor vehicles come in different colors. Amber LED lights, which emit a shade similar to red, are particularly good options as they are easily noticed on the road.