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Find the Right BBQ for Every Occasion

BBQ Made Easy

Finding the right BBQ for commercial use doesn’t have to be difficult. Outdoor grills are available for any outdoor setting, whether at a club function or at a restaurant patio. The barbecue needs to look as professional as possible. There are several settings that you may need the grill for, such as:

  • Open-Air Dining Patios
  • Country Club Parties
  • Resorts and Hotels
  • University Get-Togethers
  • Permanent Catering Setups
  • Poolside Celebrations

Grills are typically made of sturdy metal, sometimes buffed to a shiny surface, or painted black or grey. They are styled to be able to complement their surroundings, whether in a bricked-in or stone patio, beside a pool or as a way to bring dining areas to a higher quality surrounding area. A barbecue grill can compliment the landscaping of your dining area, making it more inviting and homier.

The nice thing about barbecue grills is their versatility. There are numerous advantages to having a commercial barbecue setup. The larger commercial grills can cook larger portions needed for large parties and gatherings. Different foods can be made at the same time for larger menu choices. You can cook meats or vegetables together, speeding up the process of the meal making, as well as making the task less of a chore.

For a restaurant or a permanent dining area setting, the grill can be the main focus of the cooking area. A built-in BBQ needs to be high quality and versatile, and ready to go at any moment. With that in mind, this is when going to the experts serves the new owner of the grill to its best usage.

How it Works:

The barbecue grill that you select can be either for charcoal or liquid propane. With a commercial built-in outdoor grill, all you need to do is talk to professional companies who have wonderful hints and how-to information to make installing the grill successfully. It’s important to get the job done right, and in as professional manner as possible.

Here are a few benefits to using a sales associate. They:

  • Can help you to identify the best barbecue grill for your needs
  • Know how to place the grill to complement the new surroundings
  • Will more likely have grills in stock, to speed up the sales process
  • Typically have top-rated manufactured products at reasonable prices
  • Can ship or deliver your new purchase in a timely fashion
  • Are able to not just deliver, but install the new unit
  • Are willing to quickly help resolve issues with the new barbecue
  • Help with financing the new barbecue grill if needed

Now that the right BBQ has been chosen for your needs, it’s time to start cooking!

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Hydrostatic Testing

It is not possible to tell how safe a portable fire extinguisher is just by doing a visual inspection. The way an extinguisher is handled and the passage of time can have an impact on its efficiency. If not properly checked or maintained it can lead the fire extinguisher to malfunction or burst causing more damage than protection. In order to prevent his from happening it is mandatory for all fire extinguishers to be checked for proper use.

Hydrostatic testing is one method through which the efficiency of a fire extinguisher can be determined. The test runs a comprehensive check on the cylinder, shell and the hose assembly by checking for leaks or any structural flaws. It makes use of a liquid to test the complete equipment for pressure.

How does hydrostatic testing work?

The extinguisher valve is removed, once the inside of the cylinder is exposed the threads and the interior of the cylinder is checked for the presence of rust or corrosion.

Once the visual inspection is complete, the cylinder is placed in a steel chamber. The chamber is then filled with water at a normal pressure and temperature. A burette attached to the side of the chamber provides a zero reading. Then the pressure of the water is increased as it touched the interior of the fire extinguisher. As a result of the pressure buildup the cylinder would begin to expand. The water would then be pushed out of a small hole into the burette which reading starts to change.

Once the pressure is released the water is pushed back into the cylinder. Based on the reading observed by the professional, the extinguisher would be labeled as safe or unsafe.

A cylinder is considered unsafe if

  • The water level in the burette keeps rising even when specific amount of pressure is increased.
  • The shape of the cylinder becomes distorted ad it stretches. This is an indication that the metal of the cylinder is not resistant enough.

When do extinguishers need to be tested?

Extinguishers need to be tested based on the type of extinguishers you possess. However the usual time period includes an interval of two and five years.

It is necessary that the test should only be run once the visual test proves that everything is well and good with the cylinder.

For home owners and also for workplaces where the fire extinguishers have been tested the person in charge is expected to keep certain records. The records should include

  • The name of the agency which carried out the pressure test and the date of the test as well
  • It should also have the signature of the person who performed the test
  • The serial number of the tested fire extinguisher in Brisbane

However the fire extinguishers should not be pressure tested in any of the following circumstances:

  • The cylinder has become discoloured
  • If the shell threads of the cylinder appear damaged
  • When the cylinder shows any signs of rust or corrosion
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Industrial sectors differ in more than few ways. However, all industries need to be protected from fire hazards and should have the right fire protection services. The following are some of the most common fire protection systems being employed by different industries in Sydney.

Wet sprinklers for dousing fire

The system compromises of automatic sprinklers which activate when a fire is detected. The sprinkler system consists of smoke detectors. When the smoke exceeds the limit the sprinkler systems start o work. This can actually help douse off a fire which has just started and is a great way of preventing a major mishap. A fire alarm is also connected to the sprinklers so once those re activated the alarm starts working as well. The sprinklers work by being attached to a piping system in the building which is in turn attached to a water source.

Dry fire protection system

The dry fire protection services system in Sydney consists of a sprinkler system which is in turn connected to a pipe. The pipes consist of nitrogen gas at a high pressure. When fire is detected the pipes release the gas which in turn helps get rid of the fire. These type of sprinkler systems work best in areas were the weather is cold and the wet sprinkler system might be prone to freezing. The gas works by reacting with the fire and causing a chemical reaction which helps douse off the fire.

Special fire hazard systems

In case the above mentioned fire protection systems prove to be inadequate, special fire protection systems are involved. These are more mechanically complex and have a higher rate of protection. These are required in big setups or areas which are prone to fire hazards. These kinds of system immediately detect a fire and then douse it.

Pre action fire hazard systems

These kinds of systems work before the incident of a fire might actually arise by suppressing instances which could cause a fire. The system has both a sprinkler system and a piping system which releases a high pressure gas when required. The only thing which differs this system from the others is the presence of a supplemental detection system.

Anti-freeze sprinkler system

The anti-freeze fire protection system consists of the same mechanism as the above mentioned ones just that these are filled with an antifreeze solution which prevents water from freezing into the pipes.

Besides these active fire protection systems there are also passive fire protection systems. These compromise of fire resistant doors and walls. These work by containing the fire and preventing it from spreading, these are an essential part of the fire protection services. the passive system prevents the fire from spreading to other parts of the building. These systems remain inactive until the fire is detected then the latch or seal in the doors and windows tend to expand and often close the door. The fire doors and fire walls each have a fire rating and can sustain a fire until the mentioned temperature is reached.

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If you’re thinking why your refrigerator keeps smelling bad every second day, there may be multiple reasons to that. from storing food in the wrong containers to keeping expired items in it, there are different things that can cause an absolute chaos in the fridge. If you are looking for ways to ensure your commercial refrigeration Perth, keep maintaining its cleanliness and you don’t have to invest extra time and money in it, Here are a few options you can try out:

1. Only keep fresh fruits and vegetables

We may love fresh fruits and vegetables but they all have a natural smell to them. multiple fruits when kept together do not smell pleasant. there are times the auras mix up and you’re left with an unpleasant smell that is just not pleasurable. you need to understand that all fruit items have their unique smell, taste and storing capacity.

Because of the difference in nature of fruits and vegetables, and sustainability of each item, it is important to understand each ones storage capacity. some fruits such as bananas cannot exist for more than 48 hours. even if they are cut into dices and contained in air tight containers, they still lose their freshness and therefore cannot be contained. this is why, you need to make sure all fruits are replaced or eaten as soon as possible. keep a bracket of 48 hours maximum for every fruit.

In case of vegetables, the same rule applies. make sure you either cut and dice them into tiny bits and freeze them or eat them and replace with fresh ones within a matter of two days.

2. Do not keep anything in an open container

No matter what the time period is for keeping a food item, make sure it does not last in an open container. make sure you get different sized airtight containers that can be used for multiple purposes. you need to store all your liquids in bottles and solid items in airtight containers which remain untouched and unaffected by the oxygen.

refrigerator maintenance tips

The fridge maintains its natural cleanliness and scent in case the food items are kept as per their nature required them to be kept. the fridge needs to be cleaned from any stench or small spilled amount of food intend. you will notice that the tiny bits of food items and liquids spilled cause chaos for you to clean. the items keep spilling and accumulating and you’ve to eventually ensure everything is cleaned within a matter of time.

3. Make sure thermostat is adjusted

If you’ve a fridge in your store and it contains multiple food and liquid items, you need to make sure that the thermostat is adjusted as per its requirement. for example in winters, the thermostat needs to be turned up a notch because the weather is already very cold. on the other hand, summers require the thermostat to be on low temperature.

Not only does adjustment in thermostat cause ease to storage of food, but also ensures maintenance no matter where you place it.

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None of us ever think about the lowly coffee cup yet all of us would be surprised if we come to know of its origin. If you actually want to know the origin of the coffee cup, you would first have to trace the history of the disposable water cup. So that’s how it all started, it started with water.

After the civil war, the temperance movement became popular. Temperance activists started visiting cities and streets, offering people to drink water as a healthier alternative to alcohol. The cities became dotted with fountains which had fresh drinking water.

The cups which were offered were made of metal and was passed around from one person to another. It was the cup used by many to drink water from. Americans were slowly learning about diseases spread through germs. Lawrence Luellen, was a Boston lawyer and inventor who was particularly worried about so many people drinking water from a single cup. In 1907 he invented the disposable water cup. It was no way near to the present day drinking cup but looked more like a small bag.

After the World War One the disposable culture already had a strong foothold in America. This was also the time the Spanish Flu came in, it killed around half a million people. This started the boom in the demand of disposable cups.

The coffee cup origins

We no longer drink coffee or water out of Dixie cups, however the humble water dup was getting a revamped look. Even war beverages were being served in disposable coffee cups. In 1933 a patent was passed in Ohio which asked for a handle to be attached to the pare cups. These cups were meant to mimic mugs. However, the 1960’s saw a revolution in the actual shaping of the coffee cup in the form of the foam cup, the anthora cup, the tear able lid and seven eleven.

People had already started experimenting with polystyrene to be used commercially. Factories were set up which shaped expanded polystyrene into different shapes. For the next twenty years styrene cups were a popular choice for hot beverages like coffee. Times were changing and Americans were turning to lattes and cappuccinos. The signature froth was so very important. It became necessary to design a lid with a dome shape so that the froth remained firmly I its place.

However environmentalists became an in thing in the nineteen eighties. People began to realize that styrene was not an eco-friendly material. It began to be replaced with paper. However the final nail in the coffin for the styrene cups was because of a decision made by star bucks. Since Star Bucks decided to go with paper cups, the styrene cups never made a comeback. And so paper coffee cups were a thing again.

Though several coffee cup designs have evolved since then, the future of the disposable coffee cup is still bright. It is something which we would be seeing a great deal in the future, no matter how many designs or keep sake cups are brought out.


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What you need to know about emission control systems

Emission control systems are popular in automobiles where they limit noxious gases emitted after combustion. The gasses are mainly from engines and other components known to cause internal-combustion. Where combustion is suspected, the components in question could include engine exhaust, fuel tank, the crankcase and the carburetor.

You will know whether your car has a working emission control system if it passes the emission test. The test ensures your automobile machine is less harmful to the environment. You will be able to repair damage if you concentrate on finding out what may have caused the fault.

The following are the possible reasons for a failed emission control system:

Worn-Out Spark Plugs

Spark plugs are not expensive car parts as compared to other accessories. Have your vehicle spark plugs inspected regularly to ensure they are up to the task. Replace these plugs when faulty as the effect will not only inconvenience you but will harm the environment.

Leaking Gas Cap

Gas caps are readily available irrespective of your car model or type. This is one of the car parts that you can inspect and replace on your own. A leaking gas cap is pausing danger to our surroundings and its one of the reasons why your car may fail the emission test.

There is no reason why your car should fail the emission test because of a simple part like a gas cap which you can replace with ease. Many car types share the gas cap thus you can get an old working one from your mechanic.

Dirty Air Filter

A dirty or clogged air filter is one of the reasons why your vehicle tests for a higher level of hydrocarbons. Cleaning the air filter is not a hard task as you can easily pop it out of its socket, clean and slide it back. When the filter is extremely dirty or worn-out, get a new one from a car accessory shop and replace it.

Damaged Catalytic Converter

Catalytic converters of your car should be regularly checked for defects. A faulty converter cannot convert the toxic gasses into one that cannot harm the environment. Get your faulty catalytic converters replaced to have working emission control systems.

Faulty Catalytic converters will cause you to be on the wrong side with the public health sector in your area. 

Rich Air-Fuel Mixture

Fuel that is mixed with air causes dumping of raw fuel through the automobile system. The rich air-fuel might be caused by faulty oxygen sensors and/or damaged injectors. Get these parts checked and replaced for you to have a working emission control system.

Damages in the Evaporative Emission Control System (EVAP)

A damaged EVAP system can cause atmospheric pollution as gasoline vapors are emitted from your car’s fuel tank. Check the hoses and vents for leakage and repair/replace them so they’re environment friendly.

Automobiles, according to a recent study, are among the leading causes of air pollution. Secure your automobiles emission control systems to improve surrounding air quality and reduce negative impact on the environment.

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4×4 accessories are designed for four-wheel drive vehicles to deliver powerful performance under challenging road conditions. The accessories are manufactured for 4WD vehicles but can still be used on a standard vehicle to make it ready for an off-road drive. There are a variety of such accessories on the market; thus you have to be careful to get quality ones.

Buying car accessories can be a complex affair as it’s difficult to tell from the physical looks. To help you narrow down the variety available on the market, here are some simple tips you can follow.

Do Your Research

Getting information about where to buy your car accessories is easy as there are many people ready to share information. Your mechanic can guide you to buy the best 4×4 accessories as mechanics know what is good. You can also contact other car owners especially if they have a vehicle make similar to yours.

A background check on the accessories sellers is also recommendable. Check for reviews from other consumers online.

Buy from Registered Dealers

Genuine 4X4 accessories are not cheap especially when buying from a car dealer. Buying a cheap accessory can cost you later or expose you and your car to fatal accidents. Substandard wheels, shock absorbers, brake pads and the like can cost you your life as they secure a car to some extent.

You can be able to tell whether a dealer is registered through checking their certificates. UV4x4 is a certified reseller. Get more information about the seller on online platforms and through other road safety departments.

Get More Quotes

Price comparison when it comes to 4×4 accessories is recommendable. You will get some dealers selling the same accessory but at unreasonable prices. Take your time and shop around a number of accessory shops to get a good deal.

Comparing prices from a different dealer will also help you gain more knowledge about your car accessories. You will get to know the difference between the original parts and generic ones as they are all available. A number of vehicle accessories dealers are ready to share information to win your trust and get to sell to you.

Check the Condition of the Accessory

You will get accessories with visible scratches and other defects on them being sold at the same price as others. Since accessories are not cheap, chances are high that you will get old parts refurbished and sold to unsuspecting clients. With the help of your mechanic, you will be able to tell whether a part is in a stable condition or not.

It is possible to get some accessories with few scratches on the paint. Do not miss buying a rather good accessory that may have been scratched during transportation or storage. If the accessory is good, use the condition to bargain for a better price.

4X4 accessories can help you drive in a rather rough road or places that are challenging. Investing in good wheels, shock absorbers, brake pads will not only make your car comfortable but also safe to use.  The availability of these accessories will make you turn your car into a comfortable, safe, secure, and one meeting your standards.

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A champion of energy efficiency. Even before this new market was well identified, Schneider Electric had begun to expand its activities to growth markets, notably by offering its industrial customers more efficiency and energy savings. Ten years and some 130 buyouts later, the French group plays in the big leagues. Another champion of energy efficiency, not for processes, but for buildings: the venerable Saint-Gobain, which celebrates its 350 years, and has reorganized in recent years around the concept of sustainable housing . For its CEO Pierre-André de Chalendar, energy performance is a growth driver in mature economies, where the group generates 80% of its turnover.

It will be understood that the industry did not wait for the (too) long maturation of the energy transition bill to call into question its energy consumption. Had she not done so, the prospect of substantial savings will help her take the plunge. By 2030, French industry could reduce its energy intensity by 20%, according to the calculations of the Environment Agency for Energy Management (Ademe). Between 2000 and 2012 alone, it dropped by just over 11%. 2015 will be a pivotal year. So far, investing in energy efficiency has been a voluntary move to reduce costs. From now on, it will also be to avoid surcharges related to penalties. Some 5,000 medium-sized companies and large companies will have to carry out a first energy audit of their sites before the end of the year.

Without waiting for this obligation, many industrialists have undertaken to make their energy consumption more flexible by controlling it more finely and by giving them the means to anticipate it. With great strokes of instrumentation, predictive software and supervision tools … They are thus preparing for the smart grid and the dynamic pricing of electricity that will succeed the regulated tariffs in 2016. Good examples are not lacking in the pages that follow!

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Improve the energy efficiency of his plant, no one is against it. But how ? Where to start ? What is the gain? Industrialists are often in limbo. “However, we are witnessing a revolution,” says Jean-Pierre Riche, chairman of the consultant Okavango Energy, ” Energy is one of the levers of competitiveness, like quality in the 1990s.” Energy performance must be integrated into industrial management. ” With his Leanergy method, Okavango applies lean to energy. “It all starts with the product, we will eliminate any energy consumption, which does not bring value to the product,” explains Jean-Pierre Riche.

This approach, which involves an exhaustive audit and without prejudice, allows to question, if necessary, the process to better target waste. A dairy takes milk at 6 ° C to pasteurize at 80 ° C and skim it at 40 ° C. It is then cooled and stored at 6 ° C. When it needs to be turned into cheese, it is reheated to 40 ° C. “This intermediate step at 6 ° C, which costs energy to warm the milk, comes from a buffer stock, but it is useless for all the milk to be treated this way.” The buffer was reduced to a minimum and the essential milk now skips the stage to 6 ° C “ , explains Jean-Pierre Riche.

Better thinking about the product and its needs also causes a reversal of perspective, while energy efficiency actions usually go through the optimization of technical equipment. A boiler produces steam at 100-150 ° C to heat water at 60 ° C, used in a duck slaughter process. “Installing a smoke collector on the boiler would have improved its energy performance, with a good return on investment, but it would have been money lost since the product does not need steam. cost effective to replace the boiler with a heat pump heating the water to 60 ° C “, says Jean-Pierre Riche. Lean tools rely on the management of industrial sites. By relying in particular on the saturation of the capacities.

A method of industry to improve its energy performance

From the product. 
Lean applied to energy has a basic principle: to eliminate any energy consumption that does not bring value to the product. An audit can identify the strict needs of the process and track down the quality and performance.Drive the change. 
Maximizing energy performance requires a transformation of the company’s practices. The tools and the language of the lean allow to accompany it to put in place very profitable actions on the exploitation.

Measure the performance. 
To carry out an action plan and sustain gains, it is necessary to measure the real energy performance of its production. Indicators based on 6-sigma principles isolate the influencing factors.

“We must try to saturate if possible the most energy-intensive equipment to maximize energy performance,” says Jean-Pierre Riche. This electrical contact manufacturer had two air dryers on all the time. “By analyzing consumption, capacity and needs, Okavango has shown that one of the two was mainly used for backup,” says the operations manager of the site , “now only one dryer remains on. Toggle allows you to use it when needed. ” In an agro-food site, four cold rooms were used without ever being saturated. After a reorganization of flows and storage, only two are now used.

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