Category Archives: Buildings and Constructions

Digital Flow Meter: Piping Requirements for Various Technologies

Some people don’t know this, but almost all installation guidelines for various flow meter types and designs are largely based on flow meter piping requirements. In fact, it basically plays a significant role in choosing the right metering principle or technology behind the instrument, specific to the flow measurement application.

Regardless of its characteristics, when fluid flows through a channel, it moves pretty consistently with the peak velocity occurring near the middle of the pipe. When flow meter installation is not done correctly, or if the wrong digital flow meter technology is installed, flow measurement can become inconsistent and inaccurate. Improper flow meter configuration may cause one of two types of common fluid disturbances; flow profile distortion and swirl.

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Guidelines on Heavy Equipment Parts Supplier Philippines

No matter how well you care for your heavy equipment, there will come a time when it will break down and some of its parts will need to be repaired or replaced. When this happens, you will most definitely need the expertise of an experienced mechanic who knows exactly how to get your machinery back in shape. An experienced mechanic is the best person who can identify the root of the problem with your machine and determine which particular parts need repair/replacement. He is also the best person who can tell you where to find the necessary replacement parts.

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It’s a good thing that when you’re looking for a reliable heavy equipment parts supplier, the Philippines can offer a lot of options. Several known global brands of heavy equipment parts are available in the country via a number of direct distributors. There are also a lot of online sellers that offer these parts at discounted prices. Furthermore, there are salvage companies that take fully functioning parts from non-functioning machinery and sell them for very low prices. Continue reading

Building Trends – Top 5 Green Construction Materials

During these past few years, construction firms and developers are becoming more and more focused on building sustainable homes and structures. With global warming getting worse than ever, it is imperative that the whole world must take immediate action to lessen carbon dioxide emission, which is one of the major causes of this phenomenon. By developing eco-friendly infrastructure, construction companies are helping reduce the world’s carbon footprint.

Here’s a list of the top five eco-friendly and green construction materials that are currently available in the market:

Recycled Steel

Instead of the usual steel used in making trusses or a structure’s foundation, recycled steel is more environment-friendly because it is made from scrap steel. Every year, the world throws away tons of scrap metal. In order to make use of them and also help empty the landfills occupied by scrap metals, the Steel Recycling Institute created recycled steel. By simply replacing traditional metal beams, recycled steel helps reduce the energy that is used in producing steel by 75%.

Plant-Based Insulation

Chemical foams are the ones commonly used in filling a building’s walls when installing insulation or making the building sound-proof, but there are actually plenty of options in the market now regarding the type of foam to use. Currently, the most popular is paper-based insulation, but just a few years ago, a surfboard maker from San Diego actually invented foam material made from plants (bamboo, kelp, and hemp). Construction developers have also started making use of this plant-based polyurethane rigid foam for insulation. The foam is heat-resistant and has high moisture content; it is also pest-repellent and has higher R-value compared to polystyrene and fiberglass.

Cool Roofing

Have you ever heard about why it is best to wear white shirts during hot days and why you should avoid dark-colored shirts? Scientifically, white is a better color to wear when the weather is sweltering because it reflects the heat; dark colors, such as black, absorb the heat. Cool Roof works in a similar manner. Instead of absorbing the sun’s heat and bringing it into the house, it reflects the heat. This makes the building or house stay cooler and transfer less heat inside. With the advent of technology, there are now dark-colored roofs that can also reflect the heat of the sun.

Recycled Plastic-Wood Lumber

Another construction material that promotes sustainability is the recycled plastic and wood lumber. Made with a 50-50 combination of plastic and wood, this type of lumber is more durable and strong; it is also less toxic compared to traditional treated lumber. This type of lumber is also mold-resistant, but it is also more expensive.

Low-E Windows

Another brilliant construction material that helps reduce carbon footprint is the low-E windows. It keeps the heat inside the building/house during the winter season and outside during the summer season. It is effective in regulating the temperature inside a home. Low-E stands for low emissivity; it uses metallic oxide as the window’s coating. This type of window has already been proven to reduce the heat flow and heat cost in a home, but compared to the common clear glass storm windows, they are more expensive.

These are just some of the eco-friendly construction materials available in the market today and are currently used by contractors and developers in building sustainable structures all over the world.