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Drains Can Keep Your Machines From Having Water on the Brain

A lot of complex machines produce a lot of moisture as they operate. High temperatures can produce water vapor that gets contaminated when it touches the confines of the pipes and the inner workings of the machine. A buildup of moisture can cause machines to shut down completely. Here is why condensers are important in case you ever need Donaldson compressed air filters.

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Designed to Trap the Water

There are three main types of compressed air filters. First on the list is the vapor removal filter. They are found in Condensate drains are a type of compressed air system. These filters are designed to behave like an exit for the water vapor produced along with evaporator coils. Once water vapor has condensed in a machine, the draining filter captures and guides the water out to prevent buildup. These types of drains and filters are common in your air conditioning units. 

Coalescing Filters

These filters trap water, aerosols, and oils and prevent them from reentering the air. They are very efficient at trapping contaminants and if you leave them in for too long of a period they can obstruct airflow through whatever machine they are in. This is because the filter will have trapped so much unwanted debris pure air won’t flow throw as easily.

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Dry Filters

Dry Filters focus on removing corrosion particles and waste produced in the aftermath of using a drying substance on a machine. They work in the same vein as coalescing filters but focus on dry air and work in different parts of complex mechanics.

Knowing the kind of filter you need is essential to making sure everything from your furnace to your car engine works optimally. Filters might seem simple at first, but they support the health of your electronically powered devices and literally clean the air you breathe.

Weighing the need for desktops

My daughter is working from home for two years now.  It’s been her way of life before everyone talks about how they will go about their “new normal” amidst the pandemic.

Late last year, N and her Dad were planning to assemble desktop parts because she thinks she’ll be more productive to use desktop than a laptop.

N is a graphic designer and she finds desktops to be more reliable than the laptop she is currently using.

She said a video adapter can be installed with independent higher memory in desktop plus it can render graphic display faster. With these qualities in mind, N said, she can be more productive in her job.

My son might likely switch to desktop just like his sister.

The community college where K is currently enrolled at is offering distance learning to its old and new students.  And we are adapting to the new norm since the government (still) prohibits face-to-face learning.

The community college is offering desktop rental to students needing them to cope with the demand of the course requirement.  K is taking up multimedia arts and needs a reliable laptop or desktop with fast internet connection for his online classes.

The only thing we worry about is the inevitable increase in electric bill consumption once the purchase of new desktops happens.  

We are looking for new and refurbished desktops at Rakuten. Hubby is weighing which is more practical to buy. We might consider buying online since they offer free shipping for every purchase made.  

Is Anodizing Safe for People and the Environment?

Most of us use a wide variety of products that are anodized. From jewelry to refrigerators to coffee makers, anodized aluminum can be found in almost everything. But is the anodizing process safe to us and the environment? Let’s dig a little deeper and look at the facts. 

These carabiners have an anodized aluminium surface that has been dyed; they are made in many colors. wikipedia

What is Anodizing and is it Safe?

Anodizing occurs when a product is placed in an anodizing tank and the natural oxidation process is accelerated. Anodizing is a type of coating that is considered safe for both humans and the environment. It is a clean process that uses water-based chemicals and does not result in harmful by-products. Even the liquid products that remain after anodizing are recycled and reused. Employees that work in anodizing plants are not exposed to harmful chemicals. In fact, most plants are worker-friendly thanks to well-ventilated surroundings. With this in mind, plant workers only need to wear minimal safety equipment.

Why Anodize? 

So why do we even need to anodize something? Anodizing creates a non-toxic, heat resistant coating that strengthens surfaces and prevents corrosion. There are both aesthetic and functional benefits of anodizing. A metal that has been anodized has less risk for scratching and a better surface for adherence. Glues and paint primers adhere much better creating a better finished product. Metals that experience a lot of friction (think motors) can be protected by the anodizing process because it helps dissipate heat.  

Aesthetically speaking, anodizing can add a lot to the surface of a product. Colorization is a common step that creates a sealed surface in a wide variety of hues. Think about aluminum flashlights. You can buy them in bright pink, red, green or any color in the rainbow because of the anodized aluminum they are made from. 

Products that take a beating during use can greatly benefit from anodizing. Thankfully, the anodizing process is low-risk and safe for the environment.