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Addressing Cold Weather Construction Challenges on the Work Site

Posted by Flexaust on Dec 4, 2017 1:30:00 PM

While winter is a strong season for industries like logging and energy, it can cause a number of problems for construction companies. Workers must take precautions to ensure peak productivity, structural integrity, and most importantly operational safety.

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Topics: Cold Weather Construction, Setting Concrete in Cold Weather, OSHA Cold Weather Regulations, Portable Heating Systems, Temporary Heater Duct

What’s Driving Record-Breaking Growth in RV Sales?

Posted by Flexaust on Oct 19, 2017 4:38:10 PM

For eight years, the recreational vehicle market has been steadily growing. This year, the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association expects RV shipments to reach their highest levels yet. The two major RV manufacturers in the US, Thor Industries and Winnebago Industries, each saw remarkable growth of more than 50% over last year. This is largely due to recent major acquisitions by both companies. But even so, what’s driving more buyers to purchase RVs?

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Topics: demand for recreational vehicles, RV water systems, recreational vehicle market, recreational vehicle, RV sales

Are You Ready for Leaf Collection Season?

Posted by Flexaust on Sep 6, 2017 1:08:50 PM

As we wrap up the summer season, it’s time to look forward to fall. For landscaping professionals and municipalities, this means preparing the fleet for leaf collection activities.

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Topics: Leaf Collection Season, Lawn and Leaf Collection, Leaf Collection Hoses, Leaf Collection Equipment

Considerations When Selecting Temporary Cooling Ducts for Tent Rentals

Posted by Flexaust on Jul 26, 2017 4:53:31 PM

There are a number of factors to consider when setting up rental tents – and ensuring the comfort and safety of guests is a top concern. For this reason, many tents come equipped with portable, temporary ductwork to provide necessary air conditioning, dehumidification, and/or heat.

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Topics: Air Ducts, UL 94V-0, FX-180, Flexible Hose, Choosing Flexible Hose

The Importance of High Temperature Hoses

Posted by Flexaust on Jun 9, 2017 4:47:10 PM

Choosing the correct hose is vital to make sure it will meet the needs of an intended application. Recently our blogs have looked at why it is important to choose the correct flexible hose as well as what static conductive and static dissipative flexible hose means. In this blog we will look at the importance of high-temperature hoses and the applications they are used for.

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Topics: Heat-Flex, High-Temperature, Flex-Lok

Static Conductive and Static Dissipative Flexible Hose

Posted by Flexaust on Apr 7, 2017 4:07:05 PM

In one of our most recent blogs we went over why is it important to choose the correct flexible hose, and listed some of the critical factors that should be considered when making that decision.  Another factor that it important when choosing the right flexible hose to meet your requirements is electrical conductivity and static resistance.  If a hose with the wrong electrical resistance rating is chosen, the potential for static sparks that could interact with dust particles and set off fire or explosions increases.  To help decide which hose is appropriate for a specific situation, many times they are labeled as static conductive or static dissipative based on the materials used to make them.

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Topics: Static Dissipative, Static Conductive

Dangers of Welding Fumes in the Workplace

Posted by Flexaust on Feb 6, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Welding continues to be an excellent career choice, as the demand continues to rise with the older generation aging out of the workforce. Filling these positions is a concern, while welding shops and business continue to grow. With this sort of turnover and growth, one of the primary areas that needs to be paid attention to is safety. The hazards for welders can be high, and individuals and companies have to meet these safety issues head-on.

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Topics: IAQ, Indoor Air Quality, Welding, Welding Fume Extraction, Welding Fumes, Ventilation Systems

The Hazards of Grain Dust Accumulation

Posted by Flexaust on Jan 19, 2017 3:07:09 PM

One of the significant aspects of the world economy is the grain trade.  Grains make up a large portion of the world’s food supply, and there are many facilities devoted to grain handling. Within these grain facilities there are numerous occupational hazards that could be potentially dangerous to employees if they are not addressed.

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Topics: OSHA, Combustible Dust, Safety, Dust, Grain Dust, Grain, Ventilation Systems

Why is it Important to Choose the Correct Flexible Hose?

Posted by Flexaust on Nov 21, 2016 10:22:47 AM

A common misconception is that any flexible hose can be used for any application.  In actuality different types of flexible hose are designed to meet the needs of different applications.  This makes it extremely important that the correct hose is chosen to meet the needs of the task you are trying to achieve. Choosing the wrong hose could lead to safety hazards and problems like increased expenses and lost production time depending on the industry.

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Topics: UL 94V-0, Flexible Hose, Application, Size, Temperature, Media, Pressure, Choosing Flexible Hose

Dust Threat in the Woodworking Industry

Posted by Flexaust on Oct 26, 2016 5:00:00 PM

All manufacturing industries have workplace hazards, and the woodworking sector is no different. Even though the raw material in this instance is completely natural, the various processes involved in cutting, turning, sanding and shaping the wood lead to the production of large volumes of dust which is a marked problem for the safety of workers as well as the factory in general.

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Topics: OSHA, Indoor Air Quality, Hoses, Woodworking Industry, Dust, Flx-Thane, Woodworking, Wood Dust

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