Take a trip back to high school biology class and you might remember the part about plants absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen. According to Columbia University "Plants use sunlight, carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and water for photosynthesis to produce oxygen and carbohydrates that plants use for energy and growth. Rising levels of CO2 in the atmosphere drive an increase in plant photosynthesis—an effect known as the carbon fertilization effect."
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- 04/24/23 - 0 CommentsThe Benefits of CO2 Enhancement in a Grow HouseRead More
- 09/23/21 - 0 CommentsTragedy averted when pool chemicals are mixedRead More
An accidental mixing of chemicals in the pool room "created a hazardous condition leading to respiratory distress" for 13 members of the New Rochelle New York YMCA. This could've been prevented if the facility were using different chemicals for water sanitation.
- 03/13/20 - 0 CommentsBulk Bleach – DisinfectantRead More
IMPORTANT —- COMMERCIAL CUSTOMERS & HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS: CORONA-VIRUS CONCERNS: Bleach is a strong & effective disinfectant – it’s effective in killing bacteria, fungi and viruses, including influenza virus. Diluted bleach disinfects within 10-60 mins contact time and is available at a relatively low cost and recommended for surface disinfection. Our Wechsler Pool Supply division offers BULK DELIVERIES of 50 gals – 7,000 gals of bleach/
liquid chlorine with our own tanker trucks, can set you up with a storage container with hand pump for easy dispensing for cleaning staff.
Cleaning and sanitizing with bleach is recommended by the CDC (Center for Disease Control) after an emergency. Use regular, unscented bleach with a sodium hypochlorite concentration between 5% and 9%.
Don’t believe us? Go to the bleach experts – Clorox. They off a variety of ways to sanitize with bleach. Check out their website. If you’re interested in purchasing a delivery or finding out more, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org 845-794-9600
- 09/17/19 - 0 CommentsSafety Issues: High Pressure vs. Low Pressure Carbonation SystemsRead More
We get asked all the time about the safety of high pressure gas cylinders. At Tri-State Carbonation Services, our systems rely on a low pressure system for beverage carbonation.
Compressed Gas Cylinder Hazards
Is compressed gas in a cylinder a physical hazard? It most certainly is. In a matter of seconds, the 1963 Indiana State Fair turned dark. Within the Coliseum, spectators gathered for an ice-skating performance.
A leaky valve on a rather small propane tank was the cause of the disaster. All along, it was assumed that the tank was running a heater, but with the leak, much of the gas escaped. When it ignited, 74 people were killed, and another 400 were injured.
Explosions like this are rare, and remind us of why it’s so important to heed these potential hazards. Compressed gas cylinder safety is important on the work-site. We must be extra careful that we don’t become so accustomed to seeing these tanks and moving them that we let our guards down and forget the dangers that they pose.
Here’s a quick list of hazards associated with gas cylinders:
Weight alone: If these cylinders fall or roll, their weight alone can trigger a disaster, do damage, and injure or even kill workers.
Threatening contents: Within these gas cylinders may be threatening contents that are flammable, explosive, or corrosive.
Projectile potential: Because these gas cylinders are pressurized, projectile potential is a concern. If a valve breaks off or a regulator becomes detached, they can be projected across work environments, flying at dangerous speeds and harming those in their path.
Read more by visiting the Safety by Design website and reading their article on Compressed Gas Cylinder Safety and OSHA Guidelines. You decide which you’d prefer in your business. If it’s time to make the switch, complete the form below.