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Effective Solutions for Hydrogen Sulfide

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What is Hydrogen Sulfide? 

Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S/H ₂S) is a chemical compound produced as a result of the microbial breakdown of organic materials. It is a product created either naturally from decaying organic matter, or synthetically as a result of the chemical process.

On its own, Hydrogen Sulfide is a colourless gas that burns easily, and can be recognized by the foul odour of “rotten eggs”, at lower concentration levels. 

It is important to note that hydrogen sulphide is very poisonous, corrosive, and flammable. To learn more about how to use Hydrogen Sulfide safely, click here. Specific safe work methods and procedures are used to limit exposure and potential hazardous risks. 

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How to Prevent Your Equipment from Freezing Up

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What Does Freeze Conditioning Mean? 

Freeze conditioning is the process of using chemical products to help stabilize or moderate equipment from icing up and becoming frozen in harsh climates. When equipment gets frozen at a construction project, workers can find themselves in difficult and dangerous positions as they try to work around any frozen materials or tools.

Freeze conditioning products are used at construction sites to help to lower the temperatures of the equipment, weaken any ice formation and ease the overall process of material handling during the winter times. 

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Hydro Testing 101: Fluids, Methods, Procedure

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What Is Hydrostatic (Pressure) Testing?

Hydrostatic testing (also known as “hydro testing” or “pressure testing”) is the process of checking piping systems, gas cylinders, builders and pressure vessels for strength and leakage. Hydrostatic testing is often seen after shutdowns or repairs as equipment must be checked and validated before going into service operation again. Testing must be done when the equipment is shut down in order to monitor for any abnormal conditions or signs of leaking:

“Although hydrostatic testing is considered to be a nondestructive testing method, equipment can rupture and fail if the inspection exceeds a specified test pressure or if a small crack propagates rapidly.”

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What is Water Treatment, Is It Chemical?

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Fresh and clean water is needed for drinking, cooking, irrigation and industrial purposes, just to name a few. As scientific technology advances before us, the number of urbanization and economic development operations are also growing on the rise. As a result, the world’s current fresh water supply may not be able to satisfy the ever growing demand for more.

This may leave you wondering: to what extent does the world’s current technology allow for us to achieve clean and safe water for human consumption and other uses? What is water treatment, and is it chemical? The following article dives deeper into what water treatments are and how they can contribute positively to the construction industry.

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Choosing the Right Dust Control Products

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Flyaway dust is a “microscopic nuisance” which has a great chance of harming the people in or around the construction zone; especially when it comes to road maintenance which typically takes place in public areas where people often frequent. Consequently, flyaway dust poses an even greater risk for the personnel working the construction site, whom are oftentimes working with heavy machinery or tools that require precise eye vision. That’s why it is especially important that you choose the right dust control products to work with when it comes to construction and road maintenance. With so many dust abatement and stabilization products available in today’s market, how do you go about choosing the best ones? 

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