Category Archives: Miscellaneous

About the NHS Ambulance Service

As part of the NHS in the United Kingdom, the ambulance service is the emergency response arm which transports patients and responds to accidents and emergencies where they happen. Within the ambulance service there are two main functions; the emergency paramedical service (responding to emergencies where medical care is required there and then) and the […]

Centrifugal casting equipment

If you’re looking to find an efficient soldering consumables provider, have you considered the Mataconcepte Groupe? As the French specialist in non-ferrous alloys, Babbitt alloys, fusible alloys (with low melting temperatures) and fluxes used for industrial brazing and soldering, the METACONCEPT Group offers a wide range of filler metals, pure metals and alloys, as well […]

Hiring a motorhome? Here are some great places to visit in the Peak District

Motorhome hire is a great option if you’d like to explore and visit areas such as the beautiful Peak District. You can travel anywhere the road takes you and you’ll normally easily be able to find somewhere to park up and spend the night. During the coronavirus pandemic, when holidays in many destinations are looking, […]

Insurance in uncertain times

In these uncertain times, insurance has never been more important. Suddenly we’re not sure what the future holds so we are confronted with a feeling of ‘what if?’ For example, many of us have contemplated our health and have therefore looked again at our health, and income insurance to help protect our families. Many of […]

Weaving harnesses to clothes pegs, smart cards to plaster dowels

Back in my old engineering days I spent a lot of time in factories – usually having a guided tour. Even though I was there to sell something, the factory manager would invariably be very proud of his or her production facility and enjoy showing someone around. I enjoy learning about machines so was a […]

The world of ultra-sound machines

You learn something new every day in my line of work and today was no exception. We’re all no doubt familiar with ultrasound machines (no jokes about Mancunians, please!) as they’re a common feature in any modern hospital, used primarily as a very quick way to look inside the human body in real-time. The potential […]

The London floods of 2000

My biggest experience with industrial dehumidifiers was in late 2000 when London was hit by very heavy rain that caused a lot of very serious flooding across many parts of the capital. At the time, according to the report by the Greater London Assembly, as many as 50% of people living in flood-prone areas were […]

Things you didn’t know you didn’t know part 312 – ceramic grinding beads

Many industries, such as the paint industries and mining, have requirements to grind materials up into fine powders, and one of the ways to do this is with ceramic grinding beads. For example, these beads are used in mining, ground calcium carbonate, silica, white cement, other minerals, ceramics, chemical products and abrasives. There are several […]

The energy sector in the post-Covid-19 world

Here in the UK, wherever you live, it’s not possible to have failed to have noticed how things have changed over the past few weeks with the government-dictated lock-down. We’ve certainly known about Covid-19 for quite a bit longer than that, however, not many of can have foreseen the country-wide restrictions on movement we’re experiencing at […]

I used to be a joiner

Not many people know this about me, but I started my work life doing a joinery apprenticeship. My dad was a career joiner and I began working with him when I was a teenager. It wasn’t always much fun – at that age you get all the jobs no one else wants to do like […]