Last week I went on the annual trip to Topsail Island, NC with my family and all of the in-laws. The week lends plenty of time to relax, play on the beach, see a shark 10′ away from you in the water…you know the normal stuff. I couldn’t help but think as to what my next project at home needs to be, not a “real” project at home but one I will enjoy, a hobby project if you will. I went to my favorite place in North Carolina for some much needed relaxation and input, Saigon Sam’s, a military surplus store. It’s really more than just a military surplus store, it has that museum feel as well due to all of the relics and weapons it showcases.
After seeing how a lot of military items have been re-purposed and watching a few of the old Professor videos, I have decided that my next project for home will be making a Tall Bike. What is a tall bike you ask? Absolutely awesome is what I would say. The legitimate answer would be it is essentially two to three bikes welded together to form one really tall bike that is not easy to get on or off of.
My hopes are that it will look something like the one pictured above. However, due to budget constraints and my love for things that work instead of look good it may appear like the one below.
Just like here at EXAIR, even at home I am constantly thinking of new projects. One of the newest projects that has wrapped up at EXAIR is the expansion of our Digital Flowmeter family. These meters are now available to help you monitor your compressed air use on 1/2″ through 6″ schedule 40 iron pipe OR 3/4″ through 4″ Type L copper pipe. The EXAIR Digital Flowmeters are simple to install and include a drill guide, drill and jig to make the process even easier. Also available is our USB Data Logger or Summing Remote Display to further the ease of collecting your compressed air use data. If you want to compare two different lines that are the same size you can simply use a set of block off rings to clamp off the probe area while the Digital Flowmeter is in use on the other line. This means you can easily use a single Digital Flowmeter and a few sets of block off rings to monitor all of your compressed air lines that are the same size.
These Digital Flowmeters are an essential first step toward understanding where your air is used, when it is at its highest use and where it is used. With this understanding, you can begin to work on making your air system more efficient and using your compressed air more effectively. Using flowmeters to monitor compressed air is the intelligent first step toward saving air and money for your company. Saving money on compressed air and operating an efficient system can help secure your competitive position now and into the future.
If you have any questions or want to know more about our Digital Flowmeter family, feel free to contact us.