Enough already! Enough is enough! I am done with Winter!
I’m sure that I am expressing the sentiments of most the nation. In my sixty some years I cannot remember a winter this severe. I shouldn’t complain though as I have heat and electricity, unlike those who are caught up in the propane shortage.
When you come to think of it, folks in the extreme northern climates deal with this kind of weather as a normal routine. It just proves that we have become so accustomed to a controlled environment, that we have lost our resilience and the ability to cope outside our comfort zone. I am going to take this as a wake up call and stop complaining and go take the dog for a walk.
With cold gripping the country, you would not think that we would be getting calls for our Cabinet Cooler Systems. Quite the contrary as many control panels are in very warm environments such as foundries, bakeries, etc. Also Summer will be coming soon. It would be best to get a Cabinet Cooler System sized up and ready rather than wait for a heat related shutdown.
Our application engineers are available to help you size up your cooling requirements. We have an online form to outline the data we will need to size one up properly. One of our engineers will do the calculations for you and get back to you promptly. Remember last summer when that one panel kept tripping out or alarming every time it got too hot…You may be cold now, but don’t let the heat sneak up on you.
Winter has been interesting so far to say the least; an Alberta clipper followed by mild temperatures then another clipper. With the transition of temperatures comes snowfall. I can’t say that I am too fond of driving through or shoveling this stuff but my dog sure loves the snow. He woke me up at 1 AM to go outside. I thought it was a routine nature call. As it turns out all he wanted is to frolic in the snow! He didn’t want to come in and I wanted to go back to bed.
Winter brings not only cold and snow but low humidity levels. Dry air is less conductive than humid air resulting in problems with static electricity. We have all experienced static cling on our clothes and an occasional static shock. On a personal level, it is more of a nuisance but in manufacturing, ESD (electro static discharge) can have some serious ramifications. With more computerization being introduced to the factory floor, ESD is more of a concern with keeping operations up and running. A single ESD can wipe out a control board, give misreads on sensors, etc.
EXAIR has a full line of static eliminating products to solve ESD problems in the manufacturing environment. Give our application engineers a call 1-800-903-9247. They will review your application with you and make a product recommendation. Then, EXAIR will provide you a 30 day evaluation. If you are not satisfied for any reason you can return it for full credit.
When I first moved to Cincinnati, both my wife and I were taken back when they closed the schools for 1″ of snow. Having lived in Michigan, schools only went on a two-hour delay with 4-6″ snowfall. That would shut this area down and the National Guard would be called out. Snow around here is fondly referred to as “the white death”. It is interesting how folks of different life experiences react differently.
Today we had a brief period of snow accompanied with high winds. As you can see in the picture, it caused a 50 car pile up on the interstate. Thankfully no one was seriously hurt.
EXAIR’s “Intelligent Compressed Air Products”® are applicable to most all market segments. As an application engineer, I am taken aback by how engineers engaged in these various markets have a different take on compressed air implementation. Not only does that make my job interesting, I gain a wealth of knowledge that I can share with other engineers.
I would be happy to share my experiences and expertise for your application utilizing compressed air to do work.
Whether you use the Farmer’s Almanac, the National Weather Service, or the woolly worm to predict the impending severity of winter, all say that it will begin with cold and snow.
At the Woolly Worm Festival held Oct. 20-21 in downtown Banner Elk , NC, Lickety Split won the string climb. Its bands called for snow and below average temperatures for the first five weeks of winter. The next six weeks will be average to below normal, with unusual cold in the 12th week and more snow predicted for the final week, Festival winners and their predictions have an 84.5 percent accuracy rate.
According to the National Weather Service, October will be cooler than normal, but November and December will be slightly warmer than normal.
Whichever source you subscribe to, we obviously are going to be turning on the heat. When we do that, we dry the air out. One of the symptoms of dry air is static electricity. A static charge within certain production processes can cause multiple problems. Typically EXAIR works with customers who have sensors or counters malfunctioning, printers whose print quality degrades, or managers who call due to the complaints from personnel getting shocked. We also regularly solve new applications which arise. EXAIR has complete product line of static eliminators to help you through the dry winter months.
Give one of our application engineers a call for assistance with your static electricity issues. 1-800-903-9247