Cheapest Electricity and Gas

Cheapest Electricity and Gas

When you look for the cheapest electricity and gas quote possible and you decide to switch energy supplier as you find out that there is a cheaper provider out there is no need to worry about any interruption to your supply. Everybody gets their gas and electricity from the National Grid no matter who the bill provider is. All that will happen is that your bill supplier will change so that you will end up getting cheaper rates. Your new supplier will also contact your existing supplier to arrange the transfer of your supply. The only two changes that there will be are a different company that bill you and less money being charged to you!

Below is some information with regards to Dual Fuel. It is something to consider as it can normally mean the cheapest electricity and gas for you.

What is Dual Fuel? It is where you receive both gas and electricity from one energy supplier It can work out the cheapest option but just to make sure its worth it to take out an energy price comparison. Many energy suppliers offer large discounts for dual fuel customers.

How to find the cheapest dual fuel supplier? If you enter your postcode and details of your current gas and electricity supplier you can do a search by price

How often should I use the Dual Fuel Price Comparison? The prices can change from time to time and it could also be the case that a new supplier enters the market with a better tariff. It is recommended that you visit an energy comparison website at least every six months to find out what the current deals are.

Is it easy to transfer Duel Fuel suppliers.

An independent survey carried out by MORI of domestic customers who change supplier every week said that 90% of these people found it easy.

An accredited comparison site allows you to:

A� Compare all Dual Fuel suppliers

A� Compare by price

A� You can also be assured that it is 100% impartial advice.…

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Hydrogen Fuel Cells – A Working Green Solution!

Hydrogen Fuel Cells – A Working Green Solution!

Hydrogen Fuel Cells are currently being implemented as fuel assist devices for diesel combustion engines. These fuel cells are:

1. Saving fuel.

2. Increasing power, or torque.

3. Decrease in emissions.

4. Engine running cooler.

5. Reduction in engine maintenance.

That means saving money, and in these economic times, we have a win-win situation.

The environment wins, and the consumer wins. Hydrogen fuel cell assist devices do this by creating a more efficient burn of the diesel fuel. This same technology may very well work for gasoline combustion engines as well, but I know it works with the diesel engines.

A simple fuel cell can be made by doing the following:

• Fill a small glass jar about 3/4 full of water.

• Dissolve a teaspoon of baking soda in the water. The baking soda will help conduct the electricity through the water.

• Put a thin piece of cardboard over the opening of the jar.

• Insert into the cardboard 2 thin electrical wires about 2 inches apart in a manner such that one end of each of the wires is submerged 2 to 3 inches.

• Wrap the other ends of the wires around the positive and negative terminals of a 9-volt battery. Bubbles will soon begin to accumulate on the submerged ends of the wires. Hydrogen gas on the negative wire and oxygen on the positive wire.

This is a simple way you can build your own fuel cell, and create fuel cell energy!

• CAUTION: Hydrogen and Oxygen are extremely explosive. Do not trap it for a period of time, and then ignite it. If you are determined to ignite to prove its existence, protect yourself from the loud noise and possible explosion.

However, many people can demonstrate the production of hydrogen through this simple alkaline bath process, and many people are moving this simple technology forward in a more robust way, but… they are not getting consistent, long term results when using the alkalyzer for splitting off the hydrogen and oxygen from the water.

Others that I am aware of are getting consistent results with the processes they are using. A simplification of the process is… electricity from the battery in, hydrogen and oxygen out, with nothing more than pure distilled water as the fuel. Inject these two gases separately into the air intake of an internal combustion diesel engine “on demand.

No hydrogen storage tank problems.

No safety issues. This fuel cell is only producing hydrogen when the engine is running.

Result: about 17% power increase. Emissions lowered dramatically. Fuel savings of 20 to 30 percent.

This is not as “green” a solution, but it is real, and is happening. It becomes a huge problem for “Big Oil” if this technology continues beyond fuel assist devices. How do you sell distilled water at the fuel bowser?

A lot more research and development is needed to get the consistent results from this green technology, but there are …

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Fuel Containment – Keep Messy Spills at Bay by Containing Fuel Properly

Fuel Containment – Keep Messy Spills at Bay by Containing Fuel Properly

Have you ever had a fuel spill and had difficulty cleaning it up? Most likely, you found it time consuming and very messy. It would have been beneficial on a number of levels had you been prepared.

Just about any industrial facility has fuel within its equipment or its vehicles. That means it needs to have preventative tools on hand for emergency fuel containment.

When fuel is not quickly contained as soon as a spill occurs, it can contaminate the groundwater outside of the facility, and it can cause long term damage within it. Your flooring and equipment can be damaged, causing you to have to repair or replace them.

Through proper fuel containment, you’ll find you save money on floor, equipment, and/or merchandise repairs because the fuel doesn’t come into contact with these items. And even if it does, it won’t be for long periods of time.

While it may be hard to avoid that the floor is affected, you can use a tool such as an Emergency Fuel Spill Containment Pop Up Pool for fuel containment to minimize the damage.

An Emergency Fuel Spill Containment Pop Up Pool is so compact that you can tuck it away in very small spaces, such as spill stations, so that it is out of the way of facility staff. At the same time, it will be easy to access when needed. These pools are frequently used within the fuel industry.

This fuel containment tool may appear fabric-like, but it is actually made of high-density polyethylene and is highly durable despite its light weight. Its low-density coating makes it resistant against gasoline, diesel, acid and other hazardous chemicals.

You can easily monitor how full the pool is because of its see-through material. This will help you to prevent overflow.

The pop up pool is very effective for truckers as well as mobile equipment within a warehouse, retail, or factory environment. Anytime a tank may spring a leak, the pop up pool can be placed under the leaking tank. This saves a lot of money on clean up costs and potential.

Its features include the following:

1) Compact and very easy to use

2) Will not split or crack

3) Chemical, rust, and UV resistant

4) Economical

5) Can be stored in a small space, such as a spill station

6) Spill capacity can range from 20 gallons to 150 gallons

7) Weight of each pop up pool can range from 2 pounds to 5 pounds

8) Very affordable.

So when you need an effective fuel containment product, the Emergency Fuel Spill Containment Pop Up Pool can prove to be just that – effective. The investment itself is reasonable, especially when you compare the cost of the product to the cost of cleaning up a fuel spill and repairing the damage.…

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Software for Warehousing

Software for Warehousing

Gone are the days requiring the warehouse manager to keep manual inventory and product flow records. No longer does the director of operations have to wonder exactly how much produce is in the racks today. Software for warehousing supplies comprehensive solutions for keeping a single warehouse facility or multiple warehouses spread across multiple regions running smoothly and efficiently.

The software for warehousing products available today offer a wide degree of solutions, giving you complete control of product flowing through your business. Whether you’re operating a wholesale distribution company looking for a comprehensive accounting solution that incorporates customer relationship management, or a healthcare supply chain wanting to move to a self-distributing business model, there are systems available to help you streamline your supply chain and deliver dramatic cost savings and customer service.

The ability to compile inventory and supply chain data into one consolidation database will help you achieve complete inventory control. These software solutions help companies trace their products closely throughout the entire supply chain. For companies in regulated industries, this is even more critical. The ability to control inventory every step of the way from manufacturer to service center and on to delivery to the customer builds confidence in the safety of the product.

With the new warehouse management software systems available, warehouse operations can be transformed in whole integrated logistic and fulfillment facilities. Your operation can manage your complete inventory flow in real time. Orders coming in can be matched immediately to product in your warehouse and go right into the distribution process. Many of these software packages include automated shipping and billing that improves efficiency and reduces the cost of operation.

Real time data is key to the efficient operation of warehouse distribution. The immediate availability of information improves productivity in the warehouse. At the same time employee performance increases. With a computerized information flow directly in the workers hands, pick and pull accuracy dramatically improves.

This cycle of information is essential to warehouse management. As information flows quickly from management to workers on the floor where the physical inventory handling takes place, accurate information is the key to a successful operation.

The days of pencil and paper are gone. New technologies like bar code scanning and Radio Frequency Devices (RDID) allow warehouse operations across entire regions run smoothly. Workers can carry up-to-date inventory information with them at all times in hand held computers. The home office no longer has to wait days for inventories to be tallied from multiple locations. Inventory counts update in real time each time the worker scans a bar code. Shipping records are also able to be updated as soon as product is moved in the warehouse and put on a truck for delivery.

Companies find that putting a warehouse management software system into place can greatly improve the bottom line. Savings in lost inventory and reduced man hours are just a couple of the financial benefits to computerizing your warehousing operations.…

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I Am Not Going to Pay Them 150 Bucks to Do an Oil Flush He Said

“I Am Not Going to Pay Them 150 Bucks to Do an Oil Flush” He Said

It costs lots of money to properly maintain your automobile as per the owner’s manual, and if you don’t there is a good chance you can void the warranty. This is why I always recommend keeping a little maintenance log book in the glove box and to document all you do, plus keep the receipts – whether you do it yourself or pay someone else.

Not long ago, I was discussing car maintenance with a buddy of mine, yes, he bought me a cup of Starbucks, so, what the heck, let him pick the subject, I mean, I went there to hang out and have good conversation, so it’s all good. As we were talking about the costs of maintaining his car he said; “Well, I can tell you this much, I’m not going to pay them guys no $150 smackeroonies to do an Oil Flush, after they gouge me some $39.00 for an oil change, and when my wife took her car in, it cost her $89 and change for god knows what deluxe up-sell package they sold her.”

“You know,” I told him; did you realize that you can do your own oil flush without paying an auto garage or oil change facility to do it? It’s true and you can save quite a bit of money too, some oil flushes cost upwards of $100 to $180 and in reality they are relatively simple to perform. If you have an older car, especially one which uses oil between changes it is a good idea to do this once a year or so.

Below are some tips on doing your own oil flush and saving a good chunk of change for yourself;

1. Run your car for about 10-minutes.

2. Drain the oil and remove the filter as if you were doing a regular oil change

3. Drain the oil filter, and pour some diesel fuel inside and shake it around and then dump it out into the oil pan, where you drained the engine oil.

4. Replace your old oil filter that you rinsed out with diesel fuel.

5. Put oil plug back in

6. Put fuel into the engine – just a little more than if you were putting in the new oil

7. Turn your car on and run it for 30 seconds to 1-minute.

8. Remove the oil filter and throw it out.

9. Drain the diesel fuel out of your car’s engine.

10. Put oil plug back in.

11. Install a new oil filter.

12. Put in the proper number of quarts of fresh oil as per the operations manual of your car.

As you can see, you can do this yourself and save up to $180. If you have a car that you’ve taken good care of and it has under 75,000 miles and doesn’t use oil between changes, then you most likely do not need an …

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Will E15 Become the Law of the Land?

Will E15 Become the Law of the Land?

New fuel could pose problems for some engines.

Changes may be coming to a gasoline pump near you if federal regulators and the ethanol lobby have their way. Both groups are pushing for a higher blend of ethanol fuel to be mixed in with gasoline, a concoction that will equal 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent straight gasoline, best known as E15 fuel. That fuel, however, is not without controversy: car manufacturers are calling upon the Environmental Protection Agency to back off, claiming that vehicles using this fuel could suffer engine damage, effectively voiding owners’ car warranties.

E15 Push

The push to E15 comes from a group of midwestern farmers and ethanol producers responsible for growing corn and converting it into fuel. Today, more than 90 percent of all pumps offer E10 fuel, a relatively harmless byproduct. However, automakers warn that increasing that number to E15 could cause serious problems for some engines, something the EPA acknowledges, but only for older vehicles.

Indeed, gasoline pumps will be affixed with a sticker declaring that the new fuel is only for use in model year 2001 and newer vehicles or for any flex-fuel vehicle. Flex fuel vehicles contain special fuel lines that resist the corrosive nature of E85 fuel which consists of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent straight gasoline. Therefore, these vehicles can run on any combination of gas and ethanol safely. Not so with older vehicles and, according to the automakers, newer vehicles too.

Political Support

The EPA has the broad support of the Obama administration, which is looking for ways to reduce America’s dependency on foreign sources of fuel. However, the risk of using E15 is apparent as even the EPA concedes that some vehicles and engines cannot handle it. The EPA has said that the new fuel isn’t for use in motorcycles nor is it for certain off-road vehicles such as snowmobiles and all terrain vehicles. Moreover, consumers are being warned not to include E15 in their lawnmowers, snow blowers or leaf blowing equipment.

Members of Congress are looking at the problem closely and may stop or delay the EPA from allowing E15 fuel. One way that may be accomplished is to defund ethanol subsidies, effectively cutting the legs out from underneath the industry.

Mandated Use

If E15 becomes law, consumers will find out fairly fast if their engines are adversely affected. While a home grown fuel is certainly welcome, mandating its use in engines not outfitted properly seems not only misguided, but foolish.…

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How to Save Gas – 8 Great Tips

How to Save Gas – 8 Great Tips

When money is tight we often look for simple ways to save cash. Cutting your gas bill down is a great way to start. But where to begin? Follow the simple steps below.

1. When out on the roads, avoid staying to close to the car in front of you. When they hit the breaks or slow down this will force you to hit the breaks too. My point? Accelerating uses much more gas than when you are driving at a constant speed.

2. When you park your car, try not to park in the sun. If possible, find some shade to park under. The reason for doing so is to prevent the car from heating up. When the car heats up the gas evaporates quicker. This means even when you are not driving you can lose quite a lot of fuel.

3. The more the car weighs, the more fuel it needs to accelerate. Try to empty your car as much as possible by getting rid of things that are not required like golf clubs and football equipment.

4. You should always plan your journeys in advance. Plenty of people take longer routes than needed. You can find the most fuel efficient routes using a sat-nav or an online route planner.

5. Make sure your tires are inflated correctly. You can find the correct tire pressure levels in the car owners manual. By doing so, you can increase your gas mileage by over 3%. This may not seem like much but when you add it up over a year you can see why it is worthwhile.

6. You can also buy a new, fuel efficient car. There are plenty of hybrid cars which can save you a heap load of cash on gas each month. Of course, this may not seem like the cheapest of options at first. However, over the period of a year or two the amount you save on your gas bill allows the new car to pay for itself.

7. Avoid idling as much as possible. Whenever you get out of your car to drop something off or post something, make sure you turn the cars engine off. It only takes a few seconds to turn it back on again so what is the point of wasting fuel idling?

8. Finally, make sure you use cruise control to your advantage. By maintaining a consistent level of speed you are saving a lot of money.…

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How to Keep Your Manufacturing Area Clean

Manufacturing is an essential part of the global economy; without it, you wouldn’t be able to enjoy the things you take for granted. With the constant use of heavy machinery, factories are bound to get dirty. Therefore, it is important to make sure that you look after everyone’s health and safety and keep on top of the cleaning. This is coming under increasing scrutiny due to the global pandemic and the need to demonstrate cleanliness. If you’re looking for ways you can stay on top, then you have come to the right place.

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Regular Equipment Maintenance and Cleaning

There is a lot of expensive and important equipment in factories, and keeping them well maintained is important. Your machinery will run safer and last longer if it is cleaned regularly. To do this, you will need to make sure your staff are trained properly and have the correct equipment. Some messy jobs can be made easier and safer by investing in a metalworking industrial vacuum. Further, due to the hazardous environment, make sure that you provide your staff with the correct PPE.

Staff Training

It is reported that 27% of work-related injuries are caused by slips, trips, and falls. You can reduce your contribution to this statistic by making sure that your facility is clean and safe.

Training your employees to constantly be alert and aware of their surroundings will go a long way. You can teach them to get into the habit of reporting and hazards they come across straight away, meaning you can act swiftly to prevent accidents. Further, you can get your employees into the attitude of fixing some hazards themselves rather than leaving it to the next person, which will only prolong the danger.

Organization is Key

When designing a manufacturing facility, organization should be a top priority. Ensuring that everything your employees could need has a designated and sensible home will help you to encourage and keep a clean workplace. Not only will this increase productivity but it will reduce the likelihood of accidents.

Minimized Movements

We’ve taken a look at how important it is to keep the factory clean from physical hazards, but what about people? When your employees are hard at work, the last thing you want is to cause accidents because pathways are overcrowded. When you are laying out your factory, make sure that the distance between work areas is as short as possible. This will mean that groups assigned to certain jobs will not need to travel far away from their area.

A Note on Covid-19

Cleaning should always have been a top priority, but it is even more so now. Ensure you have your back covered by providing your staff with PPE, soap, and sanitizers all in abundance, and provide ample signage about handwashing procedures.

As you can see, there is a lot involved in maintaining a clean workplace. The most important aspect to take away is that it takes a full team to ensure constant cleanliness, so …

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Warehousing Management Software: One Of The Best Investments You Can Make For Business Here’s Why

Warehousing Management Software: One Of The Best Investments You Can Make For Business Here’s Why

Warehousing software can be expensive which is why in this tough economy it is easy to understand why a business owner, whether they be large or small would not want to take on an unneeded expense.

After all the ultimate goal of business is to keep expenses down so you are able to maximize profits to the best of your ability. However, certain things you can purchase should not be looked at as expenses.

These things should be looked at as assets, tools for business to grow and function more efficiently. Warehousing management software offers just this. There are a lot of businesses who have probably heard of using this type of software, but many of them are still not sold on how powerful it can be for them. Not a problem, you can easily be convinced. The advantages are plenty.

The entire purpose of warehousing management software is to enable a user to get an instant picture of certain information that is very pivotal.

Quick access means that warehouse operations function far smoother than what they may be at the moment. You will be able to cut back on various costs, and as a result increase your bottom line.

For starters, you need to constantly be aware of how much inventory is in your warehouse. You may already have a system in place for this, but it can be made far more effective.

Warehousing management software will help you know instantly how much inventory is in your warehouse, whether it be for specific parts or for everything.

You need to know how many orders are being shipped at the moment, this gives you an idea of how much product is being moved. The logistics software is going to help you get an instant picture of this as well.

At times your business is going to have pending orders. There are several processes involved in this, and you need to know what they are. Warehousing management software will easily alert you to the various stages of processing when it comes to pending orders.

Does your business hire staff? Odds are it probably does, and you need to make sure they are being as productive as possible. You cannot afford to pay people who are not being productive right?

Warehousing management software will allow you to set up a system so that you can monitor staff productivity details. This enables you to make sure your staff is performing the way they should and that your warehouse is operating the way it is supposed to.

You also can use the software to see how many goods have been shipped by the warehouse for a specified period of time. This information is going to be needed at times, and you can easily search for it for any time period you wish.

Businesses that are smaller and have not had the chance to automate their warehousing management process will …

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The Production of Ethanol

The Production of Ethanol

Fuel prices are always a concern. This has led to increasing interest in alternative energy such as wind, solar and biofuels. Even though some consider biofuel to be something new, biofuels have actually been produced by humans for many thousands of years. This is because biofuels are so easy to make. It’s possible to produce biofuels from any vegetable that contains a significant amount of sugar, or contains ingredients that are convertible into sugar, such as starch and cellulose. You could also create sugar from the starch in corn, however it will take longer in converting the starch.

If you ever wanted to know how biofuels are created, here’s a simple rundown:

1) Take your grain, for example corn or wheat, and grind it down until the starch is exposed.

2) Mix all of this with water.

3) Take this mass and cook it briefly, adding the enzymes that will convert the starch into sugar. This is a process known as hydrolysis.

4) Throw in some yeast, which will cause the fermentation you need to manufacture ethanol.

5) Separate the ethanol from the other materials with distillation.

And then you’re done! There are many websites currently on the internet that show ways to produce ethanol at home, and these are in fact accurate. Though it’s a lot of work to do this, and it’s not very cost or time effective. There is currently a great amount of research going on into the production methods of biofuels. There is research underway at the moment to try and find ways to produce ethanol from less costly sources than grains, namely the cellulose that’s found within these grains.

However, this is not easy. There are many more complex procedures that have to take place involving pretreatment and hydrolysis, before the fermentation required can occur. One of the major benefits of using different sources for the production of biofuels will be that food sources are not overly used, causing hunger problems in areas that may be susceptible to this.

Fermentation is caused by the organism known as yeast. Yeast is commonly known as a major ingredient in bread, it’s the ingredient that causes the bread to rise. This rising is caused by carbon dioxide gas. Now, yeast is an anaerobic organism, which means it can survive without oxygen. Yeast lives on sugar, same as humans, but it’s unable to consume all of the energy retained in the sugar. While energy is being absorbed and sugar partially digested by the yeast, the sugar is converted into both carbon dioxide and ethanol.

Unfortunately, we can’t just go ahead and make ethanol with our bread at home. We don’t have enough sugar to make a significant amount. Countries like Brazil, however, have been using biofuels for a long time due to their high production rates of sugar cane. Some commercial ethanol is produced from a byproduct of gasoline, but most comes from yeast. Corn is far more plentiful in America then sugar cane, …

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