Maintaining Proper Storage Conditions For Flanges Gaskets

It is a common knowledge that many of the supplies, including those that are kept in stocks, are designed to be stored in strict accordance with manufacturer’s requirements. Follow this practice is crucial, because we know that if we neglect storing conditions of milk it is likely that it will spoil quickly. Unfortunately, most gaskets for flanges compound are seldom kept under optimal or at least satisfactory conditions – at first glance non-significant aspect results in thousands of dollars wasted.

So what is the best way to store gaskets and how can the conditions of their storage be improved? Let’s consider the experience of Alexandercomley Company, one of the largest flanges manufacturers in the United Kingdom providing triple A class flanges solutions.

Gaskets are widely recommended to be stored in oval and cool dry place away from heat, moisture, direct sunlight and chemicals. The optimal storage conditions include a temperature range from 5° to 25°C at a relative humidity of 40-75%, in a room without windows or with low levels of ultraviolet radiation, minimal dust content and the absence of chemicals, stored nearby.

So where to find such facilities in modern production? Warehouses, which store lining, are often located next to the front doors, lit with fluorescent lamps, and undergoing frequent fluctuations in temperature and humidity. Heavy metal shims ‘Armco’ are usually dumped on the shelves in the soft rubber pads, hanging on hooks attached to the wall. The sheet material is sometimes stored in a horizontal position in the open air, in a vertical position along the wall or in a partially collapsed form in the corners.

There are many reasons to follow the rules of proper gasket storage. The summary of them is that in most cases it is a problem with gaskets causes leaks of flanged joints. Nevertheless, before blaming gasket one must give it a chance to save the physical properties before it is installed. (more…)

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Herbal Cigarettes Market Driven By Deception?

The experience of solving problems, provoked as a resulted of widespread and massive consumption of tobacco products, has shown that once appeared on the market, these products are extremely difficult to regulate, even if the well-known dangers of consumption. Therefore, the emergence of a new product, when it may be decided that avoids later problems should probably turn to the experience of those countries that already have collided and partially solved similar products.

Nicotine-free tobacco market

Herbal cigarettes are actively advertised on the Internet as a means of smoking cessation, as an alternative to the nicotine patches, gums and pills supposedly allows overcoming the nicotine addiction and the behavioral patterns associated with smoking. They are said to make it possible to control the delivery of nicotine, its effects, and habits related to the action of nicotine. Most sites that promote herbal cigarettes, refer to the fact that the process of consumption of herbal cigarettes is not associated with tobacco and nicotine in terms of harmful impact. However, it would be fair to say that impartial reviews exist in the large quantity: thus, e.g. a post on herbal cigarettes published on, a prominent startup website that aggregates natural healthcare articles, argues that the use of such products is reasonable.

Indeed, it is oftentimes admitted that only difference from herbal cigarettes containing tobacco and ciggys deprived of nicotine, which is a substance that causes dependence on tobacco, but it is not the most harmful chemical component of tobacco. But just because most herbal cigarettes do not contain nicotine, they still may be useless for people trying to get rid of smoking.

Herbal cigarettes often look exotic and have nutty flavors, e.g. vanilla or cherry. However, the main idea behind their marketing is that they are ‘healthier’ than conventional coffin-nails. But despite this marketing bait, these cigarettes are not that safe. People are oftentimes convinced that herbal or natural can not be dangerous, which is far from being truth. Herbal cigarettes may contain mixtures of different plants, that pose no threat until the fire is not set. (more…)


No Win No Fee Tips & Recommendations

According to statistics, negligence is the most widely spread personal injury case, limited to 3 years; meaning the court is obliged to issue the proceedings within 3 years an individual is aware an injury has been suffered.

No win, no fee agreements

In most cases you cannot get financial help (legal aid) to claim compensation for a personal injury, and what is even more important, a legal agency requests upfront payments in nine times out of ten (not to mention the risks of losing the case and heaps of money accordingly).

However, if you are running on a tight budget and have no chance to get legal aid, the option of hiring a solicitor on a ‘no win no fee’ basis may be the silver bullet you have been looking for. If you manage to pick up such services, it means that you will not be expected to make any payments even if the case is a failure (however, make sure the contract includes no extra fees before signing a contract). If you win, you will be required to transfer up to 25% of the total compensation amount.

Initially, the ‘success fee’ was paid to a lawyer by the 3rd insurance company, but unfortunately for the customers, the new legislation, carried into effect last April, implies covering legal expenses from the compensation amount.

Paying the other side’s costs

Some no win no fee agreement types still imply paying significant amounts of money when accident claims are not approved. The agencies that stick to such terms typically offer ‘after the event’ insurances to minimize the expenses in case the case is lost. Therefore, you should better calculate all the possible surcharges you will be subjected to, since the total amount is highly likely to exceed the price of the insurance coverage dramatically.