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A Checklist for Personal Safety When Working With HDPE Pipes

Personal safety is essential when handling and working with HDPE pipes. There are numerous ways to help prevent workplace injuries and mishaps. Here’s a quick safety list for when handling pipe and other material:

 

Hard Hats

In addition to providing head protection, hard hats alert drivers and equipment operators to your presence at eye level. 

Steel-Toed Safety Shoes

Steel-toed safety shoes should generally be worn all the time. They are especially crucial if you have even the slightest chance of having falling objects drop on your feet.

Eye Protection

Always wear eye protection, especially when using cutting and joining equipment. Protective eyewear must adhere to ANSI Z87.1’s minimum standards. 

Work Gloves

Work gloves protect hands from scrapes and bruising caused by pipes, fusion equipment, and other objects’ sharp or rough edges.

Long-Sleeved Clothing

In addition to reducing cuts, bruises, and abrasions, long-sleeved clothing can also shield wearers from sunburn and/or poison ivy. 

High-Visibility Vests

When operating on or near a public street or highway, or at night, wear high-visibility vests. This lessens the possibility of you getting struck by a vehicle or piece of machinery while on the job site.

 

Miami International Machinery & Equipment Corporation (MimeCo) specializes in industrial equipment, such as machinery supply and industrial equipment rentals. We look forward to providing your company with dependable, high-quality products and services at competitive costs. For further information, call MimeCo at 305-570-3831.

Five Methods for Cleaning PE Pipe

If the PE pipe has been in use for a long period, dirt and obstructions are bound to occur. In these instances, cleaning is essential to ensure that the PE pipe may be used normally and easily, as well increase its service life. Here are five methods for cleaning PE piping.

Cleaning With Chemicals

Chemical cleaning is the process of temporarily altering PE pipes with chemicals. For cyclic chemical cleaning, it makes use of the temporarily modified pipelines and circulating pumps. Chemical cleaning has the advantage of being adaptable as there are no constraints for pipe shape.  

Cleaning Using High-Pressure Water Jets

The debris on the inner surface of the pipe is sprayed clean with a high-pressure water flow of 50 mpa in the high-pressure water spray cleaning operation. The method’s limitation is that the pipe to be cleaned must be a short-distance pipe, as the longer the distance, the lower the water stream’s spray intensity. Furthermore, the pipe diameter must be greater than 50cm, as using high-pressure water for a pipe with a tiny diameter would not produce the cleaning effect.

Cleaning With Ultrasonic Sounds

Ultrasonic cleaning, as the name implies, involves using ultrasound to clean PE pipes. This technique has the advantage of being convenient, quick, and highly automated, as well as cleaning more completely, and reducing pollutants.

Cleaning Using Pipe Cleaners

The pipe cleaner relies mostly on the driving force created by the pump to propel the fluid to drive the pipe cleaner, ultimately expelling the dirt from the pipeline to achieve its cleaning purpose.

Pipeline Pigging

PIG Pigging uses the pump’s pushing force to propel the PIG ahead in the pipe. To achieve the cleaning goal, it discharges the filth that has accumulated in the pipeline. This technology is frequently utilized in pipeline cleaning projects, including process pipes, oil and gas pipelines in oil fields. It offers advantages that other methods cannot match, particularly for cleaning pipes that transmit fluids over vast distances.

Different environments necessitate distinct cleaning processes. Selecting the proper cleaning method enhances results. Therefore, be sure to select the appropriate cleaning method for your needs. 

 

Miami International Machinery & Equipment Corporation (MimeCo) specializes in industrial equipment, such as machinery supply and industrial equipment rentals. We look forward to providing your company with dependable, high-quality products and services at competitive costs. For further information, call MimeCo at 305-570-3831.

Simple Ways to Prevent Falls on the Construction Site

Falls account for more than one-third of all construction-related fatalities, thus fall prevention must be a top priority on any construction site. All falls can be avoided with the correct equipment and techniques, which means lives can be saved. By implementing a few simple changes, construction site managers can have a significant impact on the safety of their workers.

 

Use Proper Form

The “three points of contact” guideline holds that you should always have three limbs in contact with whatever you’re climbing or standing on, which maximizes stability and lowers risk.

 

Utilize Safety Devices

Worker harnesses and personal fall arrest systems (PFAS) are critical for preventing falls from unsafe heights.

 

Select the Appropriate Equipment

Whether it comes to avoiding falls, knowing how to utilize the correct ladder or when to use a lift instead of scaffolding is crucial.

 

Set Up Signage

Safe construction sites will use correct signs to indicate high-risk areas, such as leading (unprotected) edges, in addition to adopting several critical rules. 

 

Do a Walk-Through Every Day

Many project sites have supervisors, personnel or safety professionals conduct a daily walk-through to identify and resolve any hazards (including fall hazards) before starting work for the day as part of standard construction practices. Before starting work, some job sites use a job safety analysis template and have each employee sign off that all relevant workplace hazards have been identified and managed.

 

Miami International Machinery & Equipment Corporation (MimeCo) specializes in industrial equipment, such as machinery supply and industrial equipment rentals. We look forward to providing your company with dependable, high-quality products and services at competitive costs. For further information, call MimeCo at 305-570-3831.

The 3 Most Important Differences Between HDPE and PE

Plastic has been around for decades. Technological breakthroughs have brought more thermoplastic items to market, and more is expected. The distinction between High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) and Polyethylene (PE) has long been debated. Here are a few main difference between HDPE and PE pipe:

 

Ability to Withstand Pressure

HDPE tubes must withstand a particular amount of pressure, so polyethylene resin with a high molecular weight and good mechanical qualities, such as HDPE resin, is typically used. The tensile strength of this pipe is nine times that of typical PE pipe.

 

Resistance to Wear

The wear resistance of HDPE is the best of all technical polymers. The higher the molecular weight, the more wear-resistant the material; however, unlike many metals, such as carbon steel, stainless steel and bronze, regular PE lacks this property.

 

Pipe Applications

HDPE pipes are commonly used in major municipal and engineering projects since their wall thickness and bearing pressure are higher than PE pipes. Meanwhile, PE pipes are commonly used in small municipal projects, commercial structures and parks.

 

Miami International Machinery & Equipment Corporation (MimeCo) specializes in industrial equipment, such as machinery supply and industrial equipment rentals. We look forward to providing your company with dependable, high-quality products and services at competitive costs. 

 

For additional information, please contact MimeCo at 305-570-3831.

Addressing the Construction Industry’s Mental Health Crisis

Addressing the Construction Industry's Mental Health Crisis

Many industries are working to improve awareness and support for mental health. Sadly, mental illness still affects the construction industry. This stigma impacts the construction profession because workers may lack access to mental health resources, causing them to struggle in silence. Fortunately, many construction companies are changing policies and increasing awareness to end the mental health epidemic. Here are some things you can do to help.:

 

  1. Conversation-Friendly Environment

 

Reaching out to employees on a human level is one of the most essential activities a company can take. In your team meetings, start talking about mental health. This gives employees a sense of support and encourages them to talk about any mental health issues they may be having.

 

  1. Provide Benefits and Resources

 

Every employee’s benefits package should include counseling services, and employers should promote access to mental health treatments and other resources. Employees may be hesitant to approach their employer at first, but providing them with the information and tools they require to seek assistance can have a significant impact.

 

  1. Inform Yourself and Your Team

 

The first step to reducing the stigma around mental health is to teach people about the signs of mental illnesses and make them aware of them. Workers must be aware of mental disease symptoms so that they can spot them in themselves or coworkers and seek help. Team members will be better able to handle these high-stress circumstances if educational resources and education are integrated into firm training programs.

 

Miami International Machinery & Equipment Corporation (MimeCo) specializes in industrial equipment, such as machinery supply and industrial equipment rentals.  We look forward to providing your company with dependable, high-quality products and services at competitive costs. For further information, call MimeCo at 305-570-3831.

What is McElroy’s Rolling 618

What is McElroy’s Rolling 618

With over 35 years of experience with machinery supply and industrial equipment rentals,  MimeCo is proud to offer McElroy’s 618. A revolution in the pipe welding industry, the Rolling 618 bridges the gap between small and large diameter fusion. With an Industry-standard semi-automatic hydraulic control system, the Rolling 618 can fabricate segmented ells with optional mitered inserts.

Offering flexibility and maneuverability, the Rolling 618 goes where most other vehicles can simply not. The machine also comes with an easily removable fourth jaw, transforming the machine into a 3-jaw car for more compact, in-ditch use.

Along with its versatility, the Rolling 618 comes with a patented centerline guidance system to ensure equal distribution of force around the joint. It is also DataLogger® compatible. McElroy’s small handheld computer is responsible for storing and analyzing the merger process.

Other features included in McElroy’s Rolling 618:

  • On-board generator for powering heater and other devices

  • ISO-compliant industrial Teflon-coated heater plates

  • Dual hydraulic pipe lifts

  • Serrated jaws and inserts to keep pipe from slipping during friction

  • Hydraulic clamping available

  • High floatation inflatable tires

For more detailed information on McElroy’s Rolling 618 Fusion Machine Package, click here.

Safety Tips for Equipment Operators

Safety Tips for Equipment Operators

When operating machinery supply, operators must follow all safety protocols and instructions to protect themselves and protect those working around them. Every year, more than 20,000 workers are injured in work zones and nearly 100 result in fatalities. Heavy equipment amounts to over a quarter of these incidents. Follow these steps to ensure your workers are safe when using industrial equipment rentals.

 

Watch out for blind spots: Heavy equipment operators must be mindful of their blind spots and ensure no one is behind them as they back up. This may require manual checking as you get out of the machine because mirrors do not always provide a complete view.

 

Communication is key: operators must keep up communication amongst themselves, their supervisors, and any other members of the crew around them.

 

Check for hazards before work begins: search for overhead and underground spots that could be hazardous. This can include cables and gas lines. If any are found, flag them for identification and set barriers so operators and other workers know to watch out for them.

 

Follow load limits: operators should be aware of the load limits for both the size and weight of the equipment. Loads must be secured before moving.

 

Wear a seatbelt: seat belts are as important in machines as they are in passenger vehicles. Sett belts can keep operators safe in the event of an accident. Employers are required, per OSHA, to provide appropriate seat belts in heavy equipment per regulations for proactive worker gear.

 

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The Uni-Tee from IPF Plasson

The Uni-Tee from IPF PlassonMimeCo machinery supply is dedicated to providing all of our customers and clients with the highest quality products to make any job site a success. We carry a variety of brands for a variety of industries, including the oil, gas, mining, and power industries.

 

IPF Plasson is just one of many world-renowned brands we carry, providing products that are easier to use and provide functioning support. The Uni-Tee, a full pressure full bore piece of equipment, is available through MimeCo.

 

If you are interested in industrial equipment rentals, please contact us online.

 

The Uni-Tee is a full bore, single-piece wound monolithic tee. They are made from one piece of thick-wall feedstock without the need for fusion, which also includes sidewall fusion. Uni-Tees are designed for the industrial, mining, water, and landfill industries where high external and internal stressors occur.

 

The Uni-Tee is made from PE 100 resins, NSF 61 resins and meets both ASTM F2206 and AWWA C906. Available sizes include 12″-65″, but other sizes can be available by request.

 

You can order IPF Plasson’sPlasson’s Uni-Tee through MimeCo’sMimeCo’s website. Simply fill out the online form, and a member of our team will be in touch with you shortly.

 

For questions regarding your order, please contact us at mimeco@mimeco.com, or call our Miami, FL office at 305.570.3831.

 

IPF Plasson has over 50 years of experience serving 25 worldwide subsidiaries as the leader in HDPE solutions. They are known for delivering high-quality solutions to local economies. As a leader in electrofusion and compression fittings, they are able to provide the necessary resources and expertise to bring success.

The TracStar iSeries From McElroy Parts

The TracStar iSeries From McElroy Parts

The TracStar iSeries provides the pipe fusion industry with a new level of performance and reliability. This new family fusion machine builds on the historic ruggedness of the original Tracstar, with self-contained tracked vehicles, while adding revolutionary technology. The TracStar iSeries improves the user experience all the way around.

 

McElroy iSeres machines are powered by FusionGuide Control System, with integrated software guides that bring the user through every step of the fusion process by the easy-to-use tablet. Once the operator has prepared the pipe and has inputted all of the joint details, the guided workflow manages various functions such as machine pressures, heater actions, carriage, shift sequence, and more.

 

With The TracStar iSeries, standards compliance and successful fusion can be an everyday part of the job site.

 

The technology in The TracStar iSeries features:

 

  • Emission compliant engines

  • CAN bus control system

  • Hydraulic upgrades

  • Mechanical upgrades

  • Electrical upgrades

  • Integrated software-controlled machine captions (including manual and fully automatic)

  • Improved operator consistency

 

iSeries machines allow users to choose three different levels of operator interaction and FusionGuide assistance:

 

  • Level 1: manual control allows the operator control of carriage position and times in the fusion process.

  • Level 2: enhance guided workflow has a software-controlled shift sequence along with fusion times with an on-screen prompt

  • Level 3: automatic fusion is a fully automatic software-controlled process.

 

To learn more about The TracStar iSeries, visit https://www.mcelroy.com/fusion/iseries.htm.

 

MimeCo offers machinery supply and industrial equipment rentals, including McElroy Parts. Please visit us online for more information.

DRISCOPLEX Municipal and Industrial HDPE Pipes

MimeCo offers a variety of industrial products and equipment, including HDPE pipes, for various job site functions. Since 1984, we have been delivering machinery supply and industrial equipment rentals to companies in the oil, gas, mining, and power industries. We work closely with these companies to ensure they have all the equipment they need to make their job site a success.

 

Offering the DRISCOPLEX ® 4000/ 4100 Series Municipal and Industrial HDPE Pipe from Performance Pipe is one of the ways we achieve this. The DRISCOPLEX ® offers a way to meet your job site needs with remaining in compliance with ASTM D3035/AWWA C901 or ASTM F714/AWWA C906 and NSF/ANSI 61 product standards.

 

Made from high-quality HDPE pipe material, this pipe is made from PE4710 resin, listed from PPI-TR4. The Factory Mutual FM1613 product standard is also available.

 

Performance Pipe’s DRISCOPLEX ® is durable and leak-tight, with low chances of fatigue, so it will last quite a while on job sites. Great flow, low surge, impact-resistant, and chemical resistance make it a flexible option for a variety of projects. The DRISCOPLEX ® does not need a trench install and has a bend radius as well.

 

Companies can use this pipe for potable water, wastewater, treated effluent reclaimed water, factory mutual, underground fire mains, and more.

 

To order a DRISCOPLEX ® 4000/ 4100 Series Municipal and Industrial HDPE Pipe from Performance Pipe, you will need to fill out the online contact form. A member of our team will be in touch with you soon about your order.