Friday, December 31, 2010

Ultra Pop-Up Pools for Spills and Leaks

When spilling happens from a higher ground (from a vehicle etc) this ultra pop-up-pool can help contain the spill and leak quickly, thus it limits the environmental damage from your leaking containers.

The pop up pool folds compactly and conveniently for storage. When needed, it expands instantly. Made of puncture-and-tear-resistant polyethylene, the ultra pop up pool is best to contain leaking diesel fuel or hydraulic fluids. It is also ideal to contain leaking drums or buckets or to collect used sorbents or as decontamination pool.

There are two types of this ultra pop up pools: Sprung Steel Pool and Economy Pool. Each contains spilled liquids as much as 20 gallon, 66 gallon, 100 gallon and 150 gallon. The difference between the sprung steel pool and the economy pool is that the sprung steel pool is a ready-to-use pool with no assembly needed. It is equipped with 10-mil polyethylene liner on the frame so that it expands instantly when removed from its storage bag. Economy pool on the other hand is stored in a compact roll. It may need a cab-mount container so that it saves space inside the cab. This container stores economy pool outside the truck cab. The cab-mount container is made of weather-resistant and padlockable polyethylene.

Which one do you need for your business? Consult our representative for the best ultra pop up pools for spills and leaks at your workspace. 

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Gamma Vault Traveler

Would you like a compact container that can contain your food and keep it fresh until used? The gamma vault traveler is one of the answers. Air tight and easy to carry, the gamma vault traveler is made of food grade plastic container where bowls are joined together with black handle.

The size and the airtight function make the container transportable and it keeps the food fresh. It is great to contain snacks on the go and even vitamin or other prescriptions.

ON SALE now for only $11.95 (regular price $19.95).

Available in pink and blue colors.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Flammable Liquid Recovery Vac

When handling a lot of spilled flammable liquid, you might need more than just the First Response Spill Kits. You need a safer vacuum to take all the spilled liquid. The Flammable Liquid Recovery Vac is ideal for that.

Designed to perform safe vacuuming of flammable liquids, this recovery vac works quietly with minimum maintenance. It is air operated and can contain up to 55 gallon of spilled liquids. The flammable liquid recovery vac comes with:
  1. Lid assembly with locking lid latches
  2. Pressure relief valve
  3. Liquid shut off
  4. Intake hose closure
  5. 25' x 1.5" grounded neoprene vacuum hose with nitrile core
  6. Aluminum operator handle with 14" floor squeegee
  7. All steel dolly with 5" conductive wheels
  8. Silencer

All that needs 100 psi air supply for optimum performance. You may as well use it with a static grounded air line (sold separately). We have 25' air line and 50' air line.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Emergency Response Guidebook

In case of content spilling from the drums you keep, you need to have a good knowledge on how to handle it; especially if you are storing hazardous materials that can endanger environment when spilled. That is why you need this Emergency Response Guidebook. Numerically indexed and color-coded, the guidebook makes it easy for you to browse certain information that you need to tackle quickly. Of course ideally you will need to read the book first and understand the necessary steps that need to be done in an emergency.

With the guidebook, your workers and you will have the preparedness in emergency problems. What to be avoided and what to use for certain materials. It will also help a great deal for you to use the First Spill Response Kits

Monday, December 27, 2010

95 Gallon Spill Response Kits

The difference between the 95 gallon spill response kits with the other sizes of spill response kits is not only on the content, but also in 95 gallon spill response kits you are entitled to have only the Plus package or the package with the complete protective equipment for two workers. You also can choose between the 95 gallon spill response kits with wheels or without wheels.

Here are what you will get from both wheeled or non-wheeled spill kits:
  1. 95-gallon poly overpack drum
  2. Protective equipment for 2 workers
  3. Sorbents that could take 80 gallons of spilled liquid

Choose between UniSorb kits that work with acids, alkalis, solvents, oils and water-based liquids; OilSorb that works with oils, fuels, lubricants and other hydrocarbon liquids; and CleanSorb for non aggressive liquids like oils, coolants and water-based chemicals.
95 gallon spill response kits
with wheels

95 gallon spill response kits
without wheels
Check these 95 gallon spill response kits here and for the wheeled ones here

Sunday, December 26, 2010

30 Gallon Spill Response Kits

Continuing the blog post on 20 gallon spill response kits, we now discuss the 30 gallon spill response kits. Basically these kits are the same with 20 gallon ones. It is only the content that makes the difference. It goes the same with 55 gallon, 65 gallon, and the 85 gallon spill response kits. There is another one: 95 gallon response kits. But we will make it in a separate blog post since the 95 gallon spill response kits has a slight difference in the types it offers.

For the 30, 55, 65 and 85 gallon spill response kits, the package is the same:
  1. UN-rated plastic drum to contain the spill kits (refill doesn't include this)
  2. Plus kits include protective equipment for 2 workers
  3. Ready-to-use sorbents.

Choose between UniSorb kits that work with acids, alkalis, solvents, oils and water-based liquids; OilSorb that works with oils, fuels, lubricants and other hydrocarbon liquids; and CleanSorb for non aggressive liquids like oils, coolants and water-based chemicals.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!!!!

Happy holidays to all! Enjoy the festivity and when you are back at work, remember to stay safe and efficient with BayTec.

Enjoy this video about tips of wrapping Christmas gifts with the help of containers.

Friday, December 24, 2010

20 Gallon Spill Response Kits

Some spills cannot be taken lightly. There is a major consequence when you decide to react to the spilling right away or after a while. Baytec First Response Spill Kits help you take care of the spilling quickly and efficiently. With all spill response kits packed in one plastic drum, you don’t need to spend more time collecting all the needed kits to respond to the spilling.

For 20 gallon spill response kit, you will get:
  • A UN-rated plastic drum
  • 100% treated polypropylene sorbent that is able to absorb more than 15 gallons or 100% recycled cellulose sorbent that soaks more than 23 gallons

Choose between these options of 20 gallon spill kits:

Other related previous posts:

Thursday, December 23, 2010

5 Gallon Spill Response Kits

Another type of spill response kits that handles other substances besides the battery acid spill response kits is the 5 Gallon Response Kits. Absorbing more than 5 gallons of spilled liquid, these 5 gallon spill response kits are best to use at the shipping/receiving areas and work stations. They are easy to carry and easy to store, eliminating any chance of spilled liquid contributing itself to a major environmental disaster.

The spill response kits with resealable twist-top pail come prepacked with ready-to-use sorbents made of 100% polypropylene sorbents that can soak up to 16 times its weight. Choose between these varieties below and suit them with the liquid type that may accidentally be spilled.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

First Response Spill Kits for Battery Acid

Just like we always have to have the first aid kits at home in case accidents happen, we also need to have the First Response Spill Kits in our workplace. Depending on what we are storing in our containers, each spill needs different treatment. We are going to discuss these treatments one by one in the series of blog posts. Today, it is about the first response spill kits for battery acid.
First Response Spill Kit for Battery Acid

If you store battery acid, you need to have a precaution in case spilling occurs. This substance is dangerous if it is let lying around long enough to be in touch with some other elements that could cause explosion. That is why you need this first response spill kit for battery acid.

Absorbing up to 20 gallons, the first spill kit has a variety of sorbents that can handle a battery acid spill. These sorbents are packed in a small drum together with gloves and goggles. With this battery acid first response spill kit around, you will have a quick and easy access if spilling happens. This efficiency is highly important especially because an immediate response is needed to provide safety. The drum is equipped with twist-on, double wall lid with a closed cell gasket to ensure that the drum is safely sealed. This is needed to protect the sorbents from moisture, dirt and damage. It is made of rust and corrosion free 100% polyethylene to withstand rough handling.

  • 3 pcs of 3"x4" socks, each absorbs 1 gallon
  •  40 pcs of 15"x19" pads, each absorbs .29 gallons
  • 3 pcs of 18"x18" pillows, each absorbs 2.9 gallon
  • 1 pair of neoprene gloves
  • 1 pair of safety goggles
  • 2 pcs of 2 lb. acid neutralizing sorbent shaker cartons, each absorbs .2 gallons
  • 2 pcs of yellow disposal bags and ties
If refill is needed, you can order it (without drum) here.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Fire Safe Drum Covers

Are you looking for a drum cover that withstands fire and heat? These fire safe drum covers could be the perfect answer for your open-head steel drums. FM approved, the drum covers are constructed of steel, finished with chemical-resistant powder coat paint. It is designed for easy use that only a screwdriver and a wrench are needed to attach the drum cover to your drum. It is easily removable, too, if you need to empty the drum.

Coming with choices for steel 30 gallon drum cover and 55 gallon drum cover, these drum covers could use an additional fusible link assembly, which indicates if the drum cover reached the temperature of 165° F and shuts down the cover automatically to extinguish the flame.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Drum Leak Tester

If you just reconditioned your drums or you bought reconditioned drums, you should always check if your drums are not leaking before reusing. Imagine you already restock the drums and later you find out that it leaks.
That is why you need this drum leak tester. Designed for steel drums, the leak tester is easy to perform and takes hardly any time to test your drums for leaks. The result is reliable too! Here is how to operate the drum leak tester:
  • Insert the test plug into 2" NPS bung
  • Turn on the air supply; the pilot light will be turned on.
  • If there is any leak detected, the pilot light will be off.

Buy this drum tester, and you will have air control panel, NEMA 7/9 120 volt pilot light, NEMA 1 pressure switch, test plug assembly, two 10' hose assemblies, and 25' air tubing with fittings to connect pressure switch to control panel. The units are factory pre-set according to your needs, but afterwards they are non-adjustable. So, make it right in advance.

Check out this amazing inexpensive drum leak tester here.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Easy-to-Read Pint Flowmeters

Let's talk about flowmeters. Baytec has several good quality flowmeters. For oils, ATF and gear lubes, there is this pint flowmeters that are easy to read. The in-line meter is compatible to use with air and some Baytec hand oil pumps. If you don't have the pump yet, contact our representative for suggestions on which pump is best for your storage and whether these flow meters are compatible. This said flow meter is to be placed between the pump and the discharge hose, with threaded ½" NPT inlet and outlet.

Choices come between pint meter that is non-totalizing, the one that totalizes up to 10,000 pints, and the one that totalizes up to 10,000 quarts

Saturday, December 18, 2010

5 Gallon Buckets for Travelers

Do you enjoy traveling in your car, caravan, or RV for a long period of time? Do you even practically live in these vehicles? Then you will most probably need 5 gallon buckets stocked up in your temporary mobile home. The following discusses the uses of 5 gallon buckets for travelers and nomads.

As containers

Let's start with their real original function: as containers. Put a 5 gallon bucket in your caravan and store your tools or dry/can foods. When you want to make use of the bucket for something else, remove all the items and utilize the pail for one of these functions below.

As trash bin

If you line a bucket with a plastic liner, you can use it as a trash bin. Especially in a long journey where you cannot dispose your rubbish anywhere, this trash bin will serve its function alright.

To wash laundry

Long travels will involve some washing dirty clothes. You can use your 5 gallon pail for this. Just do it the conventional way – combine water and detergent in the bucket and wash the clothes in it – or transform it into some sort of motor-less washing machine.

As seats

You don't have too much space in your vehicle in most cases. So you probably cannot bring your camping chairs or folding chairs. But you may want to sit outside sometimes. In this case, you can utilize your 5 gallon pails as seats. Just turn them over and put some cushion to add comfort. If you don't have it, it is fine, too.

To wash your vehicle

The long roads will get your vehicle dirty at some point. Either it is dusty due to the dry climate or muddy in the wet climate. You can use the 5 gallon buckets to wash your car or RV.

As portable toilet

Again, you probably will get to a condition where you are in nowhere. When nature calls and your vehicle is not equipped with a toilet, you will need to be creative. Your 5 gallon pail can be turned into a portable toilet. All you need are just a small garbage bag, some mulch and 2 pieces of boards. Then follow the instruction in the link above. Voila, you get your very own DIY portable toilet.

You could probably find some other functions of 5 gallon buckets as you are in your journey. But one thing that everyone has to admit is that 5 gallon pails are too versatile to miss in your travel. 

Friday, December 17, 2010

All Plastic Capseals for Steel Drums

Securing the content of your steel drums from any obstructing outer elements is important. Especially if you are storing something that needs to be clear from any kind of contamination. These all plastic capseals could come as a very big help to prevent dust, dirt and grime to ever get inside your steel drums.

Made of 100 per cent polyethylene and consisting of no metal parts to rust, they are absolutely chemical resistant. With quick and easy "snap on" installation, the capseal has positive grippers that are located on the underside of the capseal to ensure the drum is closed tightly and securely.

The capseals are ready in plain white color in stock. You can order colored capseals with a minimum purchase of 250 pieces.

For more information, check here.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Drum Trucks for Plastic Drums

Sometimes, being mobile is highly crucial at a huge workplace. When drums need to be moved frequently from one place to another, drum trucks come in handy.

These drum trucks in discussion are dedicated to handle plastic drums. With welded steel frame at 1.24" diameter, the drum trucks can handle about 1000 lbs capacity. The trucks have replaceable toe pads to minimize the possibility of breakage on the plastic or poly drums when being transported. The drum trucks are also equipped with locking belt mechanism that functions to keep the drum secure on the trucks.

Another plus that these drum trucks offer is the replaceable, floating, spring loaded axle to break back the load easier. It also enables the drum trucks to stand upright.

These drum trucks come in two models: standard drum trucks and universal drum trucks. Both come in three kinds of wheels: mold-on rubber wheels, steel wheels and polyolefin wheels. The only difference between the two is that universal drum trucks are designed to handle all poly drums including overpacks, while the standard drum trucks do not handle overpacks.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Fairbanks Drum Dolly

So you have a very heavy 55 gallon drum that needs some sort of mobility. However, the item you are storing inside weighs about 800 pounds. You can't possibly use plastic dolly. It is good only for lighter drums (around 30 – 50 gallon drums). So what should you do?

You should opt this Fairbanks drum dolly. Perfect to handle up to 1,000 lbs of 55 gallon drum, the Fairbanks drum dolly rolls smoothly on 3 inch swiveling polyolefin casters. It handles square or round 55 gallon drums (or smaller). With the cross-famed steel construction and tough epoxy finish, the Fairbanks drum dolly is hard to resist for a real heavy content drum.

Right now with Mfg warranty of 12 months parts / 12 months labor in stock, the dolly is discounted to a mere $ 69.95 from the original price of $ 79.99. Not only that, we offer free shipping for this item. Contact us now to order one of these.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Tuthill® Portable 12V Cast Iron Rotary Vane Pump

A portable oil pump beside Tuthill Portable 12V Brass Gear pump that we discussed yesterday is Tuthill portable 12V cast iron rotary vane pump.

This pump is best to use with diesel fuel and anti-freeze content. None of the fluids stored should have a flash point of 100° F or less. It also operates well at the temperatures of 0° F minimum or 100° F maximum.

A self priming pump, it is able to dispense up to 10 gallon per minute. The pump is also equipped with two ¾" x 8" PVC hoses, plastic nozzle with ¾" barb, 1/5 HP/20 amp motor with ON/OFF switch, battery cable with clamps and fuse (12V – 30 amp), 12 psi internal bypass valve and built in strainer.

However, the pump has a duty cycle limit per 30 minutes. So it is not for continuous operations.

Check out more of this pump here

Monday, December 13, 2010

Tuthill® Portable 12V Brass Gear Pump

Tuthill 12V brass gear pump is the one pump that is ideal for light duty applications. This includes interaction with water, light motor oils, diesel fuel and anti-freeze.

The gear pump is portable and self priming. It pumps up to 3.5 GPM and features the following:
  • a permanent magnet 1/8 HP motor with ON/OFF switch
  • battery cable with clamps and fuse (12V-10amp)
  • built-in strainer
  • steel carrying case with handle
  • brass pump body
  • bronze rotor and gears
  • Buna-N shaft seal

The pump is not for use with liquid that have a flash point of 100° F or less. It operates at the temperature of 32° F minimum or 100° F maximum. It is also not for continuous operation use. You can use the pump up to 30 minutes the longest.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

GRACO® Universal 5:1 Fire-Ball Pump

Another air-operated drum pump that stands in the list of pumps that fit petroleum and synthetic-based oils is Graco Universal 5:1 Fire-Ball pump. It is double acting to ensure reliable fluid flow with non-corrosive design (wetted parts are of steel, aluminum; polyurethane and Buna-N) to guarantee a long life pump.

Other features include:
  • Delivering 2.8 GPM at 80 cPm.
  • Open exhaust port useful for continuous operation without icing.
  • Air inlet port 3/8" NPT (female).
  • Fluid inlet port 1 ½" NPT (female).
  • Fluid outlet port ½" (female).
  • 3" diameter air motor operating at 40 – 180 psi.

If you'd like more assistance for this universal pump, email our representatives or call them (888 460 3786) for more info on complete Fire-Ball pump selection and pump packages.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Storing Food in 5 Gallon Buckets: How Many Oxygen Absorbers Needed?

A while back, we talked about storing food safely in 5 gallon buckets. To slightly recap, 5 gallon buckets are basically a great tool to keep dry food for maximum 5 years. To do this, you may need an air tight lid, where the gamma seal lids come perfectly to provide this condition. And then we also discussed that oxygen absorbers would also come very handy in keeping the oxygen - known as the supporter of the growth of aerobic pathogens and spoilage organisms – out of the container.

This post is to give you more knowledge on the right amount of oxygen absorbers needed to preserve food in 5 gallon buckets.

  1. First of all, you need to know that the amount of empty space in a 5 gallon pail is 18,492 cc. From here, you can weigh the food item you are about to store in grams. If you are not used to measuring in grams, you can measure it in ounces then convert the result here.
  2. Once you get the result, subtract the volume of your 5 gallon bucket (18,492 cc) with the content weight (in grams). This will result to residual volume (space left after the contents are put in the 5 gallon pail.
  3. Since the air has about 20.5% of oxygen, multiply the residual volume you've got above with .205. The result is the cubic centimeter volume of oxygen in the pail.

That is the last measurement you need to know how many oxygen absorbers you need. If the food content fills up the 5 gallon pail, then maybe you don't need much of it. Our oxygen absorbers come in two different absorbent capacities: 2000 cc and 300 cc. Check your oxygen volume in cubic centimeter that you got and put the right amount of oxygen absorber into the pail before sealing the lid.

Friday, December 10, 2010

GRACO® Air Powered Oil Pumps

These Graco air-powered oil pumps have reliable oil dispensing from 55 gallon drums or 35" deep tanks.

The pumps are low maintenance and constructed with hard-coated aluminum. With 3/8 NPT air inlet (female), ½ NPT material inlet (male), it only has 4 moving parts.

Choices come between bung-mounted or cover-mounted models. The following is the detail.

Both of those fireball models have the power to supply multiple stations, at the same time they are economical enough for portable lubricators. There is large 3" air motor that can automatically adjust itself to meet demands.

For large fleet operations, we suggest the President model as described below. It has big 4 ¼" air motor that can supply multiple oil outlets.

For the President oil pumps, you may need this air regulator with no gauge to ensure even smoother dispensing.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

GRACO® 1:1 Fast-Ball Oil Drum Pump and Package

Besides the Orion oil pump series that we discussed before (Orion 1:1, Orion 3:1, Orion 5:1), we also have Graco in the list for petroleum and synthetic based oils.

One of them is Graco 1:1 Fast-Ball oil drum pump. This oil drum pump features in-line design constructed with fewer parts for less wear. Smooth pumping is ensured by the differential air motor. And the pump is also double acting to guarantee reliable fluid flow.

The pump is air operated and it provides a steady duty flow rate up to 5 GPM. 1.4" diameter air motor operates at 40 – 180 psi. there are air inlet ¼", material outlet ¾", and material inlet 1 ½".

You may choose to buy the basic universal pump only or the 55-gallon drum pump package. The package includes:
  • the pump itself
  • dispense kit
  • regulator assembly
  • 6' hose
  • bung adapter
  • instruction manual.

Check it out more on this page or contact one of our representatives for further details.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Oil Pump Control Nozzles

When you have finally chosen the right oil pump for you and for your business, then you might need one of these control nozzles.

There are three kinds to choose from: a control nozzle with 90° angle steel pipe which features precise control without turning off pump, a control nozzle with 15° angle steel pipe which eliminates mess, or a control nozzle with 6" flexible hose.

Low pressure control valves have a simple shut off with no-drip nozzle. The control nozzles are constructed in plated steel with inlet size of ½" NPT.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Chicago Bucket Boys

Here is another use of 5 gallon buckets. Not only is it conventionally useful for storing items, it is also versatile to encourage one's creativity.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Mobile Oil Pump System

A package of oil pump that could be interesting for you is the mobile oil pump system. With a complete dispensing system perfect for engine and gear oils, this might be the answer for a more effective work environment.

The system includes:
  • 3:1 pump
  • 12 feet of ½" hose with automatic non-drip tip
  • Drum trolley, strong and easy to use
  • Digital meter, extremely accurate with a trigger guard
  • 2 inch bung adapter
  • ¼ female air inlet
  • ¾" NPT fluid outlet

Since the oil pump system is prelubricated, you don't need to lubricate it again. It also maintains mist lubricators.
Also, the system enables the pump to work next to the drum, which compensates on the extremely low noise levels it produces. The low noise meets OSHA noise level standard of 29 CFR.

Another advantage is that this mobile oil pump system consumes air about 60% lower. This means it takes low energy to work. That also means there is less cost to pay in the end of the month.

Dispensing at 3.2 GPM and 6 GPM with meter with the maximum working pressure of 145 psi, this oil pump system is hard to resist. It comes in two choices: oil pump system for 16 gallon drums and oil pump system for 55 gallon drums.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

ORION® Heavy Duty Open Hose Reels

Another Orion product besides the oil meters that complements the use of its oil pumps is the Orion heavy duty open hose reels. The hose reels are designed to be able to handle oil or air. The use of one of these hose reels will help increase the safety as well as the efficiency at the workplace.

This hose reel's design consists of heavy duty springs, 4 easy glides and rugged 8-gauge sheet metal construction equipped with electrostatic powder coated in blue. It also comes with a hose inlet line (1/2" I.D.) with choices of length of 30' and 50'.

Buy one Orion hose reel to install on the walls, ceilings or some special frameworks. This will definitely make your work more efficient and safer.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Orion Standard Oil Meters

In complement with Orion oil pumps 1:1, 3:1 and 5:1, we also have several oil meters. These meters help measure oil dispensing in gallons, quarts, pints and liters. They are compatible for use with oil and glycol. 

With a simple change of 7,000 hours at 9 volt with alkaline battery, the product is broken into 3 types of meters:

  • Inline Meter – a meter head with a four-digit display and resettable totalizer. Sold with ½ incl inlet and ½ inch outlet; able to handle 5.3 GPM of lubricants up to 140 SAE mineral or synthetic, up to 1,000 psi.
  • Complete Meter – connects to the end of the pump's discharge hose. Purchase includes a swivel, an inlet strainer, flow control handle, outlet hose and manual non-drip nozzle. Also with ½ inlet, ½ inch outlet, 5.3 GPM up to 1,000 psi, lubricants up to 140 SAE mineral or synthetic.
  • Preset Meter – connects to the end of the pump's discharge hose, ergonomically designed, powered by a battery operated digital microprocessor. There is a safety lock to prevent accidental operation of the trigger. The preset meter displays the current dispensing and comes with a resettable totalizer, non-resettable  totalizer, low battery warning, and preset modes with automatic cut offs. Dispensing at a maximum 3.96 GPM.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Food Pails for Everyone

Do you enjoy hosting parties? Have you ever held a picnic party or a beach party for your friends or your kids? Here is an inexpensive idea to have a nicely decorated outdoor party.

Well, normally you don't excessively decorate the venue for your casual outdoor party. Unless it is a wedding or other life turning point celebrations, you unlikely over decorate the already beautiful mother nature. But the guests should be kept entertained and amused. And a little effort like giving away decorated food pails could be a great idea.

All you need are several 5 gallon pails, or smaller pails for children. Choose high quality pails that are FDA-approved, like our pails, so that they are safe to contain foods. Get some different colors of paint, and decorate the outer side of the pails with simple patterns; like polka dot, stripes, and if you have a little bit of drawing talent, draw something funny with your paint brush. Dry the pails properly.

Make sure that there is no smell of paint anymore on the pails. Then start adding baguette, pate, strawberry jam or muffins inside the pail. Make it as attractive as possible by slipping printed paper towels between the food and the syrup bottle, for example.

That's it. Pretty sure in the end of the party your guests will admire your creativity.

Other tips:

You can leave the pails unpainted, but instead put attractive inexpensive cloth or scarf around the pails. Or you can also use ribbons or patterned stickers.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Orion 5:1 Oil Drum Pumps and Stub Pumps

So, we have talked about Orion drum and stub pumps 1:1 and 3:1. Today, we are going to discuss about Orion 5:1 oil drum and stub pumps.

Compared to the other two models, Orion 5:1 oil drum pumps and stub pumps deliver larger volumes of oil through pipe or hose reel systems. The air operated pumps are able to deliver 9.8 gallon per minute free flow oil.

Model 5:1 Orion pumps are equipped with a ¼ inch air inlet, ¾ inch oil outlet and a 2" bung adapter. Operating at 28-145 psi, they also have a pressure relief valve that is useful to prevent any damage to the meters.

Orion 5:1 oil drum and stub pumps are ideal for connection into bulk tanks, piped systems and drums. They work at extremely low noise levels and low air consumption. The 5:1 stub version comes with a choice of wall or tank mounted.

Packages are available for this pump model. Both Orion 5:1 Drum Pump Package and Orion 5:1 Stub Pump Package include the pump itself, 18 ft hose and a digital meter.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Oriona 3:1 Oil Drum Pumps and Stub Pumps

Another oil pump product from Oriona is 3:1 oil drum pumps and oil stub pumps. The difference with Oriona 1:1 drum pumps is that the 3:1 model is capable to handle connection into drums, bulk tanks and piped systems up to 300 feet; while the 1:1 model manages short distances (up to 30 feet).

Oriona 3:1 delivers 5.8 gallon per minute free flow oil with extremely low noise levels and with low air consumption. It operates at 28-145 psi.

Purchasing this pump (either the drum pump or the stub pump) will reward you with ¼ inch air inlet, ¾ inch oil outlet, 2" bung adapter and a pressure relief valve to prevent damage to meters.

You can also buy it in packages, which include the pump itself, 18 ft hose and digital oil meter.

For the prices, click here for Oriona 3:1 oil drum pump package and here for Oriona 3:1 oil stub pump package.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Oriona 1:1 Oil Pumps and Stub Pumps

Delivering more than the other Oriona oil pumps that we discussed before, this type of Oriona 1:1 oil pumps are capable in dispensing free flow 10.5 gallon per minute. They are awesome for dispensing activity in short distances (up to 30 ft.)

There are variations for these pumps: Oriona oil drum pumps 1:1 and Oriona oil stub pumps 1:1. Both pumps have a ¼ inch air inlet, ¾ inch oil outlet, a 2" bung adapter and work at 28-145 psi. The stub pumps could be mounted on the wall or on the tank.

It is also possible to buy these Oriona 1:1 oil pumps in packages. They will include the pump itself, 18 ft hose and digital oil meter.

For the Oriona 1:1 oil drum pump package, click here.
For the Oriona 1:1 oil stub pump package, click here.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Green Usage of Plastic Containers

Below are some suggestions on how you can better treat your plastic containers so that they are safe to use for you and the family.

  1. When you have to purchase a plastic container, go with high-quality food storage containers. These will last for years and that is a reason enough not to fill the landfill with one-time use things only.
  2. Fatty foods like meat and cheese, especially when hot, should not be stored in plastic containers or plastic wrap. These types of food are likely to help the transfer of plastic toxins.
  3. Use a nonabrasive soap when washing reusable plastic containers. And do it with your hands. Dishwashers and other detergents can scratch plastic, which can encourage bacteria to stay.
  4. Don't microwave foods in one-time use containers like yogurt tubes or take-out bowls. They can melt or warp and can possibly transfer harmful chemicals into the food.
  5. Also to be safe, don't use microwave-safe plastic containers in the microwave. The microwavable lable means that the plastic doesn't melt or fall apart when used in the microwave. But it does not guarantee that it doesn't leach chemicals into the foods.
  6. Get rid of your old plastic containers. Especially when you see that they are badly scratched, it is one obvious indication that you should stop using it to store food. However, you can still use the container to store non-food items.

Would you say that you go green now that you know how easy it is to start it simply with your plastic containers

Sunday, November 28, 2010

ORIONĂ‚® 1:1 Oil Dispenser Pump

Storing petroleum or synthetic based oils need special oil transfer pumps to work with. We have quite some varieties that you can choose from. But today we will be discussing Oriona oil dispenser pumps.

Oriona 1:1 is divided into 2 choices; i.e. Orional oil dispenser drum pump for quick transfer and Oriona oil stub pump for dispensing specific amount of oil. They are both ideal for dispensing oil directly from the pump's lever tap. With an operating pressure of 25 – 145 psi, the pump delivers 7 gallon per minute and displays high performance even in tough operating conditions.

They have fewer moving parts for less wear and reduce noise as dispensing activity is conducted, and the simple one-touch dispensing system is so easy to use?

The pumps come with a ¼ inch air inlet, ¾ inch oil outlet and a 2" bung adapter.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

GRACO® Quality Grease Pumps

So far most of the pumps we have discussed are pumps for closed-head drums. Now we are going to talk about grease pumps that suit open-head drums.

These GRACO grease pumps are quality pumps. With only four moving part, they have simple design but still deliver high power. At 50:1 ratio, the pumps deliver 1 gallon per minute.

The grease pumps are made to handle portable lubricating tasks or multi station applications. They are constructed of long-life aluminum with non-metallic poppet valve. They are also supplied with cover, follower plate, 72" air hose and fittings.

The grease pumps come in two choices: for 15 gallon open-head drums and for 55 gallon open-head drums.

Friday, November 26, 2010

GRACO® 350 Series: Hose Reels for Grease and Oil Pumps

For your grease drum pumps, one of these hose reels could be a great advantage. Consisting of 50' of hose, heavy-duty spring, bearings and latch, the hose reels are useful to reach more service areas when you pump from a stationary tank.

With the ratchet latch included in the package, work can be improved more productively as excessive hose is not going to get in the way as the pump is working.

The GRACO 350 series are divided to:

Then we also have hose inlet kit, which is required to connect the hose reel to the hose from the tank. If you buy one of the hose reels above, you might want to purchase this hose inlet kit, too.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Plastic Containers Shopping Guide, Part 2

To continue our discussion on the best plastic containers:

Number 4 means Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE). Found in grocery bags and cling wraps, this plastic is safe and recyclable.

Number 5 means Polypropylene (PP) as normally found in yogurt cups and cloudy bottles. This type of plastic is safe and recyclable.

Number 6 means Polystyrene (PS). If you buy a take-out coffee, you are most likely served with cups made of PS.

Number 7 means other types of plastic resins that are not mentioned above, mostly invented post 1987. It includes Polycarbonate (PC), Polylactide (PLA) and BPA-Free plastics. PLA is fine to use for food-based containers as it is the type of plastic that is made from renewable resources with high starch content like potatoes and sugar canes. It is unrecyclable but since it is made from plants, these plastics can be composted. 

Now that you know which plastic is safe to pick, which type of plastic resin should you pick for your plastic containers?

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Plastic Containers Shopping Guide, Part 1

Almost every household has plastic containers. They could be used for storing foods or other smaller items to promote organization in the house. However, do you know that some plastics are not really recyclable than the others? Do you use plastic containers that are safe for living? Check out the shopping guide below before you decide to buy plastic containers.

First of all, you need to know the different types of plastic. Plastics are put into categories based on their resin identification code. If you buy something made of plastic, you usually can see this resin identification code on the bottom of the plastic container. It normally comes with a recycling triangle logo that indicates a number in the middle. This number is the one you should be paying attention for.

Number 1 means Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET/PETE). You find this kind of plastic in plastic bottles or disposable soft drinks. When you buy one of those, make sure you dispose it after the first time use. PET is hard to clean and it absorbs and keeps bacteria and flavors.

Number 2 means High Density Polyethylene (HDPE). You can find it in jugs and liquid detergent bottles. HDPE doesn't transmit known chemicals to your food and normally the municipal recycling program accepts it.

Number 3 means Polyvinyl Chloride (V or PVC). It can normally be found in plumbing pipes, cooking oil bottles and meat wrap. PVC contains phthalates – a sort of softeners – that mess up with hormonal development. Avoid this number 3 in your plastic container if you want to use it to store food.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Fire-Ball Grease Drum Pumps

These Fire-Ball Grease Drum Pumps are designed especially for 16 gallon grease drums. They are air operated with piston system with robust grease inlet cage to withstand abuse. The wetted parts are made of carbon steel, Delrin, Buna-N and polyurethane which are created to prevent metal-to-metal contact which in most cases shortens pump's life. They are also double acting for smooth flow of the liquid.

The pump has a 3" diameter air motor that is able to handle up to NGLI 2 grease. Operating at 30-140 psi, the pump provides nonstop duty flow rate of .23 gallon per minute.

This versatile pump comes in two kinds of purchasing: basic pump only and portable grease pump package. The latter includes the pump itself, dispense kit, 12' of ¼" fluid hose, follower plate, cover, cart and manual.

Which one is for you?

Monday, November 22, 2010

Mobile Heavy Duty Grease Pump Systems

These are make-easy grease pump systems. They are mobile, perfect for heavy duty job, efficient and have extremely low noise levels as the pumps work next to it.

We have a number of varieties from the complete unit. But basically each includes 55:1 pump, drum cover, follower plate, 6 feet high pressure discharge hose, control handle and Z-swivel. Also these are already pre-lubricated, so no more lubrication is required. With the high performance it delivers, you can't just say no to one of these systems.

Choose the unit that suits your needs the most below:

Need help in deciding which is best for you? Email us at Until the next blog post!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Drum/Pail Washer

If it is too much for you to manually wash your own drums or pails, or maybe you just have too many drums to wash periodically in your workplace, this drum pail washer can be a great investment for a more practical work.

For use with steel and plastic drums and pails, the washer can take 500 lb of capacity as it is made of 10 gauge carbon steel construction. If it is a pail that you need to wash, there is an adjustable pail retainer in the washer unit we offer.

This base unit includes:
  1. ½" NPT water inlet
  2. Water level switches
  3. Bag filter
  4. 12" oil skimmer
  5. 7-day skimmer timer
  6. 7-day heat timer
  7. Thermometer

With electrical requirements of 230 volts, 60 cycles, 3 phase, 40 amps (20 amps if you use 460 volt), a user manual guide is provided with these packages. However, this doesn't include installation fee.
To find out more about this fantastic washer, call us now.

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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Drum Vents

On sale price at the moment, we have highly versatile drum vents!!!

Especially when you are storing flammable liquid, you will most likely need one of these drum vents. They prevent dangerous pressure build-up and airlock if your drums are exposed to heat or fire. The vent plugs automatically open at 5 psi/internal pressure to protect the drum. There is a built-in flame arrestor that prevents "flashback" ignition of the vented vapor to the drum contents.

Drum vents that fit 2" NPS bung opening come in choices of vertical and horizontal drum vents. Vertical drum vents include the ones made of Polyethylene steel (for petroleum-based chemicals), polyethylene stainless (for chlorinated solvents and corrosive chemicals), and all brass (for petroleum-based chemicals).

Horizontal drum vents also fit 2" NPS bung opening of drums stored on side. With automatic pressure relief, the vents manually relieve vacuum when draining contents. The varieties include drum vents with all brass and all brass steel.

If you need assistance in deciding which vents are for your drums, contact our representative at 888-460-3786.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Aluminum Rotary Drum Pump

A good pump that could be a great deal of help to dispense liquids like gasoline, kerosene and oil up to 7 gallons per 100 revolutions is this Aluminum Rotary Drum Pump

With suction distance at up to 5' and lift distance up to 16' 5", the pump is easy to use as well as simple to install and operate. Light in weight, the pump that comes with 3-section, adjustable standpipe and 2" bung adapter is highly durable.

To view more info on the prices, click here. If you need more assistance in more information on the technicalities of this pump, feel free to email us at

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