Now that your company’s goods and products are kept in a cool temperature-controlled environment to prevent your produces from deterioration, it’s important that you continually get the best out of your unit so that it provides the many years of consistent service. Following some of these simple guidelines will not only help towards this but help save money.
Keep an eye on temperature
Firstly, it’s important to keep an eye on your temperature control, only cool to the temperature you need, every 1°C saved could reduce your energy consumption by two per cent. This in mind, it is essential that you don’t overfill your units. A unit will be most effective if it is not overfilled (there has to be room for the cool air to circulate).
Don’t overfill or obstruct
Products should not block or obstruct the airflow to and from the coolers in cold rooms, as this will increase energy consumption and compromise the temperature. For example, overloading display cabinets can increase their energy consumption by up to twenty per cent.
Keep doors closed
A simple, but easy mistake to make is keeping the doors closed, make sure doors aren’t left open for longer than absolutely necessary. This sounds simple, but means that loading and unloading tasks have to be carefully organised (Also, make sure all doors on a unit have well-fitting seals that are fully intact).
The location of the unit can be a factor, where possible, keep refrigeration units far away from any sources of heat. For example; you need to leave space around the unit’s vents so it can draw in and expel air.
Keep it clean
It’s as important to properly clean your industrial refrigeration unit as it is your own refrigerator at home. Wipe down shelves, racks, tables, and other storage areas on a regular basis, using the appropriate strength cleaners for the job. Be sure to clean before and after placing new food items in the storage areas. This prevents the contamination of new foodstuffs from the potential residue of the old.
Not in use
When the unit is not in use or outside of trading hours, make sure any lights inside the unit are switched off.
Furthermore, it is important to make sure your product that is going to be loaded into the cold store hasn’t warmed up by being left in an ambient temperature area.
Here are just a few more features to look at for keeping a safe and well maintained unit
- Do not switch off the main power supply
- Ensure that only qualified engineers have access to the control panel
- Minimise door openings to maintain temperature and avoid ingress of humid air
- Check your operating instruction as these must be adhered to at all times
- Ensure that the unit is at the required temperature before loading the product
- The exact time to achieve the required product temperature will depend on the type of product being chilled and its entry temperature
James writes for AHR portable cold storage. When not writing, he can often be found trying to cram things inside his decidedly un-industrial fridge.
One of the most common criminal cases reported is Driving Under the Influence or DUI. Just as it is popular, it is also one of the most misunderstood. Sadly, there are plenty of people who have been arrested for DUI are unaware of their rights and end up focusing on misconceptions when dealing with their case. They neglect to hire DUI lawyers, resulting in inadequate legal representation, as well as unfair and unjust penalties even if they are innocent. These misconceptions have caused a lot of problems for many drivers and you must know the facts to be prepared in the event you are accused of DUI.
People Accused Of DUI Are Always Guilty
A majority of people believe that when they are arrested, they must have truly done something wrong. This is a problem in DUI cases because many people are made to feel this way even though the law does not function this way. Remember that being accused of DUI is not yet a conviction and you deserve the right to be penalized fairly. As such, you are innocent until proven guilty and the best way to prove your innocence is with the help of a DUI lawyer.
DUI Cases Are Never Won
Only people who are unaware of their rights and do not seek the assistance of a reliable lawyer often end up pleading guilty to a DUI charge. Sadly, such people usually have very weak evidence against them, but as police officers can be quite convincing, they often believe that their case can not be won.
No Need To Worry As DUI Is Just A Minor Offense
You must have noticed that DUI laws have gotten tougher every passing year as increased penalties have been enforced. Considering the seriousness of DUI in the country, you need to understand that it is crucial to understand the proper legal process from the moment you have been stopped for DUI and rights you have.
DUI Cases Are Just Like Any Criminal Case
The law applied to DUI is very different from other areas of law. If a police officer stops you, he must have probable cause for doing so. This probable cause means that the police officer must have some reason to believe that you are breaking the law. So even if you had a drink or two, but still manage to drive properly without giving any signs that you are partially impaired, a police officer will not have any probable cause to pull you over, unless of course there are sobriety checkpoints and the police officer smells your breath, prompting a breathalyzer test.
DUI Cases Are All The Same
All DUI cases will differ in some ways. It is a very huge mistake to assume that all DUI cases are alike. As every person is different, every situation and the circumstances leading to your DUI arrest will be different. Though prosecutors usually follow a certain pattern when proving their case, a reliable lawyer specializing in DUI can easily eliminate that to prove your side.
The law is complicated and you will need years of study and training to pass the licensure exam before you are deemed completely knowledgeable. When you are charged with DUI, avoid listening to people who think they know everything about the law. If you want the hard facts to help you out, hire a trustworthy DUI lawyer.
Valerie Benson is a freelance writer who specializes in various legal topics. She primarily offers information about DUI and its legal process, but she recommends Suhre Law & Associates for reliable and well experienced legal assistance in DUI cases.
Why do air traffic control towers have slanted windows?
No matter where you fly to or from in the world, one thing is the same at each airport you visit; the air traffic control tower. Even if you have not actually seen a tower in the flesh, you would have, no doubt, seen one on the news or in a film. No doubt you would have noticed how the design is almost exactly the same on each tower you’ve seen, with one particular constant – the windows.
The windows in the towers are always dark and they are always slanted towards the base of the tower too. A lot of people mistakenly believe the windows are like this in order to protect pilots flying into land and taking off, from the reflection of sunlight. However, they are in fact positioned in this manner to help those working in the tower.
Those working in air traffic control need to be protected from all distractions so they can just focus on their job. The tilted glass helps keep them from any such distractions by directing any wayward light away from the main section of the tower.
What is the official language of air traffic control?
From 2008, via a ruling made by the United Nations’ International Civil Aviation Organisation, every single pilot and person working within air traffic control are required to speak English. English is therefore the official language.
This ruling was made as a result of the number of accidents and lives lost due to the large number of communication problems occurring between pilots and air traffic controllers all over the world. Having one official language ensures such problems are eradicated.
Air traffic controllers are not just there to help with domestic flights
A little known fact is that, in a lot of countries all over the globe, those working in air traffic control not only help organise and keep safe domestic flights but they also play a large part in military operations; often playing a security or defensive role. In some cases the military even runs the tower.
When did air traffic control begin?
Who would have thought it would all begin in Croydon, London. It is, however, very true and so it is worth taking note that the first airport in the world to start using air traffic control was Croydon Airport and this occurred in 1921.
A popular subject in film
There have been many films over the years that have touched on the subject of air traffic control but there are a few noteworthy examples of films that have done a lot more than touch on the subject. Air traffic control is actually the premier topic of each of the following films:
Pushing Tin – A popular film starring John Cusack and Billy Bob Thornton, this film was released in 1999 and focuses on a feud between two air traffic controllers. The film shows the intense pressure and stress of working in an air traffic control tower and how two totally different characters cope with the job.
Ground Control – This film, released in 1998 stars the popular actor Kiefer Sutherland who plays a disgraced controller who leaves his position after a terrible accident. The film then focuses on the unfortunate malfunction of an air traffic control system where Kiefer’s character is asked back and stoically saves the day.
Blackout Effect – This film was released for TV in 1998 and stars Eric Stoltz and Charles Martin Smith. The film focuses on the untimely malfunction of the air traffic control system which leads to a disastrous crash between a domestic and a cargo plane. The character played by Eric must investigate what truly happened with the system to lead to the crash.
James writes for Host Systems. When not blogging about mobile air traffic control, he can often be found frantically waving his hands in front of airplanes.
The idea of owning your own swimming pool is an appealing one for many people. Having somewhere to swim, hold parties and relax and make the most of good weather is certainly nothing to sniff at, and for people with children the benefits can be even greater. However, some people are put off by the thought that their pool is going to end up being a huge maintenance responsibility, the benefits of which will fade as the novelty wears off. For every family the situation is different, however if you are in two minds about whether to invest in adding a pool to your property, here are some things it is worth considering:
Work Out a Cost Per Use
One thing a lot of people do to work out how much value they’ll get out of their pool is to work out a rough cost per use. If you think, for example, that a pool will cost you $50,000 to install and around $3000 per year to maintain, and you and your children will use it four times a week for four months per year, perhaps for 15 years into the future, how much does that actually equate to per swim? Is it vastly more expensive than using other swimming options like a municipal pool or the ocean, and do you consider it a fair price for benefits like privacy and being able to let friends use it?
Is the Increase in Property Value Significant?
While a pool can undoubtedly add to the resale value of your home, this is often something people don’t really analyze properly when they are trying to decide whether or not to put one in. While your home may gain an equal amount in value to what you spend on the pool, whether or not you’d actually get that amount on top of your home’s value (with inflation) if you don’t sell for 20 years is hard to say, and a pool can actually be a turn off for some home buyers as much as it can be an appealing feature to others. Look at other similar homes to yours on the market in neighboring areas and see what kind of effect different types of pools have on property prices if you may sell in the next ten years. If you plan to stay in your home for far longer (for example if you have young children and won’t be likely to move before they leave home), the effect on property value is so hard to gauge that this probably shouldn’t be a huge factor in your decision. Consider value for money rather than the potential for future profit in this situation.
Safety and Insurance
Pools do represent a certain amount of risk, particularly if you plan to let neighbors, friends and family use yours. You will probably need to take some safety measures in terms of keeping the pool area secure (so children and pets from neighboring homes don’t find them tempting places to try and explore unsupervised) as well as making sure you are insured if anything happens to anyone using your pool. Even if you haven’t given permission for them to be there, someone who gets hurt using your pool (or worse) can present you with serious financial problems, as well as of course the bad feeling that an accident happened at your house.
Different kinds of pools need different pool supplies and maintenance, some of which you can take care of yourself, and others which will require professional help. Make sure you are clear on what needs to be done to keep the style of pool you are considering clean and usable in summer, and protected when not in use through the colder months. Factor these costs into any estimates you make regarding the price and value of having a pool.
This guest post is by Marshall Stinson, is a plumber who works with a company that deals with fasteners and other pool supplies. He is a passionate blogger and likes blogging about random topics affecting his life. He likes reading books and playing indoor games.
There is no doubt that our culture as a whole is moving towards consciousness. Along with making better decisions for the environment we are making better choices for our health. But for many this can be an overwhelming undertaking. With so much misinformation circulating about fad diets and exercise trends, where does one begin? The following books (in no particular order) provide honest to goodness advice on wellness along with helpful pointers for getting started.
1. You: An Owner’s Manual by Mehmet C. Oz M.D. and Michael F. Roizen M.D.
Together with a few prime spots on the Oprah Winfrey Show, this book made Dr. Oz a household name. And for good reason. In this updated and expanded book, Oz and Roizen break down the human body into digestible chapters, giving the reader an inside look at how our parts, organs, and systems work. Even more importantly, they provide details on how to keep them working and healthy. The book concludes with insightful chapters about diet and exercise.
2. Crazy Sexy Diet by Kris Carr
Kris Carr charmed audiences with her TLC documentary, Crazy Sexy Cancer, which captures her journey as a thirty-one-year-old actress living in New York City who’s been recently diagnosed with an incurable cancer. Stunned, she promptly uproots her bad habits and goes in search of health and wellness. This book is the culmination of the years of study, investigation, and experimentation that rock her world in the years to follow. Aside from being scientifically and spiritually sound advice, Carr’s book is a sassy, smart, and inspirational read that will have you toasting life with a glass of green juice in hand.
3. Forks Over Knives by Gene Stone, Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn Jr.
The documentary of the same name shook things up for many Americans audiences in 2011 when it examined hard evidence that most degenerative diseases can be controlled and, in some cases, reversed by building our diets around plant-based foods and rejecting animal-based and processed foods. Published the same year, this book gives readers a handy tool kit for applying the lessons of the documentary to real life. Chapters on reading nutrition labels and transitioning are particularly helpful for the wellness newbie.
This provocative title became a #1 New York Times bestseller when desperate women everywhere grabbed the book hoping to tap into a new and trendy weight loss solution. What they got was a smack down of raw truth: an honest look at what the average American diet is doing to our bodies, our beauty, and our health. Not convinced that a quarter pounder with cheese is all that bad for you? Perhaps, chapter four (The Dead, Rotting, Decomposing Flesh Diet) will change your mind.
5. Natural Health, Natural Medicine by Andrew Weil, M.D.
Dr. Weil has dabbled in the beauty industry, been an innovator of healthful dining experiences and still rocks the world of wellness with his many informative books on health. If you are looking to become an alternative healer, you can start by looking into massage therapy school or nutrition classes to build your knowledge base. This particular book is a great place to start when beginning the journey of building a more conscious lifestyle. Not only does Dr. Weil outline the components of a disease-fighting diet, but he includes a guide for choosing the right vitamins and supplements and a Treasury of Home Remedies for Common Ailments.
Jazmine Green is an associate editor for LA YOGA Magazine, a publication focused on encouraging health living. She lives and writes in Los Angeles, California, and takes massage therapy classes to continue her health education.
Photo Credit: Oleg Klementiev (CC BY 2.0)
Epstein-Barr virus aka EBV, is a member of the Herpesvirus family, together with Herpes Simplex and Herpes Zoster and is one of the most common human viruses. Usually infection with EBV occurs during adolescence or young adulthood. Later can cause infectious mononucleosis. Like with other herpes family viruses, it is not exactly known what activates the virus. Sometimes is this virus known as so called “kissing disease”. Infectious Mononucleosis is a viral infection caused by the Epstein-Barr virus and can nest in any body organ. It is a DNA herpes-type virus that infects B lymphocytes in a first phase. Persons with infectious mononucleosis may be able to spread the infection to others for a period of weeks. However, no special precautions or isolation procedures are recommended, since the virus is also found frequently in the saliva of healthy people. In fact, many healthy people can carry and spread the virus intermittently for life.
Symptoms of infectious mononucleosis are fever, sore throat, and swollen lymph glands. Sometimes, a swollen spleen or liver involvement may develop. Heart problems or involvement of the central nervous system occurs only rarely, and infectious mononucleosis is almost never fatal.
People with viral diseases like herpes is can benefit from a diet high in lysine and low in arginine ratio. The following table is a good start-up point for what you should eat. The higher the ratio than the food is more suitable.
|Weight (gm)||Lys (mg)||Arg (mg)||Ratio Lys/Arg|
|Fruit Yogurt, lowfat||227||810||272||2.978|
|Plain Yogurt, skim||227||1160||391||2.967|
|Plain Yogurt, lowfat||227||1060||359||2.953|
|American Cheese Spread||28||427||155||2.755|
|Whey, dry, sweet||7.5||77||28||2.750|
|Parmesan Cheese, grated||5||192||77||2.494|
|Port du salut Cheese||28||563||235||2.396|
|Processed Swiss Cheese||28||696||293||2.375|
|Mozzarella Cheese, part s||28||699||295||2.369|
|Processed American Cheese||28||623||263||2.369|
|Monterey Jack Cheese||28||578||262||2.206|
|Half and Half Cream||242||568||259||2.193|
|Condensed Milk, sweetened||306||1920||876||2.192|
|Nonfat Milk, dry||120||3440||1570||2.191|
|Lowfat Milk, 2%||244||644||294||2.190|
|Whole Milk, dry||128||2670||1220||2.189|
|Nonfat Milk, dry, instant||68||1890||864||2.188|
|Whipping Cream, heavy||238||387||177||2.186|
|Evaporated Milk, skim||128||763||349||2.186|
|Whipping Cream, light||239||411||188||2.186|
|Ice Cream, rich||148||327||150||2.180|
|Whipped Cream, pressurize||60||152||70||2.171|
|Ricotta Cheese, part skim||246||3320||1570||2.115|
|Cottage Cheese, creamed||210||2120||1190||1.782|
|Cottage Cheese, Lowfat 2%||226||2510||1410||1.780|
|Cottage Cheese, dry||145||2020||1140||1.772|
|Anchovy, in oit, drained||20||531||346||1.535|
|Tuna, in water||165||4480||2920||1.534|
|Flat fish, flounder and s||85||1470||959||1.533|
|Sardines, in oil, drained||24||542||354||1.531|
|Canadian Style Bacon||454||7370||5100||1.445|
|Chicken, dark meat, w/o s||109||1860||1320||1.409|
|Chicken, light meat w/o s||88||1730||1230||1.407|
|Pork loin chop||151||1950||1430||1.364|
|Cream of Mushroom soup||244||127||95||1.337|
|Turkey noodle soup||244||212||159||1.333|
|Beef Flank steak||454||7270||5500||1.322|
|Chicken noodle soup||241||219||166||1.319|
|Beef Round steak||454||7320||5550||1.319|
|Beef noodle soup||244||261||198||1.318|
|Vegetable w/beef soup||244||344||261||1.318|
|Cream of Asparagus soup||244||112||85||1.318|
|Beef T-bone steak||454||6330||4810||1.316|
|Beef Sirloin steak||454||6880||5230||1.315|
|Beef Rib roast||454||6050||4600||1.315|
|Beef Short ribs||454||5430||4130||1.315|
|Beef Chuck roast||454||6900||5250||1.314|
|Chicken, light meat||116||1920||1470||1.306|
|Chicken canned, boned||142||2500||1920||1.302|
|Turkey, dark meat||152||2620||2020||1.297|
|Cream of chicken soup||244||215||166||1.295|
|Turkey, light meat||180||3540||2740||1.292|
|Turkey, canned boned||142||3040||2360||1.288|
|Italian sausage, ckd||67||1020||792||1.288|
|Chicken, dark meat||160||2150||1680||1.280|
|Pork and beef sausage||13||141||111||1.270|
|Bologna, beef and pork||28||250||198||1.263|
|Black bean soup||247||415||331||1.254|
|Bean w/ frankfurters soup||250||415||331||1.254|
|Corned Beef, brisket||454||5100||4100||1.244|
|Ground beef, regular||113||1560||1260||1.238|
|Cream of celery soup||244||73||59||1.237|
|Ground beef, lean||113||1670||1350||1.237|
|Beef smoked, chopped||28||467||386||1.210|
|Caviar, black and red||16||293||254||1.154|
|New England Clam Chowder||244||251||229||1.096|
|Cream of potato soup||244||83||76||1.092|
|Chicken rice soup||241||251||234||1.073|
|Frankfurter, beef and por||45||407||382||1.065|
|Whole Egg, dried||5||155||147||1.054|
|Vegetarian vegetable soup||241||99||99||1.000|
|pea soup w/ham||253||696||703||0.990|
|Lima beans, cooked||170||765||775||0.987|
|Cream of wheat||251||98||166||0.590|
|Pumpkin seeds & squash||140||2530||5570||0.454|
|Grapes, slip skin||153||13||42||0.310|
|Grapes, adherent skin||160||24||78||0.308|