Service Bodies for Mining

Things to keep in mind Before Purchasing one for your Vehicle

Choosing a service body for your Ute can be a big hassle. The problem is that there is no one size fits all solution when it comes to service bodies. Each Company uses it’s Ute’s according to its needs but when it comes to selecting a service body there are quite a few things which need to be taken into consideration.

Your Ute’s can only be fully functional when you get service bodies which are specially customized to your needs.

Make sure to keep the following factors in mind when selecting a service body for your vehicle. These include:

Canopy of the Service body

You need to be aware of you specific needs. This means why you would be suing the service body and for what purposes. This would help you design a configuration which is best suited for your needs. You need to decide whether you want a full or a part canopy only. Full canopies usually work well, though they cost more too. However using a full canopy ensures that all your gear stays protected despite any kind of weather.  Part canopies simply consist of a service tray and a half canopy for a little bit of protection. If you are usually responsible for transporting regular gear, a part canopy would work just as well.

Safety purposes

Safety for your gear should be the first priority. There are a few things to look for when purchasing a Ute service body. Make sure it has all of the following features.

  • Restraint points which would help tie down any equipment which needs to be transported
  • There should be enough space for load balancing when carrying equipment which is heavier
  • A low center of gravity if necessary as well. When purchasing a service body make sure you mention it and stress on the importance of safety to the supplier

The efficiency of the service body

Finding the right Ute service body can actually help manage your work load is the right manner. It help keep things organised by ensuring the work slows smoothly without any hassle. You need to make sure that you choose a service body which is highly efficient and helps make your work load easier.

The service body manufacturer would make sure that they design it according to your specifications. It should be able to carry out all the work load expected from it. Some services require a five star safety rating. This all should be mentioned before you make a purchase. It should be designed according to the right safety standards plus there should also be a warranty on the protection and safety.

You can be assured that your investment is worth every dollar you spend when the service body is designed according to your requirements. Don’t hesitate in paying extra for added features, it’s only going to get you better returns in the future. Just make sure you purchase the service body from the right manufacturer.


Mining Sound Attenuators

Everything You Need to Know About Sound Attenuators

Have you ever been in a room and the noise from the fans and other equipment makes the room very uncomfortable for you to concentrate? Well, that’s not the case in all offices because some are enhanced by what we call sound attenuators also known as duct silencers, mufflers or sound traps. This equipment is typically designed to reduce the noise that is transmitted right from a certain source to the receiver. They are proven to be very effective in noise reduction. They are usually installed at the intake, at the discharge sides or at the receiver side of the noise generating equipment.

A sound attenuator is essential in absorbing unpleasant sound which is called noise. They have been basically made for purposes of reducing noise in any heating, ventilation and all systems that involve air conditioning. If you want a peaceful and quiet environment serene for meditation and effective office work, you just have no other option than to install sound attenuators. It is usual that a fan produces a lot of noise especially when it is traveling along ventilation ducts which in turn create an uncomfortable nature in your office or house. That’s why you need to employ these duct silencers.

Models of Sound Attenuators

Sound traps come along in different sizes, materials, and shapes. Some of their sizes range from 4, 6, 8, 12 to 16 inches. They come in rectangular and circular shapes. You are supplied this equipment depending on the place of application, that, they are supplied depending on your specification both for commercial and industrial applications.

Sound attenuators most are made from a galvanized sheet of steel and are filled with various materials (mineral fibre) that have the ability to absorb sound. That’s why mostly they are called dissipative silencers. Their inner duct usually comprises a perforated sheet steel/metal which covers the mineral fibre so as to prevent them from being eroded by airflow. There are basically two types of sound attenuators that are commonly used:

  • Rectangular shaped attenuators
  • Round sound attenuators

Rectangular shaped attenuators

They come in 3 basic sizes depending on their heights namely small, medium and large. They operate by keeping the flow of air in close contact with the sound absorbers. The more you increase the length and height of the sound attenuator the more the sound will be attenuated or decreased and the air pressure significantly dropped. Depending on their sizes they have different dynamic insertion loss, self-noise sound power ratings, and airflow performance.

Round sound attenuators

Their outer shell which is galvanized spiral pipe is larger than the inner perforated liner. The centre absorber has a spun metal head that is a cone-shaped tail for purposes of effective attenuation and optimum drop in pressure. These sound or noise attenuators are filled with an insulation of mineral fibre. They come in different diameter sizes and lengths which consequently determine their self-noise sound power, dynamic insertion loss, and their airflow performance.

Benefits of Sound Attenuators

Most of these sound attenuators are used in the ducting phase of an air conditioning system. They are basically used to decrease the sound waves intensity using the fibre materials stocked in them. They reduce the amplitude without affecting the waveform of the signal.

It is usual that air conditioners produce a lot of noise and that’s where attenuators come in to minimize it without affecting the space around. In addition, they are used as silencers for various blowers and fans. They are also used in cooling towers to reduce that high sound produced by those large machines.

If you are looking for a cool working environment then you should install a sound attenuator.

Why Do We Mine?

What are the reasons for why humans mine minerals?

Why do we mine? Have you ever wondered why countries devote a lot of investment and resources into mining minerals? In Australia alone, the mining industry counts for a significant portion of economic activity. Around 138 billion dollars per year is generated by the Australian mining industry. That is around more than twice than agriculture or tourism will contribute the Australian economy per year. But aside from the economics of mineral extraction, there are a lot of more reasons why Australia and many other countries in the world continue to mine precious metals and minerals from the earth. Here is why mining is such a prevalent industry.

Our electronics and goods need minerals

You are probably reading this article on an electronic device, such as a mobile smartphone or a PC. And those electronic devices need certain minerals to function. Those minerals such as gold, lead, gallium, cobalt, etc. are all needed in the batteries, circuits, and other components of your electronic devices. Modern society and a lot of what we depend on as humans rely on the minerals that are extracted through mining. Just take a look at the various goods that you have around your homes, such as your clothes, car, appliances, and even some certain foods. Production of those goods would not be possible without gaining the raw materials needed to create them.

Mining provides building materials

Most buildings, especially those huge skyscrapers that you see in cities, need the raw materials from the mining industry. Take for example a high-rise building. These kinds of buildings need a steel frame, and steel is processed from iron, which is an ore that is mined in many places around Australia. Even your residential building probably has got raw building materials that were taken from mines. Concrete, stone and other kinds of building materials all need to be mined and extracted from the ground. So without mining resources from the earth, the only practical building materials that we would have would be wood.

It generates jobs

The mining industry in Australia is a huge business. And because it is so big, there are so many jobs that it generates as well. Skilled labor is always needed within the mining industry. Miners, engineers, geologists, are just some of the jobs that people work in the mining industry. And mining is a lucrative business, meaning that people can get good jobs if they work in the mining industry. Without the presence of the mining industry, thousands of people could potentially lose their job. So it is good for economic stability and employment that the mining industry is there.

So as you can see, there are a lot of reasons for why mining is so important for any country. There are so many benefits to be gained from mining. And while there are certain pitfalls to mining, such as environmental degradation, those pitfalls, and negative side effects can be averted, if proper procedures and care are followed. It more than worth it to mine resources from the earth. After all, modern life would not be possible without mining. Human infrastructure and modern society are built on the resources that we have gained from mining.