How To Choose The Right Airport Transportation Service

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Having a long flight can be overly boring and strenuous. It can be even more tiring if you have to stand and wait in long queues to get a cab to reach your destination from the airport. During these times, it can be overly comfortable and relaxing to have a luxurious vehicle waiting to pick you up at the airport. There are various companies offering airport transportation services, and all claiming to be the best. However, you have to be extremely careful while choosing the right service to avoid any kind of trouble in the future. Let us discuss some of the aspects that you must keep in mind while hiring a transport service.

Safety: The most important factor that must be considered is your safety. There's probably nothing that matters more than safety, and since it is important not to make any kind of compromises with that. Before hiring a service, make sure that they maintain the following safety norms:

  • They are appropriately insured.
  • The vehicles they use are in good condition.
  • They employ highly trained and expert chauffeurs having a driver's license.

To make sure that you can follow the right course of action in case anything goes wrong during your journey, always remember to know the details of the terms and conditions of the insurance of the service you are hiring.

Expertise and Dedication: It is important to hire a company that has the ability to portray high levels of expertise and sincerity in their services. They should offer a wide range of vehicles to choose from based on your affordability, requirements and liking. They should be able to keep track of the flight timings to pick you and drop you at the right time without delays. The chauffeurs should have great knowledge of the roads to avoid any kind of inconveniences on the way. Moreover, they should take good care of your luggage and transport them in good condition.

Ask Questions: Never hesitate to ask questions to clear all your concerns. No two companies work exactly in the same way. Different services have their own set of rules and policies. It is important to find out the things that are included in their services and the ones that are not. Ask thorough questions about the details of their services. Remember, it is more important to find a service that would cater to your needs rather than finding the best in the market.

Flexibility: Often there can be a problem with the flight timing. It can either arrive before time or get postponed. In such situations the transportation service you hire should not have any problem adjusting their time with the flight timing. It can be overly irritating not to find your hired vehicle to pick you up after a tiring flight. Here, the transport service should use appropriate software to track the time and make sure to pick you or drop you at the airport absolutely on time. Without this flexibility, an airport transportation service is no good.

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Choosing a Fishing Kayak

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Which fishing kayak is right for you?

Are you confused about which fishing kayak you should purchase? If you have never used a kayak before you may not be sure which one you will need. Keep reading and we will try to break down the basic differences enabling you to make an educated purchase.

There are basically 2 types of kayaks.

They are Sit On Tops (SOT) and Sit In Kayaks (SIK). Each type has models that fish well. Before we discuss the merits and differences of each type let's first discuss kayaks for fishing in general.

What makes a kayak a good fishing kayak?

Fishermen often have needs that may be different than someone who intends strictly to paddle. Some of the basic features that fisherman prefer in a kayak are stability, storage, and enough flat surfaces to bolt on fishing extras such as rod holders and depth finders. Performance and maneuverability, while important to many, may not be the primary factors in choosing your first fishing kayak.

Start your decision process by answering some basic questions which will help you narrow down the kayak models that are most appropriate for you.

1. First consider you.

What are your height, weight, inseam measurements and general condition? If you are a big or very tall man, there are certain kayaks that will suit you better. In fact, this will make your decision easier because finding the right kayak will be more a matter of finding one that handles your size and weight more than anything else. Look for kayaks with lots of leg-room and a weight capacity that will handle you and your gear.

If you are a small to average sized person getting a kayak that's big, heavy, and has a 600-pound capacity probably is not your best choice. But if you are going to fish in the ocean a very small kayak would not be the best choice either. As you will see choosing a kayak can be a compromise of sorts. As you read on, consider the different factors and consider them while making your choice.

2. What vehicle are you going to use to transport your kayak?

If you are planning to transport your kayak in the bed of a pickup truck a larger, heavier kayak does not present a problem. However, if you have a large SUV, like a 4WD Suburban, you should be conscious of the kayak's weight because it will take some extra effort to get the kayak on and off of the roof of such a vehicle. The bottom line is that if your kayak is easy for you to load and unload you will use it more often.

3. Where do you plan on using the kayak?

Will your kayak be used exclusively in freshwater? If so where? Lakes, ponds, small rivers, and creeks? Will you be fishing large, open bodies of water with lots of waves and chop? Do you plan on using your kayak in saltwater? Do you plan on fishing in the ocean and launching your kayak through the surf? How are you planning to get your kayak to the water? Can you simply drive it to the water and launch or do you plan on launching in remote areas where you can not drive your vehicle to the water's edge? All these factors are important when choosing your kayak.

4. What fishing methods do you like to use?

Do you only use one style? Do you use artificial lures, fish with live bait, or both? If you are going to use bait, do you want to use live bait-fish or dead bait? Will you need room for a live-well on your kayak? Do you plan on anchoring and chumming? Do you fly fish? The type of gear you plan on attaching and taking along is going to affect your decision. In short, the way (s) you fish can affect which kayaks are going to better suit your needs.

5. What type of fisherman are you?

Are you strictly a catch and release fisherman, do you like to take the occasional meal home, or are you regularly taking fish home? Where are you going to store your catch? Is there room in / on the kayak you have selected?

Which style of kayak is right for you? A Sit On Top or a Sit Inside Kayak?

Sit In Kayaks are the traditional type of kayaks. When most people think about kayaks this is the type that usually comes to mind. They are similar to canoes in that you sit inside on the bottom hull of the kayak. Sit ins offer more initial protection from the elements, however in rougher conditions they can fill with water without the proper accessories. In adverse conditions they are usually outfitted with a spray-skirt. A skirt is a covering that goes around you and the opening in the kayak that prevents water from entering. When a skirt is used you may inadvertently limit access to the items that are inside of the kayak, but if you are a bare bones type fisherman this may suit you just fine.

Sit On Top kayaks are a newer breed of kayak. They resemble a modified surfboard of sorts and you sit on them rather than in them. SOTs have what are known as scupper holes, which allow water to drain from the cockpit. This way when water was washed over the kayak the cockpit may briefly flood but it will quickly drain eliminating the need to pump out any water. This is especially beneficial in places like the surf zone.

Both styles of kayaks are useful to fisherman and within each style there are models that will suit you better than others. Let's get back to some of those earlier questions and see why they're important in helping you choose which of these types of kayak will be best for you.

Stability:

Fishermen do something in a kayak that most paddlers do not – they fish. Therefore having a reliably stable platform can be very important, especially to a person who is new to the sport and new to kayaks. When kayakers discuss stability they talk about 2 types. Initial and secondary. Initial stability is the side-to-side wobble that you feel when you sit in a kayak. Secondary stability is when the kayak is near its point of flipping and how much forgiveness it has before you actually flip.

Many recreational kayaks have a remarkable initial stability but have a very abrupt secondary. When they reach their secondary limit you're literally dumped. Conversely there are kayaks that wobble like mad but are very forgiving when they come to the dump point. Most recreational fishing kayaks have a good compromise of both initial and secondary stability.

Since you sit on or near the floor of a SIK they tend to seem more stable. In SOTs you sit on the kayak and since it has a double hull you also sit higher. This higher seating position can initially make a SOT seem less stable. If you have a SOT and a SIK that are the same length and width the SIK will probably be more stable. Because of this SOT designers tend to make their kayaks wider. So no matter which style you choose there will be a model that you will feel comfortable in.

Initial stability can seem more important to beginners and secondary stability more important to seasoned kayakers. It makes sense. The beginner has not developed a sense of balance yet. It's a lot like learning how to ride a bicycle. When you start out it's new so you think about it more. After a short while it becomes second nature and you do not think about it at all.

Speed: Typically, the longer and narrower a kayak the faster it is. SIKs are usually faster, though there are fast SOTs too. Speed ​​is only important if you need it. If the majority of your fishing is close to shore or small, protected areas, than you probably will not need a long fast kayak. However, if you're fishing a big reservoir, bay, sound, or in the open ocean the ability to cover distance may be very important to you. An equally sized SIK will usually be faster because it is narrower than a SOT of the same length.

Maneuverability:

If you're going to fish in small creeks or narrow estuaries, you'll probably want a kayak that is easy to maneuver. A long fast touring kayak will be more difficult to use in these situations and may take away from your overall fishing experience. A shorter SOT or SIK will suit you better if these types of environments. On big waters making a sharp turn usually is not serious so a longer kayak is not a problem.

Accessory Friendly:

one of the joys of kayak fishing is converting a simple recreational kayak into a very effective and compact fishing vessel. This is done by adding fishing accessories. How much you add depends heavily on your fishing style and your philosophy on gear. Some fishermen just take a rod and a few lures along and others like to bring lots of gear along. No matter what your preference, simply adding one rod holder will greatly increase the fishability of your kayak. Lots of flat surfaces are nice for mounting accessories.

Storage:

Fishermen tend to take a lot of gear with them. Organizing this gear requires that the kayak you have chosen has adequate storage. It does not have to be a lot, but it's nice to have a few different places to put your stuff. SOT kayaks have a double hull which means there is a lot of potential storage below the deck. Depending on your needs this may be very important to you. Maybe you plan on camping or making long journeys in your kayak. This large relatively dry storage area may appeal to you. If you plan on launching your kayak through the surf this space will allow you to stow rods bellow deck which will keep them safe while you pass through the surf zone. Many SIK have hatches that offer access to sealed-off compartments in the hull. Many of the SIKs used by fisherman also have large open cockpits that make it easier to get at gear you may have stored around you. Milk crates and other plastic containers can also be used for external storage They fit into the tank-wells of many SOT kayaks and can also be lashed onto the deck of SIKs as well.

Fishing Logistics:

Kayak fishing takes place in many different environments, from large bays, sounds, and even the open ocean, but many of us fish some very small waters too. A small shallow river can be very easily fished with a short, lightweight kayak. Such a kayak will be easier to negotiate around obstacles such as logs, log jams, rocks, waterfalls & spillways, fast water, and rocky shallows. There will be times when you need to carry or drag your kayak around, over, or through these places. In these types of situations a smaller lighter kayak is the better choice.

Some Kayaks to consider:

Kayaks suitable for big & tall paddlers:

1. Hobie Outback

2. Hobie Revolution

3. Hobie Adventure

4. Hobie Quest

5.Ocean Kayak Prowler Trident 15

6.Ocean Kayak Prowler Big Game

7.Heritage Redfish 14

8. Native Manta Ray 14

9. Native Ultimate 16

10.Wilderness Systems Tarpon 160i

11.Wilderness Systems Pungo 140

12. Wilderness Systems Ride 135

13. Malibu X-Factor

Kayaks suitable for average to smaller paddlers (average to smaller paddlers have fewer restrictions and can use almost any sit-on or sit-in kayak that suits their needs.) Below are some popular choices:

1. Wilderness Systems Tarpon 120

2. Wilderness Systems Pungo 120

3. Native Manta Ray 12

4. Hobie Sport

5. Hobie Revolution

6. Hobie Outback

7. Hobie Quest

8. Malibu Mini-X

9. Perception Koho

10. Perception Patriot Angler

Best of luck in making a decision – hope to see you on the water soon.

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How to Clean and Fix Your Oscillating Fan

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When cleaning the fan, you will need the following things:

-a screwdriver, to open the fan

-detergent and some warm water to clean it

-dry cloth or a towel to wipe off the remaining water

Not really a lot of things, right? Well, that’s one more benefit of oscillating fans-they are really easy to open and clean. An oscillating fan cools down more air than a regular fan, so it’s more likely to get dirty faster and more often. That’s why it’s design must allow easy cleaning.

So, the first thing you have to do in order to clean the fan safely is to unplug it from the electricity. After that wipe off the surface dust from the fan. When you have done that, you can begin disassembling it. Remove the grill by unscrewing the screws that keep it together. Some grills don’t have crews but clips and that makes the process even easier. Remove the blades by taking off the screws that keep them attached to the fan. Now you can use detergent to clean the grill and the blades. Be very careful with this because you don’t want any electrical components to get wet. After that use a dry towel or a cloth to dry the washed parts. Before reassembling, the grill and the blades should be left for some minutes to dry a bit more. That way, you will avoid getting injured or breaking down your fan. Reassemble the fan in the reversed order in which the parts were removed. Tightly screw in all the screws, plug it in and test it. Your crispy clean fan should now work perfectly, the ticking is probably gone, and the air is better because you stopped the accumulated dust from spreading around the room.

If you can hear the clicking noise while the head of the fan moves it could be just dirt. However, it could be that the gears are worn or loose. You will have to open it anyway so unplug it and to that.

– Take a screw driver and unscrew the grill of the fan. Take off the blades and clean them altogether with the grill, the shaft and the motor housing. For the grill and the blades you can use only water and detergent but for the shaft and the motor housing vacuum cleaning wouldn’t be such a bad idea. While you are there inspect the motor. If the gears look OK put everything back together again in the reverse order and plug the fan in the electricity. The fan should be running quietly now.

– If the gears look like they need a replacement or tightening up, then your work is not done yet. First check the set screw. If it’s loose tighten it up because this screw balances the blades and when it gets loose they are not balanced correctly and that may cause the buzzing and clicking sound.

– Also inspect the gear assembly and the motor housing. Try tightening them up. If you can then all should be good. But, if they can’t be tightened that means that they are worn and you have to replace them. After they are tightened or replaced lubricate the shaft and reassemble your fan.

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Quick Repair To A Failing Job Search – Guaranteed!

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Too many job seekers find themselves weeks or months past the time when they expect to be hired and started at a solid, career-level, employment position. If that description sounds anything like your circumstances, then pay attention to the following tactics that often jump-start and move ahead a job search onto the employment superhighway.

But be warned, these are strategies not for the fault-of-heart. Mental-focus, self-discipline, dispersion drive, and a large dose of stick-to-it-ness are required to move your career forward with these methods. Too often, job seekers' minds are captured by the hypnotic distress caused when successful letters-of-rejection or, after hours sending out scores of resumes, a string of failed call-backs for job interviews line up to assail job seeker enthusiasm. Do not allow your focus to waver. Use the strategies herein to keep your job search on course and on time.

And by the way, these tactics are not the typical network-with-industry-friends or the visit-a-niche-job-board sort of job search advice. Keep your mind open about these suggestions. These are the same friendly, but to-the-point, approaches that many professional executive search-recruiters use to generate job hires at all levels of employment. Such methods generate job offers – year after year – and they will work for you now, if you stay focused.

Also, to turbo-charge this job search model, you must create meaningful employer-prospect lists that reasonably match the career you pursue, then put those lists to work as you methodically follow the steps below.

A PRIMARY STRATEGY – PAY ATTENTION, NUMBERS, RESEARCH

As you create and decide and plan which job or job title you choose to harvest, remember to collect, correspond and organize as many accurate facts and statistics as you can about your own job history that accurately illustrates your on-job performances relative to key workplace topics that are commonly discussed on your work-floor environment – statistics, such as, percentages of improvement or loss-control on various subjects that highlight your skills and successes; include ratios, comparisons, totals, breakdowns of production, growth margins, projections, and more, as you do not know yet which of those prime-topic-stats will be of keen interest to any particular employer-prospect, so be prolific in this endeavor.

Next, constantly remind yourself that about seventy-percent of all job openings are not posted to any job board, nor even posted or discussed within an employer's own business walls. Nonetheless, the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, confirms the aforementioned "about seventy-percent" figure, so do not doubt it. And be sure … your doubts of it … will not change the truth of the number, it holds fast since your belief-system.

It is important to note that last observation, and remember it, at least during any job search using the job search strategies reported in this article. In fact, remember to check-at-the-door most previous job search beliefs, they will prove to be massive time and energy wasters; set them aside, especially those concepts that used to yield results but now prove to be impotent; like the rumor that if you send out enough copies of the same resume someone will call back. That may be work for certain entry-level jobs, but not careers. The tactics herein rely on accurate, repeating numbers. The job seeker performing certain numbers of job search tasks in a repeated, methodical manner, without fail, which results always move things forward, towards a real job offer.

For some people, such activities may seem over-the-top – and these strategies do require some unorthodox but friendly snooping around, too, some may say – but not deemed such by any reasonable professional assessment. To secure career-level employment positions, you can not be shy about making direct contact to business operators and employer managers who are not advertising to hire for your job specialty (and do not be too shy to communicate with their associated employees or ex-employees, too), as smart job seekers remember that many of those business operators and employer managers are also known to occasionally hire specialists with your sections of skills – even when there are no obvious job openings available.

So first, you have to find those employer / managers then you have to pick their brains.

THE 2 TACTICS LIKELY TO GET YOU HIRED
In order to get the attention of an employer who is not advertising a job opening, do not simply send a meek inquiry to HR requesting consideration for a job that does not exist. That approach almost always fails.

Instead, (TACTIC # 1) do what most job seekers are not willing to do … customize a special resume for each such potential employer; a resume that specifically addresses, in an unspoken manner, each employer's individual workplace needs, and suggests you as the "superhero" solution to those specific and ongoing areas of business, which each employee / manager agreements could use some swift and measurable improvements – and how your resume statistics prove your ability to perform thusly. Then distribute that resume accordingly, per the steps below.
But how do you do that? How do you discover a business' unspiring hiring needs before you even create and send your resume?

(TACTIC # 2) It's easier than you think. Prior to constructing each custom resume, perform research about each company you choose to pursue – this is serious business so organize and get on with the work ASAP and stay focused or you may lose your nerve to complete the tasks – discover the actual names of decision -people who would approve, or contribute to a decision to, hire for the department or job-title or voluntary specialty that you intend to pursue with each employer-prospect. And in your research, as you discover each business' most urgent workplace hiring needs in your job specialty, you discover exactly which of your job skills and industry experiences to use to create a custom resume, and which related employment statistics may best impress each hiring manager.

To help identify decision-makers and other employees from specific industries and firms, consider to try the public library's business sections, as they are often overlooked – but there are names in print-only industry directories that rarely appear online; yet do not neglect the internet to find industry related contacts in social-mobi systems like Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn and the others; and do not stop there, use industry and vocational directed online blogs, forums or bulletin-boards or YahooGroups or other such social-net groups, where employees from the companies you have targeted may log-on to discuss related industry activities, or who names and titles appear related to one or another business or public or private system or function which, for whatever reason, made its way online. Run search strings on major search engines to include names of your employer-prospects, any individual employee or ex-employee names that you may have previously unknowled already, and specific cities or states.

Often, results are easy to deliver. When examples arrive into your search-results, click through, read the various entries that best match your job search intentions. And check the history of job posts for each employer-prospect. Go back as far as possible for hiring trends and related job requirements and oft-quoted company benefits, etc.

Whatever you do, do not be intrusive with any inquiries you may make through these channels, this is not corporate espionage, just a job search, so remain professional at all times, maybe make comments in-reply to others' postings, re- tweet with comments, etc. – or, perhaps – wait till you have a good idea of ​​what you may want to contact or reply to first and exactly what you want to say and ask, all the while capturing names, job titles, email addresses, fax and phone numbers and desk-extension numbers, and user names from business groups, social networks and forums you haunt. Those details often lead to obvious decision-makers and other employees within the companies you pursue; and sometimes it leads to companies unfamiliar to you, who later became employer-prospects, too.

Once you are fueled with names, departments and other details, call them. Get them on the phone, if possible, or at least speak with associated groups, Administrative Assistants or personal Secretaries to decision-makers, to ask important questions; inquiries that can confirm the names and titles of the persons that work and manage the areas of business where you seek employment; also, confirm status of any yet-to-be-posted job openings; and ask – hypothetically, if such a job was open, or in the past when the manager was hiring – what would most impress the hiring manager about a job candidate? It's best to get that type of specific job information directly from the hiring-authority whenever possible, but sometimes it is difficult to reach them; so …

Do not be shy about directly contacting actual working employees, including non-managers, in those same departments. Be friendly, not demanding or expectant, explain how much respect you have for the company (by this point you should have already researched each employer-prospect enough to state briefly, but meaningfully, about why you respect them). Tell them why you seek employment there. Ask for advice on the smartest way to navigate a path to a job offer, or tips on which areas of that department could use some help, and about any ongoing business challenges there relating to your areas of training.

Seem too intrusive? It's not. It's only about getting hired. Most people who receive such phone calls, emails, chat or IM messages or those who respond to tweets or comment on postings made previously on that or some other social-mobi system – most of us, worldwide, do not mind to help. So do not be afraid to ask for information.

With such business contact details in-hand, and having identified many of companies to research for the job you seek, begin to customize your resumes for each firm. Again – do not be shy. Use each resume as your professional billboard, so to speak, to highlight your skills and successful experiences in solving specific work-floor issues, and have statistics to confirm it. Then utilize the email addresses, fax numbers and other hiring-agent contact data to release your customized resumes – one at a time – directly to the offices of each firing authority (and / or to the closest contact to them), including HR; later, if things go well, let the hiring manager (s) guide you through HR processing. Prove it to yourself, when you impress the primary hiring-authority, and their associates, with know-how to repair their workplace issues – combined with a teamwork attitude – they draw their own conclusions, without the candidate speaking a word; as workplace performance statistics, confirm your success with similar issues. As you can see, whether on your resume, or cited in a phone call, or in emails, wherever – work statistics illustrate your results as they lend authority to any claims of anticipated performance if hired.

Relative to contacting hiring-prospects … if you follow the processes reported in this article, and you talk and reach out to people in enough businesses – you will find company managers eager to talk to you about a possible job. Typically, no later than the fourth or fifth such serious employer-prospect follow-up inquiry and consequent job interviews, or sooner, incites a job offer made by one or more employer.

So do not give up on this approach to finding gainful, reliable employment. It is proven to generate hires – if you stick-with-it and perform every step in the process. Work this job search model as thoroughly as you will work the very job you pursuit.

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Truck repair EGR part 5

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Finally time has come to repair what it’s called the EGR, Hoping this will solve the problem. Once the job is completed I started the engine but the turbo did not work, then I had them replace the V POD Turbo did work. However on my next video Turbo was the next target to change, because turbo did get damaged from all of this.

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A Guide to Sizing a Diesel Generator

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Note: Diesel Generator applications can be quite complex, involving many different site specific elements to be considered. This article presents a basic guide to sizing a diesel generator. It assumes basic knowledge of power calculations.

Diesel Generator sizing involves calculating the following load factors:

1. The continuous load operating at any given time

2. Derating factors

3. Transient performance

4. Non Linear loads

The size required will be determined by the maximum demand from one of the above load factors. We will now expand on each one.

1. TOTAL CONTINUOUS LOAD (run kVA)

· Calculate the total kVA for all motors and machinery that will be operating at one time

· Calculate the total kVA for all heating/air conditioning that will be operating at one time

· Calculate the total kVA for all lighting that will be operating at one time

The run kVA (rkVA) equals the sum of the maximum possible load demand at one time.

2. ALLOW FOR ANY DE-RATES

Common de-rate elements are:

· Altitude

· Ambient temperature

· Dust

· Humidity

· Power Factor

Each diesel generator will have their own de-rate characteristics to each item, hence their technical data must be referred to. If more than one de-rate applies the multipliers become cumulative.

When de-rates apply the continuous rating of the generator is reduced by the multiplier.

3. TRANSIENT LOAD PEFORMANCE

When a motor starts its initial kVA (start kVA) is larger than its run kVA. This occurs due to initial inrush current required to start the motor. The skVA can be several times the rkVA causing an initial larger load demand and resulting voltage dip at the terminals. In general, a voltage dip greater than 25% can cause the generator to stall/shutdown, hence becoming an important element to consider. Generators have specific starting voltage characteristics that must be considered.

Various starting methods are used in applications to reduce the skVA.Each will have their own performance characteristics and will provide their starting impact. Technical data can be obtained from the manufacturers.

Motors that come on line at various stages, calculations are based on the highest possible demand scenario. When there is more than one motor starting simultaneously the total skVA is the sum of each of the motors skVA

4. NON LINAEAR LOADS

Non-linear loads (NLL) are defined as electrical equipment that draw non sinusoidal current from the supply source (diesel generator) causing harmonics in the current waveform, which in turn causes distortion in the voltage waveform. Current distortion (ID) is a function of the number pulses. The degree of distortion can cause instability in the loads control system and generators excitation system.

For a diesel generator to be able to limit the voltage distortion (VD) the alternator must have a sub-transient reactance (X”d) at a level (lower the better) that allows for this.

There are several guide/charts that take input of ID% and acceptable VD% and provide the X”d that must not be exceeded.

The diesel generator selected must have an alternator that operates within the X”d limit. For applications where the NLL is a high percentage of the total load an oversized alternator may be required.

DIESEL GENERATOR SIZE

Once the maximum kVA for each of the load factors are determined the size of the diesel generator will be that of the highest demand and hence meeting demands of remaining load factors.

As it can be seen sizing a diesel generator can be quite complex. This guide is basic and was written to provide awareness to the considerations required when sizing a generator. This discussion can be expanded into great detail, in which consideration may be required to provide the correct sizing of the diesel generator.

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Guidelines Followed by the Water Damage Restoration Companies

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They follow some strict guidelines to ensure the safety of the people present in the flooded area and to repair the residency according to standard procedures set by the IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification), a certifying body's S500 SOP (Standard Operation Procedure ). In the case of prolonged water damage and the formation of mold growth, the water damage home repair companies should follow IICRC's S520 SOP. It is an operation procedure set for professional mold restoration. A professional, working in a refurbishment company is completely trained to perform sewage, mold and water restoration by adopting suitable vaccine and personal protective equipment (PPE).

When a company receives an emergency call, a technician from the company visits the spot to identify the category of inundation and the intensity of destruction. Normally, the water damage is divided into three categories. The category one water injury does not pose any considered harm to the people. It is mentioned as "Clean water." The inundation occurs from the sources of domestic lines, sink overflows with zero contaminants, malfunction of appliances in water supply lines, snow or ice melt, or overflow of rain or broken toilets with zero contaminants and additives are considered "clean water" sources. But, people should not ignore the clean water flooding because if it gets mixed with the dust deposited under carpet or with any contaminants, then the mutilation will be more. Therefore, it is important to address the problem as soon as possible.

The second category of water is comprised of a significant level of chemicals or physical contagion that can cause sickness and discomfort to the people. This class of water is denoted as "gray water." It carries a significant amount of microorganisms and nutrients of bacteria. The sources of this category are, overflow of water from washing machine and dishwashers, toilet bowl with some particles, pump failure and seepage due to the hydrostatic force. If the gray water inundation is not addressed within 48 hours, it can cause more destruction.

water damage home repair technicians address the category-3 destruction very attentively because it causes more discomfort and sickness to people if consumed or exposed. It includes contaminated materials that can harm the living atmosphere. If category-2 water left untreated it will convert into category 3 that is referred as "Black water."

The professionals first remove the excess water by using special techniques and machines and start drying the place. Once they dry the structure, De-humidification process is carried out. They finally monitor the damaged structure by taking the readings of room temperature and monitoring the moisture content of the materials with a moisture meter. All these processes are transported out according to the guidelines set by the two certifying bodies IICRC and RIA. Most of the companies follow the procedure recommended by the IICRC and RIA to maintain a hygienic atmosphere after floods.

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With gas prices increasing almost every day, more and more people are turning to motorcycles to become their everyday driver. The one drawback to that choice is storage. That is why motorcycle saddlebags where invented, to offer the ease and convent of storage while riding the open road. Ever since the motorcycle was invented in 1867 people have tried to find a way to secure a suitcase or duffel bag to their motorcycle. All with good intentions, there have been many different variations of saddlebags. All those trial and errors have brought us to today's top three most common motorcycle saddlebags.

The most common are Leather, Synthetic Leather and Hard saddlebags. Each one adds its own advantages. While Hard Saddlebags that are made of fiberglass or mild steel, offer higher security and strength than weather conditions. They also have a higher price tag attached to them. On the other hand Leather and Synthetic Leather saddlebags are offered at a lower price, but do not provide the longevity that hard saddlebags provide.

Most leather and hard saddlebags come in a variety of styles and sizes. Many of the choices include very plain looking saddlebags, all the way up to fringe and studs for added details. Hard saddle bags have close to unlimited color and appearance choices. Details for hard saddlebags include chrome details and many different paint designs that can become a custom piece of art. With so many different manufactures out there to choose from it can become quit frustrating so here are some key factors to remember when purchasing saddlebags.

* How much room do you need for storage?

* What weather conditions are you traveling in?

* How do you store your motorcycle?

* How much security do you need?

* What is your budget?

* Make sure it will mount to your motorcycle

* Do you need detachable features?

Most of the early motorcycle saddlebags where throw over style which are still available today. The convince of this style is that they do not require any extra mounting brackets or hardware. You install these types of saddlebags by attaching them under the motorcycle seat. The installation of these motorcycle saddlebags are very quick and easy. The draw back to this is that they are not easy to take off your motorcycle while out on the open road. If removal of your motorcycle saddlebag is essential, then make sure to purchase ones that offer quick release saddlebags or mounted motorcycle saddlebags. Mounted saddlebags are attached to the bike with brackets or hardware most offer the convince of quick release so you are able to detach your saddlebags and carry them with you. The mounting process is more detailed, and be sure that the motorcycle saddlebags you purchase come with mounting brackets or you purchase them separately.

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