A brief note on aluminium tapes

More popularly known as foil tape, for their reflective, foil like finish, aluminium tapes are used extensively in electrical, construction and HVAC industries.

These are more popular in applications that require resistance from moisture and heat. They are also showcase properties of electrical and thermal insulation, and hence suitable for industrial grade adhesive use as well.

Aluminium tapes offer excellent adherence even in low temperature. They effectively block out all moisture and odour, thus suitable in a multitude of applications. Certain types of tapes such as the polymer coated tapes and flame resistant aluminium tapes offer excellent thermal resistance, and can be used in relatively hot applications as well.

These tapes are used in a variety of industries, including HVAC, construction, electrical cable coating, duct bonding etc, which stands testament to their superior strength and versatility. Their sturdy and rugged nature gives them an added advantage over traditional adhesive tapes.

At Falcon Trading, we deal in some of the best in class aluminium tapes in Bahrain. For more information about our full range of products, do visit our website at http://www.falcontradingco.com/

What separates metal cutting from metal fabrication?

Metal cutting and metal fabrication are two completely different things. However, certain elements overlap in both kinds of work, yet their intended operations are different and their intended key clients are also different.

Metal fabrication traditionally involves working with metal sheets and metal bars in order to create strong, sturdy structures that are capable of bearing heavy loads easily. Fabrication also involves creating intricate metal equipment such as designer hand railings, staircases, windows etc. Depending on which metal is used and how it is to be contorted, different kinds of shaping and cutting equipment are used to achieve the necessary results.

Metal cutting however, does not involve fabricating metal furnishings from a single metal piece. Instead, it involves manipulating the shape of the metal by trimming/ cutting away the unnecessary parts. This also involves grinding, lathing, machining and other removal procedures used to shape and polish the edges into usable textures.

However, both operations use specific fabrication, cutting and shaping tools to achieve their determined results. Not all specialists are capable of handling both these operations with equal finesse.

At Falcon Trading, we deal in a variety of highly robust metal cutting and metal fabricating equipment in Bahrain. For more information about our services, do visit our website at http://www.falcontradingco.com/contact-us.html

Pocket Tape Rule- an essential measuring tool

The standard Pocket Tape Rule is an indispensable part of anyone working in the construction industry. Although it might not be precise, it offers a reliable measure to suit basic, everyday needs such as quick estimates and quick calculations. From measuring the right hole size to a fairly precise estimate of wall length/ floor dimensions, these tapes are used regularly for a variety of purposes.

The pocket tape comes in a variety of shapes and sizes, giving the construction professional ample choices when choosing one, depending on its intended use. The standard 6 inch pocket scale is extremely popular and is widely used across the globe. It is quite handy, fits easily inside a pocket and it also comes with a clasp, which makes it easy to be clasped on to the worker’s vest/belt.

These tape rules are made of stainless steel or spring steel, and they are coated with stain resistant paint/ coatings which makes it prone to rust and other disintegration. Thus these tapes have a long shelf life even when used in extreme dust and moist environments.

The steel also gives it a certain degree of flexibility and strength. This ensures that you can use the tapes in tight corners with relative ease. The robust strength gives it longer life when used in harsh conditions.

At Falcon Trading, we deal in a variety of pocket tape rule in Bahrain. For more information about our services, do visit our website at http://www.falcontradingco.com/about-us/the-company.html

Arc welding vs Gas welding

Arc welding and Gas welding are the two most popular types of welding currently begin used in industrial and commercial practices. However, both these methods have their own pros and cons, and are specifically used in certain applications only, and one method cannot be substituted to another in most cases.

Arc welding is one of the oldest welding practices in the world. It is quite cheap to work with and requires little equipment, which makes it quire inexpensive. While the Gas welding also known as MIG (Metal, Inert Gas) welding uses an Argon/ CO2 as shielding gas in order to achieve a weld.

The electric arc, which is used as a source of heat in arc welding can reach up to 40000oC, while the gas welding, which uses a gas as the source of heat can reach only up to 3200oC. In Arc welding, the filler rod operates as an electrode, thus performing dual purposes. The filler rod is introduces separately in gas welding.

One of the biggest concerns with Arc welding is electric shock. The equipment operates at high voltage and any misstep can lead to disastrous results. Arc welded joints are extremely strong and sturdy; while the gas welded joints are no match for the arc welded ones. The Arc welder can operate on both AC and DC current sources, while the Gas welder only operates on DC source. Both methods are however, non-pressure fusion welding method.

At Flacon Trading, we deal in a variety of high quality welding equipment suitable for all types of commercial and industrial uses. For more information about our services, do visit our website at www.falcontradingco.com

How effective are fire fighting gears?

Fire fighters use specially designed suits, which provide just enough protection from the raging fires that they are trying to suppress. Agility is an important factor in combating fire effectively, hence there is an unfair trade off between keeping the gear protective enough, yet light enough to provide optimal mobility to the fire fighters.

The gear does little to protect the fighters from explosions. The fire fighters primary aim is to suppress the fires, and they are trained to identify problem areas and attack them first before moving on to combating low priority areas.

Although the suits do protect them from heat to a certain extent, they do not necessarily provide an overall protection. However, they are designed to disperse evenly and block radiant heat effectively. This allows them to stay in hot areas for longer periods with little discomfort. The suits are designed to absorb copious amount of heat before it gets saturated. One the fire fighter begins o feel the heat, he generally retreats to safer areas to let the suit cool off.

The face masks do an excellent job in filtering the smoke and other airborne toxins, however, research has shown that the skin can absorb smoke and toxins just as effectively. Hence, it is dangerous even for a fully geared fire fighter to stay in a smoke filled room for long.

At Falcon Trading, we deal in a variety of fire fighting equipment suitable for fire fighters in Bahrain. For more information about our products and services, do visit our website at http://www.falcontradingco.com/

Types of grinding wheels

Grinding wheels are expendable wheels made of hard pressed abrasive components, which can slice through any materials with relative ease. This abrasive component is suitable for grinding through hard materials like ceramic aluminium oxide etc. The abrasives are available in a variety of options, each suitable for specific materials/ type of operations. A professional will be able to choose the tight wheel for the specific project. The different types of grinding wheels popular in the industry today are-

  • Straight wheels: The most common types of grinding wheels, and are found on pedestal grinders. They are designed to specifically operate on cylindrical surfaces, and is used only on the outside of the object.
  • Cylinder wheels: This kind of grinding wheel has no mounting support, but has a long, wide surface and is suitable for use in horizontal and vertical spindle grinders.
  • Tapered wheels: These are straight grinding wheels that tapers towards the middle of the grinding wheel. This type of wheel is used to grind gear teeth, grinding teeth etc.
  • Straight cup wheel: These types of wheels are used in cutters and tool grinders, and provide extra radial surface of grinding.

At Falcon Trading, we deal in a variety of grinding stones and abrasives in Bahrain. For more information about our services, do visit our website at http://www.falcontradingco.com/

A brief note on modern adhesives

Adhesives have come a long way since being resin mixtures. Modern adhesives are testament to the capabilities of modern technology. Today’s adhesives are so strong, that they are used in space shuttles and satellites to hold together large metal constructs.

The ever changing needs of engineers and designers has prompted scientists and manufacturers to invent new adhesives that serve as quality bonding materials. Different types of adhesives are used for different purposes, and behave very differently with different mediums and environments. The different types of adhesives in the markets today are-

  1. Anaerobic adhesives: This is one of the most revered adhesive types, and is in high demand for its robust bonding nature. They provide up to 100% of surface contact, which allows a resistance of up to 5 times that of mechanical process.
  2. Cyanoacrylate instant adhesives: These types of bonding agents are usually in the form of gel, and showcase optimal bonding properties for a variety of mediums. It has a high heat resistance, and is suitable for use in a variety of environments.
  3. Structural acrylic adhesives: These are versatile adhesives which are capable of bonding rapidly. They are designed to produce top quality bonds over a variety of environment and materials, which makes them extremely popular.

At Falcon Trading, we deal in a variety of such advanced adhesives in Bahrain. For more information about our services, do visit our website at http://www.falcontradingco.com/