More window cleaners are adding bird control to their list of services and doing quite well at it. Add-on services are ideal for all window cleaners. It’s rare to find a window cleaning company that only offers window cleaning service. Most companies offer at least 2 or 3 add-on services. Adding bird control services to a window cleaning company’s offerings can fatten service contracts, especially when the client must comply with public health codes to operate—like restaurants
DESMI Automation has its eye on energy efficiencies
Industrial pump and energy optimisation provider DESMI aims to be the go-to source for customers and companies that hope to solve energy optimisation problems smarter and more cost-effectively via automation. It’s hard not to be caught up in the enthusiasm of Brian Enevoldsen when he says: “We’re just scratching the surface of what automation technologies can do to help create a more sustainable, more energy-efficient world.” The usually down-to-earth Dane has recently been put in charge...
Protective Eye Gear for Laser Viewing and Applications
Some high-grade lasers can damage the eye and burn the skin. Most lasers that are capable of inflicting such injuries are categorized under Class 2, Class 3 and Class 4. For example, UV lasers that emit wavelengths between 180-400nm can cause corneal damage; while some near-IR lasers, ranging between 780-1,800nm, may burn one’s retina. On the extreme end of injuries related to high-intensity lasers, exposure to specific Class 3 and Class 4 units may lead to electrical shock and burns to the skin. Because...
A clean job for Klinger bottle washing systems - Case Study
Application: Bottle washing equipment Xylem scope: The Lowara Vogel Series e-SHS stainless steel, LSB and e-NSCS cast iron end suction pumps were the right solution for moving water and corrosive liquids in Klinger’s bottle washing machines. The equipment provided combines high efficiency with flexibility and can easily be mounted in small spaces. Main Customer Advantages Reliable products at competitive price Low lifecycle cost Flexible and responsive aftersales service Introduction Klinger...
Environmentally sustainable WASH? Current discourse, planetary boundaries and future directions
The significant challenge of achieving safe, reliable and continuous service delivery has been a focus of the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector in recent years, with less attention given to other important sustainability considerations such as environmental sustainability. The agenda set by the Sustainable Development Goals prompts a wider lens, bringing water resource management and ecosystem conservation together with water and sanitation access targets in one integrated goal. As we grapple with our...
Qualitative comparative analysis for WASH research and practice
Qualitative comparative analysis is an established research method that has been underutilized in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) research. It has immense potential for addressing the complexity inherent to WASH projects, and can produce robust and transparent results from intermediate or large numbers of cases. The method enables researchers and practitioners to blend quantitative and qualitative metrics to build more nuanced contextual knowledge, and is able to detect combinations of causal conditions...