Having an Intrinsically Safe Workspace

(IS) is a protective technique for the safe operation of electrical equipment in hazardous areas by limiting the energy, electrical and thermal, available for ignition. In normal use, electrical equipment often creates tiny electric arcs (internal sparks), this becomes an ignition source. For handheld electronics, intrinsically safe is the only method that allows a device to be explosion proof. These devices are incapable of producing sparks or heat which can cause the product to ignite and cause an explosion. This is done by limiting the voltage and electrical currents that enter any hazardous areas. For example, during the transfer of […]

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Blue is the New Green

Historically mercury thermometers have been used for nearly all temperature measurements because of their accuracy and low cost. Their use is increasingly being restricted to industrial and scientific applications, as safety and environmental issues are demanding stricter laws on the disposal of products containing mercury. Thermometers are typically constructed of a hollow glass tube with a reservoir at one end to hold a liquid, which is sensitive to temperature fluctuations within a specific range. Mercury thermometers present many safety and environmental hazards. Mercury in thermometers, if introduced into the environment can eventually enter the water ecosystem, where microorganisms break it […]

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Save Time and Improve Accuracy

Save Time and Improve Accuracy

Discover what OLE gauges can do for you, click here.   Using our tank gauges will reduce the time it takes to manually dip your tanks, saving you time as the level is displayed continuously on the units screen which is a great benefit. This also reduces human error when converting your data during physical dips. Our tank gauges are used in numerous industries ( both in hazardous and non-hazardous environments) as per below: • Fuel • Generators • Transport • Farming • Water Storage • Aviation • Distributor/Depots • Forecourts • Chemical Our gauges use hydrostatic pressure to measure […]

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Rigana’s Premium Range of Dip Sticks

Rigana’s Premium Range of Dip Sticks

Rigana Manufacturing produces a range of dip sticks used in a multitude of industries, but mainly in the Petroleum sector. The range is comprised of a standard wooden stick, a premium wooden stick and an aluminium stick. The sticks are marked accurately according to an official standard conversion chart. Standard Wooden Dip Sticks Our wooden sticks are CO2 machine engraved, and are manufactured both in volumetric or metric scales: litres or centimeters. The standard range is manufactured from Meranti wood. Meranti Dip Sticks Stock Item Premium Wooden Dip Sticks For the premium range we use Massaranduba, a much denser wood […]

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Precision in Pink

Precision in Pink

  While you may be familiar with dipping paste and all that it does, we’d like to introduce you to our brand new pink dipping paste. Not only does this paste facilitate the accurate measurement of product in tanks, it now comes in a luminous pink shade that allows you to experience ultimate accuracy, even at night. What’s more, it comes in an easy-to-use tube to ensure no mess or wastage and it is non-hazardous, having no detrimental effect on the environment. Watch our video here:     All You Need to Know About Dipping Paste: Dipping paste is essentially […]

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4 of the Biggest Mistakes Ever Made

4 of the Biggest Mistakes Ever Made

While we understand that every human makes mistakes, we are pretty much the epitome of pedantic when it comes to accuracy, which is fairly unsurprising considering our in-house calibration services. Precision is an absolute must for us and in some cases, errors could lead to massive, and often fatal, disasters. Let’s take a look at some of the biggest mistakes to have ever been made. The Titanic Let’s start with the most well-known disaster, thanks to the award-winning film, the Titanic. In 1912, the passenger liner sank when attempting to voyage from England to America, which came as a shock […]

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Sampling Tips for Ultimate Accuracy

Sampling Tips for Ultimate Accuracy

Sampling is done due to the fact that you cannot use the entire tank material to determine if it passes all required specifications, as well as to assess conformation with specification or other quality requirements. Quality specifications are produced to ensure that, as far as possible, the product purchased is fit for its intended purpose. If a sample does not meet specifications or quality standards then solutions must be found to ensure that it passes all required prerequisites. Contamination is often the biggest and most costly problem faced by a tank farm and can only be determined by sample analysis. […]

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15 Fun Facts on Aviation

15 Fun Facts on Aviation

With aircrafts proving to be one of mankind’s greatest achievements, there is a lot to be taught about the world of aviation. From aircraft existence that has been found in ancient history to modern history’s take on the Wright brothers and their infamous invention, the list of facts is an extensive one. Fortunately, you’ve come to the right place as we have a fun list of facts that not a lot of people know, but that many will be impressed by. Did you know? 1. In the 1920s, a plane ticket cost just $5! 2. The world’s largest airline is […]

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How to Make Your Dip Tapes Last

How to Make Your Dip Tapes Last

The longevity of dip tapes depends on how they are handled. Here are a few tips as to what you can do to ensure durability. All moving parts of the dip tape should be regularly oiled. The operator should avoid bending the tape at a sharp angle over the edge of the tank dip hatch as this will cause the tape to kink. When the dip tape is being wound in or pulled out the operator should be careful that the dip bob does not hit the bottom of the dip hatch and in the process damage the tape. Never […]

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Water Finding Paste

Water Finding Paste

The control of water in petrols, paraffins and diesel is nothing short of vital when ensuring correct stock control, stock security, product quality and customer satisfaction. Here is all you need to know about this innovative water finding solution: Packing Our Water Finders are presented in a carton containing 12 x 70 gram tubes. Application Smeared onto the bottom of a dip stick or tape, the Water Finder will change from pink to green if water is detected. Petrols/Paraffins/Diesels Dipping time is approximately 10 minutes. Thereafter any water in the tank will be indicated by the clear change in colour. […]

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