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New Welding Clamps and Magnetic Tools From Hobart

Hobart's new series of welding tools and accessories can help with most any metalworking job in the shop or garage.

Hobart Welding Products introduces a new series of heavy-duty welding clamps and fit-up magnets expanding its inventory of welding accessories.

Appleton, WI (PRWEB) September 3, 2008 -- A new line of welding tools and accessories from Hobart Welding Products allows welders to free up their hands for greater control and faster setup. A series of heavy-duty clamps and fit-up magnets vary in strength and function for most welding situations encountered in the shop or garage.

The new line includes:

Hobart's new series of welding tools and accessories can help with most any metalworking job in the shop or garage.F-Clamps2-Axis ClampLocking Pliers /Welding Clamps360-Degree Swivel MagnetMagnetic Ground ClampQuick Release On/Off Magnet

Hobart offers its tools & accessories through farm/ranch and hardware/tool retailers in the U.S. and Canada. Prices and availability may vary by retailer.

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Explosion Proof Paint Spray Booth Lights Round Out OSHA Compliant Lights for Magnalight.com

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Larson electronics (Magnalight.com) is expanding their inventory of explosion proof lights to meet the needs of paint spray booth operators and others who are required to follow OSHA guidelines.

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) September 2, 2008 -- Explosion proof lights go by many names, including hazardous location lights (or hazlo lights), confined space lights, class lights or intrinsically safe lights. Regardless of the term used, these lights are made from non-sparking materials and put off nominal heat. Typically, these lights are made from heavy duty materials, including heavy gauge housings, aluminum brackets and extra thick lenses. The cords associated with these lights are typically SOOW rated and are resistant to chemicals, abrasives and water.

Finally, the plugs may be rated for explosion proof environments as well, although most operators will connect their lights to the power source outside the hazardous location area. Operators in the petrochemical industry, oilfields, manufacturing plants, ship yards, paint spray booths, grain storage areas and fuel tanks seek out explosion proof lights in order to meet OSHA specifications and protect their employees from potential explosions related to the ignition of flammable vapors and/or dust particles.

Magnalight.com recently added more items to its explosion proof lights range, including handheld fluorescent lights, surface mounted fluorescent lights for paint spray booths, handheld HID lights for inspecting tanks and vessels and explosion proof headlights for hands free operation. Combined with it's existing range of quad pod mount and cart mount explosion proof light fixtures, like the 23-7/8 diameter, 400 watt metal halide, tank cleaning cart light, Larson Electronics' online presence is rapidly becoming a one stop shop of the manufacturers, environmental companies, oilfield, paint spray booths and oil rig operators around the world.

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Ethanol Facts

How does operating a vehicle on E85 reduce CO2 (greenhouse gas) emissions by about 25%?

Consuming E85, a fuel made from natural biomass, does not contribute to greenhouse gas accumulations because the carbon from the natural biomass would have been released naturally into the earth's atmosphere when the biomass decomposed naturally.

If the carbon released during feedstock farming and the subsequent production of ethanol is taken into account, ethanol derived from corn and combined with gasoline in an E85 fuel blend still contributes about 25% less CO2 into the earth's atmosphere compared with gasoline.

What Ford vehicles can use E85?

We now offer four flex fuel vehicles — Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis, Lincoln Town Car and, for the first time, the best-selling Ford F-150. Find out if your vehicle can use E85.

Can you drive as far on a gallon of E85 as you can on a gallon of gas? If not, why would customers choose E85 fuel?

It is true that there is less energy in a gallon of ethanol than in a gallon of gas. But ethanol is often less expensive than gasoline — currently E85 costs 20-30 cents less per gallon than gasoline.

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Biodiesel

One of the ways to make driving more sustainable is to reduce the world's dependence on non-renewable resources. By developing vehicles capable of running on renewable fuels, such as biodiesel, we're addressing concerns about the environmental impact of driving.

Biodiesel

In the United States, biodiesel is primarily made from soybeans. It's typically sold in blends using 2 to 5 percent biodiesel (the remaining 98 to 95 percent is traditional petroleum-based diesel). These blends are called B2 or B5.

Most diesel vehicles can use B2 or B5. Diesel vehicles have been successfully operated on B20 and B100, but this is not recommended unless the vehicle's fuel system has been modified and the fuel quality controlled.

Biodiesel can also be made from waste cooking oils and animal fats, but the resulting fuel is problematic due to the wide variation in properties from these waste streams.

Benefits of Biodiesel

The use of biodiesel has several benefits:

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Time to start thinking about winter tires...yes...already.

 A quick guide of pointers in selecting snow and winter tires from Tires By Web.

/24-7PressRelease/ - LANSING, MI, August 29, 2008 - Summer has indeed been glorious, but the nights are already getting colder for many of us and it's time to start planning for colder weather. So aside from stocking up on the necessary items for your football tailgating excursions, we'll also need to start thinking about our cars. For those of us who run into harsher winters, snow tires are either a necessity or something you've at least considered in the past. So in the spirit of being proactive, we have put together a short list of factors to think about when selecting winter tires. First, identify your needs. Are you doing a lot of highway driving, or more urban commuting? If you tend to drive at higher speeds, it may make sense to look at performance snow tires. If not, you can likely avoid the premium prices associated with performance snow tires. Secondly, you'll want to take into account your weather conditions. Do you tend to get more slush? Strictly snow? Ice? A combination of the above? Different types of snow tires perform better for these differing conditions. If you deal more with icy conditions, it will most likely make sense to look at studded tires. These provide maximum traction in icy conditions, but will not really provide better performance in strictly snowy conditions. Make sure when ordering your new tires online or at a store, that you pick your seller's brain on topics such as tread design, tread compound and whether or not the tires you're looking at are designated by the Rubber Manufacturers Association as meeting the severe snow standard. For all of your tire needs, be sure to check out Tires By Web, a leading tire retailer since 1977. Tires By Web carries a broad range of tires, rims and wheels such as: Boyd Coddington Wheels, Cooper Tires, Fuzion Tires, Hakkapeliitta, Hankook Tires, and Mickey Thompson Tires.About Tires By Web Tires By Web carries a broad range of tires, rims and wheels such as: Boyd Coddington Wheels, Cooper Tires, Fuzion Tires, Hakkapeliitta, Hankook Tires, and Mickey Thompson Tires.# # #

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