Monthly Archives: May 2013

Can You Tap a Pipe This Fast? Part 2

AWWA ACE13 BearIt’s Friday, time to kick back a bit here on the blog.

We also wanted to get in the mood for the upcoming American Water Works Association‘s ACE13 conference, so we decided to post a video of the ACE12 women’s pipe tapping championship, held last year. This competition was won by the SAWS Alamo City Tappers, who tapped their pipe in 2 minutes and 4 seconds.

You didn’t know there were pipe tapping championships? Or that there were men’s and women’s pipe tapping championships? Well, now you do.

See the 2012 men’s pipe tapping championship.

Remember, we’ll be exhibiting the Ductile Iron Safety Blade, Ductile Iron Ring Saw Safety Blade and Carbide Chunk Blade in Booth 3087 at the American Water Works Association‘s ACE13 conference in Denver, CO from June 9 to 12! See our press release for details.

New Ductile Iron Ring Saw Safety Blade Video

Water Articles on Desert Diamond Industries' BlogWe have a new and re-edited video of the Ductile Iron Ring Saw Safety Blade in action!

When mounted on a ring saw like the Husqvarna K970-14″ Gas Ring Saw or Husqvarna K3600 MKII Hydraulic Ring Saw, the Ductile Iron Ring Saw Safety Blade can cut almost anything, including ductile iron pipe. Not only that, but it can cut up to 10″ deep, twice as deep as other 14″ saws. Deeper cuts can reduce the excavation you need to get at buried pipes, which in turn can reduce costs and increase worksite safety. It’s the perfect blade for water utility and underground contractors.

Remember, we’ll be exhibiting the Ductile Iron Safety Blade, Ductile Iron Ring Saw Safety Blade and Carbide Chunk Blade in Booth 3087 at the American Water Works Association‘s ACE13 conference in Denver, CO from June 9 to 12! See our press release for details.

Preventing Trench Collapses and Fatalities, by OSHA

Safety Articles from Desert Diamond IndustriesTwo workers die every month in trench collapses, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). To prevent this, they’ve provided the following materials to increase safety in trenches and prevent deaths from trench collapses.

Tip o’ the hat to Workers’ Comp Insider.

OSHA, “Trenching and Excavation Safety” Fact Sheet (PDF)

OSHA, “Working Safely in Trenches ” Quick Card (PDF)

OSHA, “An Unprotected Trench Is an Early Grave” Poster (PDF)

Remember, we’ll be exhibiting the Ductile Iron Safety Blade, Ductile Iron Ring Saw Safety Blade and Carbide Chunk Blade in Booth 3087 at the American Water Works Association‘s ACE13 conference in Denver, CO from June 9 to 12! See our press release for details.

Working Safer and Smarter with Power Cut-off Saws, from New Zealand’s MBIE

Safety Articles from Desert Diamond IndustriesThis pamphlet from New Zealand’s Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) has a good overview of cut-off saw safety. It mentions laws that are applicable only in New Zealand, but otherwise it’s a good rundown of cut-off saw safety pointers and guidelines, from saw operation and blade safety to what you should wear when you’re cutting. (If you’re cutting pipe, you’ll want to fast-forward to page 20 for some safe pipe cutting techniques)

New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment, “Working Safer and Smarter with Power Cut-off Saws” (PDF)

Remember, we’ll be exhibiting the Ductile Iron Safety Blade, Ductile Iron Ring Saw Safety Blade and Carbide Chunk Blade in Booth 3087 at the American Water Works Association‘s ACE13 conference in Denver, CO from June 9 to 12! See our press release for details.

How The Environment Affects Water Quality, By Iowa Public Television

Water Articles on Desert Diamond Industries' Blog

Yesterday, we focused on how your customers can improve the water quality in their homes. Today, we’re going to take a broader look at this subject.

This video, from Iowa Public Television, was made for Iowa classrooms, but it’s also a good primer on everything that can affect water quality in your region. You know all this stuff, of course, but your customers may not, and they’re the ones paying the water bills. Show them this video  the next time they complain about their water quality or about the cost of water system upgrades, and then tell them what they can do to improve their water.

Remember, we’ll be exhibiting the Ductile Iron Safety Blade, Ductile Iron Ring Saw Safety Blade and Carbide Chunk Blade in Booth 3087 at the American Water Works Association‘s ACE13 conference in Denver, CO from June 9 to 12! See our press release for details.