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What Is Fracking?

July 20, 2020

We all know gas and oil are fossil fuels, and once they’re gone, they’re gone—so it’s important to find more sources, at least until practical renewable alternatives are the norm. There might be as many as trillions of drillable cubic feet of shale gas in the U.K. alone.  Fracking, also known as hydraulic fracturing in Carlsbad, NM, is a process that helps recover gas and oil from shale that would normally be too difficult to drill for. How does hydraulic fracturing work? Fracking is performed by drilling a well thousands of feet into the earth’s crust, well below the groundwater... View Article

Common Insulation Materials on Electrical Conductors

July 2, 2020

Do you know what the most common materials used for insulation on electrical conductors in Carlsbad, NM are? If getting a shock isn’t high on your list of things to do, it’s helpful to know what electrical conductivity is, why we insulate conductors and what works best for the job. Read on for a basic overview of common insulation materials and why they’re important. What are insulation materials and why do we need them? Insulation materials are simply materials that don’t carry an electrical current well. For example, metal and water are extremely good conductors, which is why you should... View Article

How Circuits Are Managed in Offices, Hospitals and Other Large Facilities

June 18, 2020

Electricity is a utility that most of us take for granted. It would be hard to live without it, but do you know how it actually works? Depending on the type and size of building you’re in, the way the electricity is transferred from the power company to the outlets in your office is different. Here is a basic overview of power distribution systems in Carlsbad, NM. Power distribution to large facilities Utility companies transfer electricity at different rates, depending on how large the building or facility is. For example, a residence will receive its power at a lower voltage,... View Article

Tips for Improving Your Electrical Safety

May 19, 2020

Around the home, at the office and on job sites—no matter where you are, it’s important for you to practice good electrical safety to prevent accidents and outages from occurring. Here are just a few important electrical safety tips in Carlsbad, NM for you to remember at all times: Practice good cord safety: You should always be mindful of power cords and extension cords. Keep in mind that extension cords are only designed for short-term use—they should not be a permanent fixture in your electrical system. Make sure to keep cords away from pets, and never use cords that appear... View Article

Troubleshooting Common Problems in Oil Fields

May 5, 2020

It is important for workers at oil fields to engage in regular inspection and maintenance of all equipment on site, and to make sure the operation is running safely and smoothly. This means, in part, taking proper measurements of oil production. On some days, the oil will be producing in greater volume than on others. For the most part, production will be steady, with these individual rises and falls being rather negligible over the long term. However, if you suddenly see a significant difference in yield, this could be a sign of a problem in your production that needs to... View Article

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