Absorbent Mat: A Way to Cut on Maintenance Cost

In facilities that deal with oil, leakage is often a major problem. The worse thing is, oil leaks can be very costly and of course, the cleanup can be very troublesome. The least that you can do is to cover your bases so avoid the burden that this problem brings. Good thing that there are now a lot of ways to do this. 

Absorbent Mat: A Way to Cut on Maintenance Cost

One of the most widely used and effective ways is the use of an absorbent mat. Using this can make the facility safer and the best part is, you will be able to save a lot on your maintenance expenses.

Choosing the Right Mat

When it comes to covering your bases, it’s not enough that you use a mat. But, you need to make sure that you are using the right kind of absorbent mat. One of the best options to consider is a universal oil drip floor mat. This one is non-penetrable. This can effectively keep spills well-contained and the floors are clean.

Proper Ways to Use Mats

There are a lot of ways for you to effectively use a mat. You may place it under a fleet vehicle so it would soak up any drips from vehicle leak. This is in fact an important part of any runoff water pollution prevention program. Also, it is considered as one of the best management practices being very easy to use and inexpensive.

Another way for you to use the mat is by placing in walkways in different places, whether on carpet walkways in a facility or around equipment. Regardless of where you use it, this can definitely reduce the cost of cleaning.

Qualities to Look For

It is very important to know the qualities that you should be looking for in a mat. First, you need to look for a durable mat and super absorbent. It should also be non-penetrable and non-skid backing. After all, you never want the oil to leak.

These mats are available in different widths in order to fit the majority of purposes. You may also have them in entire rolls. These mats are tough in nature, but they can still be cut with scissors.

If you happen to see a big roll unwieldy, you can get a heavy-duty roll rack. This will help keep the roll off the floor so it is easy to dispense the mat you need. Of course, this requires a good pair of scissors to cut the exact size from the big roll. If you need something that is more heavy-duty, there are a lot of choices to choose from, from forklift mats to railroad track mats that will suit your needs.

So, if oil leaks and drips are what you are most concerned about, then absorbent mats are what you are looking for to protect your floors while helping you avoid the messy clean-up.

Benefits of Aluminum and Stainless Steel Water Jet Cutting

Benefits of Aluminum and Stainless Steel  Water Jet Cutting

Water jet cutting can’t be qualified as a new technology because it has been around since the 1950s and Dr. Norman Franz was the first person to use it. He is a forestry engineer in dire search for a better way in which he can cut through lumber he was obtaining from large trees.

From that moment on, the technology was upgraded every now and then. Year after year, the upgrades were made dramatic and substantial improvements were implemented to what we have today. Years of perfecting this cutting method eventually made it one of the most indispensable cutting tools for nearly any flat object, and aluminum and steel are no exception to this.

A waterjet cutting machine, from the name itself, makes use of water to clean or cut through materials. The cutting device itself is attached to a high-pressure water pump. It will forcefully eject the water through the nozzle, and this stream or jet of water, solid and strong, will cut through any object. For as long as the speed (water pressure) and the spray of water are consistent all-throughout, it will be invincible in terms of cutting/piercing through any material.

There are instances that water is mixed with abrasive substances to further intensify the machine’s cutting/piercing strength. Aside from which, the added abrasives will hasten up the whole process, paving way for a much shorter time in cutting a material.

The Power of Water Jet Cutting

To some people, it is unthinkable that water can cut through an object and be really powerful at that. A waterjet cutting tool can cut through 10 inches of a plate of aluminum and eight-inches of stainless steel plate.  

Absolutely No Heat

If you are bound to work on a fabrication project that involves the use of materials sensitive to high temperatures, the use of waterjet is the choice of method for many pros.  The heat-affected zone or HAZ, which is a common complained issue when using traditional metal cutters, is actually a thing of the past when you utilize instead waterjet technology. The absence of heat in waterjet technology allows for the cutting of metal without the risk of having its surface altered or damaged.


One of the key selling points of waterjet devices is their speed and high level of efficiency. There are a number of reasons, as indicated below:

  1. Short setup times.
  2. Faster cutting process
  3. Eliminates the need to redo a job due to the high level of precision of waterjet devices.  

Safe to the Environment

The waterjet technology is pro-environment. It does not produce hazardous wastes that can put nature and the environment in harm’s way. Second, it eliminates the creation of unnecessary waste from reusable scraps which is a common issue in using traditional cutting methods.  

A waterjet usually requires a measly amount of water to operate. On average, it ½ to a gallon of water used every minute. Of course, this amount is directly dependent upon the size of the cutting head orifice.

Aside from which, the water used by the cutting machine can be recycled by virtue of closed-looped system. The “wastewater” the device generates is usually very clean, so clean that you directly dispense them through your drain or have it filtered first prior to disposing of.