Pump site – Centrifugal Pumps Manufacturer http://centrifugalpumpsmanufacturer.com/ Wed, 17 Aug 2022 02:07:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://centrifugalpumpsmanufacturer.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-65.png Pump site – Centrifugal Pumps Manufacturer http://centrifugalpumpsmanufacturer.com/ 32 32 Pump Room Gardens in Leamington receives its first Green Flag Award https://centrifugalpumpsmanufacturer.com/pump-room-gardens-in-leamington-receives-its-first-green-flag-award/ Tue, 16 Aug 2022 18:33:52 +0000 https://centrifugalpumpsmanufacturer.com/pump-room-gardens-in-leamington-receives-its-first-green-flag-award/ Marianne Pitts (Friends of the Pump Room Gardens), Jon Holmes (Green Spaces, Warwick District Council), Councilor Moira-Ann Grainger (Portfolio Holder for Neighborhood & Leisure, Warwick District Council), Simon Richardson (Green Spaces, Warwick District Council) , Ian Bradbury (Friends of the Pump Room Gardens). Photo submitted. The Pump Room Gardens in Leamington received its first Green […]]]>
Marianne Pitts (Friends of the Pump Room Gardens), Jon Holmes (Green Spaces, Warwick District Council), Councilor Moira-Ann Grainger (Portfolio Holder for Neighborhood & Leisure, Warwick District Council), Simon Richardson (Green Spaces, Warwick District Council) , Ian Bradbury (Friends of the Pump Room Gardens). Photo submitted.

The Pump Room Gardens in Leamington received its first Green Flag Award.

The town center park joins three other parks and woodland areas in the Warwick district in receiving the prestigious International Quality Mark for Parks and Green Spaces.

Crackley Wood, Oakley Wood, Jephson Gardens and Mill Gardens continued their success by also winning the Green Flag Award, with the latter two receiving the award for the 16th consecutive year.

Marianne Pitts (Friends of the Pump Room Gardens), Jon Holmes (Green Spaces, Warwick District Council), Councilor Moira-Ann Grainger (Portfolio Holder for Neighborhood & Leisure, Warwick District Council), Simon Richardson (Green Spaces, Warwick District Council) , Ian Bradbury (Friends of the Pump Room Gardens). Photo submitted.

In addition to Green Flag awards, Jephson Gardens and Pump Room Gardens have also received Green Heritage Site accreditation for their good standards of conservation and the upkeep and upkeep of significant historic features. Only seven parks in the West Midlands have received this accreditation, with Warwick District Council receiving two.

The Pump Room Gardens, considered Leamington’s ‘green village’, underwent extensive refurbishment in 2018 with a £1.4million project to restore its bandstand and other key 19th-century park features century, with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund Parks for People programme, Friends of the Pump Room Gardens and Warwick District Council.

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Councilor Moira-Ann Grainger, District Council Cabinet Member for Neighborhood and Recreation, said: “The past two years have made us all realize how much we value our parks and open spaces. They connect us, give us space to exercise, relax, and provide special habitats for local wildlife to thrive.

“Receiving these Green Flag Awards from Keep Britain Tidy again is a truly exceptional achievement and shows that residents and visitors to the Warwick district benefit from green space of the highest quality.

“Receiving it for the Pump Room Gardens demonstrates the success of the restoration project, which has allowed us to honor its history and preserve it for future generations to enjoy.

“I would like to give a special mention and thank the Council’s Green Spaces team, our contractors idVerde, the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust and the many friends and groups of volunteers who come in all weathers to help us maintain and improve our wonderful parks and open spaces.”

Archie Pitts of the Friends of the Pump Room Gardens added: “Wonderful to see the Pump Room Gardens renovated and upgraded with new flower beds and trees as well as a rainwater pool for help with garden drainage. The beautifully restored bandstand will be the focal point of Leamington’s Village Green for many generations to come.

“Overall a wonderful result for Leamington thanks to everyone who worked to make it happen.”

Community groups in the district are also celebrating the Green Flag Awards, with Myton Pools in Warwick and Foundry Wood in Leamington winning awards, demonstrating the importance of community in creating and nurturing spaces for all to enjoy.

The Canal and River Trust has also successfully won the Green Flag Award for over 565 miles of canals, including the stretch of canal between Myton Road in Warwick and Althorpe Street in Leamington.

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Device Innovations: Full Throttle | Fire station https://centrifugalpumpsmanufacturer.com/device-innovations-full-throttle-fire-station/ Mon, 15 Aug 2022 09:13:51 +0000 https://centrifugalpumpsmanufacturer.com/device-innovations-full-throttle-fire-station/ When audiences think of fireboats, they might very well imagine floating behemoths bristling with monitors and delivering thousands of gallons of water to burning ships, warehouses and piers. Although these large ships remain in service, they are now the exception rather than the rule. For each ocean department, there are dozens of others that cover […]]]>

When audiences think of fireboats, they might very well imagine floating behemoths bristling with monitors and delivering thousands of gallons of water to burning ships, warehouses and piers. Although these large ships remain in service, they are now the exception rather than the rule.

For each ocean department, there are dozens of others that cover lakes and rivers and their coastlines.

“Departments should design a boat around what they do 90% of the time, and the other 10% should be tailored as much as possible,” advises Bob Beck of Lake Assault Boats. “It’s better to have a boat that does its main mission very well and a little less secondary missions than a boat that doesn’t do anything very well.

Checkboxes for device committee, says Beck Fire station reviewinclude area of ​​responsibility, infrastructure in the area, crew capabilities, crew training levels, availability of other resources, mission complexity and what the department can support in its area of ​​responsibility.

Thus, these purpose-built fire vessels are often smaller and faster than their predecessors. Whether purpose-built fireboats serve as platforms for rescue and recovery dive teams or emergency medical transports or engage in firefighting operations, their design does not bears little resemblance to tradition. Today’s fireboats are capable of quick maneuverability and operation in the most extreme conditions.

then and now

Where the first fireboat was commissioned is a matter of definition and local bragging rights. It seems clear that hand pumps were floated in the late 1700s and early 1800s.

Early iterations included fitting out tugboats with monitors and pumps. Although they were in tune with the times, their capabilities were limited. In 1875, Philadelphia fitted firefighting boats, but, oddly enough, they were staffed with police. The Philadelphia Fire Bureau commissioned the Edwin S. Stuart, a true fireboat, in 1893.

New York City could arguably have the most famous fleet in the United States, which includes the Fire Fighter, which now serves as a museum, and the Fire Fighter II, currently in service with its partner ship, the Three Forty Three. Although considerably smaller in size than their predecessors, these vessels reflect the concerns of today’s offshore smoke eaters with the inclusion of filtration systems that protect their crews from exposure to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN).

Advancements in conventional terrestrial suppression systems are seen in their water-based cousins, for example, advancements in pump controls (moving from digital to analog) and the incorporation of additional agents. However, the improvements don’t stop there. The navigation/guidance, propulsion and steering systems have been significantly improved. Features such as waterline access stairs and patient transport compartments were quite the exception in the past.

Beyond Water Incidents

In its efforts to determine considerations that may need to be addressed during the specification process, Fire station review contacted the Cape Coral, FL, Fire Department (CCFD) regarding their recent purchase.

Cape Coral has 400 miles of waterways. Residents and visitors spend a lot of time on Southwest Florida’s inland waterways and Gulf beaches.

The CCFD has a marine team made up of 66 members and three boats. In addition, all CCFD firefighters are lifeguards. Divers have advanced training and use dry suits and full face mask communications, among other specialized equipment.

The department’s official designation for the new boat is Marine 9, but it will be named after retired CCFD Battalion Commander Todd Rigoni, who was the driving force behind the replacement of old and impractical fireboats. The new boat was built by Silver Ships and has two 350 horsepower engines.

“The unit is equipped with a fire engine for marine fires, contains emergency medical supplies for medical response, efficiently transports the CCFD dive team and their equipment [and contains] technology to assist in search and rescue operations,” says CCFD’s Andrea Schuch.

This cross-platform design/build illustrates the paradigm shift from single-purpose operation (fighting fires).

Similar requirements can be seen on the West Coast, particularly in the case of a 28-foot craft stationed in Needles, California, which protects the Colorado River.

“We can fight fires directly or support ground operations, and it has full diving and rescue capabilities,” says San Bernardino County, Calif., Fire Protection District engineer Brian Wells. “It is also designed to be used as a wild field team personnel transport and an ATV transport.”

Yet the role of direct firefighting remains important, particularly where terrain may restrict the operation of conventional devices.

“Homes around Lake Tahoe today are larger, built closer together, and located farther from the lake, while emergency access is hampered by narrow roads and limited turnaround times. for fire trucks, making this fireboat an important new tool in our firefighting arsenal,” Eric Guevin, who is the fire marshal for the Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District at Zephyr Cove , NV, adds. In other words, the vessel’s functionality goes beyond resolving water-related incidents.

Handling

As firefighting needs change, it is up to manufacturers to come up with ever-improving designs.

Beck of Lake Assault Boats says his company is responding to demand for single-lever engine controls and digital anchor controls, as well as infrared camera systems and crew communication systems.

Beck says the Mercury Skyhook Digital Anchor system uses GPS technology and an electronic compass to automatically control shifting, acceleration and steering to help first responders maintain heading and position. The Mercury Joystick Piloting system, he adds, can move a fireboat sideways or at an angle in any direction and can rotate a fireboat on its own axis, for safe maneuvering in close quarters via a simple press or twist of a single joystick.

Dean Jones of Metal Shark said: “In general, fireboats continue to adapt a more versatile and first responder role, improving day-to-day safety but also safety in some cases.”

The technology has enabled the integration of threat detection and suppression via Purple K (specific to commissioned liquefied natural gas terminals), he explains.

He continues: “Fireboats are now designed specifically to enhance rescue and EMS missions. The ships focus on EMS benches, equipment storage and capacity and better ways to search, find and extract a patient as well as provide triage and transfer the patient to the dock or by helicopter if necessary.

Electric and amphibious

As with all vehicles, both civilian and firefighting, an effort is made to reduce carbon emissions. Dutch shipbuilder Damen has delivered two plug-in hybrid firefighting vessels to authorities in Hamburg, Germany. According to plugboats.com, which focuses on electric boats, the Dresden and Prag, as the two ships are nicknamed, are touted as the world’s first electric firefighting boats. They can operate entirely in electric mode. This fuels Lake Assault Boats’ Beck’s sense that electric propulsion is rolling out.

Although amphibious vehicles are not necessarily new to firefighters, a new generation with superior capabilities to their predecessors (primarily the DUKW or Duck) has emerged. According to Jo Stapleton of Ocean Craft Marine, “It is important to remember that [Ducks] were military surplus and were primarily designed for straight-ahead riding.

This contrasts with the units made by his company, which is a division of Asis Boats, specializing in what are known as rigid hull inflatables. This configuration provides a light and easily maneuverable vessel that can be towed to a launch site or driven directly into the water, depending on the location.

According to Stapleton, his company’s hydraulic four-wheel-drive system can cut deployment time “by seven to ten minutes” and can make launch and recovery safer, improve maneuverability and provide a top speed of 40 to 60 miles per hour.

On race

As we look forward to even more upgrades to our floating firefighting arsenal, it’s clear that innovation has already improved crew safety and watercraft functionality. Modern vessels reflect the needs of today’s fire departments and are certainly not your grandfather’s fireboats.

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Zinwa hires guards at Epping Forest pumping site https://centrifugalpumpsmanufacturer.com/zinwa-hires-guards-at-epping-forest-pumping-site/ Thu, 11 Aug 2022 22:31:18 +0000 https://centrifugalpumpsmanufacturer.com/zinwa-hires-guards-at-epping-forest-pumping-site/ The Chronicle Sikhumbuzo Moyo, Senior Reporter The Zimbabwe National Water Authority (Zinwa) has hired four security guards to guard the Epping Forest pumping site 24 hours a day following a series of thefts targeting transformers and power cables in copper. The Epping Forest pumping site is located in Nyamandlovu area in Umguza district with water […]]]>

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Sikhumbuzo Moyo, Senior Reporter
The Zimbabwe National Water Authority (Zinwa) has hired four security guards to guard the Epping Forest pumping site 24 hours a day following a series of thefts targeting transformers and power cables in copper.

The Epping Forest pumping site is located in Nyamandlovu area in Umguza district with water from the reservoir supplying villagers and parts of the city of Bulawayo.

Last month, unidentified people broke a padlock leading to the premises and stole a 30-meter copper cable worth around $5,000.

Ms. Marjorie Munyonga

The stolen cable, according to Zinwa spokesperson Ms Marjorie Munyonga, however, was not related to the pumping of water to BCC and therefore did not affect its daily supply.

The site, commissioned by President Mnangagwa in February last year after Zinwa completed the drilling of 20 boreholes, pumps between 7 and 8 megalitres of water to the Bulawayo City Council (BCC) per day.

There was no security at the site, prompting concern from Lupane District police commanders.

Following the theft of copper cables, officials from Zinwa and the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission Distribution Company (ZETDC) traveled to Nyamandlovu to carry out a security investigation and came up with strategies to ensure the security of the infrastructure.

It was following the visit that the water authority decided to hire security guards to monitor the site.

“Following the continued theft of transformers and cables from Nyamandlovu pumping stations, Zinwa and ZETDC went to the field to carry out a security survey to see how the infrastructure can be secured,” Ms. Munyonga said.

She said that since the deployment of security guards to the site, there have been no suspicious movements or reported cases of theft.

“On the Zinwa side, we have deployed four trained security guards to monitor the premises and infrastructure around the clock,” Ms. Munyonga said.

Theft of copper cables is now punishable by a mandatory 10-year prison sentence.

Epping Forest Pumping Site (Photo credit: getty images)

The government loses more than US$2 million each year to infrastructure theft and vandalism, with electricity company Zesa Holdings and Zimbabwe National Railways being the most affected.

In 2019, Zesa acquired industrial-grade corporate drones to stem the scourge described as economic sabotage.

During the first quarter of 2022, 15 cases of copper theft from NRZ infrastructure were reported, resulting in the loss of 1,067.58 kg of copper by the company.

Cable telecommunications company, Telone was not spared as in 2021 it lost US$1.5 million due to network disruptions following vandalized infrastructure.

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Anna Mizell Named Director of EPC Direct Sales for Nikkiso Clean Energy and Industrial Gases Group https://centrifugalpumpsmanufacturer.com/anna-mizell-named-director-of-epc-direct-sales-for-nikkiso-clean-energy-and-industrial-gases-group/ Tue, 09 Aug 2022 20:44:24 +0000 https://centrifugalpumpsmanufacturer.com/anna-mizell-named-director-of-epc-direct-sales-for-nikkiso-clean-energy-and-industrial-gases-group/ Content of the article TEMECULA, Calif., Aug. 09, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group (“Group”) of Nikkiso Cryogenic Industries, part of the Nikkiso Co., Ltd (Japan) group of companies, is pleased to announce that ‘Anna Mizell has been appointed Director of EPC Direct Sales for the group’s cryogenic pumps unit. […]]]>

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TEMECULA, Calif., Aug. 09, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group (“Group”) of Nikkiso Cryogenic Industries, part of the Nikkiso Co., Ltd (Japan) group of companies, is pleased to announce that ‘Anna Mizell has been appointed Director of EPC Direct Sales for the group’s cryogenic pumps unit.

Anna is an experienced technical sales professional specializing in the Gulf Coast and East Coast regions. A mechanical engineer by training, she will be responsible for supporting EPCs across the United States with cryogenic pumps as well as other Group products, services and support. She most recently served as Sales Manager and Sales Engineer for Sundyne. She will report directly to Ian Guthrie, Business Line Manager of the Group’s Cryogenic Pumps unit.

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“The Pumps Unit is delighted to have Anna in this new strategic leadership role,” said Daryl Lamy, Group Pumps Unit President and CEO. “His years of experience will add to our ability to offer world-class cryogenic pump products, customer service and value-added solutions for our customers.”

Nikkiso Cryo Pump Unit, which includes Nikkiso ACD and Nikkiso Cryo, is a leading manufacturer of a diverse range of cryo pumps – large to small.

With this addition, Nikkiso continues its commitment to be both a global and local presence for its customers.

ABOUT CRYOGENIC INDUSTRIES
Cryogenic Industries, Inc. (now a member of Nikkiso Co., Ltd.) manufactures and services cryogenic gas processing equipment (pumps, turboexpanders, heat exchangers, etc.) and processing plants for industrial gases, liquefaction natural gas (LNG), liquefaction of hydrogen (LH2) and organic Rankine cycle for waste heat recovery. Founded over 50 years ago, Cryogenic Industries is the parent company of ACD, Nikkiso Cryo, Nikkiso Integrated Cryogenic Solutions, Cosmodyne and Cryoquip and a jointly controlled group of approximately 20 operating entities.

For more information, please visit www.nikkisoCEIG.com and www.nikkiso.com.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Anna Quigley
+1.951.383.3314
aquigley@cryoind.com

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Dover NH skate park coming soon in 2022 https://centrifugalpumpsmanufacturer.com/dover-nh-skate-park-coming-soon-in-2022/ Mon, 08 Aug 2022 09:01:56 +0000 https://centrifugalpumpsmanufacturer.com/dover-nh-skate-park-coming-soon-in-2022/ DOVER — Construction on what has been hailed as a “state-of-the-art, Olympic-quality skate park” by city officials is set to begin soon. The project received its last major approval from the city’s planning board last week, allowing Dover Skatepark at Guppey Park to go ahead. Recreation director Gary Bannon, who oversees the project, expects construction […]]]>

DOVER — Construction on what has been hailed as a “state-of-the-art, Olympic-quality skate park” by city officials is set to begin soon.

The project received its last major approval from the city’s planning board last week, allowing Dover Skatepark at Guppey Park to go ahead.

Recreation director Gary Bannon, who oversees the project, expects construction of the first phase of the park to begin in mid-to-late August and finish in late fall. The existing skatepark on River Street will remain open until the new one is completed.

The city council authorized up to $500,000 for the construction of the first phase of the skatepark last year. About three-quarters of the cost of the main park was funded using developer impact fees to be used for recreational capital projects.

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As currently envisioned, the skatepark would consist of three components, the main skate park, a skate bowl, and a BMX pump track. The skate park will be built first, followed by the bowl and pump track in future phases, funding permitting. The concrete will be shaded, giving the project a design feature that sets it apart.

“We’ve had a ton of support on this project from people who are looking forward to this,” Bannon said. “We are going to build something the city will be proud of. When it’s done, this will be the place to be.

The new Dover skatepark is coming to Guppey Park with construction beginning in August 2022 and the main park expected to be completed in the fall.

The town is working with the Dover Arts Commission to create a creative space adjacent to the skating area, where graffiti artists will have the opportunity to contribute to a rotating art mural display.

“A wall of art like this adds color and flavor to the park, connecting to skate culture without physically affecting the skate park itself,” Bannon said.

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ARENA funds to warm chickens using a heat pump system https://centrifugalpumpsmanufacturer.com/arena-funds-to-warm-chickens-using-a-heat-pump-system/ Thu, 04 Aug 2022 22:04:07 +0000 https://centrifugalpumpsmanufacturer.com/arena-funds-to-warm-chickens-using-a-heat-pump-system/ The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced funding of $318,000 for Ground Source Systems to demonstrate a large-scale solar photovoltaic system and geothermal heat pump system, with gas backup, for heating and cooling at a commercial broiler facility in Yanderra, New South Wales. The hybrid system will see the installation of a 100-200kW geothermal […]]]>

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced funding of $318,000 for Ground Source Systems to demonstrate a large-scale solar photovoltaic system and geothermal heat pump system, with gas backup, for heating and cooling at a commercial broiler facility in Yanderra, New South Wales.

The hybrid system will see the installation of a 100-200kW geothermal heat pump system to replace LPG as the fuel for heating and cooling a single shed for housing the chickens.

The broiler poultry industry uses sheds that require both heating when the chicks are young and cooling when the chicks grow.

Annual energy bills for chicken farms total around $80-100 million across Australia and result in emissions of around 1.8 million tonnes of carbon dioxide per year.

Ground Source Systems estimates that installing heat pumps powered by solar photovoltaic panels on site has the potential to reduce total emissions by around 1 million tonnes per year and provide even better conditions for chickens housed in the warehouse.

ARENA CEO Darren Miller said: “Heat pumps represent a viable alternative to traditional heating systems to help reduce emissions from the Australian meat and poultry industry.

“Ground Source Systems is showing what is possible with the demonstration scale project and we hope the valuable knowledge gained will encourage even the largest poultry companies to come on board and consider heat pumps as a viable solution to their energy needs and net zero. Goals.”

100kW of photovoltaic solar panels will also be installed on site, as part of a separate project to further reduce emissions on site.

The project will demonstrate how shed energy demands can be coordinated with on-site renewable energy generation, showing economic and environmental benefits to farmers to further support technology adoption in industry.

The University of Melbourne supports Ground Source Systems by providing data analytics, content generation and knowledge sharing across the industry.

Image: Geothermal Systems

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Five patients cost San Francisco $4 million in ambulance transports over five years – JEMS: EMS, Emergency Medical Services https://centrifugalpumpsmanufacturer.com/five-patients-cost-san-francisco-4-million-in-ambulance-transports-over-five-years-jems-ems-emergency-medical-services/ Tue, 02 Aug 2022 04:14:00 +0000 https://centrifugalpumpsmanufacturer.com/five-patients-cost-san-francisco-4-million-in-ambulance-transports-over-five-years-jems-ems-emergency-medical-services/ Picture File Mallory Moench San Francisco Chronicle (TCM) City officials say far too many people struggling with serious mental illness and addiction continue to walk through San Francisco’s overcrowded emergency rooms, without getting long-term help. Frustrated city health care workers and public hospital leaders shed light on the crisis — which comes despite a slew […]]]>

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Mallory Moench

San Francisco Chronicle

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City officials say far too many people struggling with serious mental illness and addiction continue to walk through San Francisco’s overcrowded emergency rooms, without getting long-term help.

Frustrated city health care workers and public hospital leaders shed light on the crisis — which comes despite a slew of new programs and massive behavioral health funding — at a public hearing Thursday.

In one example, five people alone over the past five years have had at least 1,781 ambulance transports costing more than $4 million, said April Sloan, who oversees paramedic crews for responding firefighters. to people in crisis. All five were struggling with an alcohol use disorder, possibly self-medication due to an undiagnosed mental illness, she said.

Two are now deceased. Two are in a residential program where they receive alcohol as medicine. The city tried to put one of them under conservatorship — mandatory treatment — but had to drop him when authorities couldn’t find a placement, Sloan said. The fifth is in a closed mental institution.

In the city’s disjointed system, nonprofits, police, paramedics, and public and private hospitals are responding to the crisis. But at the center of the system is the Department of Public Health, which is responsible for behavioral health treatment and operates the city’s only psychiatric emergency department at San Francisco General Hospital. The city’s behavioral health budget for this fiscal year is $597 million.

Supervisor Rafael Mandelman, who convened the hearing, asked Health Department officials if new programs would relieve the overburdened department – and expressed skepticism that the programs would be effective without more resources dedicated to people in the most acute crises. Mandelman estimated that there were between several dozen and two hundred people traveling through the ER frequently.

“I’m concerned about the psychiatric emergency because we need a facility for people who need emergency psychiatric care, who far too often we see not getting that care on the streets,” Mandelman said. , a frequent critic of the health department and the city system. “I am deeply concerned about the direction the (health department) is taking in behavioral health facilities – whether they have a clear plan to address the issues.”

The city passed legislation three years ago to overhaul the system. The pandemic has delayed implementation, but the city recently launched new programs to reduce the revolving door.

Dr. Hillary Kunins, director of the city’s behavioral health care system, told Mandelman she shared his “sense of urgency” and highlighted the progress the city has made in adding nearly 180 new treatment beds. over the past two years.

“We intend to solve the problem of people in crisis, giving them the best possible opportunity to receive excellent care and a link to ongoing services to prevent the next crisis,” she said. declared. “Part of that deflects unnecessary admission (psychological emergency).”

At last count in 2019, there were 4,000 people in San Francisco struggling with homelessness, mental illness and addiction.

The city’s only psychiatric emergency department capped its capacity at 19 beds at the start of the pandemic and is still diverting all patients to its emergency room for COVID testing.

One-third of patients are discharged directly from the emergency department, while two-thirds return, although in 18% of cases from February to June 2022, the PES had no room, officials said.

Before the pandemic, the PES was in “red condition” – diverting all patients to the emergency department – ​​up to 30% of the time due to capacity, said Dr Mark Leary, who presented on behalf of the ‘hospital.

Hospital officials said they were having “staffing issues for some positions” but were close to filling two psychiatric emergency nurse positions.

Heather Bollinger, SEIU Local 1021 union representative and emergency room nurse, said the problems have been pervasive for years. She reported that nurses filled out more than 50 forms to report when they felt the department violated staffing ratios over the past four months.

“I don’t believe that two AIs are enough to solve these types of working conditions,” Bollinger said.

Nurses and doctors complain that staffing is causing safety issues. Incidents of workplace violence across the hospital have risen steadily since fiscal year 2018, when they were 76, to 439 from June 2020 to July 2021, according to a health commission report . ER Dr Scott Tcheng, who spoke during the public comments, said he didn’t know of anyone working in the ER who hadn’t been punched, kicked or spat at.

The hospital agreed last year to cut the number of sheriff’s deputies guarding the facility in response to protests from staff and advocates who spoke out against policing patients, but many emergency services workers stood down. opposites.

Meanwhile, connections to long-term care may be insufficient. Leary said there are “still a small number of patients who return very frequently” to emergency departments, and most are struggling with a substance use disorder.

Leary said the city faces challenges enforcing treatment on those who refuse it. A new pilot program for people with serious addiction and mental illness was supposed to help up to 100 people, but only two people were retained on the program in two years.

Of those discharged from the psychiatric ER, 65% received outpatient referrals, which most of the time were simply a piece of paper with information. Officials said it was probably not enough to get meaningful help, but it was one step in what would likely be many interactions to get someone to accept help.

Health department officials said they were working to improve links to treatment. Discharge medications have increased by 120% over the past year. The hospital recently set up a new team to help coordinate care and worked with nonprofits to reserve rehab beds for discharged patients and streamline referrals for residential treatment.

Although San Francisco General is the only psychiatric emergency department in the city, data shows that private hospitals actually saw more behavioral health patients from January 2021 to February 2022.

Dignity Health, which runs St. Mary’s and St. Francis, saw 30% of behavioral health traffic from ambulances, with 29% going to Sutter Health, which runs CPMC, followed by 19% to San Francisco General.

To reduce the burden, the city turned to a host of alternative programs, including a psychiatric urgent care clinic, street crisis response teams and a drug rehabilitation center. The effectiveness of these programs in alleviating the burden of psychiatric emergencies is unclear or not yet known because they are too new.

The city plans to open another option, a 16-bed crisis diversion program, in late 2023, but who it will serve and how it will fit in with other programs is still being determined.

The health department has opened 179 new treatment beds since the start of 2021 and another 70 are expected to open by the end of the summer. This puts the department halfway to its goal of 400 new placement beds. The city has also hired 411 behavioral health workers since the start of the year, some of whom have helped set up a new office to coordinate care.

Mallory Moench (her) is a staff writer for the San Francisco Chronicle. Email: mallory.moench@sfchronicle.com Twitter:@mallorymoench

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Workers are punished for inflation. The real culprit is corporate greed | Robert Reich https://centrifugalpumpsmanufacturer.com/workers-are-punished-for-inflation-the-real-culprit-is-corporate-greed-robert-reich/ Sun, 31 Jul 2022 14:18:00 +0000 https://centrifugalpumpsmanufacturer.com/workers-are-punished-for-inflation-the-real-culprit-is-corporate-greed-robert-reich/ The US Federal Reserve is aiming its mighty fire hose at the show, but the forest is burning. As a result, people can drown even as their house catches fire. That pretty much sums up the sorry state of America’s inflation fight. On Wednesday, the Fed – the US central bank – raised interest rates […]]]>

The US Federal Reserve is aiming its mighty fire hose at the show, but the forest is burning. As a result, people can drown even as their house catches fire.

That pretty much sums up the sorry state of America’s inflation fight.

On Wednesday, the Fed – the US central bank – raised interest rates by three-quarters of a percentage point and announced further rate hikes to come, possibly as early as September.

This followed an increase of a quarter point in March, another half point in May and three quarter points in June.

On Thursday, the Commerce Department announced that the US economy had contracted for the second straight quarter.

While this isn’t technically a recession (economists inside and outside the White House have spent much of the past few days deconstructing the word “recession”), it does no doubt the US economy is slowing down.

This, to put it mildly, makes no sense.

Inflation has erupted around the world – the consequence of pent-up demand from more than two years of pandemic hasn/a limited supplies of everything from computer chips to wheat due to difficulties in operating the global economy.

Add to that Putin’s war in Ukraine driving up global energy and food prices, and China’s Covid lockdowns, and you have the perfect conflagration.

That’s not all. Big companies are actively raising their prices because consumers have so little choice. Companies use inflation as a hedge.

Prices at the gas pump have fallen slightly over the past month, but they are still breathtaking. (Here in California, I pay over $6 a gallon.)

At the same time, the big oil reached a gush. Exxon just reported second-quarter profits of $17.9 billion, more than three times what it earned a year ago. Chevron’s profit more than tripled to $11.6 billion.

The two American oil giants do not reinject their profits into energy, green or otherwise. They buy back their shares to reward investors and managers.

Or consider the giant corporations selling consumer staples, like Proctor & Gamble (maker of everything from Gillette razors to Tide detergent).

On Friday, P&G reported another quarter of rising profits despite rising raw material and transportation costs. How did he achieve this feat? By further increasing its prices.

Meanwhile, half of the recent rise in grocery prices has come from beef, pork and poultry. Only four major conglomerates control these markets, and they coordinate their price hikes to make big profits – again, using “inflation” as an excuse.

If markets were competitive, firms would keep prices low to prevent competitors from grabbing customers. But they are raising prices even as they reap record profits.

The Fed’s fire hose doesn’t touch any of that.

Meanwhile, we are told not to worry because the labor market is doing very well.

Waste.

The labor market has two aspects: jobs and wages. The number of jobs has increased significantly. Let’s hope this continues. But hourly wages fell, when adjusted for inflation.

If the Fed continues to raise interest rates – even if the domestic economy avoids an official “recession” – most workers will fall further behind.

The standard of living of almost everyone who borrows money is already declining. Due to the Fed’s rate hikes, the average rate on credit card debt rose to 17.25% (from 16.34% in March, before the Fed started raising interest rates). Rates for student loans, car loans and mortgages are also rising.

The government should use a better targeted fire hose on the conflagration, which will not weigh so heavily on the bottom 80%.

For starters, impose a temporary windfall tax on big oil companies, giant sellers of basic consumer goods and big agricultural companies. This would reduce their incentive to price predatory.

Bolder enforcement of antitrust laws — even the threat to block mergers and break up giant corporations — could also reduce their eagerness to raise prices.

If Congress refuses to allow the government to use its bargaining power to reduce pharmaceutical prices, Big Pharma is a good candidate for temporary price controls. (Prices controlled by FDR by decree.)

Finally, higher taxes on the wealthy — like the ones Democrats finally seem poised to pass — will help dampen aggregate demand, putting out some of the fire of inflation.

The Fed’s only firefighting tool – interest rate hikes – is going in the wrong direction. It hits the workers rather than the companies responsible for most of the price increases (beyond rising global supply costs).

We must fight rising prices, not workers.

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Fellows Call Time on Riverina Grain Warehouses https://centrifugalpumpsmanufacturer.com/fellows-call-time-on-riverina-grain-warehouses/ Mon, 25 Jul 2022 04:10:12 +0000 https://centrifugalpumpsmanufacturer.com/fellows-call-time-on-riverina-grain-warehouses/ The grain storage and handling facility, Hay Grains, hit the market this month. Photo: Seniors Real Estate Veteran transporters and agro-pastoralists, Paul and Jenny Fellowsare emerging from grain storage, with their Hay Grains facility coming to market this month and the Southern Riverina Grain Complex in Blighty currently under contract. Both sites have grain storage […]]]>

The grain storage and handling facility, Hay Grains, hit the market this month. Photo: Seniors Real Estate

Veteran transporters and agro-pastoralists, Paul and Jenny Fellowsare emerging from grain storage, with their Hay Grains facility coming to market this month and the Southern Riverina Grain Complex in Blighty currently under contract.

Both sites have grain storage and handling facilities and equipment with the possibility of expansion.

Based in Deniliquin, Fellows purchased the Hay and Blighty sites around six and ten years ago to complement their already thriving transportation business, Fellows Transport.

This business, which they ran for nearly 25 years, was also recently sold.

“The reason for buying these is that the cornerstone of any good transport business is having your own job and having a purpose as much as anything,” Mr. Fellows.

“Grain transportation and storage worked like a charm.”

Mr Fellows said it was the desire to move into semi-retirement that prompted the sale of the two assets.

“We’ve worked really hard over the last 25 years with this company, and it’s been about wanting to go back and travel a bit and now we have grandkids,” Mr Fellows said.

“[We have] kept a few trucks and we’re building it for our youngest son who wants to take over in five or 10 years.

Mr Fellows said the move would also allow him to focus on his advocacy work for the transport industry.

He is currently Chairman of TruckSafe, Vice Chairman of the National Road Transport Association and Deputy Mayor of Edward River Council.

“The sale also gave me more time to focus on other things.

“The transportation industry has been very good to us over the years, and I like to give back to the industry.”

Elders Real Estate Rural Agent Deniliquin Matt Horne takes care of the sale of the two installations.

The Hay Grains facility, located in the South West Township of New South Wales, is on sale via Expressions of Interest closing August 30.

The 2.5 hectare site includes 12,500 tonnes of storage and a nearly new 120 t per hour pit with horizontal grain pump system, as well as a workshop, electronic weighbridge and bulk fertilizer/cargo and storage sheds.

Mr Horne said fellows had made many improvements to the site, including the valuable addition of the cereal pump system which created more automated handling.

“Paul is committed to improving the assets and ensuring they are fully OHS compliant,” Horne said.

“He has really improved this site considerably since he bought it.”

Agent Matt Horne said the recent addition of a horizontal grain pump system has increased the efficiency of the Hay Grains facility. Photo: Seniors Real Estate

Mr Fellows said the Hay facility is currently operating at full capacity and will provide the new owner with a reliable business, as well as the opportunity to grow.

“We have established good relationships with the farmers around Hay.

“The place is running at full capacity and there is plenty of room for expansion.

“There’s plenty of room to put a bunker, so you can easily go from 12,500t to 20-25,000t without too much trouble.”

Mr Horne said Hay Grains is being sold as a going concern with augers and equipment for operations, grain processing, analysis and software included in the deal.

He said the property is expected to sell for around $1.75 million.

“[The campaign] started reasonably well; we had a handful of first inquiries.

Mr Horne said selling agribusinesses was not as straightforward as selling properties, with a particular type of customer buying those facilities.

“In general, it’s a bit of a slow burn; there’s either someone waiting there who wants one, or you have to try to line it up a bit with an existing grain carrier or merchant.

“There never seems to be an abundance of buyers for this stuff.”

The Southern Riverina Grain Complex was under contract last year. Photos: Seniors Real Estate

Blightly site under contract

Located 32 km east of Deniliquin, the Southern Riverina grain complex includes 7058 t of storage, a through pit with auger connection to the shed and a diverter to the silos or collection bins.

Modern facilities include a site office, weighbridge and chemical storage shed.

Fanmac Logistics bought the facility in October last year and although the company has taken over the site, the property is still considered under contract.

Mr. Horne said the transaction will be formally settled in the coming months.

Mr. Fellows said he received good feedback from the new owners.

“It is going very well for them, and they are good people.

“It’s always nice to know that when someone takes over your business, they’re happy with the purchase, and everything is as you described it.”

Alongside his duties in the transport industry, Mr. and Mrs. Fellows will continue to operate their 400 ha mixed farm property which raises cattle and calves.

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MP Weiler tours a solar project powering the Sunshine Coast SPCA https://centrifugalpumpsmanufacturer.com/mp-weiler-tours-a-solar-project-powering-the-sunshine-coast-spca/ Sat, 23 Jul 2022 13:30:00 +0000 https://centrifugalpumpsmanufacturer.com/mp-weiler-tours-a-solar-project-powering-the-sunshine-coast-spca/ Two summer students helped install the branch’s new heat pump with the Sunshine Coast Community Solar Association The Sunshine Coast SPCA branch is now even more energy efficient, thanks to the Sunshine Coast Community Solar Association, two summer students and community funding, including fundraising by 12-year-old Cody Kelso. Emma Fischer from the University of British […]]]>

Two summer students helped install the branch’s new heat pump with the Sunshine Coast Community Solar Association

The Sunshine Coast SPCA branch is now even more energy efficient, thanks to the Sunshine Coast Community Solar Association, two summer students and community funding, including fundraising by 12-year-old Cody Kelso.

Emma Fischer from the University of British Columbia and Graham Atkinson from the University of Victoria spend most of their summer working with the Sunshine Coast Community Solar Association. This month, the two summer students funded under the Canada Summer Jobs program participated in the installation of the SPCA’s new heat pump. On the roof of the building – not far from the solar field installed last August – are the 32 vacuum tubes of the solar thermal network.

(In addition to this facility, students are conducting an energy audit of buildings in the Sunshine Coast Regional District.)

While touring the new facility on July 21, West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country MLA Patrick Weiler said such a project is “exactly what Canada Summer Jobs is.”

SCCSA Board Chairman Gordon Bishop and Director Gerry Pageau proudly showed Weiler how the system works and shared their thoughts on energy policy, “arbitrary” restrictions and how to reduce barriers to available benefit programs.

The heat pump is 300% efficient and will reduce the cost of electricity consumption for the SPCA by at least 50%, Bishop said. The boiler previously used on the site to heat domestic water has disappeared and, with it, half of the installation’s natural gas consumption. Soon, the SCCSA hopes to be able to collect data from solar units to analyze energy production and consumption. They would also like to replace the remaining underfloor heating system with a renewable energy option.

“We eliminated their hydro [bill] last year, and we’ve now cut their natural gas in half,” Pageau told Weiler.

When asked what he thought of the installation, Weiler replied, “I would like to see more of it on the Sunshine Coast.”

“It’s a game changer [for the SPCA] because now they don’t pay for electricity,” Weiler said. “For an organization that does such wonderful work, and especially given the number of orphaned animals these days, I think we need to do all we can to support, especially with the shortage of vets. I think so how fantastic that this work has been installed, the fundraising that has been done by Cody and Megan, and just all the people who have come together to support a truly beloved organization.

Weiler also asked the two men what they thought of federal government support programs for home renovations. There’s the $5,000 greenhouse grant launched last year and the green homes loan, a $40,000 interest-free loan. The two shared the restrictions and limitations of homes with baseboard heating, the requirement and cost of an audit, and the shortage of certified contractors. Weiler thanked them for their comments.

Funding for the new heat pump system came from the credit union and community forests – and a pre-teen.

Cody Kelso, now 12, is the youngest member of SCCSA. In 2021, he raised over $33,000 by touring the lower Sunshine Coast. More than $20,000 of those funds went to the Sunshine Coast SPCA branch’s new solar panel array (the rest of the donations went to the BC Sustainable Energy Association’s Cool It program for kids).

“When Megan and Cody came on board [and] said, ‘We can do fundraising,’ that opened that door,” Bishop said.

During Weiler’s visit to the SPCA, the deputy heard about Kelso’s most recent green fundraising campaign. In April this year, Kelso and his mother Megan spent 100 hours in a scissor lift and raised $5,201.34 for a Gibsons Heritage Playhouse energy improvement project. The Gibsons Rotary Club contributed an additional $3,000 and the Credit Union provided a grant, bringing the total funds to $12,771.34, Megan Kelso said. Coast Journalist. (Another $4,778.66 from the scissor lift fundraiser went to the Nature Trust of BC.)

“It’s impressive,” Weiler told Kelso. “Keep up the good work.”

The next project on SCCSA’s radar is the stage lighting and heating/air conditioning upgrade for the Gibsons Heritage Playhouse. A new heat pump for the Playhouse, Pageau told Weiler, could cut air conditioning costs in half and replace several aging pieces of equipment with a single unit.

Pageau said the project is estimated at $40,000. Current funding has made a dent, but more donations are needed (and can be sent directly to the Heritage Playhouse).

“I think it’s really cool that everything is going according to plan and everything is working out,” Cody said.

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