Care of Adhesive Tape
Most maintenance men are familiar with the use of paper masking tape in paint spraying operations, but others are using tape for sealing containers of chemicals after they have been opened; for application on axe handles or tools to obtain a better grip, for bundling pieces of equipment together, and for many other purposes.
Industrial Tape Corp., New Brunswick, N. J., offers these hints on how to care for tape.
Do not dump tape into a corner or onto a table so that rolls pile one upon the other haphazardly. This will deform the roll and possibly render it useless. Wherever possible, tape should be dispensed through a dispenser designed for pressure sensitive tapes. If this is not feasible, a small wooden rack should be used on which tape can be stored when not being used.
Tape should be at room temperature when it is used. If it has been stored in a cold room, it will be difficult to unwind, with the result that it may tear or break in use. Cold tape should be brought to room temperature or even warmed to about 100° F. before the operator attempts to use it. This is especially true of vinyl film tapes which lose some of their flexibility at low temperatures.
Hot and damp storage places should be avoided.
Every precaution should be taken to avoid contamination either from dirt or chemicals. Men should be instructed not to leave tape around on dirty tables, shelves or floors.
New Civil Defense Film
“Target, U.S.A.”, a dramatic guide for industry planning and preparation in the event of an atomic attack, has been completed and will begin immediate release by Cornell Films, the organization which sponsored the prize winning documentary on the same subject, “Pattern For Survival,” which was projected on a home and personal level.
The film runs 20 minutes and was written and directed by Herman Boxer, formerly of the M.G.M. It is in full color and was filmed on location with a cast of professional actors.
Hanson W. Baldwin, military analyst and editor of the New York Times, is featured as special writer and commentator. “Let me put it simply and plainly,” Mr. Baldwin warns the audience, “we can be attacked on our own home grounds. Modern air power makes us as vulnerable today as London was in World War II. We must be prepared for the same kind of fire bombs, block busters and buzz bombs that those cities got, plus what Hiroshima and Nagasaki got, the atomic bomb.
Based on studies make by the National Security Resources Board, with the assistance of the Department of Defense and the Research Institute of America, “Target, U.S.A.” is a graphic demonstration of industry and personnel in action prior to and under an atom bomb attack. The film utilizes live action, animation, charts, graphs and other LIollywood techniques to illustrate practical defense in terms of plants and personnel. With running commentary by Harry Marble, “Target, U.S.A.” answers such basic problems as how to protect people and property, how to build up effective plant-wide defense, how and where to build and allocate shelters, how to recruit a Defense Corps, how to set up first aid stations, how to safeguard important records, and what management and labor can do right now to set up protective measures against the possibility of an atomic attack.
Cornell Films will distribute “Target, U.S.A.” in both full color and black and white to industry, national, state and local Defense Corps units, schools, unions, business groups and associations, fraternal and patriotic associaitons.
A comprehensive discussion of safe practices in hospitals is featured in the special 44-page issue of the July “Surgical Equipment” (Form No. 2090). Copies are obtainable from the Ohio Chemical & Surgical Equipment Co., 1400 East Washington Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin.
Well illustrated, the publication includes details of safety in handling compressed medical gases; safety in the operating room; and safety in resuscitation, oxygen therapy, and sterilization.
The major items discussed include:
“Compressed Medical Gases”—Classification of gases; properties of gases; rules pertaining to medical gases; recommended sale practices for handling medical gases; medical gases equipment,
“Safety in the Operating Room”— Hazards present; elimination of staticproducing materials; humidity control; conductive rubber parts.
“Safety in Oxygen Therapy”—Cylinder storage and handling; equipment storage and maintenance; oxygen tents; oxygen therapy by catheter; mask oxygen therapy; medical gas systems and their installation.
“Safety in Sterilization”—Installation of sterilizers; vent lines; waste lines; various types of sterilizers; construction details; factors in sterilization.
New “Handie-Talkie” Set Introduced by Motorola
A new version of the Motorola “HANDIE-TALKIE” portable F.M. radiophone that incorporates an adjustable squelch is being introduced by Motorola.
The squelch reduces the annoyance of tube and circuit noises normally encountered in an F.M. receiver in the absence of a signal.
The squelch control, mounted on the power supply chassis, provides a normal operating range of no-squelch up to 25 to 50 db noise reduction.
Any possible audio distortion resulting from the portables being used in fringe areas is eliminated as a result of the addition of the adjustable squelch.
The “HANDIE-TALKIE” portables are available with either wet or dry cell power supplies for operation in either the 25-50 megacycle or the 152-174 megacycle bands.
New Brochure on Leece-Neville
A new, 24-page, well illustrated brochure on the company and its products has just been published by The LeeceNeville Co., Cleveland, Ohio, manufacturers of electrical equipment for diesel, gas and gasoline engines, including fire apparatus engines. The brochure outlines the part played by Leece-Neville as a pioneer in this field for over forty years. This is followed by pictorial sections on the company’s production, assembly, testing and engineering facilities.
The balance of the booklet shows typical equipment made by LeeceNeville for trucks, industrial engines, off-highway equipment, etc. Included are AC-DC Alternator Systems, generators, starting motors, hand and magnetic switches, and voltage regulators.
New Darley Catalog
W. S. Darley & Co., of 2810 Washington Boulevard, Chicago 12, Ill., has just announced publication of a new, complete catalog covering their entire line. This new catalog of fire equipment is the Company’s No. 146. It contains 108 pages, and lists 1,100 items; 750 illustrations are included in its pages. Copies are available to fire department officials, fire chiefs and firemen upon request.
The Marrero-Regusa Fire Company has recently been organized in Louisiana and is planning the purchase of a fire station and fire fighting equipment. Huey Este is Fire Chief and Anthony Ragusais President.