Google Alerts Gets GoingWritten by John Calder
© 2004, John Calder http://www.TheEzine.net
Do a search on Google today, and you may see an offer to "...Get latest web results on (your search) emailed to you with Google Web Alerts." Marketers should be quick to realize this can be a useful way to monitor your own business, your competitors, your markets, and search results for your keywords.
You can set up a Google alert to monitor top 10 Google News stories, top 20 Google web search results, or both. Enter a search term, tell Google type of alert you want, how often you want Google to check for alerts, & your email address. After you confirm your alert by email, you're all set.
Just think - you can use a Google web search alert to monitor search results for your highest-ranking pages, your best-paying keywords, and new markets you're thinking about entering. By signing up for alerts of volatile keywords, you can get a good idea of when a Google dance is occurring. And of course, you can monitor ranking of your own and competitors' business pages as well.
Simple Sealing Solution for Pump ShaftsWritten by Thomas Yoon
In this issue, we will focus on a much simpler way of sealing a rotating shaft of a pump. It's by using gland packing. This method of sealing has been in use for a very long time, and is still being used today.
There are advantages and disadvantages in using them.
Perhaps first and foremost reason for replacing them with mechanical seals is because of fact that gland packing needs a small amount of leak for cooling purposes.
A person who installs a gland packing must ensure that latter does not grip shaft too tightly. A little dripping must be allowed for. Pumps that contain hazardous liquids should not use them at all.
Pumps that contain gland packing will usually be constructed with a small well and piping at gland to lead leak water away from pump so as to ensure that water will not damage bearings, housing or foundation. This can really mess up pump area if there is a choke at drain piping that prevents leaked water from flowing away.
The pump gland nuts may need to be tightened every now and then due to slight loosening after some time of operation. This is because nut cannot be tightened hard against soft packing.
Because packing gland rubs against shaft, it will tend to wear down shaft. For this reason, and especially for larger pumps using packing glands, there will usually be a shaft sleeve that can be slipped over shaft. The wear down will then occur only on shaft sleeve. This can be replaced instead of more expensive shaft.