The first gas stations

The First Gas Station

In the early years of motoring, before dedicated gasoline stations existed, motorists would buy gasoline from hardware stores, general stores, pharmacies, and even blacksmiths. These businesses had pre-existing relationships with the refineries through their sale of kerosene which was used for stoves and as a lighting fuel. Stored in five-gallon cans stacked curbside or in
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Marine Gangway parts labeled

What is a Gangway?

A gangway is a narrow walkway or platform that provides safe access to a ship, truck, or train. Gangways are typically used for two purposes: to allow passage or people and/or cargo to/from docks, moored marine vessels, or aircraft, or in the maintenance and loading/unloading of land-based trucks and trains. The models used for ships
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GHS Pictogram Quiz

OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) requires the use of pictograms to alert users of the chemical hazards they may be exposed to. The pictogram is the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals standards. Fortunately, it’s known as GHS and consists of a symbol on a white background framed within a red border
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Access to Shafer cabinets for maintenance and servicing

Beautiful West Texas!!!!! Believe it or not- SafeRack has many jobs that happen overnight and platforms are imperative before closing a job like this installation ErectaSteps modular design is patented and installations like this are simple and often can be installed in a day. We were asked for “Removable Handrails“ for easy access to the
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railroad track construction cross section

Railroad Facts… Construction, Safety and More.

Since the first railroads were built almost 200 years ago, locomotive/train design and technology has advanced significantly, from steam-powered engines to super-fast maglev trains. Often overlooked, however, is the technology behind the thing that keeps these trains moving in the right direction: the tracks. Railroad track construction has undergone plenty of reform since the 19th
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tanker truck baffles

Road Tanker Safety: Design, Equipment, and the Human Factor

Roughly one-quarter of all freight hauled in the United States is transported in tanker trucks, and of that, nearly half is petroleum products like gasoline, diesel, and aviation fuel. With so much hazardous cargo on the nation’s roads — and accidents involving cars and road tankers not exactly uncommon — why are there surprisingly few
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Robot welding metal

Aluminum Or Steel: Which Metal is Better for Your Product?

Within our industrial niche, products can be made out of a wide variety of materials. Each vendor likely has their reasons for choosing a particular type of material to build their products with, be it metal stairs, crossover platforms, or ship ladders. And each customer may also have reasons why they prefer one material over
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SafeRack’s GX Awarded Fall Protection/Prevention Product of the Year

GX Awarded 2020 Fall Protection/Prevention New Product of the Year by Occupational Health & Safety Andrews, South Carolina, October 5, 2020 — The Occupational and Health Safety New Product of the Year Awards were announced last month and SafeRack’s new GX Gangway claimed top prize in the Fall Protection/Prevention category. Now in their 11th year,
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HollyFrontier Asphalt Terminal

3D scan technology eliminates human error on complicated industrial applications

Location Glendale, AZ Project Asphalt Loading Terminal Product 720′ loading platform, tracking gangways and pivoting safety cage, vapor fans & many other terminal safety features. Client HollyFrontier Materials/Product Asphalt Retrofitting new equipment in an industrial facility can be challenging, especially with pipes, pipe bridges, and many other obstacles. SafeRack, leading the industry in innovation, manufactured
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Project Profile – RollaStep as a Scaffolding Alternative

A large tire manufacturing plant had to regularly access their heat exchangers, a piece of equipment that is used in transferring heat between a solid object and a fluid, or between two or more fluids. Workers needed a work platform to access these heat exchangers for maintenance every 4-6 weeks throughout the year. Each time scaffolding was rented and
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