Are needed by your employees if they need to make notes continually in the field. They are essential to the oil and gas industries. Oilfield and gas field workers and inspectors need to have durable pipe tally books to keep their records current and safe.
Give your employees a sense of pride. Seeing your company logo on the books tells them that they are team members.
After you get one, and learn how to use it, you will use one every week for the rest of your life.
You won’t believe how you ever got along without one.
To help you on this fun journey as a FDTU, let’s find out…
What is a diameter tape.
It is a measuring tape that, when you wrap it around the circumference of a round object (pipeline or tree), it reads the “diameter”. If you would use a regular tape measure, you would have to divide by pi (3.14159) to get the diameter.
How to use a diameter tape.
You simply wrap it around a pipe or shaft, or tree, and have the diameter scale face outward, so you can read it. Make sure you don’t use the other side, because it would give you the circumference.
What you will use it on from now on, to make your life easier.
If you need to replace a car heater hose, but you want to have the new hose on-hand before you remove the old hose, use your diameter tape to measure the diameter (and length) of the old hose. You can do the same routine when replacing plumbing.
My friend owns a marina. He never heard of a diameter tape. I gave him a diameter tape and told him what it was for. He was in the FDTU group, and now he uses this valuable diameter tape measure every day.
Are you in the FDTU Group? Now you know how a simple tape can make your life easier.
2 New Promotional Maglights (Maglites®) have smooth barrels. Why? to make your full color logo look great! The original K3A Solitaire and the M2A Mini Maglite® are now available with an optional “smooth finish” barrel. Anthony Maglica is always coming up with new ideas. This keeps the company fresh and exciting. The aluminum barrels are still available with the knurled finish, for the purists. Promotional Maglites® are sure to stay on the leading edge of the flashlight industry as long as Anthony Maglica provides vision for this American-Made company.
The new Halcyon Collapsible Engraved Flashlights will be your best friend in a power outage. When the electricity goes out, just lift the top of this lantern and it turns on. Adjust the brightness by sliding the top up or down. The folding steel handles allow you to hang it, or you can place it on a table. The COB bulb is bright, and the design gives you brilliant light for the whole room, tent, or camper. The entire surface is coated with the new rubbery finish, to prevent slippage.
Everyone knows how to use an inch ruler. And most people know how to use a metric ruler. It doesn’t matter that there are 2.54 centimeters per inch. A centimeter is a centimeter. But, if you remember when you saw an architect scale ruler for the first time, you will agree that the scales are a
mystery. There are several scales on the same ruler. There are (1/8, ¼), (½, 1), (3/8, 3/4), (3, 1½). What do these scales mean?
Let’s bring in a blueprint. Now you need that architect scale ruler to measure the size of objects on the blueprint. Since the objects are drawn at a scale of the original size, you need to match up that scale with the corresponding scale on the ruler.
How do you choose the correct scale? Look in the bottom right corner of the blueprint. There is a box of useful information. It has the name of the drawing, the date drawn, the architect name, and the scale that it was drawn with. If the scale is 1/8, then every 1/8″ on the paper represents 1 foot (or 1 mile, etc) in reality. So you would use the 1/8 scale on the architect ruler. Where the ruler says 16, the reality measurement is 16 feet (or 16 miles, etc). It doesn’t matter right now that the measurement on the paper is 2 inches. That’s too much information. Let the ruler do the work for you.
The history of Maglites® has been rich in innovations. The introduction of LED bulbs, lighting modes, and rechargeable flashlights have been the beacons of success. Now the newest development in promotional Maglites® is the “red bulb”. Why red? If you took physics in high school, you might remember that the visible light spectrum goes from red to violet. Red is at the low energy end, and violet is at the high energy end of the spectrum. So the low energy red is easier on your eyes, because it has less energy. It is preferred by pilots and truck drivers and boaters.
The Solitaire LED Spectrum-Red j3asw2 has the new red bulb. Safer for your eyes when you are in confined spaces.
Oil companies are always busy. The drillers need to keep track of the amount of pipe they are putting down the hole. The well operators need to keep track of yield, and what the gauges say. The supervisors need to keep track of employees, and their work hours.
These 2 Tally Books are vital to the oil industry. They are weather-proof, and can fit into your shirt pocket or pants pocket.
The flexible book 3308 is great for a back pocket. It bends when you do.
Wrap a diameter tape around a car heater hose that you intend to replace. Read the diameter, and the length. Go buy the correct hose, because you know the exact size. Remove your old leaky hose and immediately replace it with the new one. There’s no need to take the old hose to the parts store and leave your vehicle without a hose for a while.
Use the tape to find the diameter of a copper water pipe in your basement that is leaking a little. Go get the pipe, and have it ready to install when you remove the old pipe.
Need a new rope for your boat? Get one that is the same size as your old one, by measuring the diameter with your “OD tape”.
Maglites have always had knurled handles, to make a better grip. But the trouble was that doing a full color imprint on the handle showed some unevenness in the coloring at the edges of a logo. This problem has been solved by making these 2 Maglites available with a smooth barrel. Now your full color imprint will look magnificent.