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Month: August 2019

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

There are thirteen courts of appeals in United States which are present different circuits of the country. These courts of appeals handle most of the cases all over the year and are known to most significant courts in United States. The districts that come under third circuit are Delaware, New Jersey, and Eastern, Middle, and Western district of Pennsylvania. Third circuit court of appeals is one the thirteen courts of appeals in United States. It is a national court with appellate authority over district courts. Virgin Island District Court also comes under the appellate authority of court of appeals in third circuit. Currently there are fourteen judges and court is located at Pennsylvania. In James A. Byrne Courthouse all the cases are handled.   

President of United States nominates the judges and then the judges are confirmed by the senate of United States. The tenure of the judges is for lifetime and only leaves the post after resignation, death, or removed by approval of Senate in case of wrong practice. Current 14 judges of third circuit court of appeals are Theodore A. McKee is a chief judge, Dolores Koran Sloviter, Anthony Joseph Scirica, Marjorie O. Rendell, Maryanne Trump Barry, Thomas L. Ambro, Julio M. Fuentes, D. Brooks Smith, D. Michael Fisher, Michael Chagares, Kent A. Jordan, Thomas M. Hardiman, Joseph A. Greenaway, and Thomas I. Vanaskie. Chief Judge is selected amongst the 14 judges. To be a chief judge, person must be under 65 years of age, in the group for one year and not been chief judge before.

Judge Theodore A. McKee, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

The tenure of chief judge is of 7 years. Chief Judge also has to leave the post at the age of 70. Next senior most eligible member fills the vacant position of chief judge. Third circuit court of appeals was established in 1891 along with eight more circuits. Court of appeals for third circuit is originally known as the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Appellate Procedure Federal Rules govern the process of the circuit court. A panel which consists of three judges hears all the appeals in the court. Only Supreme Court has the authority to review and overrule the decisions of circuit court under the written petition filed by the party.

pressure testing

Leak Testing & Pressure Testing

Intelligent Pressure Testing and Rate of Change

Pressure testing specifications imposed by verification body standards include the following parameters:

  • Test Pressure
  • Hold Period
  • Allowable Pressure loss (over the hold Period)

Thorough pressure testing specifications will also include:

  • Min Test Pressure
  • Max Test Pressure
  • Improving Trend [True/False]

To aid in testing, Test Pressure and Hold Period can be combined into a rate of change (ROC). For example, where the Hold Period = 10min and the Allowable Pressure Loss = 30psi, the Average Allowable ROC = 3psi/min. That is, if the average rate of pressure change during the 10min Hold Period =< 3psi/min, then the hold and allowable loss component of the test specification will have been achieved.

Once we know the Average Allowable ROC, we apply it to a test by sampling a short duration of pressure x time data and multiply it out to display it as psi/min, then compare that to the specified Average Allowable ROC.

Pressure Test Result Prediction with Average Allowable Rate of change

The DARTT Recorder samples data over a few seconds, removing motion induced pressure noise (vessel or rig heave causing water hammer) and displaying psi/min.

So why is using the ROC of such significance?

1) Typically, the ROC will be met well before the end of a pressure test Hold Period.

2) You cannot pass a pressure test until you have met the Average Allowable ROC

Note: The image below shows the pressure line turn from blue to green as the pressure tests ROC meets or exceeds the Average Allowable ROC for the pressure test specification. You can see approximately 1.5 min in to the 5 min hold period, the DARTT Recorder is showing an inevitable pass.

pressure test

Save Time Pressure Testing with a DARTT Recorder

ROC displayed during a test can tell the operator not to “bump” pressure when the ROC has been met and the predicted end test pressure will not be below the minimum test pressure.

The ROC User Interface, combined with the DARTT Recorders other test health functions, such as “Trend” and “Prediction”, can save a lot of time when pressure testing. They also make trouble-shooting leaks significantly faster and more definitive.

Alternatively, if you have not met the ROC, and the test is not showing an “Improving Trend”, then the test is not going to pass as things stand. Most likely caused by a leak somewhere in the system that needs rectifying, so prolonging the hold period is wasting time.

Test with confidence

ROC, Trend and Prediction functions give an unprecedented level of confidence in the results during the test. Having a pressure-testing tool that can provide an objective pass/fail based on the given criteria removes the second-guessing and allows the focus to be on the next step, not whether the last step was correct.

Further Application of the DARTT Recorder ROC Pressure Test Assessment

View Full Article on https://www.dartt.com.au/blog/pressure-testing-and-rate-of-pressure-change-psimin

Save a lot of time without reducing quality by pressure testing these and similar connections until the Average Allowable ROC has been met. Very little (if arguably any) assurance is gained by holding such a pressure test beyond this goal.

Consider running Riser for a BOP or Intervention System. It is desirable to confirm each Riser connection before running the next. Usually once the BOP/Intervention system has been landed and latched, a final pressure test re-tests all previously tested connections.

How Can I Hire a Good Personal Trainer?

There is a reason why celebrities and extremely wealthy individuals hire personal trainers. It is because working with a trainer is one of the fastest and most successful ways of achieving health and fitness related goals. This service is no longer only available to the rich and famous but is now readily available to people of various backgrounds and age groups.

So what can a personal trainer help you with? Here are some of the benefits of hiring a personal trainer:

Personal Training

Improve your fitness

Working with a personal trainer whatever your goal, will undoubtedly lead to an improvement in your fitness. If your goal is to improve your cardiovascular fitness, strength, flexibility, health or coordination, a personal trainer can design a programme to help you achieve that goal. A trainer will monitor your progress and assist you in overcoming plateaus which you may experience as you get closer to your target.

Losing weight

Embarking on a journey to lose weight can be a daunting experience with a number of challenges along the way. Having someone like a personal trainer will provide the support network and guidance required to help you succeed. A personal trainer will monitor your progress regularly, setting small and achievable goals that will lead to a bigger end goal. Having someone there to constantly encourage you and assist you whilst you go through challenging lifestyle changes, can be a powerful asset to have and will increase your chances of being successful.

Building muscle

Building muscle can be one of the hardest fitness goals to achieve. As many of us know, putting on weight (body fat) isn’t particularly difficult. However, putting on lean muscle requires a clear plan and a strong desire to succeed. A personal trainer will design a diet and fitness plan that will help you overcome some of the challenges you may have experienced in the past with regards to putting on muscle.

Increase energy levels

Diet and exercise have a huge influence on energy levels. A personal trainer can design a fitness programme and diet plan to help promote an increase in your energy levels. Exercising too intensely or not enough can both have a detrimental effect on your energy levels. So having a personal trainer will help to ensure you do the right amount of exercise that will promote an increase in your energy levels.

Learn new skills

Some individuals have been exercising all their lives and simply want to improve or try something new. Having a particular exercise that is highly technical and might require some coaching may require the help of a personal trainer. You will learn methods of how to progress and regress an exercise in order to become better at it, with the result effect of improving your strengthen and mobility for that movement.

hiring a personal trainer

Unique health concerns

High cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure and back pain are just some of the health concerns some individuals face. Hiring a personal trainer in Canary Wharf can help improve or manage a number of health conditions with a specific diet and exercise plan to improve your health.

So as in the same way you may consider hiring a specialist for a number of other areas in your life, be it financial or medical advice. Consider hiring a specialist that will help you improve your health and wellbeing and lead to you living a more fulfilled lifestyle.

Air Pump

What Is The Best Air Pump?

There are those people who will casually pretend they don’t see someone in distress. They will just drive by the person with the low tire pressure without a thought….Maybe because they’re busy, maybe because they’re too important, maybe because they think they should have your own tire inflator or maybe because they just don’t give a damn.

Then there are the rescuers…. The people whose senses perk up when they see someone pulled over on the side of the road or a fellow motorist with their hazards on because they need to inflate their tire. The clock is ticking and they’ll be late for their meeting if they stop. So, they drive by the distressed person and all the while glancing in their rearview mirror at the flashing lights. They just can’t help themselves. Screw it! They get off the next exit and circle back to help the stranded driver in need of tire inflation. If you suffer from “white knight syndrome”, it’s not your fault. You most likely had a good mother that instilled the proverbial Catholic guilt deep into your psyche. If you know this about yourself, then you need to be prepared. There’s nothing worse than having the intention to provide assistance but not having the roadside tools to do it.

Air Pump
MasterFlow MF-1035 Air Compressor

Some people take their desire to help to a whole different level and make a career out of it. They become a Police Officer, Fire Fighter, Game Warden, and a Park Ranger – someone that can rescue people all day long and get paid for it!

Whether you save people every day at work, or if you just put your superman cape on as needed, one thing you need are the right tools.

Here’s a checklist of things to keep in your vehicle so that you’ll be ready for that next rescue and can properly “white knight it” all over town.

  • Specialops Tools 12 volt portable air compressor (to top of tires fast)
  • Distress signal-a red bandana to tie to your antenna is preferable to a ” Highway Help” sign because it’s more visible
  • Emergency flares
  • Reflective cone
  • Water – Remember to empty the bottles, wash them out and refill them every few months.
  • flashlight with extra batteries
  • shovel
  • jumper cables
  • tow rope
  • first aid kit
  • non-perishable high calorie snacks
  • Fire extinguisher-keep it in your trunk or strapped down, as it can become a dangerous projectile during an accident. Consumer Reports recommends carrying a small 1A10BC or 2A10BC unit.

Some roadside problems just can’t be avoided, but motorists should do all they can so avoid the ones they can. A lot of roadside situations can be avoided if tire pressure is routinely checked and monitored. Underinflated tires waste gas. The Department of Transportation estimates that 5 million gallons of fuel a day are wasted due to low tire pressure. That’s more than 2 billion gallons per year of gas wasted just because people don’t take the time for the right Air Pump.

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