Last Updated: September 29, 2022
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It has to be said that drinking water outside is one of the most worrisome problems. moment's comers will carry some water sludge bias with them, and the most popular is the water filter straw. Small shape, simple and important water filtration effect, can break the fatal problem of body water deficit in some exigency water deficit situations. So it's called life straw.

But there are a headache- questions. When you encounter the below-mentioned exigency water deficit in the wild, and you get a water sanctification straw, how to judge whether the suction tube is effective or not? Is the water filtering effect effective? So these two questions are involved, do life straws expire? And how long does a life straw last?

Especially when it comes to water filtration and citation safety. Fortunately, the utmost people aren't rushing to cross the no-man's land. currently, out-of-door water filtration is generally a filtration system of dialysis membrane and fiber mesh., so numerous reviews and short videos of out-of-door water sanctification products can filter the tintless and transparent sewage is actually a routine operation.


What are Lifestraw Components, and Do Lifestraws Expire?

These three kinds material of water filter straw, each of them has different functions while the same end. Each of them is in a unique expiration term, which might answer the question of ‘ do life straws expire 

PP Cotton

This pp cotton sludge numerous used in the first filtering station, its main task is to remove dirt, beach, and some patches that are easy to filter. And this material doesn't have an expiry date because it's a natural fiber. The time that cotton will last will depend on how it's stored and what it's exposed to while in a storehouse, but generally, cotton will last indefinitely if it's stored duly.

Actuated Carbon Fiber

Firstly, for a sealed actuated carbon sludge, the storehouse term can be over 3 times. Carbon is a natural spongy and formerly exposed( unwrapped) it'll start working. thus, it's better to seal actuated carbon once you're done using it. And formerly the actuated carbon was first used, also its serving life can be over six months.

Fiber Membrane

Concave fiber( HF) UF membrane technology provides an effective way to purify water by using physical hedge filtration to remove pathogens from water. Ultrafiltration sanctification requires no chemicals. it's effective and doesn't remove all natural minerals similar to calcium and magnesium.

How Long Does Lifestraw Last?

Although it depends on how constantly it’s used, the Lifestraw will last between 2- 3 months before the sludge will need to be replaced. The overall lifetime of a Lifestraw primarily depends on the quantum of water that’s being filtered and how frequently. An unused Lifestraw can safely be used over five times since it was stored.

Lifestraw Personal lasts for 264 gallons or 40 days if used diurnally by one person to drink water. relief pollutants need to be replaced after filtering about,000 liters of water( 264 gallons) which is relatively emotional considering that they will purify an average quantum of water in under 20 seconds.

One would need to change the batteries every now and again but the Lifestraw itself is fairly durable and can fluently be carried in a pack or stored anywhere differently safely without important solicitude of wear and tear and gash.


When using this product you're no longer dependent on bottles so it actually saves plutocrats as well as helps the terrain. Because Lifestraw contains no chemicals like iodine or chlorine bleach and has been tested against strict US EPA guidelines so you can enjoy safe, clean drinking water every.

The Lifestraw Personal can filter up to 1000 liters of polluted water without iodine, chlorine, or other chemicals.


Does Lifestraw Expire?

Although there isn’t an exact expiration date for Lifestraw products, they do recommend using it within 3- 5 times for it to be the most effective at filtering. Indeed if it’s been duly stored and unused for those times, certain corridors of the product begin to degrade and could ultimately break once it’s used.


 One major reason the Lifestraw has no hard expiration date is that the design has a concave fiber membrane that's durable and has no pieces that break down. If the Lifestraw isn’t stored duly it'll lead to a shorter lifetime and expiring corridor.


adding Lifestraw Shelf Life

 Over time I’ve set up many tips that should help you get the most out of your Lifestraw and make it last much longer!


duly Clean After Each Use Proper conservation and care are two important factors that will help you increase your Lifestraw life.


After each use, you should follow the correct cleaning guidelines for your specific product to maximize the Lifestraw lifetime and keep getting clean water.

Read my full cleaning companion to wash and store your LifeStraw rightly.


Store it rightly After drawing the Lifestraw you should store it nearly that dry and immaculately is room temperature. Storing the product anywhere that’s either cold or hot will dock how long the product will last before demanding to be replaced.


 Replace Pollutants on Time

Since each sludge has a maximum quantum of water that it can filter it’s important to always replace the pollutants once they’ve reached the limit.


 Using expired pollutants can lead to problems like a clogged straw, which can ultimately lead to a shorter lifetime for the Lifestraw.


How Do You Know When You Should Replace Your Lifestraw?

 The stylish index that it’s time to replace the Lifestraw sludge is when it stops flowing as easily. However, it’s either because of a clogged straw or that it’s filtered the maximum quantum before demanding to be shifted out If the inflow rate drastically decreases.


 I would recommend deep drawing the straw before replacing any of the corridors. It’s happened to me before where it was delicate to get water through the prophet, but it went back to normal after proper cleaning on the gear.


What Can Beget My LifeStraw To Stop Working

 LifeStraw products stop working if you don’t clean them duly. They may also stop working because of trapped air bubbles or when the water sludge needs relief. In addition, congesting causes it to stop working, although you can fix this by following the way outlined in the LifeStraw unclogging companion.


 still, if you follow the cleaning guidelines and store your LifeStraw rightly, you'll keep it working for a long time and remain in good shape.


Can An Old Water Filter Make You Sick?

 Yes, an old water sludge can add bacteria to the gutted water. The sewer sludge will be working in a wettish terrain, which will beget bacterial addition. the addition will make the bacteria reach high attention, making you sick if you continue using the old sludge.


Can I Use My LifeStraw To Purify Ocean Water?

 Purifying saline water to make it fresh is known as desalination. This means that you turn ocean water into potable fresh water. The most common ways of desalinating water are through rear osmosis or distillation. Rear osmosis water treatment can push water through a small sludge and leave a swab behind. Unfortunately, LifeStraw products don’t remove swabs from ocean water, and thus you shouldn't use them on water sources like the ocean or seawater.


 still, the stylish way to keep yourself from constricting water-borne ails like Salmonella, E, If you love going on boarding passages. coli, or indeed Giardia is to use the LifeStraw sludge device. The device will filter your water and give you access to safe and clean drinking water wherever you go.

 A LifeStraw sludge should be one of your critical passages rudiments when spending time outside. In addition, LifeStraw is largely affordable and movable. thus, you don’t need to stress carrying it with you wherever you go.

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Recommend 5 world's best honed cylinder tube & chrome plated piston rod suppliers

Honed hydraulic cylinder tube is the most important material in hydraulic cylinder industry. It is mostly used for producing and repairing hydraulic cylinders. Because the quality performance of the cylinder is greatly determined by the quality of honed tube, so it is very important to get high quality honed cylinder tubes from high quality honed tube suppliers.

There are many honed cylinder tube suppliers in the world, the quantity should be nearly 300, as I know there are more than 100 of China honed tube suppliers till the year of 2018. Some of the honed tube suppliers provide high quality and reasonable prices, but some of the suppliers provide very low prices but with bad quality. Buyers will easily be attracted by the low pricing, but finally they will get into trouble because of quality problems. So how could we find reliable honed tube suppliers with high quality and competitive pricing?

Here I’d like to share 6 best honed tube suppliers in different countries in the world.

1. CRC Distribution Inc.

CRC Distribution is a supplier of hydraulic cylinder products and an authorized distributor of Orkot® composite materials. They have extensive inventories of chrome plated rod, steel honed tubing, hydraulic cylinder components & seals, and rotary seals.

Their access to sealing products from leading global manufacturers like Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, Hallite Seals International, Fugesco, Freudenberg-NOK, and Merkel enables us to provide the highest quality products while delivering local support and personalized customer service to our customers.

2.Team Tube LLC

In United States, the best supplier of honed tubes is Team Tube LLC, here below is their introduction.

A group of friends, each with years of experience in the steel service center industry, started Team Tube LLC in 1995 in the Pacific Northwest. The focus of the new company was to provide rapid, reliable, and knowledgeable service with a full range of round steel tube and bar inventory to meet the needs of the market.

Team Tube LLC is the leading manufacturer and supplier of honed tubes in USA. Its products including honed cylinder tubes, chrome plated bar, CDS tubes, chrome plated tubes, DOM tubes and so on.

TEAMTUBE opened its first location in Portland, Oregon to specifically serve the tube and bar product needs of a number of different industries including the logging industry and fluid power manufacturing and repair industry in the area. The demand for its products quickly allowed them to expand to a second location in Seattle, Washington. The addition of another service center enabled them to efficiently provide rapid deliveries and serve the entire Pacific Northwest region with “instant steel” for their core products.

While growing to serve businesses ranging from small machine shops to major manufacturers in the metal industry, they have been able to maintain our original vision of providing “instant steel”, while focusing on customer needs and their core products, round mechanical tube and bar. This has empowered their growth as they have expanded across the country.

3. Skyline Precision Steel Pipe Manufacturing Co., Ltd

As one of the best China honed tube manufacturer and suppliers, Skyline Precision Steel Pipe Manufacturing Co., Ltd produces and supplies high precision steel honed tubes, honed tubing, chrome plated bar and chrome plated tubes for hydraulic applications for more than 20 years.

Skyline’s factory was established under modern management system and technologies in the year 1996. Till today it has more than 20 years’ experience in manufacturing honed tubes and other precision steel tubes.

Skyline’s honed tube factory covers an area of 40,000 square meters and a building area of 30,000 square meters, of which the production plant area is 25,000 square meters.

Skyline Pipes produces cold drawn seamless tubes, honed tubes / honed steel tubing, hydraulic cylinder tubes of more than 20,000 tons, and manufactures hydraulic piston rods of 500 thousand meters.

Besides hydraulic cylinder tubes, Skyline also produces high quality chrome plated bar and chrome plated hollow bar/ chrome plated tube for cylinder applications.

4. Salem Steel NA

Salem Steel NA is an industry leading supplier of premium quality tubing and bar, used for hydraulic cylinder application. After cold drawing and heat treating, our cylinder tubes will have the ID’s honed or skived and roller burnished (SRB) depending on your preference. Suitable to hone or SRB are also available with tolerances and guaranteed cleanup to be negotiated, depending on your requirements. We only work with ISO certified mills who undergoe a thorough audit by Salem’s quality manager. These mills processing and inspections meet or exceed the U.S. standards.

5. Tubular Steel, Inc.

Tubular Steel is a leading national distributor of carbon, alloy and stainless-steel pipe, tubing and bar products. They have over 60,000 tons in stock at our seven regionally located service centers. Honed cylinder tubes, DOM tubes, CDS tubes are their main product lines.

The honed tube suppliers introduced are the leading and best companies in its own market, and they also export their products to many of the customers in other countries. I will keep updated about the honed tube suppliers' information.

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Multistage hydraulic cylinders are known as Telescopic hydraulic cylinders also. It is composed of two-stage or multi-stage piston cylinder, mainly composed of cylinder head, hydraulic cylinder barrel, sleeve, piston and other parts.

Our factory produces OD chrome plated honed tubes for telescopic hydraulic cylinder manufacturing and repairing.

There are inlet and outlet ports A and B at both ends of the hydraulic cylinder barrel. When oil is fed into port A and oil is returned to port B, the first-stage piston with a larger effective area is pushed first, and then the smaller second-stage piston is pushed. Because the flow into the A port remains unchanged, the piston with a large effective area has a low motion speed and a large thrust; otherwise, the motion speed is high, and the thrust is small. If oil is supplied to port B and oil is returned to port A, the secondary piston will first return to the end point, and then the primary piston will return.

The characteristics of the telescopic hydraulic cylinder are it can be stretched very long when it is working, and it can be shortened when it is not working. It is suitable for occasions where the installation space is limited, such as the telescopic boom of a crane.

When the telescopic hydraulic cylinder is extended step by step, the effective working area gradually decreases. When the input flow is constant, the extension speed increases gradually; when the external load remains constant, the working pressure of the hydraulic cylinder gradually increases. The extension of the single-acting telescopic hydraulic cylinder depends on the oil pressure, and when it contracts, it depends on its own weight or load. Therefore, it is used for occasions where the cylinder body is inclined or rotated vertically.

Chrome Plated OD Honed Tubes for Telescopic Hydraulic cylinders

Honed tubes are the main material for manufacturing hydraulic cylinders, while chrome plated rod is the main material for manufacturing hydraulic piston rods. When manufacturing a telescopic hydraulic cylinder, every moving stage of the cylinder is acting as the hydraulic cylinder barrel and also act as the cylinder rod. So, to manufacturing a telescopic hydraulic cylinder, we will need to use the chrome plated tube with inner diameter honed and outer diameter chrome plated.

The smooth inner diameter of the chrome plated tube act as the hydraulic cylinder barrel, and the outer diameter of the tube is ground, polished and chrome plated, which can act as the cylinder rod of another stage.

Telescopic Hydraulic Cylinder Tube Suppliers

Our factory produces full size range of honed tubes with OD chrome plated for telescopic hydraulic cylinders. The materials available in SAE 1020, SAE 1026, ST52.3, E355 and CK45.

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The offshore industry is unique in that you will spend weeks away from home on an oil rig.

At Global Resources Network, we support clients with oil rig recruitment for drill crew. If you’re interested in pursuing a career in the offshore oil and gas industry, it is important that you know a bit more about what day-to-day life on the job is like. Offshore work is not for everybody, but if you don’t mind hard work and spending time away from home, the rewards to the job can be completely worth it! Here is what to expect when you get offshore.

Arriving on an Offshore Drilling Rig

Offshore drilling rigs are miles from shore and generally require a helicopter to transport you on site. And once you arrive, you’ll be joining a crew of up to 100 people! If you are recruited through us at Global Resources Network, you will be part of a drill crew.

Your experience of arriving offshore will vary depending on the company and oil rig, but you will be allocated a cabin for living in. Cabins usually sleep one to four people and have shared bathrooms between rooms. This can take some getting used to when you first arrive offshore, however most people quickly adapt! There are some nice benefits though - living conditions offshore usually meet a high standard, laundry and cleaning is done for you, and all meals are provided!

And one of the most frequently asked questions about life offshore… Is there wifi? The answer is yes, most oil rigs operating offshore will have internet access! However access may be limited.

Working Hours and Shift Patterns on an Oil Rig

When you’re working offshore, you will not follow a typical 9-5 working day pattern. Once you secure your offshore job in the oil and gas industry, you will be given more information on how your shift pattern will look during the oil rig recruitment process! But usually, the working shift while on the rig is 12 hours ‘on’ and 12 hours ‘off’. Because the rig is in operation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, patterns will often include both day shifts and night shifts. This is the case for drill crew and other offshore oil and gas jobs.

While you are working offshore, you work without a day off. Although this means hard work and long shifts, most jobs offshore operate on a rotation basis. Therefore, you generally work full time for a specified number of weeks and then you have the same number of weeks off. Across rigs in the North Sea, the rotations are usually 2 or 3 weeks offshore then 2 or 3 weeks onshore where you are completely off work.

Because you are away from home and working in specialised and technical environment, the pay is almost always higher than comparable jobs onshore! This is one of the greatest benefits to taking an offshore job in the oil and gas industry.

We hope this gives you some insight into what to expect when you get offshore! At Global Resources Network, we are specialists in recruiting for the offshore drilling industry. The support for our candidates is unparalleled across offshore recruitment agencies. We are currently looking for personnel to fill a number of drill crew jobs. Please contact us if you are interested in working in the offshore drilling industry and would like to know more about how we can help you!

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