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Myron L Meters Thanks Northwest Hardwoods!

Posted by 23 Apr, 2012

Tweet [[posterous-content:pid___0]]A leading North American hardwood lumber brand, Northwest Hardwoods is recognized by the furniture, cabinet and millwork industries for its high quality and custom grades. We’re committed to using our resources efficiently. That’s why we use virtually every portion of the log that goes through our mills. Even scrap products like bark and wood […]

[[posterous-content:pid___0]]A leading North American hardwood lumber brand, Northwest Hardwoods is recognized by the furniture, cabinet and millwork industries for its high quality and custom grades.

We’re committed to using our resources efficiently. That’s why we use virtually every portion of the log that goes through our mills. Even scrap products like bark and wood chips fuel our facilities. And all of our primary manufacturing facilities are certified the Sustainable Forestry Initiatives ® (SFI) fiber sourcing certification standard.

Our North American hardwood products all bear the name of the original 1967 alder operations: Northwest Hardwoods. We’ve kept the name as a symbol of the commitment to innovation that started there and helped our company grow. Today, our North American hardwood operations include 12 facilities across North America.

We manufacture 15 species of kiln-dried hardwood lumber, as well as pallet shook and railroad ties.

Need help selecting species or finding more cost-efficient ways to compete? Our Account Managers will help you take advantage of our vast resources, species diversity and custom grading system, to achieve higher yields with less waste.  Our global sourcing and manufacturing capabilities can also connect you with a wide array of structural and appearance plywood options to complement our lumber selection.

Alder

Ash

Basswood

Birch

Butternut

Cherry

Hickory

Hard Maple

Pacific Coast Maple

Soft Maple

Yellow Poplar

Red Oak

White Oak

Walnut

Hemlock

To meet our exacting grading standards, we employ the most advanced technology and one of the most progressive manufacturing processes. It’s the other part of the Graded for Yield® equation, helping ensure the high quality and consistency of our products.

Double-cut bandmills and laser-guided scanning technology improve the yield of each log. In our Western and Glacial regions, abrasive planers deliver clean lumber with fewer splits and less skip. The latest kiln equipment, combined with the way we manage and monitor the drying process, provides more consistent product. And we grade after drying and sanding. It’s contrary to how some mills operate, but we believe it’s the best way to offer on-grade lumber.

North American Hardwoods are among the most plentiful, and well-managed natural resources in the world.  Hardwoods have a finite life cycle and when properly managed, they regenerate.  In fact, there’s more hardwoods now that there were 50 years ago, and the current tree selection and harvesting methods will ensure this is the case for generations to come.

Hardwood trees have another positive impact on our environment. Trees remove CO2 from the air.  As a by-product of photosynthesis a tree releases oxygen for us to breathe, and then the excess carbon is stored within its fibers.  If the tree is harvested and used,  this stored carbon remains in the wood whether it becomes a board, a chair, an heirloom armoire or your grandfather’s clock.  This carbon is sequestered for the useful lifetime of the wood product.  By using hardwoods we actually help to reduce one of the primary elements associated with global warming.

Myron L Meters is proud to do business with Northwest Hardwoods.

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Myron L Meters Thanks Northwest Hardwoods!

Posted by 23 Apr, 2012

Tweet A leading North American hardwood lumber brand, Northwest Hardwoods is recognized by the furniture, cabinet and millwork industries for its high quality and custom grades. We’re committed to using our resources efficiently. That’s why we use virtually every portion of the log that goes through our mills. Even scrap products like bark and wood […]

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A leading North American hardwood lumber brand, Northwest Hardwoods is recognized by the furniture, cabinet and millwork industries for its high quality and custom grades.

We’re committed to using our resources efficiently. That’s why we use virtually every portion of the log that goes through our mills. Even scrap products like bark and wood chips fuel our facilities. And all of our primary manufacturing facilities are certified the Sustainable Forestry Initiatives ® (SFI) fiber sourcing certification standard.

Our North American hardwood products all bear the name of the original 1967 alder operations: Northwest Hardwoods. We’ve kept the name as a symbol of the commitment to innovation that started there and helped our company grow. Today, our North American hardwood operations include 12 facilities across North America.

We manufacture 15 species of kiln-dried hardwood lumber, as well as pallet shook and railroad ties.

Need help selecting species or finding more cost-efficient ways to compete? Our Account Managers will help you take advantage of our vast resources, species diversity and custom grading system, to achieve higher yields with less waste.  Our global sourcing and manufacturing capabilities can also connect you with a wide array of structural and appearance plywood options to complement our lumber selection.

Alder

Ash

Basswood

Birch

Butternut

Cherry

Hickory

Hard Maple

Pacific Coast Maple

Soft Maple

Yellow Poplar

Red Oak

White Oak

Walnut

Hemlock

To meet our exacting grading standards, we employ the most advanced technology and one of the most progressive manufacturing processes. It’s the other part of the Graded for Yield® equation, helping ensure the high quality and consistency of our products.

Double-cut bandmills and laser-guided scanning technology improve the yield of each log. In our Western and Glacial regions, abrasive planers deliver clean lumber with fewer splits and less skip. The latest kiln equipment, combined with the way we manage and monitor the drying process, provides more consistent product. And we grade after drying and sanding. It’s contrary to how some mills operate, but we believe it’s the best way to offer on-grade lumber.

North American Hardwoods are among the most plentiful, and well-managed natural resources in the world.  Hardwoods have a finite life cycle and when properly managed, they regenerate.  In fact, there’s more hardwoods now that there were 50 years ago, and the current tree selection and harvesting methods will ensure this is the case for generations to come.

Hardwood trees have another positive impact on our environment. Trees remove CO2 from the air.  As a by-product of photosynthesis a tree releases oxygen for us to breathe, and then the excess carbon is stored within its fibers.  If the tree is harvested and used,  this stored carbon remains in the wood whether it becomes a board, a chair, an heirloom armoire or your grandfather’s clock.  This carbon is sequestered for the useful lifetime of the wood product.  By using hardwoods we actually help to reduce one of the primary elements associated with global warming.

Myron L Meters is proud to do business with Northwest Hardwoods.

Please visit us on the web at:

http://www.myronlmeters.com

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Myron L Meters Thanks Homestead Slow Food!

Posted by 21 Apr, 2012

Tweet Myron L Meters thanks Homestead Slow Food of Califon, NJ, proud owner of a new Myron L Agri-meter AG-5. AG-5 FEATURES Checks soil salinity Checks water salinity Checks correct fertilizer concentration Checks boiler water conductivity Automatic temperature compensation means no thermometers or adjustments Only small amount of soil needed for tests  Budget priced  Plant […]

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Myron L Meters thanks Homestead Slow Food of Califon, NJ, proud owner of a new Myron L Agri-meter AG-5.

AG-5 FEATURES

Checks soil salinity

Checks water salinity

Checks correct fertilizer concentration

Checks boiler water conductivity

Automatic temperature compensation means no thermometers or adjustments

Only small amount of soil needed for tests 

Budget priced 

Plant health can be greatly affected by pH (acidic or basic), salinity (soluble salts), and alkalinity, yet growers often ignore these factors. It is easy to test for these three important parameters using a portable AGRI-METER with Soil Test Kit.

SOILS

Optimum soil pH is essential for obtaining maximum efficiency from fertilizers and herbicides.

This is especially true for artificial growing media which, without buffering capability, are much more pH sensitive than natural soil. In addition, the pH of artificial soils can vary greatly when new, and must be adjusted (leached) before use.

Dissolved salts (salinity) in soil must also be monitored to guarantee healthy plants. Salt build-up in soil can be due to high TDS (total dissolved solids) in water, excess fertilizer, or poor drainage. Each plant has its own salinity tolerance level. If excessive salts accumulate in the soil, roots will take in little or no soil solution, resulting in reduced plant growth and quality.

Using a Myron L Model AG6/PH for checking soil salinity and pH is easy. Simply mix one part soil with two parts pure water in the vials provided with the Soil Test Kit. Some organic media, such as peat moss, need a 5:1 water: soil dilution ratio. Only a heaping tablespoon of soil is required. Agitate container vigorously. Let settle for 45-60 minutes and decant the water into the instrument cell cup. Push buttons to read directly in millimhos/conductivity (salinity) and soil pH.

FERTILIZER SOLUTIONS

Regular testing of conductivity insures that fertilizer solutions will contain the optimum level of salinity for maximum plant health and growth. If a fertilizer injection system is used, it can be easily checked with an AGRI-METER by taking a sample solution as it comes out of the end of the hose or ‘spaghetti’ irrigation tubes. Proper adjustment of the fertilizer injector can prevent these common problems: over or under feeding, plant damage and fertilizer waste.

WATER

Water pH can vary greatly from month to month because of rainfall effect on the aquifer. Irrigation water, if high in soluble salts, can increase soil salinity causing plant damage. AGRI-METER tests water pH and salinity easily and quickly, and readings are given directly in millimhos/conductivity.

The correct pH of water used in pesticide solutions is also important in order to insure maximum effectiveness and prevent pesticide ‘break down’.

ALKALINITY tests are critical to proper pH adjustments of water and floral preservative solutions. The Soil Test Kit includes a simple and quick ppm alkalinity test.

SIMPLE TO OPERATE

Step 1: Rinse AGRI-METER built-in cell cup and fill with sample.

Step 2: Push black button and read conductivity.

Step 3: Push red button of Model AG6/PH and read pH

CONDUCTIVITY TERMINOLOGY

Both AG-5 and AG6/PH AGRI-METERS are calibrated in millimhos, the term most widely used by growers to express electrical conductivity. Some charts may read in other units called micromhos. However, since one millimho equals 1,000 micromhos, conversion is easy. Parts per million (ppm) is also sometimes used. Conductivity/ppm fertilizer concentration tables can be obtained from your supplier, consultant, or university advisor.

Please visit us on the web at:

http://www.myronlmeters.com

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http://www.facebook.com/pages/Myron-L-Meters/147455608645777

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http://twitter.com/MyronLMeters 

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YouTube:        

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News:  

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Myron L Meters Thanks Homestead Slow Food!

Posted by 21 Apr, 2012

Tweet Myron L Meters thanks Homestead Slow Food of Califon, NJ, proud owner of a new Myron L Agri-meter AG-5. AG-5 FEATURES Checks soil salinity Checks water salinity Checks correct fertilizer concentration Checks boiler water conductivity Automatic temperature compensation means no thermometers or adjustments Only small amount of soil needed for tests  Budget priced  Plant […]

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Myron L Meters thanks Homestead Slow Food of Califon, NJ, proud owner of a new Myron L Agri-meter AG-5.

AG-5 FEATURES

Checks soil salinity

Checks water salinity

Checks correct fertilizer concentration

Checks boiler water conductivity

Automatic temperature compensation means no thermometers or adjustments

Only small amount of soil needed for tests 

Budget priced 

Plant health can be greatly affected by pH (acidic or basic), salinity (soluble salts), and alkalinity, yet growers often ignore these factors. It is easy to test for these three important parameters using a portable AGRI-METER with Soil Test Kit.

SOILS

Optimum soil pH is essential for obtaining maximum efficiency from fertilizers and herbicides.

This is especially true for artificial growing media which, without buffering capability, are much more pH sensitive than natural soil. In addition, the pH of artificial soils can vary greatly when new, and must be adjusted (leached) before use.

Dissolved salts (salinity) in soil must also be monitored to guarantee healthy plants. Salt build-up in soil can be due to high TDS (total dissolved solids) in water, excess fertilizer, or poor drainage. Each plant has its own salinity tolerance level. If excessive salts accumulate in the soil, roots will take in little or no soil solution, resulting in reduced plant growth and quality.

Using a Myron L Model AG6/PH for checking soil salinity and pH is easy. Simply mix one part soil with two parts pure water in the vials provided with the Soil Test Kit. Some organic media, such as peat moss, need a 5:1 water: soil dilution ratio. Only a heaping tablespoon of soil is required. Agitate container vigorously. Let settle for 45-60 minutes and decant the water into the instrument cell cup. Push buttons to read directly in millimhos/conductivity (salinity) and soil pH.

FERTILIZER SOLUTIONS

Regular testing of conductivity insures that fertilizer solutions will contain the optimum level of salinity for maximum plant health and growth. If a fertilizer injection system is used, it can be easily checked with an AGRI-METER by taking a sample solution as it comes out of the end of the hose or ‘spaghetti’ irrigation tubes. Proper adjustment of the fertilizer injector can prevent these common problems: over or under feeding, plant damage and fertilizer waste.

WATER

Water pH can vary greatly from month to month because of rainfall effect on the aquifer. Irrigation water, if high in soluble salts, can increase soil salinity causing plant damage. AGRI-METER tests water pH and salinity easily and quickly, and readings are given directly in millimhos/conductivity.

The correct pH of water used in pesticide solutions is also important in order to insure maximum effectiveness and prevent pesticide ‘break down’.

ALKALINITY tests are critical to proper pH adjustments of water and floral preservative solutions. The Soil Test Kit includes a simple and quick ppm alkalinity test.

SIMPLE TO OPERATE

Step 1: Rinse AGRI-METER built-in cell cup and fill with sample.

Step 2: Push black button and read conductivity.

Step 3: Push red button of Model AG6/PH and read pH

CONDUCTIVITY TERMINOLOGY

Both AG-5 and AG6/PH AGRI-METERS are calibrated in millimhos, the term most widely used by growers to express electrical conductivity. Some charts may read in other units called micromhos. However, since one millimho equals 1,000 micromhos, conversion is easy. Parts per million (ppm) is also sometimes used. Conductivity/ppm fertilizer concentration tables can be obtained from your supplier, consultant, or university advisor.

Please visit us on the web at:

http://www.myronlmeters.com

Facebook: 

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Myron-L-Meters/147455608645777

Twitter: 

http://twitter.com/MyronLMeters 

Google +: 

https://plus.google.com/i/0gw_uw5P328:dbK-UM_4xek

Linkedin:

http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=98473409&trk=tab_pro 

YouTube:        

http://www.youtube.com/myronlmeters 

News:  

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Myron L Meters Thanks Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton!

Posted by 20 Apr, 2012

Tweet Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton is a 72 bed facility, overlooking Lake O’Neill and is located approximately 12 miles from the main gate at Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, California. Outpatient and inpatient care is provided for active-duty service members, their family members, retired military members, their eligible family members and eligible family members of […]

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Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton is a 72 bed facility, overlooking Lake O’Neill and is located approximately 12 miles from the main gate at Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, California.

Outpatient and inpatient care is provided for active-duty service members, their family members, retired military members, their eligible family members and eligible family members of deceased military. 
Services available include internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, ENT (Ears, Nose and Throat), cardiology, pulmonary, audiology, urology, optometry, ophthalmology, gynecology, gastroenterology, allergy, obstetrics, dermatology, orthopedics, sports medicine, mental health, general surgery, nuclear medicine and emergency room. 

Specialty care not available at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton is available at Naval Medical Center San Diego, approximately one hour’s drive from Camp Pendleton. 
If the military hospital does not have space available for eligible beneficiaries, patients will be referred to NMCSD or civilian providers. 
Emergency care is available at the hospital on a 24-hour basis.

Annual Stats for Fiscal Year 2010:
-     149,311 eligible beneficiaries
-     2,168 total staff: 1,140 military & 1,028 civilian
-     561,342 outpatient visits
-     4,960 inpatient admissions
-     1,556 babies delivered
-     4,120 surgeries performed
-     152,568 x-rays taken
-     801,936 prescriptions filled
-     $174,630,184 million total budget
Myron L Meters is proud to do business with the Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton.

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Myron L Meters Thanks Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton!

Posted by 20 Apr, 2012

Tweet Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton is a 72 bed facility, overlooking Lake O’Neill and is located approximately 12 miles from the main gate at Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, California. Outpatient and inpatient care is provided for active-duty service members, their family members, retired military members, their eligible family members and eligible family members of […]

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Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton is a 72 bed facility, overlooking Lake O’Neill and is located approximately 12 miles from the main gate at Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, California.

Outpatient and inpatient care is provided for active-duty service members, their family members, retired military members, their eligible family members and eligible family members of deceased military. 

Services available include internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, ENT (Ears, Nose and Throat), cardiology, pulmonary, audiology, urology, optometry, ophthalmology, gynecology, gastroenterology, allergy, obstetrics, dermatology, orthopedics, sports medicine, mental health, general surgery, nuclear medicine and emergency room. 

Specialty care not available at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton is available at Naval Medical Center San Diego, approximately one hour’s drive from Camp Pendleton. 

If the military hospital does not have space available for eligible beneficiaries, patients will be referred to NMCSD or civilian providers. 
Emergency care is available at the hospital on a 24-hour basis.

Annual Stats for Fiscal Year 2010:

-     149,311 eligible beneficiaries
-     2,168 total staff: 1,140 military & 1,028 civilian
-     561,342 outpatient visits
-     4,960 inpatient admissions
-     1,556 babies delivered
-     4,120 surgeries performed
-     152,568 x-rays taken
-     801,936 prescriptions filled
-     $174,630,184 million total budget
Myron L Meters is proud to do business with the Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton.

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Myron L Meters Thanks Golden Acre Farms!

Posted by 19 Apr, 2012

Tweet [[posterous-content:pid___1]] Myron L Meters Thanks Golden Acres Farms of Thermal, California, proud owner of a new Ultrapen PT1. ULTRAPEN PT1 Conductivity/TDS/Salinity Pen. This instrument is designed to be extremely accurate, fast and simple to use in diverse water quality applications. Advanced features include the ability to select from 3 different solution types that model […]

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Myron L Meters Thanks Golden Acres Farms of Thermal, California, proud owner of a new Ultrapen PT1.

ULTRAPEN PT1 Conductivity/TDS/Salinity Pen. This instrument is designed to be extremely accurate, fast and simple to use in diverse water quality applications. Advanced features include the ability to select from 3 different solution types that model the characteristics of the most commonly encountered types of water; proprietary temperature compensation and TDS conversion algorithms; highly stable microprocessor-based circuitry; user-intuitive design; and waterproof housing. A true, one-handed instrument, the PT1 is easy to calibrate and easy to use. To take a measurement, you simply press a button then dip the pen in solution. Results display in seconds.

ULTRAPEN – PT1 

1. Push Button – turns instrument on in saved measurement mode; selects mode and unit preferences.
2. Pen Cap – provides access to battery for replacement.
3. Clip – holds pen to shirt pocket for secure storage.
4. Battery Indicator – indicates charge left in battery.
5. Display – displays measurements, mode options and battery indicator.
6. LED Indicator Light – indicates when to dip instrument in solution, when measurement is in progress, and when to remove instrument from solution.
7. Electrodes – measure electric current of solution.
8. Cell – contains flux field in defined area for accurate current measurement.
9. Scoop – contains sample solution for measurement when sampling from a vertical stream. To use, slide the open end of the scoop over the bottom of the pen until the neck of the scoop is flush with the top of the cell. Hold pen with scoop end under stream. Rinse and fill with sample solution 3 times. Fill with solution again, then take measurement. We recommend you recalibrate the pen using the scoop to retain accuracy of ±1%.

Features
  • PT1 Comes with:
  • PT1 Pocket Tester Pen – battery installed
  • Scoop
  • Pocket Clip
  • Holster
  • Lanyard
  • Operating Instructions

 

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Myron L Meters Thanks Golden Acre Farms!

Posted by 19 Apr, 2012

Tweet [[posterous-content:pid___1]] Myron L Meters Thanks Golden Acres Farms of Thermal, California, proud owner of a new Ultrapen PT1. ULTRAPEN PT1 Conductivity/TDS/Salinity Pen. This instrument is designed to be extremely accurate, fast and simple to use in diverse water quality applications. Advanced features include the ability to select from 3 different solution types that model […]

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Myron L Meters Thanks Golden Acres Farms of Thermal, California, proud owner of a new Ultrapen PT1.

ULTRAPEN PT1 Conductivity/TDS/Salinity Pen. This instrument is designed to be extremely accurate, fast and simple to use in diverse water quality applications. Advanced features include the ability to select from 3 different solution types that model the characteristics of the most commonly encountered types of water; proprietary temperature compensation and TDS conversion algorithms; highly stable microprocessor-based circuitry; user-intuitive design; and waterproof housing. A true, one-handed instrument, the PT1 is easy to calibrate and easy to use. To take a measurement, you simply press a button then dip the pen in solution. Results display in seconds.

ULTRAPEN – PT1 

1. Push Button – turns instrument on in saved measurement mode; selects mode and unit preferences.
2. Pen Cap – provides access to battery for replacement.
3. Clip – holds pen to shirt pocket for secure storage.
4. Battery Indicator – indicates charge left in battery.
5. Display – displays measurements, mode options and battery indicator.
6. LED Indicator Light – indicates when to dip instrument in solution, when measurement is in progress, and when to remove instrument from solution.
7. Electrodes – measure electric current of solution.
8. Cell – contains flux field in defined area for accurate current measurement.
9. Scoop – contains sample solution for measurement when sampling from a vertical stream. To use, slide the open end of the scoop over the bottom of the pen until the neck of the scoop is flush with the top of the cell. Hold pen with scoop end under stream. Rinse and fill with sample solution 3 times. Fill with solution again, then take measurement. We recommend you recalibrate the pen using the scoop to retain accuracy of ±1%.

Features
  • PT1 Comes with:
  • PT1 Pocket Tester Pen – battery installed
  • Scoop
  • Pocket Clip
  • Holster
  • Lanyard
  • Operating Instructions

 

Please visit us on the web at:

http://www.myronlmeters.com

Facebook:  

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Myron-L-Meters/147455608645777

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https://plus.google.com/112342237119950323462

Twitter:      

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Myron L Meters Thanks Middle Tennessee Lumber!

Posted by 17 Apr, 2012

Tweet The highest quality hardwoods and the highest quality people in the business — that’s the MTL difference. Established in 1967, MTL is growing strong. We dry more than one million board feet of lumber each month, and carry $7 mllion worth of lumber at any given time. On site, you’ll find six dry kilns, […]

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The highest quality hardwoods and the highest quality people in the business — that’s the MTL difference.

Established in 1967, MTL is growing strong. We dry more than one million board feet of lumber each month, and carry $7 mllion worth of lumber at any given time. On site, you’ll find six dry kilns, a millwork plant, and a flooring plant. 

Middle Tennessee Lumber is a member of the following hardwood trade associations:

WCMA (Wood Component Manufacturers Association)

NOFMA (National Oak Flooring Manufacturers Association)

NWFA (National Wood Flooring Association)

TFA (Tennessee Forestry Association)

AHMI (Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers, Inc)

The Best Your Money Can Buy

Known the world over for its Appalachian timber, the Middle Tennessee region has the ideal balance of climate, elevation and soil quality to produce the highest quality hardwoods. As a result, our wood has a richer, more even color, softer texture, a more elegant appearance, and better widths and lengths, all providing better yields and working properties-so you get a better product. 

Flooring Installers Love Our Slow-Molded Hardwood Floors

Slow-molded flooring is an installer’s dream, and our manufacturing facility produces up to 15,000 square feet of it every day. To ensure our planks lay better, we slow-mold them at just 110 to 120 lineal board feet per minute, compared to the industry standard of 450. As a result, our floors require less sanding, produce less waste, and take finish better. Slow milling also gives us more time to inspect, end match and side match our planks, making our floors fit better and lay faster. And since we only use high grade lumber, you get better lengths and a better overall grade.

Unfinished Flooring 

Specs: 2 ¼”, 3”, 4”, 5”, 6” 

White Oak 

Red Oak 

Walnut 

Cherry

Hard Maple

Hickory

More

Prefinished Flooring 

Specs: 2 ¼”, 3”, 4”, 5”

Cherry

Hickory 

Red Oak 

Walnut

White Oak

Hard Maple

Having our own millwork plant on site gives Middle Tennessee Lumber a distinct advantage over the competition. We offer a greater variety of inventory, including S4S Mouldings, Fingerjointed S4S, and blanks. And we can offer mixed loads, to save you time and money.

Program Custom Mouldings

Our lineal mouldings are run in the following species on a program or per order basis:

Poplar

Red Oak

White Oak

Hard Maple

Cherry

Moulding Blanks 

Save time, money and space—and eliminate waste—with our ready-to-rip moulding blanks.

Calculate your yield costs more easily and accurately

Avoid making byproduct finished goods that end up selling below cost

Save freight costs by only buying what you’ll use

Eliminate expensive ripping, waste and waste-hauling fees

Avoid buying expensive waste grinding and handling equipment

Myron L Meters is proud to do business with Middle Tennesse Lumber.

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Hemodialysis Applications for Myron L Meters

Posted by 17 Apr, 2012

Tweet HEMODIALYSIS APPLICATIONS Controlling dialysate quality is critically important to hemodialysis patient health. Complications as minor as nausea and fatigue or as severe as metabolic acidosis and sepsis can result if dialysate composition is incorrect. All the factors that ultimately affect dialysate composition must therefore be carefully monitored and controlled: proper proportioning and mixing of […]

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HEMODIALYSIS APPLICATIONS

Controlling dialysate quality is critically important to hemodialysis patient health. Complications as minor as nausea and fatigue or as severe as metabolic acidosis and sepsis can result if dialysate composition is incorrect. All the factors that ultimately affect dialysate composition must therefore be carefully monitored and controlled: proper proportioning and mixing of concentrates with water; the quality of water mixed with concentrates to form dialysate; and the quality of water used in the reprocessing of hemodialyzers, system maintenance and disinfection.

DIALYSATE QUALITY CONTROL

Dialysate preparation is specific to the dialysate type and formulation as indicated by the dialysate manufacturer and prescribed by the attending physician. Two types of dialysate are in current use: acetate and bicarbonate. Acetate is less popular today than bicarbonate and requires only dilution with water for final use. Bicarbonate is used most extensively and is made by mixing an acid concentrate (typically a liquid) with a bicarbonate concentrate (typically a powder) then diluting with water to form the final dialysate. Acid concentrates come in ionic concentrations specific to the type of bicarbonate concentrate they are mixed with. Bicarbonate concentrates can be comprised of sodium bicarbonate only or sodium bicarbonate mixed with sodium chloride to increase the ionic concentration.

Dialysate preparation is either done by the dialysate vendor or at the clinic. Solution temperature is a major impacting factor in preparation and must be maintained within the range prescribed by the dialysate manufacturer to achieve the proper mixture. Monitoring and controlling temperature is therefore necessary during solution preparation to ensure quality. The physical mixing of the dialysate solution also impacts final dialysate quality. Over mixing bicarbonate, particularly, will decrease carbon dioxide and increase pH. Solution conductivity is measured per manufacturer’s specifications to ensure proper solution concentration, and measurement of solution pH and conductivity are both required as a final quality check.* A handheld instrument is ideal in this application where these parameters must be checked on the spot. The FDA-accepted D-6 and D-4† Digital Dialysate Meters™ were specifically designed to test dialysate quality. The D-6 measures Conductivity, pH and Temperature among other parameters, and the D-4 measures Conductivity and Temperature.

Checks of proper concentrate, conductivity, and pH should be included in the pretreatment check of all components and alarm systems of the dialysis machine. This is because problems in dialysate dispensing can and do occur due to human error. Clinics use varying types of dialysate, and different types of dialysis machines require different proportioning ratios. Lines can be crossed or an incorrect solution type selected, making it possible to administer a wrong dialysate. If the conductivity is off, the effectiveness of the treatment is reduced and patient electrolyte balance can be altered. It is also possible for concentrate dispensed by the dialysis system to be proportioned to the correct conductivity and yet have the incorrect pH, which can result in acidosis or alkalosis and ultimately death to the patient.

All dialysis systems currently on the market include an electrical conductivity sensor to monitor the mixture and to initiate action (e.g., alarms, flow bypass.) However, some dialysis systems do not include a pH monitor. An independent pH measurement is required to verify dialysate pH in those instances. Dialysate with a pH below 6.5 or above 7.5** is unsafe. Use the D-6 Dialysate Meter to check the pH and conductivity of the dialysate, as well as the conductivity, pH, and temperature alarm systems, before each dialysis treatment.†† Myron L D-4 and handheld analog D-1 and D-2 Dialysate Meters can also be used exclusively for checking dialysate conductivity. The D-4 measures temperature, as well.

WATER TREATMENT FOR HEMODIALYSIS

The quality of the water used in the mixing of dialysate and the maintenance of dialysis systems is also critically important. Chemical constituents of the water can change the ionic composition of the dialysate thus altering the concentration gradient in the dialyzer; react with constituents of dialysate or blood changing the chemical composition of the dialysate prescription or generating unwanted precipitates; or pass through the dialyzer membrane at levels toxic to the patient. During one week of treatment, a hemodialysis patient is exposed to 25 times the quantity of water (and thus 25 times the amount of contaminants) than an average person consumes in drinking water during the same period. Those contaminants are not filtered or excreted by the body as they are in normal consumption. In the dialyzer, solutes and water pass directly through a size-selective, rather than contaminant-specific, membrane into the bloodstream. Water from municipal facilities or other sources used for these purposes must, therefore, be carefully monitored and controlled to protect patient health. Accordingly, action levels and constituent maximums for water treated for hemodialysis and dialysate are now the same.

Configuration of a water treatment system is entirely up to the dialysis clinic, but should be done in consultation with the water supplier to ensure clinic treatment equipment will be able to handle worst-case contaminant levels determined by historical fluctuations in water quality. Standard treatment processes are dependent on the types of constituents that must be removed and the overall water quality coming from the supplier. For example, if feed water is high in TDS, DI systems alone will not be an economical solution for contaminant removal.

Care must be taken to order treatment processes such that a subsequent process does not undermine the treatment process(es) that preceded it. Each process must also be carefully monitored and controlled to ensure final product water quality and to maintain equipment structures and functioning.

Carbon adsorption is typically used for the removal of chlorine disinfectant present in the feed water. Both free chlorine and chloramine levels must be controlled. The presence of these contaminants in hemodialysis solution could lead to hemolysis, resulting in death to patients. Removal of chlorine and chlorine compounds also prevents degradation of reverse osmosis (RO) filters used downstream in the water treatment system. In hemodialysis clinics, two carbon tanks are required. Carbon adsorption must be checked at the beginning of each treatment day, before each patient shift or every 4 hours, with samples being drawn after at least 15 minutes of operation. Samples are taken from testing ports following each tank, with action required if the second testing port is positive. The accidental use of expired reagents or test strips or ones not sensitive enough to detect unsafe chlorine levels can create errors in detection. The D-6 Dialysate Meter ORP function does not require the use of reagents or test strips and generates extremely accurate objective digital results.

pH, temperature, and the presence of other naturally occurring and synthetic organic compounds competing for active sites on the carbon profoundly affect the filter’s efficiency. A high pH, the presence of N-chloramines and the use of orthophosphate or polyphosphate for corrosion control in distribution systems decrease the effectiveness of carbon in the removal of chloramines by adsorption. Feed water should be monitored for these conditions and adjusted accordingly by pretreatment.

In systems with automatic controllers, checks by independent devices, such as the D-6, are required to ensure proper system functioning. Use the D-6 Dialysate Meter to monitor pH and determine the need for and effectiveness of acid injection or other pH adjustments. The D-6 also measures and reports temperature with every reading. A Myron L 720II Monitor/controller can be used to automatically adjust pH based on established setpoints.

A filter may follow carbon adsorption to trap carbon particles and then a softener downstream the filter to remove calcium from water to be processed by reverse osmosis. Though the D-6 does not test for the presence of specific ions, testing for TDS using an NaCl salt solution characteristic is a good indicator of the quality of the water before it enters the RO system.

Water processed by reverse osmosis must be monitored by a continuous reading monitor for conductivity or Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) with a reliable alarm that can be heard in the treatment area. A divert to drain mechanism is also required. Use a 750II Monitor/controller with an optional Remote Alarm to alert staff and divert water in the case that product water is outside of quality specifications.

Reverse Osmosis is usually followed by a deionization (DI) system as a backup or polisher. Carbon adsorption must precede DI with ultrafiltration (UF) afterward. If deionization is used for final removal of ions, water quality must be monitored continuously to produce water of 1 megohm/cm or greater resistivity at 25º C. Resistivity monitors are placed downstream of each bed. The system must also be monitored continuously for temperature by temperature-compensated resistivity monitors with an alarm audible in the patient care area. A divert to drain mechanism is required as a back-up for this system. The 750II Monitor/controller with optional audible alarm can be used in this application. Low pH may result when a deionizer is exhausted; pH should be monitored by an independent instrument and readings recorded twice each day. The D-6 is ideal for spot checks against automatic systems of control and can be used to measure resistivity and pH with the same degree of accuracy as many laboratory instruments measuring the same parameters.

If a DI system is used, it must be followed by UF to reduce bacterial/endotoxin contamination. UV irradiators and ozone generators can also be used for bacterial control. Ozone levels must be monitored in water with each use. The D-6 ORP mV function is designed to measure the total killing power of all oxidizing and reducing agents in solution and will precisely indicate the oxidizing power and hence the effectiveness of ozone treatment. A 720II Monitor/ controller can be used to continuously monitor the ORP of ozone-treated water. Use the D-6 Dialysate Meter ORP mV function to check against the functioning of automatic ORP Monitor/controllers or to manually monitor system functioning.

SYSTEM MAINTENANCE

Water quality should also be monitored during system maintenance. During routine low-level disinfection of the plumbing (to prevent build-up of biofilm) a check should be done to make sure no residual disinfectant remains in the system after disinfection. Testing for disinfectant in the rinse water should be done at the end of the disinfection loop. Dialysate mixing and storing systems must also be cleaned and maintained to prevent unwanted chemical or biological contaminants. Bicarbonate tanks, in particular, are susceptible to contamination and must be disinfected frequently. Use the D-6 to test for residual oxidizing germicides following disinfection of dialysis holding tanks, distribution systems, and machines using the ORP mV function. When verifying the complete removal of residual oxidizing germicides, such as chlorine, ORP mV should be as low as possible. Generally, an ORP reading of < 275 mV is a good indicator that there is very little residual oxidizer remaining. However, it is recommended that a target reading matching or close to the ORP value measured at the output of your RO system be sought. 

Test concentrations of bleach solutions used for jug disinfection, as well, using the D-6 ORP free chlorine function.

In hot water disinfection systems the exposure time and temperature must be monitored at the point furthest from the water heater to ensure the system is exposed to water hot enough for a long enough period of time to control bacteria. Both the D-6 and D-4 precisely measure temperature via thermistor in the conductivity cell with every reading taken.

EQUIPMENT CALIBRATION

D-6 and D-4 Digital Dialysate Meters™ can also be used to calibrate hemodialysis equipment. Depending on applicable U.S. or European standards, the test accuracy ratio (TAR) required for calibration instrumentation can range anywhere from 3:1 to 4:1. Consult equipment manufacturer’s accuracy specifications and ANSI/NCSL Z540-1-1994 Part I and ANSI/ISO/IEC 17025:2000 for requirements of equipment used for calibration, generally.

WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT

The D-6 and D-4 are also ideal tools for monitoring effluent (wastewater) quality in compliance with state, local and federal regulations.

The table below summarizes Myron L hemodialysis instruments and the applications in which they are used.

 * Standards for water quality and dialysate preparation in the U.S. were developed by the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation and approved by the American National Standards Institute, Inc. Water used to prepare concentrate must meet water quality requirements of ANSI/AAMI RD62:2006. Concentrate preparation and dialysate proportioning must meet the requirements of ANSI/AAMI RD52:2004. Examples given here are not a substitute for adherence to these standards or any other standards that apply to dialysis water quality, dialysate preparation, water treatment or dialysis system maintenance, and any other compliance requirement.

† Measurements of pH and Conductivity by an independent device do not supersede hemodialysis system readings. If there is a disparity in measurements between the independent device and the hemodialysis system, stop treatment and investigate the source of the disparity immediately.

** Neither Conductivity nor pH alone is an infallible indicator of dialysate suitability. Both measurements are required for determining the proper mixture of dialysate. ANSI/AAMI RD52:2004 recommends that both conductivity and pH be checked prior to each treatment.

†† The Myron L Company Digital Dialysate Meter Models D-6 and D-4 have received FDA 510(k) acceptance for use as a medical device for testing dialysate. FDA Device Manufacturing License #s: 65387 (CA), 2020976 (Federal)

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