Posted on June 3, 2020
Brinell test is a method used to determine the hardness of metals in forming operations using a spherical indenter. It mostly tests materials with coarse structures or those with rough surfaces that cannot be tested using any other method. This testing method leverages high test loads of about 3000 kgf and a diameter indenter of 10mm. This ensures that the indentation averages both the sub-surface and surface inconsistencies of Brinell hardness (HBW). The selection of the ball diameter has to be done in a way that allows the indent to cover the largest portion of the working area as defined by ISO 6506 and ASTM E10 standards. Resulting impressions from the application of the encoded test load to fixed measurements of carbide ball is measured with an optical system of a Brinell microscope.
The Test Method
Most errors in a Brinell test result from indentation measurements. This is due to operator disparities, meaning that results can still vary even in the most suitable situations. In worse cases, the variations can be more pronounced. Most times, when getting the testing surface ready, a grinder is used to get rid of the surface conditions. It has serrated edges, which can create ambiguous indentation when interpreting. In the past years, two technologies have been developed to help in countering errors in Brinell measurements. One of them is the B.O.S.S system, which uses image analysis to interpret indentations consistently. The other is Brinell units, which rely on ASTM E103 in measurements. This one gives repeatable outcomes. The only drawback of this testing method is that the indent size must be measured optically, meaning that the test point has to be completed well for accurate measurements.
Updated on May 24, 2020
In this article we outline the effect of the Dutch government’s COVID-19 measures on construction projects in the Netherlands, as well as the possibilities for relief under Dutch law and the UAC 2012, the general conditions most commonly used in Dutch construction projects.
What measures has the Dutch government taken?
On the 15th of May, the government closed several public places such as museums, concert halls, theatres, bars, restaurants, coffee shops and sports clubs. Now bars and restaurants and sports clubs are slowly opening again. Everyone has to keep a distance of at least one and a half metres from each other. Also in bars and restaurants. Another is a ban on gatherings, including those of less than 100 people. People are alowed to come together in groups of 10, but they need to keep distance.
It seems, however, that construction companies cannot be fined pursuant to that order, since a construction site is not a public area. A survey conducted by the Netherlands Trade Union Confederation (FNV) among its members revealed that it is difficult to always observe the above distance rule on construction sites, due to a lack of supervision and the fact that it is often necessary for workers to work within less than 1.5 metres of each other. For this reason among others, several employer and employee organisations called for customised measures for the construction industry. Accordingly, the government and the construction sector adopted “Samen veilig doorwerken“, a protocol on safe working practices on construction sites under the present circumstances.
Updated on May 22, 2020
Dart flight is an important part of the dart, which comes in different textures and shapes. Each type serves for different applications in the game. For instance, small flights with a smooth surface will help darts to cut through the air faster. Along with choosing the right kind of dart flight, you can choose an option from custom dart flights, as per your preference.
Standard dart flights are most commonly used and larger in size. Such a flight is a great option for the players who can play with less force and prefer to lob the darts. The standard flight is also an ideal option to combine with heavier steel tip darts or darts with longer shafts. Heavier darts need less force to throw it towards the board and standard flights help keep the darts upward for a lighter throw. While cutting through the air, the dart gets stabilised and straightened with the standard flights.
These flights are smaller than the standard and perfect for the players who do not prefer to lob their throws. Players who tend to use soft tip darts get benefitted with the slim flights. Light-weight soft tip darts are required to be thrown harder to hit the target, which is supported by the slim flights. Besides, smaller flights are great to help you reduce the bounce out rates and help you maintain accuracy. It also decreases the chances of damage to flights, especially if the darts contain short shafts.
Smooth and Textured Flights
Smooth flights have the ability to move through the air easily, avoiding drag. It is the perfect option for the players who seek for a flight to avoid a lot of drag. These flights are available in a wide variety of shapes. While the smooth flight is a flight preferred by the players because it cuts through the air quickly, the textured flight is opposite to it. It creates a lot of drag and slows down the motion.
Apart from this, you can find dart options like pear, vortex, combat, fantail, kite, lantern and more.
Posted on May 1, 2020
Are you going on a holiday to the Netherlands? Then there are a few things you should take care of before you embark on your travels. In this blog we will tell you all about those, so be sure to read on.
Get a rental car
Car rental Netherlands is easy to find, cheap and definitely recommended. This is because the country is not very large and thus very easy to explore fully. However, if you have to do so by public transport, it will be hard to swiftly hop from sight to sight. With a car however, this becomes trivial. Hence, it is recommended to have a rental car when visiting the Netherlands!
Pick the towns you want to visit
If you’ve chosen the Netherlands as a country to visit on your holidays, it is a good idea to realize that the architecture typical to the Netherlands is different from town to town. Although there are many similarities, most of these towns are still quite unique. So, do your research and make a list of the ones that sound the most attractive to you. There is much more to see beyond the canals of Amsterdam, you know!
Bring a rain jacket
The Netherlands can be beautiful in summer, but a furious downpour is never far away in this tiny nation. Because of this it is a good idea to bring a rain jacket with you, even when the weather looks nice!
Going well prepared
We hope that the aforementioned advice will help you easily prepare for your trip to the Netherlands. We hope that you will enjoy your stay and there is actually no doubt in our minds that you shall. Good luck preparing and have fun when you’re finally there!
Updated on August 27, 2019
If you are looking for a great corporate gift experience then you landed on the right article. In this article we will give you some examples of travels with clients made by using the travel gift card. The travel gift card is a gift card that can be used for travel purpose. It’s easy to buy and a lot of clients are buying them for relationships with other clients. The voucher can be used in two years and can be turned in 300 different travel companies. Therefore you know for sure that the card will be a success. If you have any questions regarding the gift gard or the corporate gift experience below, feel free to contact me!
Wonderful trip to the Netherlands
For the christmas i have received a big travel gift card. We already decided immediately to use the card for an awesome trip to the Netherlands. Because we had the voucher we could nearly fly for free and that made the trip a way better. I was really happy and this gift card made my holiday. So if you looking for a gift card to impress your clients or workers, then it’s recommendable to use the travel gift card. If you decide to use this card, you will know for sure that the one that receive the gift card will have an wonderful time and a great experience.
More information about the card?
If you want more information about the card, then it’s good to contact the company that sells them. Flight card is a company that provide flight cards over decades and you know for sure that you will buy a gift card that can be turned at 300 different travel companies. The gift card of nowadays are hard to turn in because they are only applicable at a few companies, but if you decide to buy them through this company you will be assured that the your voucher will be applicable at 300 different companies. This is of course great because nothing is more annoying than booking a trip when you couldn’t use the voucher.
Updated on January 28, 2019
Looking for a company that is specialized in music bookings? Entertainment company Evenses is the best choice for you. We work together with more than hundreds of solo musicians, bands, singers and DJ’s.
Solo musiciansOrganising a small party? With a soloist, your party will have a special atmosphere. At Evenses you can hire one of the following soloists:
- Pianist Lee John
- Chris and the Showgirls
- Andy P The Soul Man
- Classical Pianist Harm
- Live Saxophonist
- Simon Gars
BandsWant to hire a band for your party? Evenses offers cover bands, party bands, jazz bands, soul bands and rock bands. Check out our list at our website.
Female singerWant to hire a female singer for your party? Evenses offers you unique female singers for every event or party. You can hire a singer that plays your favourite music genre, like pop, blues, jazz or classical. At Evenses you can book the following female singers:
- Suzanna Dee
- Liza Baker
- Shona Elisabeth
- Pianist Lara
DJ’sEvenses works together with the best Dutch DJ’s worldwide. Also, in the UK we have a list of DJ’s that will turn your party into a real dance event. A selection of some DJ’s you can book:
- Fedde Le Grand
- Mobile DJ ‘Move’
- DJ Maximuss
- DJ Kix
- DJ Erase
- DJ Mac T
Posted on November 21, 2018
Are you using industrial machines for laser-, water jet- or plasma cutting? Then likely you are aware of the issues caused by wear and tear on your machines and products. During the process burrs can appear. These burrs are not only reducing the quality of your products but can also damage your machines. All these problems can easily be solved with a deburring machine from Q-fin.
Machines with A-components
Q-fin is specialized in designing and developing deburring machines. Our team of experienced industrial experts develops deburring machines in-house. We only offer machines with A-components from a very high quality. At Q-fin we developed a deburring machine that removes all the sharps and burrs. This machine even removes the invisible burrs. Our innovative machine produces smooth edges to your products.
Want to know more about our deburring machine?
Integrating a deburring machine into your production process will lead to a big change. Your products will have a smoother and more aesthetic look and the production process will be more fast and efficient. And as you know an efficient production process saves time and money. Want to know more about our deburring machine? Then take a look at our website or contact us for more information.
Updated on October 15, 2018
For every foreigner interested, there are a lot of business opportunities in The Netherlands. We from ‘Set up your Dutch company’ have a lot of experienced specialists who set up many Dutch companies before. As a foreign, you are able to open your company on distance and still benefit from the lot of business opportunities the Netherlands has to offer.
Once you’ve starting up your business, you will run into the Dutch Chamber of Commerce, called ‘Kamer van Koophandel” in Dutch. This institution has the tools for starting up your business easily and provides in all the needed information about business opportunities.
The Kamer van Koophandel offers different possible legal forms for choosing your business structure;
– One- person business, called ‘eenmanszaak’
– Partnerschip, called ‘vennootschap onder firma’
– Limited partnerschip, called ‘commanditaire vennootschap’
– private company, called ‘besloten vennootschap’
The private company or ‘besloten vennootschap’ is the most common Dutch company structure because there are almost no requirements and comes with several benefits. Also, the Dutch tax office offers attractive tax breaks for new business owners. For more information about the many business opportunities in the Netherlands please contact our experienced ‘Setup your Dutch company’ team.