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Steam at Work

in a box factory:

<a href="http://tinyurl.com/d6u3ua3">http://tinyurl.com/d6u3ua3</a>
8.33 lbs./gal. x 60 min./hr. x 20°ΔT = 10,000 BTU's/hour

Two btu per sq ft for degree difference for a slab


  • SWEI
    SWEI Member Posts: 7,356

    just wow.  I think I need to arrange a visit next time I'm in CA....
  • bill_105
    bill_105 Member Posts: 429

    What a trip! I grew up around that area. Went to a high school about 100 miles east.

    Great stuff!
  • RobG
    RobG Member Posts: 1,850
    edited May 2013
    The dog?

    If you noticed, the dog was missing about half of its tail. I hope OSHA never sees this video :)
  • Larry (from OSHA)
    Larry (from OSHA) Member Posts: 717
    I noticed the dogs tail too

    Great video and nice to see such an operation going.  What can you say?  A step back in in time for sure and I suppose some OSHA inspector might have some concerns with all the whirly spinny things going and everything else.  But I think it's really cool and looks like maybe all family run.   I'd have a pretty tough time shaking a stick at those folks.  And, i'm pretty sure that the dog doesn't work there, so it's not an OSHA concern :)

  • BobC
    BobC Member Posts: 5,477
    Great to see that

    I worked for a similar outfit for almost 30 years, we did everything but mine the bauxite for the aluminum we used for chassis and heat sinks. We had OSWEGO shears and punch presses that dated back to 1908, those machines will run FOREVER - built like a brick shithouse.

    OSHA would be absolutely aghast but nobody there ever worked for a living. I had to design and install safeguards for the old presses to keep OSHA from fining us out of business in the 90's - interlocks and two handed switches so you couldn't get your arm in the throat of the machine as the blade or punch came down. You learn to respect a 500 pound flywheel!

    In all the years I worked at that old plant nobody ever got hurt on the old machines.

    Smith G8-3 with EZ Gas @ 90,000 BTU, Single pipe steam
    Vaporstat with a 12oz cut-out and 4oz cut-in
    3PSI gauge
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,832

    and you're right, Bob- that old machinery will last forever if they maintain it.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
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