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One of my biggest start-ups

  1. Nov 18, 2004 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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    A personal comment on a job that has my shorts more than just a little tight... we're talking about a serious pucker factor here. Next week I am responsible for bringing online six motors at 700 HP each. That's 3.1 Megawatts! :eek:

    Okay how does that go? Green to start and red to stop?
     
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  3. Nov 18, 2004 #2

    chroot

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    Just think about it this way: it's only three-thousandths of a gigawatt!

    - Warren
     
  4. Nov 18, 2004 #3

    Ivan Seeking

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    Whewww. That sounds much better! :uhh:
     
  5. Nov 18, 2004 #4
    And I thought this was about you starting your own business :approve:
     
  6. Nov 18, 2004 #5

    Ivan Seeking

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    Already got that. :biggrin:
     
  7. Nov 18, 2004 #6
    What don't you have?

    :p
     
  8. Nov 18, 2004 #7

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    He doesn't have deer ticks!!! You can put your clothes back on now Ivan. :tongue2:

    Tsu - thanks for the tip!!!

    btw, I re-stocked your freezer with broccoli. :biggrin:
     
  9. Nov 18, 2004 #8

    Ivan Seeking

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    Oh good! I gave away all of my frozen broccoli to trick-or-treaters and now we have Christmas coming.
     
  10. Nov 18, 2004 #9

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    I know, I kept thinking of the poor little tykes waking up Christmas morning, running over to their stockings and finding NO FROZEN BROCCOLI in them. :surprised

    What's Christmas to a child if there's no broccoli in their stocking??? :cry: :cry:

    (although canned tuna is another must)
     
  11. Nov 18, 2004 #10

    Ivan Seeking

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    That's for birthdays, you silly mentor you. :rolleyes:
     
  12. Nov 19, 2004 #11

    Tsu

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    NO!!! WAIT! The frozen broccoli is to be given to the Christmas CAROLERS!!! The tuna's for the cats (and Ivan's birthday gift). :biggrin:

    p.s.
    Thanx for the broccoli Sis!
     
  13. Nov 19, 2004 #12

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    Don't forget to dip the broccoli in ketchup to give it the proper complement of holiday colors. :approve:
     
  14. Nov 26, 2004 #13

    Ivan Seeking

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    Well, darn!



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  15. Nov 26, 2004 #14

    Evo

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    I hope that's not indicative of how things went.
     
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  16. Nov 26, 2004 #15

    Ivan Seeking

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    Well, there used to be this nice little town...

    Really things went pretty well. I still can't get over the power going through that place. One leg of the three phase going to each motor consists of something like ten, one inch+ cables! Also, strangely enough, modern drives are so efficient that 480 volt motors were used to replace 3600 volt motors. Historically the I-squared-R losses demand a higher voltage, but the ability to control motor speeds and the ability to idle yield greater gains than the losses incurred due to the increased current.

    When we were ready I got a real rise from the crew when I told them how to start the motors; that I didn't want to be anywhere near the place when started. :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: [its always my job to make the final call to start]. I saw about twenty eyes get real, real big.
     
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2004
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