arizonian

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    Tucson, Arizona
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    Hunting, 'wheeling, welding, engineering
  1. IH 500C crawler; transmission running hot

    Not a crawler guy, but I chased the same thing on a different machine... Check the grounds of all your gauges. If they are self grounding, pull the back strap and clean the contact areas.
  2. Any Idea Of What This Is?

    You can see the line of mirrors lower in the photo as a blue line stretching across the view from left to right. The mirrors reflect the suns energy upward to the pipe at the top of the towers. That's why the tops are so lit up and bright. The pipe at the top contains liquid salt (I am guessing here) and the stored energy can drive steam turbines day and/or night. Linear parabolics are more economical to build since you track the sun only on one axis. Heliostats track the sun in two axis, are more efficient from an energy in/energy out point, but are more expensive to build and maintain. Bill Engineer by necessity, weldor by choice. On edit: Missouri Mule, I sometimes claim to be from Missouri. SHOW ME!
  3. Any Idea Of What This Is?

    A collector for a set of linear parabolic mirrors. Rather than heliostats that concentrate the collected energy in one spot, linear reflectors concentrate the energy on a long pipe, which is at the top of the towers. I work for the company that built the mirror frames. http://caid.com/ Bill