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    Hi,

    Details being added to the traveler

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    View on the charging deck

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    Start on the gas side, first set of downcomers

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    Hi,

    Continuing down the Gas side towards the consumers.
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    Ammonia and Tar removal here with the downcomers. Large building for further processing and packaging of those. Small building houses the exhausters, compressors for pushing the gas and remaining products thru the rest of the system.

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    What a beautiful facility! Patience seems to be something you must possess plenty of. Great job.

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    Hi,

    Thanks Lineman, it's a necessity, the patience though SU is easier at least for my mind-frame.

    A couple of grabs in SU.

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    Piping on the coolers is exposed and complex. (but no more so than what's been done already.) Stack and connected tanks were part of the process that removed the Hydrogen Sulfide, and vented it out the stack.

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    Hi,

    First pass on the gas lines in this stage of purification.

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    Chimney brick will probably need to be changed to some kind of refractory brick, since they had to resist the Hydrogen Sulfide.

    Doug Relyea
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    Hi,

    Some progress shots.

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    A start on the Larry Car

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    Nearly done with the traveler, something not done often, an open clam-shell bucket.

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    Hi,

    Successful export of the Clamshell. Traveler is still a one piece model.

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    Now to make a texture for the bucket. Last is to weave some wire rope.

    Export and first take on the Larry Car.

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    Pusher Car next. (probably a period Wellman)

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    Hi,

    A couple of views in SU of a Wellman Pusher. About 1/3 done with this.

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    Oven section in place for reference. It's grouped for easy removal prior to export.

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    hi, drelyea

    with the idea of making a mineral loader, for the simulated routes here in Brazil, while looking for references, I came across dust suppression equipment at a COAL TRANSFER STATION.
    is there in your project intent to put one?



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    Successful export of the Clamshell. Traveler is still a one piece model.

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    Hi Anderson Martins,

    No more than is evident in this photo (the addition of Dust suppression equipment)

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    from the Oct 1921 Gas Age Record, probably taken by Fairchild Aerial Photography.

    Some things to keep in mind. The time period for the route this is going into is 1920. Dust suppression was a new thing, and was only used where recovering the dust would reclaim profitable materials. (Dust collectors on Blast Furnaces and Sinter machines for example)

    At this plant, there was not much dust to recover. Any dust generated by the incomplete burning of the coal in the ovens went into the Gas collector, and was soaked up by the tar and Benzols. Anything that did not re-dissolve into those was filtered out at the processing of those products.

    In the picture, the paired stacks at the back were the exhaust stacks for the steam plant, so the soot is from those boilers. That steam drove the blowers (today they would be called compressors) for the ovens. The single stack in front was for exhausting Hydrogen Sulfide.

    Lastly, the stacks themselves were an early form of dust control. The two in back are given as being 220 feet tall, the one in front 200 feet tall. They were tapered on the inside towards the center as much as the taper on the outside.

    Doug Relyea
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