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(KATU)   If you are waiting on the delivery of a 70-ton turbine, it's gonna be a little late   ( katu.com) divider line
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2014-08-27 09:27:09 PM  
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ani23: ajgeek: nytmare: But what about the turbine? Is the turbine ok? Cause that will be expensive if they have to throw it out.

Oh the turbine is toast. 50 tons at even the 4 feet it dropped put the whole thing out of round. F=MA and M was huge.

Curious about the turbines fate. Am sure there's some damage. Just wondering if its totaled or fixable

Pix don't say much


In the case of turbines the tolerances on them are in the 0.0005 in range. That's 5/10,000 of one inch on the "loose" parts. Other things have much tighter tolerances, particularly the drive shaft, which runs the entire length. The more that's lopsided (and these numbers start getting *really* small, in the millionths of an inch range), the more vibration during operation and the shorter the operational lifespan. When you buy a 70 ton turbine, you're spending real money and you *really* don't want that to die in a year. A rollover is a deal breaker, period.

/mechanical engineer (almost)
//Degree next may, FE exam not long from now.
2014-08-27 10:01:36 PM  
1 vote:
One mile to go. ONE STINKING MILE. It came over the plains, rivers, and mountains half way across the continent and it fell over with one mile to go. I. Would. Be. Pissed.
2014-08-27 09:44:10 PM  
1 vote:

ajgeek: ani23: ajgeek: nytmare: But what about the turbine? Is the turbine ok? Cause that will be expensive if they have to throw it out.

Oh the turbine is toast. 50 tons at even the 4 feet it dropped put the whole thing out of round. F=MA and M was huge.

Curious about the turbines fate. Am sure there's some damage. Just wondering if its totaled or fixable

Pix don't say much

In the case of turbines the tolerances on them are in the 0.0005 in range. That's 5/10,000 of one inch on the "loose" parts. Other things have much tighter tolerances, particularly the drive shaft, which runs the entire length. The more that's lopsided (and these numbers start getting *really* small, in the millionths of an inch range), the more vibration during operation and the shorter the operational lifespan. When you buy a 70 ton turbine, you're spending real money and you *really* don't want that to die in a year. A rollover is a deal breaker, period.

/mechanical engineer (almost)
//Degree next may, FE exam not long from now.


All true. In addition, the blade shapes (angles, profiles, etc) are held to tight tolerances and a bump like this renders them useless. Anything that spins, or is next to something that spins is scrap. This is 90% of the cost which is a percentage I pulled completely from my nether regions. They can probably save some support structure steel and maybe some instrumentation. Which is nice.
2014-08-27 09:35:39 PM  
1 vote:
Trailer not wide enough
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Trailor wide enough
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2014-08-27 09:10:16 PM  
1 vote:

I Put Ketchup On My Smoked Brisket: Says the tractor was still upright though. That load should have had enough torque to have rolled the tractor


The tractor remained upright because of the specialized nature of the trailer. A multiple axle bogey was attached to the tractor, the trailer rested on the bogey for weight distribution.
2014-08-27 09:03:26 PM  
1 vote:

Barfmaker: Why isn't the tractor still attached to the trailer?


The picture I saw on the mobile site was from the rear of the trailer. Due to the curve of the road it wouldn't have been visible even if it was still attached.

Says the tractor was still upright though. That load should have had enough torque to have rolled the tractor unless the rolling had more to do with mechanical failure than anything else.

There was an article recently in Road King magazine about fifth wheel failures becoming more common. Usually it is maintenance. Far too many ASE certified mechanics put way too much grease on the platform, and particularly younger drivers follow their lead. Too much grease traps grit and it works down into the mechanism causing it to come open. Easy fix: follow the farking guidelines. Use the little packets.

I've seen tractors sitting in terminals for new drivers slathered with grease. The entire plate is covered. New guy sees that and he is going to think that is normal. It is way too much.

The opposite can be true, too little can also cause fifth wheel failure but my understanding is that when it happens on the road it is usually too much.

It could also be that in this instance they already freed the kingpin and hauled the tractor away. That is often a cleanup priority if the trailer isn't going anywhere anyway.

You just don't play around with loads like that. It could have been that someone ahead of the truck did something erratic and rolling it might have been the only way of avoiding an accident. I've seen trucks take a ditch to avoid passenger vehicles doing stupid stuff even before I started driving.
2014-08-27 09:02:39 PM  
1 vote:
Subby's mom's dildo will be late?
2014-08-27 09:02:01 PM  
1 vote:

Bathia_Mapes: Not gonna be easy removing that either.


Oh, just leave it unattended on the side of the road and somebody will snatch it up quick.
There'll be a 70-ton turbine on a table at the flea market Saturday morning.
2014-08-27 08:58:11 PM  
1 vote:
What 70 tons of turbines might look like......

sikhsiyasat.net
2014-08-27 08:48:28 PM  
1 vote:

Barfmaker: Why isn't the tractor still attached to the trailer?


 My bet. The driver slowed down to take the off ramp and ended up going too slow. The center of gravity shifted outside the wheel base and ripped the whole thing off the truck and rolled to the inside of the road.

I honestly think this in large part wasn't the driver's fault. But we all know they're going to be fired anyway, because SCAPEGOAT!
2014-08-27 06:45:42 PM  
1 vote:
Be happy it wasn't hauling antimatter and have the containment field open,,,,
 
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