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    What i get to work on....

    here are a few pics of what i get to play with now....it is a jet engine basically, like in a 747, but it is used to generate power....it generates roughly 48MW of power a day and feeds into the Alberta Grid and then down to the US...it is in Northern BC and i am responsible for maintenance on it...
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    over my head, but the machinery looks beautiful

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    ya its fukin complicated as hel, but it just looks cool....basically it sucks are in and as it goes through the blades spin and get compressed and as the spinn they generate voltage....the air gets so hot as it is compressed it is used to heat water and make steam which turns another generator and makes more power and it also is used as heating in the entire facility....in a nut shell...lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by WEBB View Post
    ya its fukin complicated as hel, but it just looks cool....basically it sucks are in and as it goes through the blades spin and get compressed and as the spinn they generate voltage....the air gets so hot as it is compressed it is used to heat water and make steam which turns another generator and makes more power and it also is used as heating in the entire facility....in a nut shell...lol
    i was just about to tell him that

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    it looks like it would be really loud.

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    nice that is a very efficient power cycle...do u have a engineering degree??

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    no i am an jouneyman Instrumentation mechanic and journeyman electrician as well...with about 12 yrs oil and gas experience...we take care of the entire control system s on these....yes they are loud, its the exact engine that is on a 747 jet...

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    Quote Originally Posted by WEBB View Post
    no i am an jouneyman Instrumentation mechanic and journeyman electrician as well...with about 12 yrs oil and gas experience...we take care of the entire control system s on these....yes they are loud, its the exact engine that is on a 747 jet...
    are you sure thats a 747? i think your mistaken its from a 757

    just fukin wid u bro

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    Quote Originally Posted by WEBB View Post
    ya its fukin complicated as hel, but it just looks cool....basically it sucks are in and as it goes through the blades spin and get compressed and as the spinn they generate voltage....the air gets so hot as it is compressed it is used to heat water and make steam which turns another generator and makes more power and it also is used as heating in the entire facility....in a nut shell...lol
    well i know the basic as to how a turbine works.....water turbine spins w/water, wind w/wind.....i get that lol.....just all the technical details i'd have no clue about....if it were to break, i wouldn't have the slightest clue where to even begin....

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    my father was an electrical engineer....and he's done a lot of work at power plants in midwest....i've picked up some info from him.....
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    GOD DAMN dude your fat as F#CK got a long way to go....

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    Oop's sorry bro didnt read your post, just went off the title thought you were talking about something else....lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by WEBB View Post
    ya its fukin complicated as hel, but it just looks cool....basically it sucks are in and as it goes through the blades spin and get compressed and as the spinn they generate voltage....the air gets so hot as it is compressed it is used to heat water and make steam which turns another generator and makes more power and it also is used as heating in the entire facility....in a nut shell...lol
    well isnt that obvious from the picture?

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    you should steal parts and build one for your car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WEBB View Post
    here are a few pics of what i get to play with now....it is a jet engine basically, like in a 747, but it is used to generate power....it generates roughly 48MW of power a day and feeds into the Alberta Grid and then down to the US...it is in Northern BC and i am responsible for maintenance on it...
    looks like a big fvcking bomb...

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    who makes that turbine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IamtheChitt View Post
    who makes that turbine?
    me me

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    That thing looks wicked. Don't want that thing to get loose!

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    my father use to work on jet engines and ive seen plenty of those, glad I dont have to work on then, they are very complicated pieces of machinery.

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    he works for American Airlines

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    Wow, that looks like fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PowerPress View Post
    well isnt that obvious from the picture?
    now that was funny....NOOB


    Quote Originally Posted by IamtheChitt View Post
    who makes that turbine?
    it is made by GE the one i work on is and exact replica of the pictured there, but the pic is actually a Siemens...

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    Wow, that looks like fun.
    it sooo cool man....like the power it generates, literally blows my mind...it just take air and makes electricity...its a amazin piece of work and i cant wait to learn more about it...

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    the big joke around my dads shop, Basicaly a turbine engine just sucks, spits, bangs, and blows!

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    everything a good women does....well except spit....lol

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    I cant believe that jet power is efficient for electricity production. I always thought they were fuel-hogs and pretty wasteful.

    You learn something new every day I guess.

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    well they do not use gas to create electricity...they use a very small amount of gas to start the engine and the force of the air coming in and moving the blades keeps it moving and then the faster the air comes in and moves through the fatser the generator spins creating electricity...it is actually very efficient...do you know what i mean...like how it works

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    Quote Originally Posted by *Narkissos* View Post
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    no but i can...what else do you need????

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    where in northern BC is it?
    that thing is ridiculous man. hazeuse.

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    cool,, so how would this type of generator system compare to nuclear power plants as a power source?

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    nice, it looks bad ass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WEBB View Post
    well they do not use gas to create electricity...they use a very small amount of gas to start the engine and the force of the air coming in and moving the blades keeps it moving and then the faster the air comes in and moves through the fatser the generator spins creating electricity...it is actually very efficient...do you know what i mean...like how it works
    so dose jet fule not get injected into the combustion chamber and the ignited ?
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    Bro when I was in the Nav, I was a Flight Engineer and got to work on the CFM-56. Sick engine man, loved ripping that thing apart

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    I have been around many of them at work, 747, 757, 737 etc. I got to see them crated in and installed up close and personal.

    I remember building a turbine engine as a science project for JH, that was cool but of course it was a little smaller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thetank View Post
    where in northern BC is it?
    that thing is ridiculous man. hazeuse.
    Fort Nelson...i need an apprentice, wanna move...i know you mad cause now i am the hottest guy in the proviince but together we would own this town...

    Quote Originally Posted by bd50 View Post
    cool,, so how would this type of generator system compare to nuclear power plants as a power source?
    not entirely sure, but basically it sucks air in and as the blades move it keeps compressing it until it is moving FAST and then it spins a generator to crerate electricity...nuclear is differnt but i am not sure how nuclear works to be honest...

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    so dose jet fule not get injected into the combustion chamber and the ignited ?
    no at first they inject regular gas to start it like a starter in your car, once it gets moving it sucks air in from the outside and the air moveds the blades and also goes through compression rings and keeps moving forward...the actuall engine doesnt even touch the generator side, it is all done via air...as the air keeps moving blades, it then starts moving blades on the generator side spinning it super fast and creating an electrical current and voltage...in a nutshell....haha....but it actaully uses very little to no gas to start and once it gets going it just sucks air in with no help at all....its very effecient...plus the heat generated heats water to make steam to turn a steam generator and make more electricty and also heat the entire facility...

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