Saturday, January 6, 2018

Lake Erie almost frozen over

The ice ridges will start soon.  The Pickering Nuke plant will close because of frazil ice.  20 years ago I started my breakdowns when they ordered an ice dam for the intake.  I said that it won't do a thing for frazil ice, but this was an order to do stupid things, so my boss did it.

Every since then, the ice dam was faithfully put up and they never had an ice problem.  It worked!

Frazil ice is formed of super-cooled packets of water.  When it hits something like the bottom, or an intake screen, it instantly forms into needles of ice.  This blocks the water and they have to shut down.  The production apes hate that, so they needed a solution.  Like I said, it worked and they were happy.

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