The wonderful physics of heat exchangers

  • The only disagreement I have with your logic is that of the prejudice on VC's.


    I have no inherent prejudice against VC's , as I actually said, they are 'good and bad'. A necessary evil in a de-regulated economy. When I say they are 'not my kind of people' I meant that I tend to prefer the company of artists, writers, and creative academics. Those are the people I prefer socialise with, in general I find financiers to be a 'dry lunch'.

  • Alan - you've been around well-designed super-heated steam systems that were engineered for the steam dynamics including erosion, corrosion, sound and, dare I say, hydrogen embrittlement in certain instances. You also never saw a system

    with rusty effluent - the steam plan engineers would have shut everything down and fixed that.


    THH - so we have a high db environment on the "steam side" as well. Wonder how often those valves and elbows needed maintenance?


    AhiAhi - I love your work ethic on behalf of "the story". Your headset images are from Ferrara and were protection from the 500kw generator that was sitting beside R's shipping container. That sucker apparently put out a lot

    heat and noise when it was running. The only hearing device picture I can find from Doral is a stethoscope - must have been a very special specification kind of stethoscope.

  • You also never saw a system

    with rusty effluent - the steam plan engineers would have shut everything down and fixed that.


    I never saw a superheated steam system running on untreated town water either. That's where the rust comes from in the main - oxygenated water at the wrong pH plus bemetallic corrosion caused by unwise mixing of metal types in the system as a whole. I always said that Rossi needed a serious steam engineer.