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We All Scream for Ice Cream

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Rod Turk, P.E., CFEI

We are all familiar with ice cream; it is a welcome treat on a hot day. But the creamy, satisfying, mouthfeel of ice creams, sorbets, and gelatos are all made possible by careful combination of ice, flavorings, butterfat, and air. That’s right, tiny pockets of air in the mix allow all the frozen...

Transformer Failure: Frequency and Causes

Transformers are among the most reliable and robust elements in the electric utility system. A transformer is basically two sets of wires (the windings) wrapped around a steel or iron core (see schematic in Figure 1). The windings and the core are immersed in oil and enclosed in a steel tank...

Black Liquor Recovery Boiler 

In a prior blog post I introduced you to the basic steps involved in the manufacture of paper, from trees to paper using the Kraft Paper Process. In this blog we will review an integral component in the Kraft Paper Process known as the Black Liquor Recovery Boiler. To refresh your memory, the Kraft...

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