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Ron Stiemsma

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The US state that get me thinking hmmmmm.  Are those that have seat belt laws but do not require helmets for motorcycles?
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Hi Shurafa, if there are so many traffic accidents  I have to ask why? And is there anything that can be done to prevent? It's a bit like condition monitoring.


This is a really embarrassing. It's a problem that you may notice in your first day after you arrive to the country.

There are "reasons" some of which many residents cannot control. One of these is there is almost no public transportation that could reduce the load on the main roads during the rush hours. There are also behavioral problems with some drivers.

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I know this video may not be a fair representation but there is a hell of a lot of them of crazy driving between Saudi and UAE.

That said Ireland has had a terrible Drunk driving record (per capita) which has only really improved in the last few years...
I think drugs at work is a big no, period. Its a case of Instant dismissal from the site here in Ireland for the last 10 years or so. 


I'm thinking introduction of marijuana might reduce the road toll in middle east by the look of it. LOL rgds
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Every solution creates new problems. You have to anticipate the new problems.

I’ve seen a door that had a smaller, bottom-hinged “trap door” in it (probably 8” x 8”) with a handle. You pulled the trapdoor open, and it relieved the pressure enough that you could open th main door without fighting to keep it from closing on you.

Another installation had double doors with the space between vented somewhat to atmosphere. Open the outer door, go in and close it. Open the inner door.


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Come to think of it, I have seen one of those too.

The cat door at my house.

Duh.

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Depending on the application, sliding doors work well too.  In the midwest, I see these in several utilities and this time of year, the wind chill when opening and closing said door is tough...
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Ok this happened last Saturday,

Flying rag sucked by a coupling stole my cable at 3600rpm didn't feel any hard pull but got really scared.

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No coupling guard? I’ve lost 2 coiled cables over the years. Like you, I hardly felt a thing - they just disappeared. I always smile at the “breakaway” cables I see advertised. But you can’t be too safe I guess.

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No coupling guard? I’ve lost 2 coiled cables over the years. Like you, I hardly felt a thing - they just disappeared. I always smile at the “breakaway” cables I see advertised. But you can’t be too safe I guess.


Mine wasnt a breakaway [crazy] im thinking in order one of those

Here is the guard the yellow rag is visible on the pump side

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I've only ever lost 1 cable. A split pin on a paper machine drive tachogenerator grabbed it. Must be 20 years ago at least. No injuries for me other than embarrassment.  Sinsk might remember the machine. It was at the back of PM1 Box Hill. Never again, I am super careful these days. rgds  And yes it just dissapeared, split second.
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There are 2 incidents I have seen.

1. As a jumbo kicked out of a paper machine it skewed. And the man standing there was seriously injured.  For those of you that know paper machines. The ends of jumbos are dangerous. The rough edges of paper are like serrated edges. Poor man lost a lot of his old fella.
2. Nearly saw a man dragged into a paper machine. Close call. I diagnosed a dryer cylinder full of condensate. And he said I know how to check, got a deadblow hammer. I quickly ran the other way and said I don't want to be involved. As he hit the offending dryer can (on the run) the hammer bounced severely, he let go, ruined 2 dryer screens and hammer exited at the sizepress. 6 hours down time and probably $80K later back up and running. I have never heard a grown man scream  like that before.

All this was a long time ago and well before the mandotory reporting of incidents. Anyway, it's all a lot better now. Gurding everywhere. I does make data collection on paper machines quite a bit more difficult.  Best to have long extension poles and stay away for thermal reasons as well.
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Ok this happened last Saturday,

Flying rag sucked by a coupling stole my cable at 3600rpm didn't feel any hard pull but got really scared.
  If it is a CTC cable then send them the pieces and they will replace free of charge. I don't stand to gain.  I have had several cables replaced. Fantastic service.
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The replacement guarantee is only good if the label is still on the cable. 

We wrapped a whole bunch of cables around a CT fan once.  CTC probably would have replaced them but I couldn't hold them responsible for our mistake. 6 thirty foot long cables wound up wrapped around the shaft and cut out in short pieces.  No one was hurt, though because we used a break-away connection.  

I think OSHA requires them now. They are standard equipment here, anyway.
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