| O-T Lounge|| re: Another Explosion...CF in Donaldsonville - lsualum01 on 6/15/13 at 8:59 pm|
I'm told the pot (or manifold) that distributes the nitrogen off the pumper truck is what blew up. That is the contractor's equipment as far as I know. I'm told the psv on the pot was paying off and they went to check on it and it blew. What caused the truck to pressure up that high/fast and why ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Another Explosion...CF in Donaldsonville - lsualum01 on 6/15/13 at 3:41 pm|
Was it "gagged" or disabled/bypassed?...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Another Explosion...CF in Donaldsonville - lsualum01 on 6/15/13 at 12:31 am|
[quote]I'm wondering if the Contractors manning Turnarounds need to change their practices. It's a cattle call at the Personnel offices and when you get out to the T/A it is way over manned. They're looking for warm bodies and you wind up with idiots out there til the first layoff. Most craftsmen ar...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Another Explosion...CF in Donaldsonville - lsualum01 on 6/14/13 at 10:58 pm|
Thoughts and prayers with Rocky's family as well as the other guys injured. Have met and spoke with him on several occasions as a contractor and was always a very nice, kind, and funny guy. A real pleasure to deal with.
I'm still trying to decipher what blew up. A nitrogen pumper truck pumps to ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Explosion at Williams Olefins (Geismar), not Honeywell - lsualum01 on 6/13/13 at 2:30 pm|
[quote]i know its speculation, but this make sense for the one death. however, he had to have a fire watch close by. prayers to all involved[/quote]
A lot of times the fire watch may be on the ground with workers in the air on scaffold. Again, this is speculation. I'm sure the csb (chem. safety...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Explosion at Williams Olefins (Geismar), not Honeywell - lsualum01 on 6/13/13 at 2:24 pm|
I'm hearing that a maintenance hand cut into a live propylene line.....but this is rumor....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Explosion at Williams Olefins (Geismar), not Honeywell - lsualum01 on 6/13/13 at 12:21 pm|
[quote]Why wouldn't the protocol be to ESD immediately? That is the protocol at our compressor stations scattered around our natural gas field in south CO, should a fire occur. There are multiple ESD buttons around each station you can push on your way running to safety to a protected conex.[/quote]...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Gonzales Wal-Mart Greeter unconscious & taken to the hospital (update) - lsualum01 on 6/7/13 at 8:15 am|
I'm a CPR instructor. I encourage all to get certified, but if nothing else, check out you tube video's of the new AHA commercials "staying alive." Pump hard, pump fast, and call 911 for compression only CPR . I'd post a link but I'm on my phone. They have a really good one featuring the Asian guy f...
| Money Talk|| re: Real Estate Professional-Investment Tax Benefits - lsualum01 on 5/31/13 at 7:57 am|
More specifically, what kind of real estate investment? Rental properties or what?...
| Money Talk|| re: Can you live off 38000 a year? - lsualum01 on 5/31/13 at 7:53 am|
[quote]Teachers don't teach for the money. Also they are not going to magically have more money simply because they have good teachers. It's just not happening. I want teachers to have some skin in the game. If your students suck, your pay goes down. Accountability. But I'm sure you won't agree with...
| Money Talk|| re: Metro BR investment property ascension vs. livingston - lsualum01 on 5/26/13 at 4:27 am|
Tdsngumbo....kinda thinking N. ascension as well. Thanks.
Stacy....my email is email@example.com. I'm leaning towards ascension but i'll check out both if you've got them. Thanks. :cheers:...
| Money Talk|| Metro BR investment property ascension vs. livingston - lsualum01 on 5/24/13 at 9:29 am|
Which do you think is a better long term investment in rental property: ascension (prairieville, dutchtown/geismar, some parts of gonzales, st.amant) or livingston (walker, denham springs)? I know this is a broad question, but i currently own 2 properties in prairieville and live in Geismar. I'm n...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Where to get a Jacket/Blazer in BR? - lsualum01 on 5/19/13 at 7:20 pm|
Burlington coat factory...
| Money Talk|| re: new dow high,every stock seems to be at an all time high..what are you buying? - lsualum01 on 5/9/13 at 8:28 am|
Fertilizer stocks seem poised for a bounceback with food demand increasing each year, crop prices rising, and favorable natural gas prices. Buying CF. Would also consider AGU, and POT. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: OTers with young'ins - lsualum01 on 5/8/13 at 11:43 pm|
We got the britax b safe travel system and we like it. Our 11 year old gets the stroller out the trunk and has it set up by time we get our son's carseat out the car and it just snaps on. Plus, although I could not give a rats ass, she finds it stylish, so your ole lady might compromise for someth...
| Money Talk|| Rental properties near LSU - lsualum01 on 5/8/13 at 10:14 pm|
I currently have a couple rent homes just outside of BR but I'm considering getting a property near LSU. Even though I graduated from LSU, I'm not all that familiar with what is still safe or not. I know to stay away from gardere,north gates, and anything named after a president, indian tribe, or c...
| O-T Lounge|| re: huge explosion West, Texas fertilizer plant - lsualum01 on 4/18/13 at 3:21 pm|
[quote]I knew about the water reaction, I was just thinking maybe those poor SOB's started pooring water on the silo trying to cool it off. [/quote]
Using it this way is actually what you would want to do. Use it as a vapor suppressant, and as a quench to prevent (bleve) or tank explosions. You...
| O-T Lounge|| re: huge explosion West, Texas fertilizer plant - lsualum01 on 4/18/13 at 3:02 pm|
[quote]Look at the video...there was a huge blaze going when the anhydrous tank went off...plenty of heat to go around.[/quote]
If i had to guess, it would be the opposite. The initial fire was ammonia related and the big explosion was from the AN. But, that is just my speculation....
| O-T Lounge|| re: huge explosion West, Texas fertilizer plant - lsualum01 on 4/18/13 at 2:45 pm|
[quote]You thinking FD spraying water may have caused the explosion? [/quote]
I don't know. I'm just saying that it could trigger an explosion. Water on heat creates steam, and steam creates pressure. Water on anhydrous causes it to violently boil.
It looks like they were dealing with gran...
| O-T Lounge|| re: huge explosion West, Texas fertilizer plant - lsualum01 on 4/18/13 at 1:08 pm|
[quote]Fire alone would not set the fertilizer off though.[/quote]
False. See DDT (delagration to detonation) and heat of decomposition e.g. Texas city disaster. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: huge explosion West, Texas fertilizer plant - lsualum01 on 4/18/13 at 12:15 pm|
AN is not particulary flammable and neither is ammonia, nitric, acid, or urea. However, AN is a very strong oxidizer and can become very chemically unstable in the presence of heat, pressure, organics (fuels), chlorides, etc. if you have an initial fire, the heat can cause the AN to become very un...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Title Edit: Vagina Ripped Apart By Water Fountain - lsualum01 on 3/20/13 at 10:37 pm|
[quote]and who said china isn't like 'merica[/quote]
No, if this was 'merica, she would be suing for 2.4 million rather than 24,000$ and she'd probably win....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Anyone have a nest thermostat? - lsualum01 on 3/7/13 at 9:09 pm|
[quote]my utility bill is 1/2 after the nest[/quote]
Mine as well. I really like mine and It has definately paid for itself within the first 7 or 8 months. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Is 7 days enough time to see Rome and Athens - lsualum01 on 3/4/13 at 5:00 pm|
As most others said, 3 days in rome is plenty and you can pretty much see everything you want to see in Athens in a day or two depending on how well organized your itenerary is. Greece was pretty cheap when I went earlier this year. I think i paid 60$ a night for a hotel that was pretty decent and...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Problem solved!! - lsualum01 on 2/15/13 at 5:53 am|
It can be done with two pair of channel locks torqued in opposite directions....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Cop in Tanger shoplifting car pursuit cautioned to back off if became dangerous - lsualum01 on 12/21/12 at 10:40 pm|
[quote]isn't osh kosh only baby clothes? who steals baby clothes?[/quote]
Someone who has a baby and needs clothes for it? :dunno:
I worked at Tanger for almost 5 years through high school and college. People will steal just about anything they can. Wasnt unusual for a couple times a year pe...
| Fantasy Sports Board|| Anyone else picked up the hot d/st waiver pick: detroit lions D? - lsualum01 on 12/16/12 at 4:50 pm|
May have been better off with the 49ers D vs. the patriots....
| Fantasy Sports Board|| re: So...this morning I dropped Blair Walsh and picked up Lawrence Tynes - lsualum01 on 12/16/12 at 4:39 pm|
I dropped him because since the Vikings lost Harvin, their offense minus AP has sucked and he had only one field goal over the past 3 weeks....
| Fantasy Sports Board|| So...this morning I dropped Blair Walsh and picked up Lawrence Tynes - lsualum01 on 12/16/12 at 4:32 pm|
Tell me how bad I suck. Walsh has 33 points in my league. Tynes has 0. To make matters worse, he had Shayne Graham and got 21 points. Who said kickers don't matter. :angry: :angry:...
| Fantasy Sports Board|| re: Is anyone starting McFadden tonight? - lsualum01 on 12/6/12 at 9:06 pm|
Well hopefully you'll make past this week and a healthy McFadden will reward his patient owners with a solid bonus in the playoffs since he has been mostly useless this year....