Shutdown

Shutdown: Under the Lid

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An old Escher Wyss AG steam turbine, probably dating from the 1920s or so, with it’s top propped open for inspection (my guess). It looks like it has been sitting idle for a while.

Deconstructing Technology

There’s No Replacement for Steam

So we moved from large engines, to large steam engines and now to steam. Steam has been used for power, by turning or pushing, for half a millenia. It’s been used for heating and to drive steam engines. We’ve had steam-powered cars, airplanes, ships, and trains. We don’t have any of those any more. What we do still have is steam heat and steam used in power generation.
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Pushing Boundaries

There’s No Replacement For Steam Displacement

Yesterday, we all stood in awe at the big engine. However, it’s too…modern. So, I am making up for it today with this big engine. Oh, and it belonged to the RMS Titanic.
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