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    Industrial salt farming - GIFs

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    That bucket wheel is just a little tiny baby. Most are giant lumbering dinosaurs.

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    I wonder how long equipment lasts in that moist corrosive environment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hemmjo View Post
    I wonder how long equipment lasts in that moist corrosive environment.
    I used to work in a salt mine. Electric hand tools like drills? A week to a month. Bigger stuff like the bucket wheel? Probably 5 years or less. Sliding parts are really bad because you get this accelerated erosion + corrosion effect that destroys equipment far faster than either alone. Steel chutes that would normally have pretty decent life are absolutely trashed at incredible rates.

    Also you need a GFCI on basically every electrical device. The salt water finds every microscope crack in the insulation of cords. We actually stopped a guy's heart because he was coiling an extension cord on his left shoulder without unplugging it from the wall first. Somebody jump started him with one of those AEDs.



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