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Re: P2 at "Altitude"

Pioli, Bill wrote:
> P2Tech List Server Query:
> I work for a mining and Iron/Steel consulting company.  I have an
> opportunity to develop a proposal for P2 evaluations and environmental
> management system implementation for a Chilean-government owned copper
> mining company - altitude 14,000 ft or more.  Part of the RFP includes a
> requirement for addressing the impacts of work at this altitude (both
> people and equipment) i.e. efficiency studies, variations on control
> equipment design, expectations for performance, etc.
> Does anyone have this type of experience and are you willing to address
> this issue as a contractor within the framework of the proposal?  A
> prompt response is appreciated as the Chilean government has given us
> little time to respond.
> Bill Pioli
> Senior Engineer
> EHS Specialist
> Hatch Associates
> 6215 Sheridan Drive
> Buffalo NY 14221
> 716  632  7200

I have been in chilenian copper mines sime years ago. Don't be afraid of
the altitude. The only problem of the thin air is given for electronic
equipment regarding the cooling. Vents and blowers don't transport
enough air to guarantee cooling. So PCs and some types of electronic
equipment is in dager of starting burning.

Otherwise it's a nice landscape with nice people!

Hans Schnitzer