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@BillYo414 posted:

Thanks Dave! Talking about your mill at your shop helped me decide it was a project worth pursuing. I enjoy the history of the industry/my hometown so putting that knowledge to work is just bonus for me.

My dust collector has a dedicated track behind the furnaces. You just made me realize though, that I have 3 dust collectors on one track. Hopefully that turns out to be an operational opportunity instead of a crisis. Somebody in another thread advised against a fast clock (which was my original plan). They basically said an event driven schedule might add flexibility to the layout and I'm inclined to agree with them. The tricky bit is that dust collection isn't in the flow of raw material becoming steel. Like you tap the furnace, now it's time to take the iron to the open hearth, pick up slag cars, and so on. Dust collection sort of happens on its own. I can pick how often but I gotta find that happy medium where it isn't a nuisance. I suspect I'll just work it out in operation. That's probably the best case.

Bill, that sounds like a good plan.  Maybe you can add some sort of random event generator to run with the fast clock, creating something close to a "real world" situation.

Oh that's right!  Nothing ever goes "wrong" in the real world, right?     

Might make for an interesting "bump in the night" in an operating session.

George

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