Friday, July 14, 2006

Under Pressure


Ride 'Em, Currt-Dawg!
Originally uploaded by currtdawg.
Today was a big day at work. We had to drain and flush the high pressure loop for a bunch of fire suppression systems along the flightline. It's not all that complicated, but it's too technical to try and get into it here; so if you corner me sometime, I'll be happy to explain. Anyway, there was a lot of preparation work involved, so we all went in at 5:30 this morning. As this picture shows, I was a little loopy due to a) lack of sleep, and b) a sugar overdose via Krispy Kreme Donuts.


Draining the Loop
Originally uploaded by currtdawg.
We divided up into groups and shut down all the fire suppression systems in the affected buildings to avoid any accidental system dumps. Then we congregated at the drainage point in the hopes of seeing a huge tidal wave of foamy white water. Unfortunately, it was a little underwhelming.


FS Shop
Originally uploaded by currtdawg.
Basically, we ended up sitting around for about an hour waiting for it all to drain out. Yes, it takes an entire shop to do this.


Collin, Colin, & Jeremiah
Originally uploaded by currtdawg.
See us stand?


Brian & Doug
Originally uploaded by currtdawg.
Watch us stare. Ooooh!


Reflection
Originally uploaded by currtdawg.
This is my artsy pic for the day.


FS Shop
Originally uploaded by currtdawg.
Yep. That's your taxpayer money hard at work.


Hill AFB
Originally uploaded by currtdawg.
When all was said and done, we'd basically just made a swamp out of the low-lying area at the end of the flightline. Everyone was expecting emergencies and chaos and a super-long work day, but we ended up finishing nearly everything by noon.


Brian & Ken
Originally uploaded by currtdawg.
After all the draining and flushing was complete, we had to run around and get all the fire systems back in service. I had Brian and Ken on my crew, and we totally kicked ass.
Yeah, this is how we roll.

1 comment:

Mike said...

I LOVE that picture of your reflection... when it's small like that, I didn't realize what it was at first - it looked just like your reflection in a starry sky or something. Wicked cool, dude.