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  Topic: Wildlife
Shane

Replies: 1210
Views: 602683
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Sep 17, 20 9:25 am   Subject: Wildlife
Agree with you on seals. When I was in the North Sea, we used to get a seal that would lie on his back under one of our platforms and amuse himself by putting a fish on his belly and then swatting any ...
  Topic: Gas fired turbines
Shane

Replies: 62
Views: 6695
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Aug 25, 20 3:57 am   Subject: Gas fired turbines
waste heat from factories (?)

Basically a big heat exchanger in an industrial chimney or exhaust that either heats up a liquid to provide heat elsewhere or heats up water to generate steam that fee ...
  Topic: Gas fired turbines
Shane

Replies: 62
Views: 6695
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sun Aug 23, 20 10:28 am   Subject: Gas fired turbines
land fill from the 1980's onward is energy rich, plasma gasification is our chum to make it burn

iirc the scandinavian plants are having to import it as they have dug up what they had and only crea ...
  Topic: Gas fired turbines
Shane

Replies: 62
Views: 6695
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sun Aug 23, 20 4:38 am   Subject: Gas fired turbines
I have been thinking for years that rather than landfill, it would be an advantage to utilise waste to produce gas.

An old friend of mine started up a company that did just that. Worked with existi ...
  Topic: Gas fired turbines
Shane

Replies: 62
Views: 6695
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Aug 19, 20 3:12 am   Subject: Gas fired turbines
That was my point - with electric cars plugged in all over the country, you have the potential for the ultimate decentralised system!

At some point, we have to stop using hydrocarbons as fuel, eith ...
  Topic: Gas fired turbines
Shane

Replies: 62
Views: 6695
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Aug 18, 20 4:15 am   Subject: Gas fired turbines
back the leccy things, i recon the tech is now available to be carbon zero in use, the carbon industry will continues to resist it and he who pays the piper etc.

Yep, although I reckon we may appro ...
  Topic: Gas fired turbines
Shane

Replies: 62
Views: 6695
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Aug 18, 20 4:13 am   Subject: Gas fired turbines
Thanks for the explanation Shane,i was thinking myself why not get the cooling on the air inlet from a refridgerating unit,but i`m no engineer.

Refrigeration needs a significant amount of energy - ...
  Topic: Gas fired turbines
Shane

Replies: 62
Views: 6695
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Mon Aug 17, 20 4:27 am   Subject: Gas fired turbines
As for meat, I would dispute going vegan/vegetarian as an aim. In this area we have a lot of grazing land that is unsuitable for growing crops. It has been tried and failed as the land is too steep an ...
  Topic: Gas fired turbines
Shane

Replies: 62
Views: 6695
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Mon Aug 17, 20 4:19 am   Subject: Re: Gas fired turbines
for some reason i quite don`t understand,gas fired power stations cannot work to full capacity in the warm weather.

The air is less dense on warm days meaning less combustion per unit volume sucked ...
  Topic: Wildlife
Shane

Replies: 1210
Views: 602683
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Jul 22, 20 4:57 am   Subject: Wildlife
Our bulbuls took the bairns out for their first hop/flight around the garden yesterday. Managed to get a few pics, that I'll upload when I get the chance.
  Topic: camera for bee, wasp and hoverfly id?
Shane

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Views: 72281
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Jul 02, 20 4:09 am   Subject: camera for bee, wasp and hoverfly id?
For mics, take a look at Rode. I've got one of [url=http://www.rode.com/microphones/videomicpro]these - should be more than sufficient for shooting at garden range. You can get a fluffy cover for it t ...
  Topic: not all wildlife is fluffy
Shane

Replies: 2
Views: 1285
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Jul 01, 20 4:20 am   Subject: not all wildlife is fluffy
I nearly trod on one of those in the Maldives when an utter imbecile on a kite board decided to go haring through the narrow swimmers-only channel through the reef. As I was snorkelling with my young ...
  Topic: Wildlife
Shane

Replies: 1210
Views: 602683
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Jun 28, 20 5:28 am   Subject: Wildlife
Might be worth looking into a polarising filter, dpack - should allow you to cut down on the glare from the feeder when snapping at high ISO. I use a Nikon polarising filter (on my Canon lenses!) - on ...
  Topic: Wildlife
Shane

Replies: 1210
Views: 602683
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Jun 23, 20 8:54 am   Subject: Wildlife
Must admit, I wasn't impressed by his flying pics either
  Topic: Wildlife
Shane

Replies: 1210
Views: 602683
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Jun 23, 20 6:31 am   Subject: Wildlife
what is that beastie?

slurper by the snout but i have not seen similar before.

iNaturalists suggests it might be a potato mirid - looks very similar, I must admit.
 
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