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Ok now I’m jealous 😭 all the fittings looks very nice , I’m sure will be even better with the RBC plenum welded back on. This is going to be a serious looking engine bay I can already tell. Nice job 👍@KBuilt Here it goes brother. Making -6AN joints this close is challenging without having zero draw back. I managed to only get 1/16"-3/32" total from both sides. This is using the correct vise blocks and both backing wrenches. I am glad that was the last tight spot like that I have to do.
All that is left is to tack on the -6AN bungs and tig them out slowly. Then flush the rail. I maybe the only person to have a fuel rail and lines like this.. in the world.
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Thanks brother. I hope it looks one-off when it gets done. At least that is the goal. Do you think I should mount the shut off valve before the tee on the rail or before the rail?Ok now I’m jealous 😭 all the fittings looks very nice , I’m sure will be even better with the RBC plenum welded back on. This is going to be a serious looking engine bay I can already tell. Nice job 👍
|Input Power||Requires 3- or 1-Phase Power|
|Rated Output||500 A at 40 V, 100% Duty Cycle (3-Phase)|
450 A at 38 V, 60% Duty Cycle (1-Phase)
|Welding Amperage Range||5-700 A; Auto-Line - 208–575 V (±10%), 1- or 3-Phase|
|Net Weight||198 lb (90 kg)|
I loved working in that business for 12 years. Before that I was a pipefitter, pipewelder, and structrual welder. Those heat exchangers I built from scratch flat SS plate rolled to round, rig up 20,000lb elliptical heads to fit them on. Weld codes, weld procedures we had 70 different certs. I got to work at NASA and build industrial piping systems for them and all kinds of other things. It is a different trade for sure, not the typical plumber and chill water system pipefitter stuff. I loved the quality of work that was demanded and the people that I worked with. I have seen some of the best X-Ray welders, which I am no slack welder, these guys are beyond naturally gifted. I can't work there anymore, too many health issues, it is too demanding on the body and mind. Sure do miss the neat stuff we built. I think the biggest thing we ever produced was over 60,000 lbs. Craziest thing I have seen tig welded was copper.That's really amazing work, so much pipe ends to weld, which need all to be super leakage free. That's funny, I was simulating huge power plants concepts from a few MW's till GW's for CO2 sequestration while producing electrical power. The cold end (condenser from steam to water) of those is sometimes the most complex production part. In my doctoral thesis I've developed a new design for so called Oxyfuel processes. Power Plant processes where only oxygen is used for combustion to have a steam, CO2 mixture as exhaust gas, which can "easily" separated by condensation. I developed some new design rules for those heat exchangers as well as validated consisting ones, I also invented a new condenser process for those processes. But CO2 sequestration is nowhere of interest, because of the side effects. Anyway, I am happy to read you where actively working in that business. How did you like it?
Did you also X-Ray welding? Was that the load giving you the issues you suffer now?I have seen some of the best X-Ray welders, which I am no slack welder, these guys are beyond naturally gifted
That's challenging, pre-heating, pore handling, pretty challenging stuff...soldering flux allowed?Craziest thing I have seen tig welded was copper.
no flux allowed tig welding copper. only the best of the best welders can do it. The weld puddle is not really visible, kind of like welding under water or the puddle being under water shifting as it pleases. Sometimes the puddle just drops out and it has to be redone. Copper gets hot quick.Did you also X-Ray welding? Was that the load giving you the issues you suffer now?
That's challenging, pre-heating, pore handling, pretty challenging stuff...soldering flux allowed?
I can only show you a picture of the actual vessel. If I am caught issuing information about it I can be arrested, most of these projects have this clause attatched to them. My name is on a list that can be tracked easily. I hope this doesn't sound corny. I am on a black list due to working there and being around so much top secret protected information. This how the government protects it's porductions.Wtf is this used for lol