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>> No. 22314 Anonymous
15th May 2018
Tuesday 11:13 pm
22314 Industrial thread
I can't be arsed to look past page 2 to find where we last did this, but I've ended up on another bender watching industrial productions again.

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>> No. 22315 Anonymous
15th May 2018
Tuesday 11:37 pm
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I quite like old TV stuff. The old IBA engineering announcements combine the best of it all. Horrendous synthesised jingle, early days of CG graphics so everything has to flash, and attempts to make the end of 405-line TV mildly entertaining.

What I find most amazing is that until the late 80s, people had to manually switch the relays from TV-am to whatever your local broadcaster was. Mad.
>> No. 22316 Anonymous
16th May 2018
Wednesday 9:22 am
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It's not strictly industrial, but this is still one of my favourites:

>> No. 22317 Anonymous
16th May 2018
Wednesday 11:34 am
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Quality background music on this one:

>> No. 22318 Anonymous
16th May 2018
Wednesday 12:51 pm
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Certainly looks like an industrial production to me. To be clear, industrial video is not video depicting industry, but made to support industry. Informational pieces, corporate training, etc.

Here's a classic from BR's film unit British Transport Films:

>> No. 22319 Anonymous
16th May 2018
Wednesday 2:25 pm
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I meant it was a customer facing video, though admittedly everyone buying a Defender back then was a farmer, so perhaps you're right.

I find the more modern (90s) employee training videos endlessly entertaining, too, though I think we covered those ones in the last thread. I'm sure we're all familiar with the batshit insane Wendy's burger raps.

This might be my favourite, sorry it's American, but it's worth watching for the shoddy animations of real world diving accidents.

>> No. 22320 Anonymous
16th May 2018
Wednesday 3:33 pm
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When I started my job at a car factory, we were shown bad CGI renditions of horrifying forklift/site safety accidents that actually happened at this manufacturer's sites. To nobody's surprise, they were all in China.
>> No. 22321 Anonymous
16th May 2018
Wednesday 7:11 pm
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Lovely flanges.

>> No. 22322 Anonymous
16th May 2018
Wednesday 8:33 pm
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Weirdly satisfying:

>> No. 22323 Anonymous
17th May 2018
Thursday 11:52 am
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When we used to live in Anglesey, my dad worked at Alpoco. For health and safety reasons he was required to watch a couple of work safety DVDs, one of which was this:

>> No. 22324 Anonymous
18th May 2018
Friday 5:39 pm
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I'm tangentially involved in this industry. UK / EU standards are a lot more robust than the US ones. On the other hand, a lot of people don't understand the risks very well at all -from the equipment manufacturers to the people at the factories where it is installed. It is very fortunate that there aren't more accidents like this.

Operator error, maintenance error and static discharges are the three highest causes of explosions. The first two are manageable but static electricity can be a black art.
>> No. 22325 Anonymous
18th May 2018
Friday 6:38 pm
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Unfortunately a huge amount of explosions have been caused by management who don't give a shit that there are surfaces with inches-thick strata of dust in their building.
>> No. 22326 Anonymous
18th May 2018
Friday 11:11 pm
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The endless disparagement of "elf n safety" is a major contributory factor IMO. It's hard to believe that something as ordinary as sugar could cause a devastating explosion. When people are primed by the tabloids to see health and safety as being bureaucratic, overprotective and out of touch with reality, it's doubly difficult to persuade them to take these sorts of risks seriously. Many industries have these sorts of subtle, insidious hazards.
>> No. 22327 Anonymous
19th May 2018
Saturday 1:20 am
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The regulations for this industry like many others are built on the backs of tragedy. Similar to how Grenfell will usher in a new set of rules for cladding, the explosive dust and gas regulations have built up over time gradually since Victorian mining disasters. Anyone involved should be well aware of the risks, and most are, to varying degrees.

Layers of dust are only really an issue if they cause something that needs ventilation for cooling to heat up. Ignition occurs when it reaches the auto-ignition temperature of the dust mixture. Clouds can be much more dangerous and any spark with enough energy can potentially set it off.

Sugar, flour, etc. are seemingly innocuous materials but the calories they contain are energy in joules in the same way that a battery or a stick of dynamite stores energy densely (I think?).

>> No. 22328 Anonymous
19th May 2018
Saturday 7:44 am
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>Layers of dust are only really an issue if they cause something that needs ventilation for cooling to heat up.
Or if a sudden draft or something dislodges it and turns it into a could, especially if it's high up. Or where an initial explosion dislodges more dust setting off a chain reaction.

I worked somewhere with a serious dust problem, it wasn't a combustible dust, but it was still a deeply unpleasant environment for the people who had to work in it and it still stems from the same management attitude.
>> No. 22329 Anonymous
20th May 2018
Sunday 8:36 am
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Sorry to bore you lads, my dad would come home after every shift telling me that everyone in his shift would spend at least an hour pipe-vacuuming all the aluminium powder ready for the next shift, and those working the shift after his couldn’t be arsed doing a good enough job cleaning/vacuuming therefore everyone was in the shit from H&S. So this lead to a very bad atmosphere, and passive-aggressive finger-pointing from those who didn’t give a shit about the safety of others. My dad, in particular who genuinely cared about the safety of those he worked with and doing a good job of things, was one of those at the brunt of all this.

Aluminium powder is fucking explosive.

Whinging ‘cos some of the Welsh are wankers.
>> No. 22330 Anonymous
20th May 2018
Sunday 6:12 pm
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Sadly there is probably a lot of that mentality in all walks of life. Only after shit goes down do people wake up to the risks. I wonder, is it better to be blissfully unaware, or to bury your head in the sand?

One positive note is that because the sales and marketing people at the companies where kit for places like this are made are mostly incompetent, a lot of kit is approved to a way higher spec than it actually needs. This additional safety factor might inadvertently help to accomodate for some of the general apathy.

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