“Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem.”
Hat tip to those fellows. Planes, helicopters, funiculars don't bother me a bit, but being on that tower 200' up scares the crap out of me for reasons of the animal cortex. Would not take that job unless there were no other option on the planet.
Eagle killers, no matter what else you call them.
Turbines make a damn terrible noise & kill TREMENDOUS amount Birds, BUT you never a tree hugger say a word. The subsidized funding needs to be PULLED from these USELESS LANDSCAPE scene killers. IF they CAN'T produce enough on their own, THEY NEED to be stopped...IMO
Agree with Tim and willford.
Oh no now they have camera's that track birds in flight near these things and shuts the windmill down. Aholes. The need programmed drone swarms to keep them shut down.
Whether they're killed in a collapsed coal mine or dropped and slap-chopped by a turbine, people have to die to power that Volt, Leaf, or Tesla self-righteous-mobile!
Not engineers, Engineers are the folks who designed them. These are the assmeblers..... A very narrow skillset and one that takes a great deal of fortitude. But not engineers.
Then by your description, B, people who drive trains shouldn't be called engineers.
There are different types of engineers. For example, I don't design chemical plants, but I keep them running. I've been inside more reactors and columns than I can count. Mostly for inspections (dirty and clean). As the production engineer, the dirty inspection tells me about the process (running rich, low grade polymeric reactions, contaminants, etc.) and the clean inspections are required prior to closing up. So yeah, those guys might be assembly techs, or quality control, or even engineers. My only regret for choosing engineering as a career is they don't let my drive the train. :(
What's the slang term for wind turbine workers - is there one yet?It's not unusual in the oil patch to find degreed engineers assembling, prepping, and running specialized equipment, either downhole, subsea, or in pipeline / plant settings. Not the same as roughnecking, but getting dirty running equipment and interpreting results on the spot, and even making executive decisions on what option should be tried next. An integration of book learning and a willingness to work at the coal face deploying one's knowledge and experience. I would imagine there is a good bit of that here, too.
I like to watch this monsters explode when they are in too much wind. It's really quite a spectacle, and rather spectacular, providing no one is hurt.
My engineering degree is MET. mechanical engineering technology bachelor of science. Industrial Education. Purpose for hands on, dudes who wanted to trouble shoot the universe. University of Southern Colorado 1982.
And in 20-25 years the whole thing will be thrown in a landfill because almost none of it is recyclable.