Whiskerino 2009

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  • posted: November 20 @ 8:07am
@taber, @jar, and @nedkelly came close. @scrivener actually came the closest, because he guessed that it's a regulator.

This is a pressure regulator for use in the International Standard Payload Rack in the Kibo Japanese Lab Module. It takes gas inputted from 145psia to 2973psia and regulates it down to 73-83psia.

The wiring you see around it isn't grounding---it's lockwire to make sure that the unit doesn't come apart. The cylinder on top holds a flexible metal bellows, which provides the motive force for stepping down the pressure.

Oh, and this is as dressed up as I ever get.

Comments

W E L L S says:
Dang it! I was sure that was a Coriolis machine of some sort.
Posted: Nov 20th, 2009 - 8:11am -
elegant_chaos says:
That's about as dressed up as I ever get too. Hi neighbour.
Posted: Nov 20th, 2009 - 8:12am -
Jar says:
Ah! Regulator, that makes sense too. I knew the lock wire, should have mentioned it. It's the same kind of thing we did on the hydroplane I use to crew for.

Right now it looks like you are trying to smoke crack out of it.
Posted: Nov 20th, 2009 - 8:15am -
tedford says:
are you sure it's not a pressure regulator for a death ray?
Posted: Nov 20th, 2009 - 8:18am -
damnweather says:
chargers!

i guess that doesn't represent the san diego chargers, but still:

chargers!
Posted: Nov 20th, 2009 - 8:23am -
KO says:
this is one of my favorite series of shots on here GF! Keeps us guessing, and it's informative!
Posted: Nov 20th, 2009 - 8:32am -
gfmorris says:
@damnweather I noticed that you ignored the Broncos-inspired logo underneath the CHARGERS! ;)

@ko thanks :)
Posted: Nov 20th, 2009 - 8:36am -
Scrivener says:
I won! I won! Oh, I'm so excited to finally, finally, finally win *something* on Whiskerino.

**ahem** I'd like to thank the Bearded Academy, and of course @gfmorris, without whom this award would never have been possible ...
Posted: Nov 20th, 2009 - 8:39am -
gfmorris says:
@scrivener tee hee hee
Posted: Nov 20th, 2009 - 8:45am -
ThatGuy says:
I am following @gfmorris, but somehow have missed this quiz every week. I'm going to have to pay better attention.
Posted: Nov 20th, 2009 - 8:55am -
flainez says:
I think I understand what it is... no, I don't.
Posted: Nov 20th, 2009 - 9:07am -
gfmorris says:
Wikipedia has a decent explanation of pressure regulators. CLAME.
Posted: Nov 20th, 2009 - 9:13am -
Pip says:
Regulators, MOUNT UP.
Posted: Nov 20th, 2009 - 10:54am -
gfmorris says:
@pip bwahahahahahaha
Posted: Nov 20th, 2009 - 12:04pm -
keifel says:
don't you have a suit for the choir?
Posted: Nov 20th, 2009 - 12:38pm -
gfmorris says:
I rent a tuxedo.
Posted: Nov 20th, 2009 - 12:43pm -
jnonfiction says:
Flexible Metal Bellows FTW.
Posted: Nov 20th, 2009 - 2:03pm -
NoahRienks says:
aRE YOU MAKING OUT WITH YOUR EQUIPMENT?
Posted: Nov 20th, 2009 - 10:07pm -
gfmorris says:
No, I was blowing into the inlet end.
Posted: Nov 21st, 2009 - 9:07am -
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