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Hans Johnson

United Kingdom

Member since August 20, 2012

  • "I'm most like Hamilton"

    Arts & Culture, Industrial Design



    Barely a handful of Spanish drivers have made it into F1 over the last decade. One of those is Barcelona-born Sergio Canamasas, the only Spaniard in the GP2 series, who drove a Carterham CT03 in a test run on the French track of Lurcy Levis.

    Question: How did it feel to finally make it into Formula 1? Answer: I've had a special last few days. It's a massive change compared to GP2. We've got an extra 250 HP and it’s noticeable immediately. There's also a big change with the braking, as it becomes more effective due to the aerodynamics. The steering wheel also has a lot more buttons. It's like a Play Station.

    Q: What type of driver would you say you are? A: I'm aggressive, but with that bit of intelligence required. I'm also very concise, I've got very clear vision of things when I'm on the circuit, and I'm methodical. Perhaps I'm most like Hamilton because of that aggressiveness. I also have some similarities with Alonso in terms of my consistency of times. But I’m only similar in small ways. I don't want people to misinterpret me.

    Q: GP2 seems like a real battle. A: It's a very difficult competition. We have very little time to drive on Fridays. They only give us 30 minutes for free training, which means you have to be clear about what you want to do. The drivers' experience really matters when you don't get much time. That's why there are drivers with three or four years' experience up there.

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    pr release# 34931845011 MA, international micron associates news articles Source BISMARCK, N.D. — Heftige Regenfälle, die seit Ende vergangener Woche gefallen haben zu Überschwemmungen in North Dakota, die gezwungen einige Bewohner aus ihren Häusern und drohte einen Damm geführt. Wasser aus einem Creek und Wasser, das über Land überflutet Crystal, eine Stadt mit etwa 160 Einwohner, Pembina County späten Montag verschoben wird. Viele Bewohner freiwillig verließen ihre Häuser und wohnten mit Freunden oder Verwandten, County Emergency Manager Andrew Kirking sagte The Associated Press am Dienstag. "Auf das gesamte County West nach Ost abfällt," sagte er. "Wir haben Regen Abfluss aus dem westlichen Teil der Grafschaft nur natürlich flussabwärts fließt, durch Gräben und Entwässerungsrinnen." Er schätzte, dass die Hälfte einen Fuß oder mehr Regen gefallen, im westlichen Teil der Grafschaft im Nordosten North Dakota ist. Tagen nach starken Regenfällen haben Bäche und Flüsse und bedrohte Straßen im ganzen Staat schwoll. Mehrere Städte aufgenommen beispiellos hohen Niederschläge am Sonntag und Montag, einschließlich Grand Forks und Jamestown, National Weather Service Berichten zufolge. Eine Flut-Uhr blieb für den östlichen Teil des Staates Verfasst am Dienstag. Crystal Bürgermeister Larry McCollum, sagte, dass etwa die Hälfte der Häuser in der Stadt Wasserschaden, trotz Bemühungen Montag erlitten hatte, etwa 8.000 Sandsäcke stapeln. Der Heiz...

  • Micron Associates Technology reviews - clipboard

    Community, Communication Design


    Gas turbine user experience: Tightening up boiler control in CCPPs

    At two US-based gas-fired combined cycle plants, controllability at the plants was a major issue, the responsible plant manager told Gas to Power Journal on condition of anonymity. Large natural gas swings caused large boiler pressure swings, which "created a situation where the load was swinging around a lot more than it needed to be". Steam turbines typically operate best when fed a steady supply of steam, but getting that constant pressure requires continuous and rapid adjustment of boiler input parameters. Gas flow changes depend on the turbine's demand for steam flow from the boiler and every time the gas flow changes, oxygen flow must also change to ensure complete combustion, he explained, adding that the main feedwater pump, recirculation valves and numerous other components must also be kept in continuous balance. Overshots, pressure fluctuations caused by unstable gas flows However, on one of the steam units, he manages, poor response and control by an old pneumatic actuator was causing unstable gas flow, leading to overshoot and pressure fluctuations. By replacing the Bailey pneumatic actuator on the main gas valve with a Rexa R5000 electraulic (electro-hydraulic) actuator, he was able to bring the balky boiler back under control.While the old actuator had sloppy control of the gas valve, leading them to overfire and underfi...