Nature Lover's Almanac, A: Kinky Bugs, Stealthy Critters, by Diane Olson

By Diane Olson

Do you know that: all of us have follicle mites dwelling on our faces? In India, the standard pigeon is a logo of lust? leaping spiders occasionally watch television with you? fit backyard soil has an analogous features as an excellent chocolate cake? The North Pole not often issues north? The caterpillar of the silver-spotted skipper blasts its frass (poop) 5 toes outdoor its nest? attention-grabbing yet little-known evidence of nature will attach you with the rhythms of the universe and enlighten you each day of the 12 months. additionally incorporated are solid suggestions for gardeners in addition to a rundown of what constellations you'll find within the evening sky every month.

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The susceptibility of the HFS to serious damage by lightning strikes, and thus long outages, appears to have been reduced with experience. - a further reduction in outages by approximately 20% should have been possible if the plant were to have been operated at weekends. In addition, the continuity of such operation would definitely prove to be advantageous. A far as plant operation is concerned, the average number of hours of receiver operation does not differ significantly between the two receivers, (:t 6%).

Cuadrado and C. Lopez, CRS OPERATIONAL EXPERIENCE. Operational procedures, as developed by the operational team, are described with some discussion of the rationale for their development. Specific problems encountered with subsystems and some of the maintenance problems are discussed. Conclusions are: 1 - The heliostat field is very vulnerable to lightning. 2 Heliostat corrosion is a concern requiring special stow. 3 - The external receiver requires venting each operational day. 4 - The Power Conversion Subsystem is very unreliable.

2 - Both receivers performed their intended functions. 3 - The cavity is easier to use than the external. 4 - Modifications to either receiver could resolve any identified problem or constraint. Performance measurements were made on both of the receivers during normal operation and in very specific measurement efforts referred to as measurement campaigns. G. Lemperle and W. Schiel report on their efforts during one of these measurement campaigns where the cavity receiver was undergoing tests and they were developing new interesting techniques for measuring the energy input to the receiver, providing one of the more important inputs to determine receiver efficiency.

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