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RE: Steel in very cold temperatures

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Coffee acts to dehydrate the body. Adequate hydration (water) is a major
factor here in the North. Inadequate hydration causes you to lose
performance;, get dry lips, skin, and nostrils.
 
Bill Scott, P.E., S.E.
VECO Engineering
949 East 36th Street, Suite 500
Anchorage, AK 99508

Phone 907-762-1655
Fax 907-762-1733

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> From: 	Caldwell, Stan[SMTP:scaldwell(--nospam--at)halff.com]
> Reply To: 	seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Sent: 	Tuesday, October 05, 1999 9:15 AM
> To: 	'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'
> Subject: 	RE: Steel in very cold temperatures
> 
> Dear Mr. Yang: 
> 
> It is important to heed two fundamental laws of physics - 
> 
> 1.)  That (fluid) which goes in must eventually come out. 
> 
> 2.)  Skin adheres to cold metal. 
> 
> Hopefully, this is adequately descriptive.  You shouldn't have any problem
> tomorrow, but watch out in another month or two.  
> 
> Also, avoid company-issued safety boots with steel toes.  I built an
> island 5 miles offshore of Prudhoe Bay in December and January of 1973.
> This involved 12 hour shifts outside in pitch darkness at -60 deg. F.
> Another engineer and I drove sheet piling by climbing up the diesel pile
> driver trestle and manually squirting ether (automobile starter fluid)
> ahead of each stoke of the hammer.  The steel toes acted as heat sinks,
> and I ended up with no feeling whatsoever in my feet for almost three
> months.  
> 
> Best Regards, 
> 
> Stan R. Caldwell, P.E., in Sunny Dallas, Texas 
> Home of the Stanley Cup Champions 
> 
> ********************************************** 
> 
> -----Original Message----- 
> From: Yang, Liao/ANC [ mailto:LYang(--nospam--at)CH2M.com] 
> Sent: Tuesday, October 05, 1999 11:55 AM 
> To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org' 
> Subject: RE: Steel in very cold temperatures 
> 
> 
> Could you please explain why never drink coffee before heading into the 
> field? I have been Alaska for many years and will go to a job site in
> North 
> Slope tomorrow. It may not be too late for me to know this. 
>   
> Regards 
>   
> Liao Yang PE. 
>   
>   
> 
> -----Original Message----- 
> From: Caldwell, Stan [ mailto:scaldwell(--nospam--at)halff.com] 
> Sent: Tuesday, October 05, 1999 6:09 AM 
> To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org' 
> Subject: RE: Steel in very cold temperatures 
> 
> 
> 
> Based on my personal experiences in the Alaskan arctic in the early
> 1970's, 
> never drink coffee before heading into the field, and never wear 
> company-issued arctic gear with metal zippers!  This is not a mistake that
> 
> you will ever make twice, nor an experience that you will ever forget! 
> 
> Stan Caldwell, P.E. 
> Dallas, Texas 
> 
> *************************************** 
> 
> Don't touch the steel with your tongue. 
> 
> Fountain E. Conner, P.E. 
> 
>