Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Flash Butt

 Recently I read an article in the paper about an accident involving a freight train and a mobile welding truck. Luckily no one was injured, but the part of the story I found most interesting was the description of the truck. Its seems this vehicle was performing some on the spot flash butt welding. That set my spanko senses a-tingling and I had to find out more.

Here's a description of the process. Read it carefully then tell me if you perceive any spanking references. (I did remove a few extraneous words here and there so it would sound less like welding and more like...you know.)

Flash Butt Welding

The surfaces of the pieces are positioned end-to-end. Preheating is carried out under low pressure. Once the joint is heated, flashing commences and joint surface material is burnt, resulting in even joint surface. Then upsetting commences, resulting in an irregular surface of the upset metal.

From Hermione's Heart


Aimless Rambling said...

very cute.

otk4us2 said...

I have done some butt welding in my life, and have always thought it was an interesting description. You just butt the two pieces up and weld em.... lol.


Anonymous said...

Very cute.

Unknown said...

"Preheating under low pressure", that does sound like something I'm familiar with..

Bas said...

Does it say somewhere how you get the two pieces apart again?
Is that done with re-heating?

ronnie said...

"Preheating is carried out under low pressure. Once the joint is heated, flashing commences." Very good Hermione, thanks for the smile.


Unknown said...

definitely smile worthy... glad to know flashing occurs... always best to spank a bare bottom
bottoms up

Hermione said...

Sunnygirl - Thanks.

Dave - Wow, you've done it? Who knew!

Joey - I thought it was a bit of a stretch, but I guess not.

Cowgirl Up - Good, I'm glad you saw the similarity.

Bas - LOL I expect so.

Ronnie - I'm glad the allusions are so easy for you to see.

Red - You wouldn't want to miss that flashing:)


Emen said...

Only you.

Unknown said...

Oh my. I'm cracking up.

Spankedhortic II said...

I think that they left out the last instruction.
"The joined metal is then put into a corner to cool and think about what it had done." :)


Hermione said...

Emen - *blush*

Renee Rose - I'm so glad!

Prefectdt - That is a significant omission. Well spotted.