Cold weather tips

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  1. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

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    It's cold y'all, so I figured I'd start a thread where we can share tips & tricks to help make it easier & safer to work in the cold.

    When hauling crude in cold weather, I keep the bowl heater on all throughout my shift, and I keep my test tubes half-full of varsol in the heater pockets with the switch on low. This makes the samples heat up to 140°F a lot faster.
     
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  3. Crude Truckin'

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    Not sure if it made a difference, but I always had a few towels on top of my centrifuge like a blanket.
     
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    Also make sure your solvent isn’t TOO hot before dropping in the oil. Risk boiling off the water and also boiling the sample over in your hand!
     
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  5. FFL Trucker

    FFL Trucker Light Load Member

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    I never liked running the heat while driving, I usually just started heating the element when I stopped, but I actually do my oil testing and don't do it while I'm loading like most do.
     
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