Friday, June 29, 2012

Behind door #2...

Are these freezer doors for some refrigeration facility here at Pole?  Nope, they are just regular doors for entry and egress from the elevated station (inside the Beer Can).  Despite their insulation, they have to have heat trace around their borders to keep the scant amount of humidity from freezing them shut.  There are similar doors between the B1 berthing wing and the main corridor of the station.  The B1 wing is where the emergency power plant (EPP) is, and is the back-up lifeboat if the greater station infrastructure should fail.

“A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.”

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