Added reply in a thread Felds scripted reply in the night show 2/9/2019 6:14 PM

Very carefully, pre-written by a lawyer, scripted statement from Feld - don't blame them for doing it, you don't want to free lance that or just "wing it". Said they were sorry. Giving all privateers $5K for injuries and bike repairs. No more lime to ... more »

Added reply in a thread Lime 2/8/2019 11:57 AM

Thank you. In all honesty, I DO know better. I am now one of the owners of our company and I don't get the same exposure to them as I did as a more inexperienced rep in the field 10-15 years ago. The one issue was a bad one and taught me a difficult ... more »

Added reply in a thread Lime 2/8/2019 11:15 AM

Industrial Water and chemical processing applications that span from power plants to oil and gas. We have the proper safety equipment and I've been through safety training over a dozen times. On the caustic burns, that's laziness on my part for not putting ... more »

Added reply in a thread Lime 2/8/2019 6:55 AM

Ever have your eyes get chemical burns so bad that when you try to drive yourself to the hospital, oncoming cars look like UFO's? Ever had your eyes chemically burned so bad, you get permanent eye damage that required surgery or some form of corrective ... more »

Added reply in a thread Feld Entertainment Responds to Track Conditions Following Last Week’s Supercross Event in San Diego 2/6/2019 9:24 PM

Kinda depends on the severity of the safety issue. If death occurs, the fines can be pretty severe. If it's a surprise audit and they fine some basic minor violations, the fines aren't too bad. Also, the fines can get negotiated with OSHA so what may ... more »

Added reply in a thread Feld Entertainment Responds to Track Conditions Following Last Week’s Supercross Event in San Diego 2/6/2019 9:19 PM

Thanks for the info Premix. It's perplexing to me how they had the authority to do what they did in our instance. Maybe it was an issue where there was a "risk" to employees even though no one filed a complaint or was injured on the safety issue and ... more »

Added reply in a thread Feld Entertainment Responds to Track Conditions Following Last Week’s Supercross Event in San Diego 2/6/2019 8:39 PM

Here's what I can tell you from first hand experience. There was a significant safety incident about 12 months ago in Southern CA where some people were severely negatively impacted due to a company not following a proper protocol. I know that's extremely ... more »

Added reply in a thread Feld Entertainment Responds to Track Conditions Following Last Week’s Supercross Event in San Diego 2/6/2019 8:22 PM

There's definite potential risk in terms of the impact of the pH of the water being released as it was likely over 13, not necessarily the lime itself. Doubtful the EPA will get involved as the material is just calcium hydroxide, but local California ... more »

Added reply in a thread Feld Entertainment Responds to Track Conditions Following Last Week’s Supercross Event in San Diego 2/6/2019 7:31 PM

I work in the industrial chemical industry as a chemical engineer (And one of 3 owners of our company). I've had more caustic chemical burns than I can count. While it is painful and most certainly has a high suck factor, it is something that heals up ... more »

Added reply in a thread Feld Entertainment Responds to Track Conditions Following Last Week’s Supercross Event in San Diego 2/6/2019 10:29 AM

Ok, so if that’s the case (and I trust that what you say is true), why in the hell do they continue to use lime? Doing something a certain just because that’s the way it’s akwaus been done even if it causes a lot of problems is stupid. There are dozens ... more »

Added reply in a thread How do you clean lime of the bike? 2/6/2019 7:22 AM

You could try using citric acid (yes, from a lime lol) but be sure to wipe it down with fresh water as soon as possible to minimize acidic driven corrosion on the Al. It doesn't take long to etch Al. Vinegar might work too. Just don't use any strong ... more »

Added reply in a thread How do you clean lime of the bike? 2/6/2019 6:43 AM

I posted this diagram in another thread, but I'll repost it here. Here's the issue, lime can easily be dissolved and removed with a mildly acidic chemical (lime is alkaline as in high pH, acid is low pH). So it's easy to clean, but if you look at the

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Added reply in a thread Lime 2/5/2019 9:05 PM

Any bike that has an Al frame is toast, might as well start all over again with a new bike. $5K is a good "starting point" and it likely needs to get negotiated based on the circumstances to about $15K. Pretty much any part made of Aluminum is roached. ... more »

Added reply in a thread My thoughts on the Lime issue 2/5/2019 8:38 PM

I'm with you. I've been part of too many OSHA audits in my 24 years of chemical engineering work and I've seen companies get financially buried for less than what this mistake was. Anyone downplaying this is either inexperienced or ignorant of how things ... more »

Added reply in a thread Feld Entertainment Responds to Track Conditions Following Last Week’s Supercross Event in San Diego 2/5/2019 6:50 PM

Here's a corrosion rate curve for aluminum versus mild steel. The biggest issue wasn't the areas where the lime was mixed in the dirt as you said, but standing water where the lime hadn't been mixed well. It created puddles of concentrated caustic where

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Added reply in a thread Lime 2/5/2019 5:39 PM

I can't wait to watch Race Day Lime this Saturday

Added reply in a thread Feld Entertainment Responds to Track Conditions Following Last Week’s Supercross Event in San Diego 2/5/2019 3:18 PM

Exactly. That was a very carefully worded, lawyered-up release if I ever saw one. Lime should never be used in this industry ever again after this debacle. I don't care if has been used for decades, that doesn't make it the right solution. There are ... more »

Added reply in a thread Lime 2/5/2019 6:24 AM

No, the chemical company they purchased it from will have them (or should).

Added reply in a thread Lime 2/4/2019 9:47 PM

Polymer based water absorbant materials are used all the time in various industries and applications and cost $1-$2/lb depending on the concentration. It's usually a lower dose than lime, but a higher price per pound. 10 tons, 20,000 lbs of lime might ... more »