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February 2018: A Yankee comes to Hillsboro

On 25 Jan 18, my hometown of Hillsboro, Ohio had some excitement.  Coming through town was an oversized load, a big oversized load.  It was the Yankee for the tissue machine being built by Sofidel in Circleville, Ohio.  The load reportedly weighed 170 tons.  They were moving traffic lights, overhead wires and so forth to give it passage.  It had apparently been barged to somewhere on the Ohio River and then moved over land to the mill.

This is a portion of the cost of cast iron dryers, especially Yankees, that we have not considered in the past.  It is obvious that a steel Yankee, welded and finished in the field, does not require this elaborate transportation.  How much does this add to the installed capital costs?


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Brian Brogdon, Ph.D.
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