Re: Unconventional Snowmaking for MRG - EE needed
I am not re-inventing snowmaking guns capable of using ground (warmish) water as they already exist, off the shelf from www.snowathome.com
(I have already both constructed and tested one from their supplied parts, and I have purchased an SG6 model for my testing and demonstrating use). I also have the requisite air compressors and pressure washers for testing.
As for dried compressed air, the design does encompass that, both large volume cold air and small warm for automated line purging. We at Mad River are all acutely aware of the water issue and I'm very familiar with both our water constraints and the VT DEC regulations on groundwater withdrawals for snowmaking. See http://dec.vermont.gov/sites/dec/files/ ... -02-15.pdf
and http://dec.vermont.gov/water/groundwate ... withdrawal
I'm not going to go into all the technical details, but the board is in favor of the concept and we've had lots of discussions about it. It is now up to me to get the prototype developed to the stage where I can demo the system to the board and answer some very specific questions they need the answers to before we go to a pilot system, prospectively on Waterfall Cutoff. This is why I am searching for an EE that is motivated and capable of helping me get two PC boards developed and prototyped and debugged.