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Report - Reichhold Chemie, Nov 09 (CH)



Qsi

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The factory was founded in 1928 by Portland-Cement-Werke Hausen AG. But it got bancrupt in 1932.
1937, Dr. Münzel’s Chemische Werke started processing Oil for paint (varnish) industries. Shortly afterwards, it got renamed to Oel- und Chemiewerke AG.
1951, they merged into the american Reichhold chemicals inc. and are then called Reichhold Chemie AG.
They developed, produced and sold materials based on polymers, such as synthetic resin, emulsions, softening agents and general petrochemical products.
Production stopped in 1993.

Here a site overview
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Before entering
When I arrived, it was a bit foggy which gave the scenery an interesting look.
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On site
Many windows were smashed but I was surprised that the walls were almost free of graffitis and tags.
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An overview
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The first builing I explored was the furnace building. There is a rotating furnace.
Even though the board rules say not to post pictures of light switches, I just have to do it, I like that speckled wall.
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Funnel
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Oil tank, I guess
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Another tank
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The same tank again, nice coating…
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… and colours
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Grill
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Abandoned cabinets
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Pumps in the furnace room
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The furnace (or is that thing called rotary kiln?)
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This drives the furnace
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Nice vice
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There was a small office with some controls and a desk.
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A 360° panorama
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The same as a QTVR panorama:
http://www.VideoUpload.eu/uploads/1c0d5a0035.mov

On the way to the main building...
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In the main building
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In the main building, there are some huge silos. They are approx. 3m in diameter and at least 10m high. I have no clue what they stored here.
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Gangway in front of these silos
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360° panorama
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The same as QTVR panorama here:
http://www.VideoUpload.eu/uploads/d72e508235.mov


Back side of those silos
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To be continued…
 

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Qsi

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Let's continue...

We're still in the main building. Although the bigger mixers are already dismantled, there is still enough to discover.

Winch, probably used to operate roof windows
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Don’t touch this!
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Tanks
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The wall
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Seems that there were some pumps before
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An office, I guess that was the shipping department
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Crane controls
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Interior view of a mixer.
Note the double walled pipe. Many pipes and tanks are heated to keep the material liquid.
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The same again
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Mixer detail
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Under the mixer
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Funnels
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Lost connection
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Control panel
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There were many such emergency showers
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To be continued...
 

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Qsi

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#3
Part 3 of 4.
The following pictures were taken during my 2nd visit.
Exploring and taking photos needs so much time, I could not do it in one day, and even after 2 visits, there is still a lot of stuff I missed.

Tank
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Light switch again, sorry for that, I just like these ;-)
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Crane control
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A panorama of that room
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The same as QTVR panorama here:
http://www.VideoUpload.eu/uploads/f7a6a4252d.mov

Staircase
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The paint peels so nice
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Block diagrams
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Office
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Moss likes moisture, the sockets probably not
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On top of the silos
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The same place as QTVR panorama:
http://www.VideoUpload.eu/uploads/3e8edfe356.mov

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Does anybody knows what this is? Maybe a heater? But on a wooden base?
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That's all for now, the last part follows later.
 

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#4
And now to the last part.

That tube is sick, has to vomit... :eek:
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And now the best thing, an old mill (or ist that thing called grinder?), made by Bühler.
I knew that there is a mill like this but I couldn't find it. I almost gave up but then I found a stairway which was covered by some plastic foil.
After climbing up some stairs, I came to this fantastic room.

I don't know what it was used for. I didn't check the material, my intention is to look and taking photos but not touch anything (as far as possible).
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The gyratory screen (Plansichter)
These shaking sieves separates the ground material into different grain sizes.

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Belt drive
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Nice manufacturer plate
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Some details...
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Next to the mill, there were some tools and that nice coated oil can
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Wrench
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Nice patina on that plate
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Give me the power
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I just like those rusty surfaces and that peeling paint...
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A blower
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I don’t know what this was used for. Maybe to clean the pipes?
Or did they add it to the mixer for better mixture?
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Detail of a tank
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A tap
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That's all for now, I hope you enjoyed my report.
 

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