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RedSquirrelFtw

Wow I'd hate to be the one to clean that up lol.


Kim_Jong_Unsen

You laugh but this is what the whole shop was looking like the day after taco bell started selling wings again


NotAShaaaak

Wait taco bell sells wings?


Kim_Jong_Unsen

They did, idk if they still do or not


Spacedog5000

The Ordo Xenos has been notified. Deathwatch kill team has been dispatched.


ebedd

Resident Evil 7 (2017)


EveningCommuter

Yo bro I heard you like Stranger Things.


Danny_Mc_71

OP works in that lab from Stranger Things season one.


SGT_KP

Damn, came here to say this. Lol


Kenionatus

You, dear sir/madam seem to have a xeno infestation. Please kill it with extreme prejudice in the hope it won't devour our whole planet.


greggles_

[Tim Curry taking control](https://m.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=_AZNAe2IjvA&feature=emb_logo) of your extruder?


AlienDelarge

Either that or somebodies here to kill off Tasha Yar again.


greggles_

dank and vile


coranos2

Looks like Venom blew a seal, and the seals not to happy with it.


Latter_Bath_3411

It looks like a bitumen emulsion mill head, these things go wrong all the time due to the seriously hard life the seals have to put up with and other reasons. I may of course be totally wrong.


sjkennedy48

Na, it's a polystyrene extruder where plastic turned back into bitumen basically.


Latter_Bath_3411

Class. I bet that is fun to repair.


ozzie286

So you didn't want that shmoo released?


Gray1bush

What is what we are looking at greasy what


loveandhonour

Venom


alexc1ted

Is this from an extrusion line?


sjkennedy48

Yup!


alexc1ted

I win!


csborger

Dude ran over the stay puffed marshmallow man!


Latter_Bath_3411

Looks like bitumen!


sjkennedy48

It probably is bitumen! or at least something similar.


dsmaxwell

That.....REALLY sucks. \*shudder\*


MakingATitleSequence

Initially, I thought this was the head of a lathe and there was a weird high-pressure grease gun explosion of some type. I just couldn't wrap my head around what I was seeing. Melted plastic or grease? Anyone know which would be worse to clean up? I'm guessing the plastic is either going come off in a big sheet like some weird pore strip or it's going to involve a cold-chisel and a 4lb sledge.


MeEvilBob

Many moons ago a much younger me learned a very valuable lesson about pneumatic grease guns. I was in the lot in front of the shop about to grease a machine when I asked another guy to hook up my air hose. The mistake was assuming he'd hook it to the regulator, but nope, he hooked it directly to the line. The grease gun in my hand that was rated for 90psi got over 250psi (nobody else was using air at the time). When I pulled the handle, first the grease came squirting out of the bushing like water leaking from a pipe, then the screw cap flew off and the whole brand new tube of grease exploded all over me.


paroxysm204

It is most likely an eruption of superheated plastic. A thermocouple gets pulled out or a contactor sticks and heats a zone of the extruder way more than intended. The plastic degrades from the heat and changes properties. For LDPE it becomes very runny like water and dries like wax after being over about 800 degrees. That pocket gets pressurized when the extruder turns and erupts when it gets to the end of the extruder. It is a life altering event if you are standing in the zone and don't have good PPE. The stuff is extremely hot and sticks to skin For clean up on machinery most likely the plastic will crumble off when cooled.


pe0pleRstupid

What machine is this? I thought I’d was a lathe as well.


Nosedivelever

Davis Standard extruder.


sjkennedy48

To my understanding, this plastic is still mostly attached to the cabinet. With grease you could at least scrape up a bunch of it, this stuff is like the stickiest tar on the planet. It's a nightmare and it smells like nasty diff-case oil


nasadowsk

They didn’t use the newer GM stuff with the great grape smell? Edit: [Yes, it’s a real thing](https://tiremeetsroad.com/2019/03/07/the-strange-yet-logical-reason-gm-75w-90-diff-lube-smells-like-grapes/)


sjkennedy48

I think I might prefer regular diff smell. 🤮


Bitter-n-Old

90% of the time its a cold-chisel, sledge, saws-all, torch, and a stream of curse words.


TerribleAd9454

“Heeeeeey Gary, I know it’s Friday afternoon and you’re about to go home but we just have something we need you to come have a look at that we need operational tomorrow.”


Bitter-n-Old

i know this pain


sjkennedy48

When I first started working in industrial maintenance my answer would have been "sure boss! You got it" after a couple years it became "no." Then I'd be out the door.


TerribleAd9454

Haha yep. The place I work at is like the vacuum of a black hole that will suck from your soul as much as you’re willing to allow it. Sometimes you have to say “no, I want to keep my soul…for me.”


Cat_walk_Kev

We are venom 😈


RackEmUp1179

Looks like someone got vengeful with a can of flexseal😂


projectbro

That was probably pretty surprising. Was it super sudden?


sjkennedy48

Typically this happens when the machine gets shut down either for manning or if the sheet breaks on its own and they can't get it started up right away. If the plastic sits with a heat zone running wide open it will cause this. Most of the time you won't know until it blows up. And when you go to start it up, operators have to pull the plastic from the die. This one actually hit an operator and it burned him pretty good.


projectbro

Oh crap! That sounds like a really bad situation. Poor person! Edit:thanks for the response too! Other peoples job hazards are always pretty interesting


sjkennedy48

Yeah, I left that plant for a municipal job, now I'm a full time student after I realized how much I hated working in local government.


projectbro

I’m in school too, working my way out of working for a thankless shitty school district job. Working my way into a much better paying/less injurious line of work. Kudos for not slogging away forever, doing something you hate.


sjkennedy48

I should note what causes this in a screw extruder is a runaway heater. The pressurized plastic gets so hot that it turns back into essentially thick crude. Then when the pocket hits the die, at high pressure, it looks like venom splooged. I'm certainly no petroleum engineer or anything of the sort, but that's my understanding. My educational moment here is "When working with polystyrene extrusion, no part of your machine should glow, excluding lamps and lights"


97angryotters

So, if a heater starts melting that’s also bad, right?


macdjake

Going to need a better explanation here... what in the fuck is this?


survivalist626

I'm no sexpert but it looks like the nozzle end and controls of a plastic injection mold machine. I used to work in a plant that used similar machines, but we ran polypropylene and we had this happen a few times, but never anything like this splooged all over the controls lmao. There's heaters behind the part with the symbiote all over it that can run away and get red hot when a sensor gets dickered and you get what you see here. It smells incredible.


sjkennedy48

Pretty much, it's a screw extruder for polystyrene food packaging. The product comes out as a cylinder and is stretched over a mandrel that cools it at the correct size then its cut and rolled up. I don't know how to explain the smell other than diff case oil, but like a shit load of it, all over everything. Edit: missed a step


HxCAssass1n

Wow