and processing buildings.
They usually appear wider than pipelines and have flat
surfaces (Figures A-38 thru A-52).
NOTE: Pipelines are common but not found in great numbers in mechanical processing
(4) Complex equipment is rare in the mechanical processing industry, but
whenever present it aids in analyzing the industry.
This category includes such
(Figures A-53 thru A-59).
b. Dams across rivers restrict the flow and raise the water level and provide
the necessary head for power generation.
Additionally, they usually create a
reserve of water.
Almost always hydroelectric power plants have dams associated
with them (Figures A-60 and A-61).
c. Buildings are presented in three subdivisions based on function.
subdivisions are processing, storage, and administration. The image components are
somewhat different for each subdivision.
Certain buildings associated with other
image components will provide the identity of the industry.
be identified in association with adjacent image components.
For example, the
similar parallel aluminum pot rooms are associated with a rectifier building and
(2) Storage buildings are usually served by rail lines or roads, and their
Administrative buildings usually are built to one side of the plant area
main entrance and are served by walks and driveways. The grounds around
be landscaped and parking areas are provided for small-type automobiles
A-76 and A-77).
d. Open storage and waste may appear as piles or ponds.
Piles range from the
regularly shaped, orderly piles of stacked lumber and logs, to the irregular piles
of coal, sawdust, and sewage waste.
Ponds may hold tailings, water, or sewage
sludge (Figures A-78 thru A-81).
The silos, tanks, hoppers, and bins, as well as piles and ponds, all
pertaining to storage, are of primary importance in analyzing
mechanical processing industries.
Low, open processing tanks are
particularly useful because they indicate specific functions, such as
Conveyors are widely used and especially helpful
when analyzing the succession of processes and operations.
specially designed processing buildings aid in the analysis of