Hi Alex and hi to all my virtual friends.
I really enjoyed reading your comments. Thank you to all who sent them.
I guess Alex that youīre in your way to Easterīs Holidays, so probably you wonīt blog today.
Letīs move on! Iīm going to tell you about my job today. Although chemestry is the companyīs business soul, I donīt work at a petrochemical industry, just like our friend Aaron. The company that I work deal with galvanization of screws for a very demanding segment: the automobile industry.
But do you know something about the galvanization process? If you donīt, let me try make this subject clear to you.
The galvanization process consist basically in cover a metal with another coat of metal ( in this case, zinc or phosphate of zinc) in order to give it more resistence to corrosion. There are huge machines which through electrolysis process( we call baths), galvanize those screws in the first stage. In the second stage they are put at large ovens, in high temperatures ( more than 200šC) to remove the hidrogen inside of screws. They stay in this ovens for some hours ( now you know why, besides the weather Iīm feeling melting) and in this way guarantee more resistence to the torque tension.Then they receive one more zinc coat, and a passivation, which is another bath, that gives more protection to corrosion to those screws, and at last they are dryer and put inside boxes to the final inspection. So, my job is keep those baths in balance in order to guarantee the quality of those screws. I do this through chemical analisys, and I also inspect the visual appearence of them. I work at this company as a quality inspector and also as a chemestry analist. Thatīs what I do for living. When I took the chemestry technician course together with high school, Iīve never thought that a single screw needs to such complex process. I really enjoy being in the lab, doing some experiments, and seeing where they are going to lead me. However I have to admit thatīs a quite stressful job, because it demands too much of me.
I hope that I didnīt confuse you with my humble explanation. You know that my English isnīt very good, and you can imagine that my technician English doesnīt exist! [:) ]
Reading your comments I could see lots of interestings questions about my country, which along this blog Iīll try to answer them.
Yuriy, Iīve translated your comment to my mom and she totally agreed with you! So, we made a deal. Iīm going to the movies at the matinee, and then Iīm going to the church with her. Humm... letīs see... [ :) ]
The film that Iīm going to see is 300 by Frank Miller. Iīve read an article about it, which said that the film it isnīt historically loyal to the real facts, and it just worths for the fantastic special effects. Iīd like to see it because there is a brazilian actor in the cast, who besides being strinkingly handsome, just like our teacher, is also a great actor.
I really love it the movies! Further Iīd like to write a blog about it, and for sure I want to hear from you about your favourite films, and share our opinions.
In the title of my last blog 32 degrees means 32šC, the temperature in Mogi das Cruzes in that day. I didnīt find the buttom that corresponded to degrees. Fortunately my sister Rosana came in my help.
My family and I wish to you Alex and all our virtual friends a wonderful Easter.
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