Our big Facilities air compressor has capacity control by way of what the manufacturer calls a poppet valve. As the compressor builds pressure to its setpoint, a regulator applies pressure on the poppet, restricting the amount of air that enters the compressor (the less air the compressor is pumping, the less energy it’s using.) In setting up […]
epiCENTER: Explore the CENTER of it all with our staff!
Enjoy the observations and interests of the people who work at the Center of the West here in our staff blog. Just note that these are the personal perspectives of individual staff members, and are not meant to be official representations of Center expertise or policy.
We spent the night at Shoshone Lodge on the North Fork of the Shoshone River right after a gorgeous snow storm had moved out of the area. There was fresh snow and blue sky. We skied three miles up to the East Gate of Yellowstone National Park, and although we didn’t see any moose, we […]
It was a Sunday early in September. For many moons, I had been planning a beautiful outdoor wedding reception in the garden. With six hours to set up and prepare the magic, I looked to the skies to make a judgment call. A dark mass had been accumulating above Cedar Mountain and the deep, mottled […]
Want to see Yellowstone wildlife up close? …then go skiing. A quick 50 mile drive west of Cody is our hidden gem of a ski area, Sleeping Giant. Even if you are not a skier or snowboarder (there is also great Nordic skiing and snowshoeing), the drive to the east gate of Yellowstone National Park […]
Said zoo, would be my three amazing children. I affectionately refer to each of them as “Monkey.” The phrase fits them perfectly… adorable, smart, and WILD… A dangerous combination! So when we had to go to the Center of the West because my daughter was performing at the Holiday Open House, I had planned for […]
In 2000 – 2002, the Center built its most recent additions to the building, the Facilities wing and the Draper Natural History Museum. As part of the design, engineers incorporated atomizer humidifiers (in contrast to the steam humidification systems in older parts of the building). Compressed air for the new humidification systems was provided by a Sullair […]