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Purchase a Ringelmann Smoke Chart

The price is $10 including shipping and handling. Louisiana customers will be charged sales tax. Payment is required in advance. Get out your credit card when you call. We will send you a receipt when you order by emailOrder by phone, fax, or letter

We will send you an advanced invoice if you order by email. Please include your fax number and your mailing address. Thank you very much for your support.

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Due to thousands of requests over the past 20 years, we finally decided to make up some Ringelmann smoke charts and sell them to anyone who wants one. This particular chart uses the concepts of the old Ringelmann Chart, but converts the Ringelmann number to opacity. To be honest, I was brought up on the old Ringelmann Chart way back when I was in Bioenvironmental Engineering in the United States Air Force, back when General Robert E Lee was just a corporal. The Ringelmann chart was much easier to read than the opacity theory and I resisted the change. The problem was that the Ringelmann chart was intended to read the black smoke from a coal fired boiler in and effort to save fuel. If you have too much smoke, then you need to fix something for more complete combustion. Later, the government in all their wisdom, decided to use the Ringelmann smoke chart for environmental protection and occupational safety and health. If it works, don't fix it. Then the government decided that they should control white smoke and dust. WELL- the Ringelmann chart only worked on black smoke. So they changed over to the opacity theory and we all have go to smoke school every 6 months to calibrate our eyeballs.

I did not invent the opacity theory but my daughter Heather is glad they did.

 Heather spends more money than Carter has liver pills.

The Whitlow Ringelmann smoke chart will assist you in reading black smoke in the field. It is a training aid. The chart does not take the place of smoke school. Every six months you still have to come on out to one of our smoke schools  and donate your hard earned money to Heather's cause. But it is not all a waste of time. You will learn the correct method for reading opacity,  you will earn an opacity reading certificate, and we will feed you some Cajun style catfish to boot. We fish at Wal-Mart, the fish always bite at Wal-Mart. We appreciate your business and we appreciate you. So does the government, we pay a lot of Taxes. More taxes than Carter has liver pills.

The Whitlow Ringelmann chart will fit in your shirt pocket, if you can find a shirt with a pocket. The pocket Whitlow Ringelmann Smoke Chart is made of thin plastic, about the grade of transparencies you once used in slide presentations. It measures about 3 inches by 5 inches. You peer through the clear top windows at the black smoke coming from your smokestack, and then you match it up with the opacity number in the bottom windows. It is so simple that Forrest Gump could use it. Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know just what you are going to get. If the opacity level is like 60% or higher, then something broke and you better fix it before you read the opacity. Either that or something is on fire and fixing to blow up. You read the opacity over your shoulder- Run Forrest Run. This particular Whitlow Ringelmann chart is copyrighted with the United States Government, so don't go out and make copies without asking. Yo momma taught you better than that.

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Purchase a Ringelmann Smoke Chart

Purchase a Ringelmann Smoke Chart

Purchase a Ringelmann Smoke Chart

Purchase a Ringelmann Smoke Chart

Purchase a Ringelmann Smoke Chart

Purchase a Ringelmann Smoke Chart

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