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What are the windiest places on earth and in the UK?
windcrane
5 Dec 2019, 08:39
What areas are the windiest place on earth and in the United Kingdom. Windy conditions can be experienced across many different regions of the UK. Yet, there are other parts of the planet that experience higher wind speeds and more extreme weather than anything that we ever get on British shores.
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Using Wind Monitoring to Apply Building Codes
windcrane
3 Dec 2019, 08:50
Wind load calculations are important in any structural design. However, wind loads become critical when designing skyscrapers, since they are the largest horizontal forces involved. Skyscrapers have a large area on which the wind can exert force, and this area only increases with building height. Since wind loads are…
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What Is an Anemometer and a Wind Vane?
windcrane
2 Dec 2019, 15:23
To describe the wind in a specific site, you must know both its speed and direction. An anemometer is a weather instrument that measures wind speed, and its direction can be determined with a wind vane. Since wind speed and direction are closely related, weather monitoring systems normally include both instruments.
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WIND GUSTS AND TURBULENCES FOR MARINE DOCKSIDE OPERATIONS
admin
29 Oct 2019, 12:44
A port becomes more competitive by being able to load and unload more tonnes of cargo per day and this can be accomplished in two ways:
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TELECOM TOWERS: MONITORING WIND SPEED FOR SAFETY AND STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY
admin
29 Oct 2019, 12:40
High wind speeds pose a risk when personnel climb the tower for maintenance or modifications. Job planning remotely is essential for Telecom
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CONSTRUCTION IOT: THE ADVANTAGES OF CLOUD CONNECTED ELECTRONICS FOR WIND SPEED MEASUREMENT
admin
29 Oct 2019, 12:28
Construction is often perceived as a “traditional” industry, not commonly associated with modern information technologies or cloud connected services (IoT). However, the tools and equipment used in the construction process have experienced constant evolution over the past decades.
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ACCELERATE IoT TIME TO MARKET WITH A PARTNERSHIP
admin
29 Oct 2019, 12:25
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS FOR A MANUFACTURER IN THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR? As the Internet of Things (IoT) expands to all types of devices and business sectors, construction equipment manufacturers will face a key challenge.
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WIND EFFECTS CAUSED BY SKYSCRAPERS
admin
29 Oct 2019, 12:18
Vertical construction have negative effects on local wind patterns. There are two main types of wind disruption caused by skyscrapers:
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PRE-CONSTRUCTION WIND SPEED AND WEATHER MONITORING
admin
29 Oct 2019, 12:13
COLLECTING WEATHER DATA FROM MULTIPLE PROJECT SITES MAY SEEM LIKE A TEDIOUS AND TIME-CONSUMING ACTIVITY BUT THERE ARE BENEFITS. Construction companies are aware of the risks posed by harsh weather in project sites especially when tower cranes are involved. However, weather risk management tends to focus on projects alr
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UNDERCOVER EVENTS WIND MANAGEMENT AT WEMBLEY STADIUM
admin
29 Oct 2019, 12:09
Undercover Events were contacted by Wembley Stadium to supply over 60 small structures around the concourse for 3 events.
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ARTIST GROUP TERRAFORM ON WIND MANAGEMENT
admin
29 Oct 2019, 12:06
ART INSTALLATIONS, WIND AND PUBLIC EVENTS!! “MONITORING THE WIND SPEED ENABLES US TO REACT QUICKLY TO CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS AT THE LOCATION OF OUR INSTALLATIONS AND IMPLEMENT CONDITIONS LAID OUT IN THE SITE SPECIFIC WIND MANAGEMENT PLAN. THIS ENSURES THAT IN THE EVENT OF VERY HIGH WINDS THE PUBLIC AREA REMAINS SA
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DOES COLD WEATHER AFFECT WIND SPEED?
admin
29 Oct 2019, 11:46
Temperature differences between air masses lead to pressure differences, and this produces wind. The process is complex and includes Earth's
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TOWER CRANES WIND SPEED LIFTING GUIDANCE
admin
29 Oct 2019, 11:44
Wind is one of the main hazards for cranes. Between 2000 and 2010, there were 1125 reported tower crane accidents resulting in 780 deaths.
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INTERNATIONAL CRANES AND SPECIALIZED TRANSPORT EDITORIAL ON ONBOARD ELECTRONICS AND IOT FOR CRANES
admin
29 Oct 2019, 11:37
ONBOARD ELECTRONICS: SMART THINKING By Christian Shelton – International cranes and specialised transport If you want to read the full article, please click here for the full KHL article In the not-too-distant past the construction industry was, at times, perceived as being a ‘traditional’ industry, not commonly associ
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SHOULD THE WIND BE MONITORED AT SPORTING AND PUBLIC EVENTS
admin
23 Oct 2019, 19:17
The risks associated with the wind are not common knowledge among the general public, and this is precisely why event planners must monitor the weather in outdoor events with crowds.
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WIND SPEED RISKS IN STEEL CONSTRUCTION
admin
23 Oct 2019, 19:14
The BCSA recommends stopping all crane activity if wind gusts exceed 27 mph. Above 40 mph, the recommendation is to stop all outdoor work
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SAMPLING, LOGGING AND THE ANEMOMETER
admin
23 Oct 2019, 19:11
WARNING: This blog is a bit technical and goes into detail of how accurate wind speed data capture & recording works
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WHY YOU NEED YOUR WIND SPEED STORED ON THE CLOUD
admin
23 Oct 2019, 19:08
Cloud computing is often associated with entertainment: having all your multimedia in an online database that is accessible and intuitive. However, cloud computing is also a powerful business tool, allowing information management with data volumes and transmission speeds that were impossible just a few decades ago. In
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WIND SPEED PATTERNS IN A CITY WITH BUILDINGS
admin
23 Oct 2019, 19:04
Buildings affect the wind in urban locations, but consider they have sharp corners and rectangular shapes not found in nature.
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WIND SPEED TURBULENCE INTENSITY IN CRANES
admin
23 Oct 2019, 19:00
Fatigue failure can occur when machinery is subject to strong cyclical forces.These are very dangerous, since they can damage mechanical
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5 REASONS TO MEASURE WIND SPEED AND DIRECTION USING A REMOTE GSM SYSTEM
admin
23 Oct 2019, 18:50
Does your current weather monitoring solution have the right features to measure wind speed and direction effectively? Whilst wind data is only reliable if the measurement system is accurate, weather monitoring is often performed in locations with limited access to communication networks.
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HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST SYSTEM FOR REMOTE WEATHER MONITORING
admin
23 Oct 2019, 18:43
Does your current weather monitoring solution have the right features to measure wind speed and direction effectively?
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THE ROLE OF WIND MONITORING SYSTEMS DURING EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS
admin
23 Oct 2019, 18:38
In recent years, the often unpredictable nature of extreme weather events means that a weather monitoring system performs a very important function.
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WIND & WEATHER MONITORING IN WASTE MANAGEMENT
admin
23 Oct 2019, 18:34
The wind has the potential to blow around debris and emissions from landfill sites & recycling facilities. Wind speed & direction shared
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THE WIND EXPERTS BEHIND WINDCRANE
admin
23 Oct 2019, 18:30
Weather monitoring systems are available in many configurations, but what makes WINDCRANE different is the underlying technology. Modern organisations operate across vast geographic distances and as a result, have large volumes of weather data to manage.
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FIVE WAYS TO MINIMISE THE THREAT OF WIND & WEATHER HAZARDS FOR CRANES IN CONSTRUCTION
admin
23 Oct 2019, 18:22
The environmental impact of greenhouse gases has made extreme weather more common, workers in the construction industry are more vulnerable
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HOW TO MEASURE WIND DIRECTION
admin
23 Oct 2019, 18:09
There are many times in industry when knowing how to measure wind direction is useful. It is a key element of safety in aviation, boating and winter sports, and must also be considered when designing structures, both permanent and temporary.
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SAFER CRANES SAFE FROM WEATHER CLAIMS
admin
23 Oct 2019, 18:07
Protect your construction projects from weather claims and optimise lifting uptime with WINDCRANE
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WIND SPEED ACCURACY & ANEMOMETERS FOR CRANES
admin
23 Oct 2019, 18:02
Errors in wind speed measurement are amplified to the power of 2 or 3. This is dependent on the application, making accuracy very important
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HOW TO RUN YOUR WIND WEATHER MANAGEMENT FROM YOUR PHONE
admin
23 Oct 2019, 17:57
Do you rely on slow data to make weather and wind decisions? If you’re in the construction industry or outdoor operations, you probably use weather forecasts to plan your activities.
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CONSTRUCTION SITE SAFETY AT THE WINDIEST TIME OF THE YEAR
admin
23 Oct 2019, 17:51
There is a basic rule that applies to construction site safety. Preventing accidents is much cheaper than fixing the damage.
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FIVE USES FOR WIRELESS ANEMOMETER WITH REMOTE ACCESS
admin
23 Oct 2019, 17:43
There are many anemometer uses possible today including remote wind measurement. Anemometers have a broad range of applications, and they are necessary for safe operation in many heavy industries and outdoor settings.
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HOW TO MEASURE WIND SPEED
admin
23 Oct 2019, 17:37
Measuring wind speed is useful for many reasons. From improving safety in outdoor locations to assessing potential sites for wind power projects. In addition, wind speed monitoring is a key element of meteorology.
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WINTER SPORTS SAFETY AND WIND
admin
23 Oct 2019, 17:35
Winter sports such as skiing and mountaineering provide a high-adrenaline experience, but they are inherently risky. These sports are often carried out in very cold and windy environments that are isolated from local healthcare facilities.
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WEATHER STATIONS FOR AGRICULTURE
admin
23 Oct 2019, 17:31
Remote Weather Station via 3G GSM for farming, with the heavy duty toughness of WINDCRANE
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WINDCRANE: MAKING AVIATION SAFER
admin
23 Oct 2019, 17:28
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SAFER OUTDOOR EVENTS WITH LIVE WEATHER MONITORING
admin
23 Oct 2019, 17:22
The weather is one of the most challenging aspects to manage when dealing with outdoor events. Usually, events involve large structures, massive crowds and a great deal of equipment. Weather-related incidents in open fields where assets or property can be damaged have very little risk for human life.
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WEATHER MONITORING FOR OUTDOOR FILM SETS
admin
23 Oct 2019, 17:18
The film industry can be very profitable, but it is not free from risks. Like in any occupation, there are factors that must be monitored to provide a safe working environment for staff. Many movie sets are found in outdoor locations, where the weather has an impact on the filming process.
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WIND MONITORING IMPORTANCE IN BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION
admin
23 Oct 2019, 17:13
Wind monitoring is key during all life cycle stages of a bridge, from design and construction to operation and maintenance. Bridges are typically exposed to strong wind currents hitting them perpendicularly, and their sheer size results in very high mechanical loads induced by the wind. Even if a bridge is properly des
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WEATHER CLAIMS AND WIND SAFETY
admin
23 Oct 2019, 17:08
Anybody working in the construction industry either here in the UK or anywhere else in the world is likely to know that the weather can present us with particular hazards. While rain, ice and snow are particularly dangerous to work in, we must always be aware that the wind is also likely to make conditions unsafe. In p
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WHAT IS WIND TURBULENCE?
admin
23 Oct 2019, 17:03
Think about chaotic movement, the unstable flow of wind… this is what wind turbulence is. If you’re still not clear, remember the last time you were on an aeroplane and there was turbulence. It’s not a nice experience. WHY IS WIND TURBULENCE SO IMPORTANT IN CONSTRUCTION? It’s very simple, assume your hands and arms are
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MAKING STREETS SAFER: MEASURING THE EFFECT OF BUILDINGS ON THE WIND
admin
23 Oct 2019, 15:21
When the wind hits a tall building head-on, it must go somewhere. A significant portion flows downwards, called downdraught effect.
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CHAMPION DATA HOLDINGS & WINDCRANE AT THE FOX FOOTY LONGEST KICK 2016
admin
23 Oct 2019, 15:18
Once per year, eleven players from the Australian Football League and a lucky 12th participant compete in the FOX FOOTY Longest Kick, where the goal is to kick a football 75 meters across the Yarra River. Each contestant has two chances, and the longest kick wins! The event was covered by Champion Data, Australia’s top
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MADE IN SCOTLAND, WHERE QUALITY COUNTS
admin
23 Oct 2019, 15:14
At WINDCRANE™, we’re proud of the fact that our wind speed monitors are built in Scotland, where we have some of the best workplace health and safety records in the entire world. Thanks to the efforts of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Scotland and other UK nations have become some of the safest countries i
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HOW WINDCRANE REDUCES CONSTRUCTION COSTS AND ENHANCES SAFETY
admin
23 Oct 2019, 15:10
Being a construction manager involves taking quick decisions and reacting to unpredictable situations. When determining if weather conditions are suitable for construction work, there are many factors to consider: Preventing damage to property and construction equipment Ensuring safe working conditions Rescheduling mat
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WIND MONITORING AT FESTIVALS, FUNFAIRS AND OTHER EVENTS
admin
23 Oct 2019, 15:08
Towards the end of March there was a terrible accident that brings home to us just how dangerous wind gusts can be, not just to those who work in the construction trade, but to anybody, in any walk of life. What should have been a great day out at a fairground in Harlow turned to tragedy as a gust of wind caught a bou
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DOWNTIME DISPUTES IN THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR
admin
23 Oct 2019, 15:05
DEALING WITH DOWNTIME DISPUTES IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY Anybody working in the construction industry knows that working at height is one of the most dangerous activities, with statistics showing that most cases of fatal injury or severe injury are as a result of a fall from height. Most countries around the world h
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DEALING WITH EXTREME WEATHER AND WIND GUSTS
admin
23 Oct 2019, 15:02
Nobody can have failed to have seen last week’s news about the crane collapse in the USA. It seems that a crew operating a crane on Friday morning noted the wind gusts that accompanied the snow fall and decided that they needed to lower the crane to a more secure level. As the 565 ft. boom on the crane was being lowere
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CONSTRUCTION SECTOR LOOKS TO CLOUD BASED SOLUTIONS
admin
23 Oct 2019, 14:55
SM and the Cloud – Revolutionising the Construction Industry GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) is the standard developed by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) to describe the protocols for second generation (2G) digital cellular networks that are used by mobile phones. As of last yea
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RED BULL AIR RACE CHOOSES WINDCRANE FOR UPCOMING CHAMPIONSHIP
admin
23 Oct 2019, 14:50
We’re pleased to announce that WINDCRANE was recently selected to provide live wind speed data for the Red Bullannual air. “The Red Bull Air Race is a massive public event and we are delighted they chose to use our system,” says Lisa Cairns, Commercial Director at WINDCRANE. “It was important we could offer them a syst
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WINDIEST YEAR IN BRITAIN IN MORE THAN 20 YEARS
admin
23 Oct 2019, 14:47
Parts of the UK have been hit hard this summer, with high winds and torrential rain. But how is it affecting business, and what can we do to try and combat it? The dreadful summer has been caused by low pressure and winds from the Atlantic, which is experiencing lower temperatures than average. As a result we have seen
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RHS CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW UNDER STRICT DEADLINES & THE WEATHER DID NOT HELP
admin
23 Oct 2019, 14:43
RHS Chelsea Flower show selects WINDCRANE to manage their wind speed risks in preparation for the event attracting more than 160,000 visitor
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How to measure wind speed remotely on mobile cranes and crawlers.
admin
23 Oct 2019, 14:32
When measuring wind speed on a tower crane, it tends to be a simple job as the boom of the crane does not tend to extend during operation.
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WINDCRANE featured by Jason Bradbury on Vodafone podcast
admin
23 Oct 2019, 14:29
Lisa Cairns explains the benefits of using an Internet connected wind speed monitoring system for cranes and construction to Jason Bradbury
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Weather stations, which sensors to use and when
admin
23 Oct 2019, 14:09
Extreme weather stations, sensors like pressure, temperature, wind direction and when to use them.
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Does wind turbulence affect construction sites?
admin
23 Oct 2019, 13:54
How does wind turbulence impact construction sites and crane operations? What is the difference between average wind and wind turbulence?
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Frozen cranes
admin
23 Oct 2019, 13:44
Does temperature affect lifting cranes operation? Can temperature really stop a tower or mobile crane?
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Our Role in a Research Project in the Himalayas
admin
23 Oct 2019, 13:30
Snow Leopards, Howling Wind and Climate Change Fears:Our Role in a Research Project in the Himalayas
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Using Wind Monitoring to Apply Building Codes
admin
22 Oct 2019, 08:31
Structural designs become more challenging when many tall buildings are close together. Since buildings change wind patterns around them, they can affect the loads experienced by neighboring properties. Therefore, any building design must consider the effect of other structures - not only the existing ones, but also…
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INTERNATIONAL CRANES AND SPECIALIZED TRANSPORT EDITORIAL ON ONBOARD ELECTRONICS AND IOT FOR CRANES.
admin
18 Oct 2019, 14:03
n the not-too-distant past the construction industry was, at times, perceived as being a ‘traditional’ industry, not commonly associated with modern information technologies. However, that’s now changed as the tools and equipment used in the construction process have experienced constant evolution over the past few…
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Quick Build Composer pages
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18 Oct 2019, 13:31
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Land Management
admin
18 Oct 2019, 13:15
Land Management
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Construction
admin
18 Oct 2019, 13:14
Cranes & Construction
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Outdoor Events
admin
18 Oct 2019, 13:14
Outdoor Events
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When should you stop a crane due to strong wind speed?
admin
9 Sep 2019, 14:26
Harsh weather adds risk to lifting operations, and quick action may be needed to prevent accidents. To manage risk, the first step is knowing the exact wind conditions at all times. Based on crane specifications, operators and project managers can decide if a lift can proceed safely.
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TOWER CRANES WIND SPEED LIFTING GUIDANCE
admin
14 Apr 2019, 13:53
Tower cranes are exposed to a vast amount of hazards with one of the main hazards being wind. Between 2000 and 2010, there were 1125 tower crane accidents reported worldwide, resulting in over 780 deaths.
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Windcrane General
admin
28 Oct 2018, 18:02
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