Imagine our excitement when we learned that one of our favorite phx21s, phx21-1071, was coming back to see us! (Actually, it was coming in for a repair, but it had been soooo long since we had seen it (and it was only a minor repair) it was more like a homecoming celebration.)
Imagine, too, how delighted we were when we figured out that the man who actually built phx21-1071, Steve Magnan, was still here. That meant that we were in for a very special reunion.
phx21-1071 wanted to have its photo taken with the original phx21 team from way back then. After, it was time for a quiet visit between Steve and phx21-1071, out by Lake LDAR. It was a beautiful day and a very special time. We were able to listen in on the conversation.
Steve: Dude, 1071, it is sooo good to see you.
1071: I know Steve. I thought maybe I would never see you again.
Steve: It has been a long time.
1071: Just like yesterday when you put me in that pelican case and shipped me out to California.
Steve: How do you like California?
1071: California is cool. Weather is great. But, well, you know. It’s not Texas.
Steve: What have you been up to out there?
1071: Steve, chill out, man. You KNOW what I have been up to. LDAR, man! 24-7! Monitoring, finding leaks, getting calibrated, on-site repairs, pump-throttling, firing up that glow plug—you know the drill: what you made me for.
1071: Steve, level with me. After the work you guys did on me, why do I feel so, so, so… Invigorated? You know?
Steve: It’s because we have updated you, my friend. You have been upgraded.
1071: Updated? What’s up with that?
Steve: Since you were made, the LDARtools R&D team has learned some new stuff and made some improvements. Sort of like a makeover. You’ve got a bigger, more stable regulator and a completely new set of internal Teflon tubing which is much more resistant to chemical breakdown.
1071: Cool. Thank you. Now… it’s time, isn’t?
Steve: Time for what?
1071: Time for the pelican case thing and back to California.
Steve: Right. Going to miss you, dude. Sure you want to go back?
1071: Steve. Seriously? I was made for Method 21. California is Method 21 Nation. How can I NOT go back?