NationStates Jolt Archive

Schultaria's Civil Tech Storefront

Schultaria Prime
25-04-2004, 09:24
The State Industries of Schultaria Prime, Designwerks, have set up their storefront on the national site of Schultaria Prime. (Pic Warning)

Please check it out, and feel free to make suggestions for any future products.

(OOC NOTE: I will probably never design or sell any actual weapons. However, I am willing to purchase production rights for Aircraft and Naval units. Please post to discuss a possible exchange.)
Schultaria Prime
25-04-2004, 23:01
-Questions, comments? Please, feel free to ask us!
26-04-2004, 00:35
Pretty nice website. And your storefront is really different from almost all of the others here (mine included) you actually sell the kind of stuff that a nation would really export in large quantities. Raw materials, computer stuff, etc. Not just tanks and weapons :lol: (not that there is anything wrong in those)

Oh and the map is cool. How did you get it? A sat photo right?
Schultaria Prime
26-04-2004, 06:24
Thank you for your recomendation, it's nice to hear praise from older, more experienced, nations concerning Schultaria Prime's national website. Though appealing, Schultaria Prime will probably never produce weapons for public sale (for national historical reasons), by a matter of principle. Instead, we sell the items that allow other nations the freedom to grow and produce the things they need (or we at least hope to).

OOC: About the national map: Right on the money about that being a sat photo, but I can't seem to remember the site's name. I'll have to look that up again.
26-04-2004, 09:59
Well praise is allways a good thing when it is earned. As a matter of fact, its truly really good to see storefronts with different points of concentration here. Pretty much all the sales one sees here these days is equipment of war and some civilian equipment which unfortunately is all too few in number these days. It seems to be a forgotten point in the players minds here mostly that a nation needs other imports than just assault rifles and main battle tanks :D
Schultaria Prime
26-04-2004, 20:02
It is sad, but very true, that many choose to completely forget the civil side of their nations. This was the primary reason Designwerks decided to advertise internationally. With an apparent lack of civil and pure technological storefronts, we considered it in our best interests to bring these kinds of products to light.

-Come on in, look around! Tell us what you think, and what you would like to see in future updates!
Schultaria Prime
27-04-2004, 20:37
-Come one, come all! A BUMP for the afternoon.
27-04-2004, 20:53

After browsing through your excellent and unique store, the Lord Protector of Starblaydia wishes to make the following purchases:

2x Bulk Steel Manucfacturing Plants: $1,250,000,000
1x Titanium Manufacturing Plant: $800,000,000
9x Dommar Satellites: 4 CommSats $210M, 3 WeatherSats $162.75M, 2 SpySats $124M

Total: $2,546,750,000

We shall transfer our funds to your account upon confirmation of this order.

Yours Faithfully,
Juan Bruntos
Finance Minister
Protectorate of Starblaydia
Schultaria Prime
27-04-2004, 23:50
To the Nation of Starblaydia

Designwerks thanks you for your purchase. We hope that all of our facilities and space technology meet up to your demanding standards.
Schultaria Prime would like to also thank the nation of Starblaydia for the rather successful aircract contract between our two nations; for this we will honor a 15% discount on this purchase.

We thank you for this diverse purchase, and we wish you success with your national heavy industries and space program. Please, if you would like to see any additions or have any suggestions for our store, we are more than happy to oblige our customers. We always strive to meet the demands of our consumers.

Expect completion of the Steel and Titanium Facilities in 1 NS year. Each Dommar satellite will take approximately 2 NS months per unit; since you have not purchased a launch vehicle, we will transfer these satelites via cargo ship to your nation.

Your Total Cost (With Discount): $2,164,737,500

Thank you once again for your purchase,
-Central Director Elliot Schultz
Schultaria Prime
28-04-2004, 04:00
-Tell us what you think of the store! A BUMP for the Evening.
Alcona and Hubris
28-04-2004, 04:32
Alcona and Hubris
28-04-2004, 04:37
Two questions on your ethanol production process that you are selling on the current market:

First, how are you able to maintain such a low capital cost or conversly operating cost?

Second, what process are you using to break the Azetrope?
Schultaria Prime
28-04-2004, 06:27
(OOC: All of this will be answered without the Schultarian "We", very hard to keep up appearances sometimes :) .)

-I will answer the questions in the reverse order as they were proposed.

2. (OOC: I knew I should have stayed with chemistry more than 2 semesters! Many apologies if this doesn't fully turn out as expected.)

For those who are unfamiliar the concept: Azeotropes are mixtures of compounds that at their boiling point have the same composition in the liquid and vapor phases. This means that through most methods of distillation, various mixtures (like alcohol and water) either separate poorly or not at all.

However, this does not apply for materials outside of normal pressure. Ethanol, being a more volatile mixture, has a lower boiling point than water. This boiling point is further reduced through the process of vacuum-assisted evaporation. At a low enough pressure, Ethanol will boil at room temperature while water will remain in its predominantly liquid phase. Using extraction by condensation, the result is a mixture with a predominant Ethanol content with a minimum amount of water (~ 5% or less). This process of vacuum-assisted evaporation is the predominant method of breaking the Azeotropic barrier during fermentation in our Ethanol plants.

1. (OOC: The short answer is: I usually do all of my updating at 1 in the morning so I have a tendency to not fully estimate costs. However, I will add some historical / economic justification to this argument.)

Schultaria Prime is able to keep costs down due to a variety of factors within our nation. While there are a great variety of subtopics I could divulge pertinent information, we will keep it to two basic factors: The Schultarian Regulation of Agriculture, and The Schultarian Ethos of Automation.

+The Schultarian Regulation of Agriculture: The government of Schultaria Prime, as an effective Socialist entity, is always seeking to maintain an equal standard of living for all of its citizens. One of our major ways in maintaining this balance of equality was the regulation of grain prices to near or at cost of production. The farmers who produce this grain are not adversely affected; rather, they too are government employees who earn an average national wage (though there are hefty bonuses for increased production).

The regulation of grain prices regulates the cost of materials required for Ethanol production.

+The Schultarian Ethos of Automation: During our supposed "Dark" age of corporate control, Schultaria Prime experienced its first real growth of science and industry. While our political and civil freedoms were slowly eroding, many an average Schultarian (who would often work 10 to 12 hour days five days a week) felt a new sense of freedom from corporate mandates to upgrade and modernize the workforce. As workdays and weeks became shorter, many workers saw the idea of modernized and automated industries as a way to bolster productivity per individual person. Though, in the present day, the nation is "back to basics" so to speak, many Schultarians still heavily favor the concept of science playing a role in Schultarian industry.

Due to the advancements during the era of corporate control, many of the basic technologies required in Ethanol production (such as the extraction and filtration of the crude Ethanol / Water mixture) were developed nearly a century ago. Since Designwerks is a government owned operation, it can also cut the costs of overhead through purchasing the necessary systems at prices near or at cost. The automation pays in the long run, requiring fewer individuals per plant to perform basic maintenance operations.

-I hope that this answers your questions. (OOC: Whew! Never thought I would have to do that much writing, but “Always explain your motives thoroughly”. At least that was what my father, the consummate salesman, always told me)
Schultaria Prime
28-04-2004, 07:11
-A BUMP for the night's customers.
Alcona and Hubris
28-04-2004, 08:10
OOC: Good answer, however I'm thinking that RL that proves to be problematic...(I think you'll find the azetrope of ethanol water a bit more problematic and less pressure dependent than some....I happened to work for a man who has a patent on seperating ethanol from water using super-critical fluids* I forget why vapor distillation is unable/too costly to use verus that methodology but I'd say your getting into the nasty side of Physical Chemistry for that answer.)

*Super-critical fluids for all those kids who have never heard of this term. There exists a point where the phases of liquid and gas no longer can be defined from one another. This is defined as the critical point. Gases under exstreme temperatures and pressures that are beyound this point have properties of both a liquid and a gas and are refered to as super critical fluids or SCF.

At the moment the only RL example of super-crit fluids that I can think of that impact most people is decaffinated coffee.
Schultaria Prime
28-04-2004, 16:06
OOC: I know where you're comming from, but you at least have to give me some credit for making the attempt to expand on the concept of the common Nationstates storefront. I'm more of a Physicist than a Physical Chemist; my last "official" chemistry class was well over a year ago and my knowledge of Physical Chemistry is patchy at times.

-Also one other thing, because of my storefront deals with more civil technology, will it be further scruitinized by other nations? (Just curious, not that it won't hurt. It'll be good practice for the written debates I'll have to do for the future :) )
Schultaria Prime
28-04-2004, 19:34
BUMP for the afternoon.
Schultaria Prime
28-04-2004, 23:43
-This Just In! New Products from Designwerks!
+Dnervoc Heavy Vehicle Engine
+Talmudd Small Jet Engine

Come and visit us today!
Schultaria Prime
29-04-2004, 18:07
A BUMP for the afternoon's customers.
Schultaria Prime
30-04-2004, 04:52
Come on in! If you have any suggestions for future products please notify us!
Schultaria Prime
30-04-2004, 06:25
-A BUMP to open the store to the evening's customers.
Schultaria Prime
30-04-2004, 15:51
-A BUMP to open the store to the morning's customers.

And for those who haven't visited the site.
Schultaria Prime
01-05-2004, 00:15
A BUMP to open the store to the evening's customers.
01-05-2004, 01:22
01-05-2004, 01:24
Schultaria Prime
01-05-2004, 16:45
Please, if you have any suggestions for future products, place them either here or via TG. Designwerks thanks you for your support.
Schultaria Prime
02-05-2004, 05:22
A BUMP for the night's customers.
02-05-2004, 05:55
If you have not; please check your telegrams, Exham has an offer for you.
Schultaria Prime
02-05-2004, 07:41
To the nation of Exham

Designwerks has accepted your offer, and we have given you a private message stating our following terms.

With warm regards,
-Central Director Elliot Schultz
Schultaria Prime
03-05-2004, 04:28
A BUMP to open the store to the evening's customers.
Schultaria Prime
03-05-2004, 07:22
Today, Designwerks has the pleasure of announcing its newest product: the Mark VII Haarvekord Nuclear Reactor Core! Check it out!

-A BUMP for the night time.
Schultaria Prime
03-05-2004, 18:46
A BUMP to open the store to the afternoon's customers.
Schultaria Prime
04-05-2004, 06:26
Designwerks is pleased to introduce Schultaria Prime's newest heavy lift rocket, the Proketsan! Come and check out the storefront today!
Schultaria Prime
07-05-2004, 04:39
-A BUMP for the night's customers.