TQ1170 : Kempton Park Pumping Station

taken 13 years ago, near to Hanworth, Hounslow, Great Britain

Kempton Park Pumping Station
Kempton Park Pumping Station
Although better known for the two enormous reciprocating steam engine pumps TQ1170 : Kempton Great Engine No. 6 "in steam", the site also possesses two much smaller steam turbine driven pumping sets. These are of the same capacity but physically smaller and also had a higher steam consumption. Small turbines are relatively less efficient because of relatively larger blade tip clearance losses. These are impulse turbines (the first two stages are a velocity compounded Curtis wheel, followed by stages of reaction blading) reduction geared to centrifugal pumps. The square ended green box-like structure is the surface condenser while the vertical cylinder nearer the photographer is the steam jet air extraction and intercooler assembly.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 13 November, 2004   (more nearby)
Monday, 11 January, 2010
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 110 708 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:25.5418N 0:24.2395W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 110 708
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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