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Old 04-24-2012, 04:35 PM   #31
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man, i miss the scale of the generation plants.
To give you guys an idea what we are talking about I am going to explain a few things then you decide.
The cooling tower in the pictures is 397 feet tall,the outer ring is 60 feet tall.
How the outer ring works,it is like a man made river that is 8 feet deep and 30 feet wide,the water is pumped up, then is free falls through holes while air is sucked through the water and up the stack,just like a chimney.
After reaching the ground it is picked up by pumps and piped back to the generator.
I was a superintendent on this job and I hated it,because I truly love running equipment and not dealing with cry babies.
BTW: The supports on the stack itself COULD NOT BE TOUCHED or the whole tower would collapse,there was very little iron involved in the construction of the cooling tower which made our job extremely tough.
Sorry forgot to upload pictures,see post below.


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Old 04-24-2012, 08:27 PM   #32
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Looks like the cooling towers they used in the first part of the last book for Harry Potter.
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Interesting, I did not know that's how they worked. That explains their size and shape. I had always wondered why it's not just a basic straight chimney going up.

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