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Parsons Turbine

Steam Turbine

In Sept of 2010 with EPCOR’s help we saved some of #10 Turbine

Thanks to Hazco, the demolition team  We saved:

The Turbine Bearing Block,

HP Casing & Rotor and the LP Rotor

 

 

Dec -   Items were moved to the   Low Pressure Plant

Feb -      Rotor Flanges Separated

Apr -   Stands Fabricated

Jun -   Concrete Pad Poured

Jul -     Items Moved to Museum

  • Rossdale had 7 C. A. Parsons steam powered turbine generators.
  • In 1927 a 10,000 kilowatt Parsons turbine generator was installed
  • A 15,000 kilowatt Parsons turbine was installed in 1939.
  • a the second 15,000 kW unit in 1944.
  • Two (2) 30,000 kW Parsons units were installed in 1949 and 1953 respectively.
  • Two (2) 75,000 kW Parsons units were installed in 1963 and 1966 respectively.
  • Charles A Parsons was the inventor of the multi stage reaction turbine in 1884
  • In 1927 a 10,000 kilowatt Parsons Turbine generator was installed in Rossdale
  • This was the largest Parsons generator in the world to run at 3600 rpm
  • Sir Charles and Lady Parsons travelled from England to Edmonton to commission the unit.

Edmonton Power Historical Foundation

Hours of operation

The museum is open May 20, July 22 & 23, and Sept 9, 2017.

We are also open to groups by appointment.

If you wish to arrange a tour please contact us via our contact form or at the postal mailing address.

We are located on the grounds of the Leduc West Antique Museum. Travel 5 miles west of Leduc on Highway 39. Go north on Range Road 260 (Cohne Dale Road) for about a mile and the museum will be on your right.

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