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Steam Drum Suspension

The steam boilers used in power plants can weigh several hundred tonnes.

When a flame is inserted into the boiler furnace, the temperature of the boiler increases by several hundred degrees, thereby increasing the size of the boiler by as much as 3 inches (75 mm).

To allow for this expansion, most modern utility boilers are suspended from the top so they can expand downward.

Pictured here is a section of U-bolt. Four U-bolts are used to suspend the steam drum at the Clover Bar Power Plant.


Edmonton Power Historical Foundation

Hours of operation

The museum is open May 20, July 23 & 24, 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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