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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.

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Author: ephf

Edmonton Power Historical Foundation is a non-profit society dedicated to preserving the history of electric power in the City of Edmonton and the Province of Alberta, for the education and entertainment of current and future generations.

Edmonton Power Historical Foundation

Hours of operation 2020

The museum will remain closed this summer and fall.  

Depending on the status of covid-19, The Leduc Country Lights may be back November 28 to Dec 31, 2020, however the EPHF museum will be closed during this event.

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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