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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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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.

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Hours of operation 2021

The Lesco Distributors Pro Show n' Shine for Semi Trucks on September 18 was a resounding success, and with that the EPHF museum will be closing for the season (except for visit by appointment). But the Leduc West Antique Society grounds will once again open for the Leduc Country Christmas Lights in December 2021. It promises to be another breathtaking stroll through a magical winter wonderland. Come on out and visit us!

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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