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Foundation Spring Support

Turbine Generator


Clover Bar Generating Station 1969 was the first Power Plant in North America to install a spring supported concrete "Table" foundation

The pedestal constructed of concrete posts and beams supported this table. Between the pedesal and table were 126 specially designed springs.

this type of spring support design greatly reduces the amount of vibration associated with large rotational equipment


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.

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