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1942. 45,000 kVA 33/11 kV transformer.
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Note: This is a sub-section of BTH

1899 Supplied equipment for Middlesbrough Power Station

1904 BTH started making turbines.

1905 BTH made its first turbo-alternator.

Examples of UK Power Stations with BTH Steam Turbine-Generators

PS = Power Station
TA = Turbine Alternator
Dates are approximate commissioning dates.

Barrow-in-Furness PS: One TA

Battersea PS: One 67.2 MW TA

Burton upon Trent TA: One 7.5 MW TA

Carlisle Willow Holme PS: Seven TAs, output 350 kW - 30 MW (1923–30 and 1943–44) [1]

Castle Meads (Glos): Two 20 MW TAs (1940s)

Coventry (Longford) PS: Two 19.25 MW TAs (1928), Three 30.75 MW TAs later

Deptford East LP PS: Three 20 MW BTH-Brown Boveri, one 25 MW BTH, one 25 MW Richardson-Westgarth-BTH TAs[2]

Deptford West PS: Two 30 MW TAs

Exeter Haven Road PS: One 1 MW TA (c.1920), one 4 MW & one 4.25 MW TA (c.1930) [3]

Ford Motor Co, Dagenham: 30 MW TA (1929). First example to operate at 1200 psi. Two 30 MW TAs (1930s)

Gravesend PS: One 2 MW, Two 5 MW TAs (1921-1926)

Grove Road PS (London): Three 18.75 MW & two 12 MW

Halifax PS: Three TAs, 7.8 - 12 MW

Ironbridge 'A' PS: Four 50 MW TAs

Kearsley 'A' PS: Two 32.25 MW TAs (1929)

Kearsley 'B' PS: Two 51.6 MW (1936/38)

Kearsley 'C' Two 52 MW TAs (1949)

Kingston 'B' PS: Four 30 MW TAs

Kirkstall PS: Two 25 MW (commissioned 1930), one 30 MW (ordered 1935)

Leeds (Whitehall Road) PS: One 10 MW, one 12 MW TA

Longford PS (Coventry): Three 30.75 MW TAs (lated 1930s)

Clayton and Shuttleworth /Lincoln Corporation PS: One 2 MW TA

Neepsend: Two 30 MW TAs (installed 1936 and 1937)

Newton Abbot PS: TA1 & 2 - 1.25 MW ex-Torquay PS (1924), TA3 & 4 - 3.75 MW (1924-6), TA5 - 7.5 MW (1929), TA6 - 7.5 MW (1931), TA7 & 8 - 15 MW (1940s). Source of information here

Ocker Hill PS (Tipton): Two 34 MW TAs (1940s)

Padiham 'A' PS: One 7.5 MW and one 15.625 MW TAs

Padiham 'B' PS: One 120 MW TA (1962)

Park Pits, Poynton: One 625 kW TA (1926) [4]

Pinkston (Glasgow) PS: 5 MW TA (1914), 10 MW TA (1923?)[5]

Portsmouth HP PS: Four 30 MW TAs (1938 - 1952)

Radcliffe PS (Manchester): Two 1.5 MW (1905), two 10 MW turbine generators (1922). Possibly others between, as ten sets in total had been installed by 1922 [6]

Rotherham PS: One 30 MW TA (constructed 1917, commissioned 1923). Largest TA made to date

Stourport 'A' PS: LP side: Two 18 MW TAs, each with a 250 kW DC auxiliary generator; one 20 MW TA; HP side: one 35 MW TA; House set: 750 kW TA.

Thanet PS (Kent): One 1 MW, one 2 MW, one 3 MW TA

Thornhill PS: Three 1.5 MW TAs (installed 1902)

Wallasey PS: One 1 MW TA, ex-Sea View PS (c.1920?) [7]

Wandsworth PS: Two 5 MW, one 6 MW TA

Westwood (Wigan) PS: Four 32 MW TAs (1951-53)

Wilford (Notts) PS: Three 12.5 MW, one 20 MW (1925-28), one 30 MW (1935), two 30 MW (1947), one 53 & two 52.5 plus two 2.5 MW house service TAs (1949-50)

Wimbledon PS: One 1 MW, one 1.5 MW TA (c.1920)

Walsall (Birchills) PS: Six 34 MW TAs (commissioned 1949-54)

Worcester PS: One 1.5 MW (1913), one 3 MW & one 7.5 MW TAs (1945)

Main source of information: Wikipedia - coal-fired power stations in England.

Examples of Overseas Power Stations with BTH Steam Turbine-Generators

Australian Paper Manufacturers Ltd: 3.5 MW TA (late 1930s)

Colenso (South Africa): Colenso 1: One 25 MW; Colenso 2: two 25 MW TAs [8]

Durban, Alice Street PS (South Africa): 3 MW TAs (c.1917) [9]

Costanera (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Delray PS (Detroit Edison Co): One TA (late 1930s)[10]

Detroit Edison Co: 10 MW TA. Two cylinders. Ordered 1928. Highest operating steam temperature to date (1000 degF) [11]

Ford Motor Co of Canada: 25 MW TA (ordered in 1938)[12]

Green Street PS, Melbourne: One 1 MW TA

Hex River PS (S Africa): Three 20 MW TAs [13]

Kingston PS (Canberra, Aus): 1.5 MW TAs (1927)[14]

Mufulira Copper Mines Ltd: 14 MW TA (late 1930s)

Pacific Mills Ltd., Ocean Falls, British Columbia: 2.5 MW geared TA

See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] Wikipedia - Carlisle Power Stations
  2. [2] Wikipedia - Deptford Power Station
  3. [3] AIA Bulletin, Volume 14 Number 1Winter1986p.6, letter from Ray Warburton
  4. [4] Poynton Collieries: Technical Developments and the Main Pits, by David Kitching, 2014
  5. [5] Hidden Glasgow Forums: Re: Power Stations & Electricity Generation in Glasgow. post by 'cell', 15 May 2008
  6. 'Electricity in Manchester 1893-1993, by Roy Frost, 1993, Neil Richardson
  7. [6] MANWEB Remembered: Reprt on official opening of Wallasey PS, 1928
  8. [7] ESKOM website - Colenso Power Station
  9. [8] ESKOM website - Congella Power Station
  10. Rugby Advertiser, 16 December 1938
  11. B.T.H. Reminiscences. Sixty Years of Progress.
  12. Rugby Advertiser, 16 December 1938
  13. [9] ESKOM website - Hex River Power Station
  14. [10] Discovering Mildenhall's Canberra website: Photo: Kingston Power Station. BTH Curtis 1500kW Turbo Alternator. Installed Oct 1927. Bellis and Morcom steam engines in background