Saturday, 27 March 2010

Our power station

At long last I have been round the Didcot Power Station. It is huge! It is quite simple too.

The basic processes were explained at least 4 times. After that I have grasped the fact that the coal is pulverised, then blown directly into the furnace/boiler, then the super clean/pure water is heated to some fantastically high temperature of steam. Steam plus turbines = electricity and hey presto through the big wires into the pylons we know and love/loathe across the fields round here.

Simple really.

1 comment:

  1. It was a really enjoyable visit...quite an eye opener...especially when they said that the gas powered power station B was only 52% efficient, compared to 95% or more for a gas cooker!!!!!
    And they are closing the coal one in favour of it!!!
    Not that I am expert on it all but it seems a little bizarre.
    Glad we made the long journey for the trip!


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