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Report - Kempton Steam Pump House - Jan 2012

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by pirate, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. pirate

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    I know this is not essentialy UE but i'm sure it will be of interest.

    Kempton is essentialy a museum run by a small group of volunteers.
    Its open every Tuesday and Thursday 11-4pm
    for a small donation they will give you a guided tour of the engine.


    If you are interested in steam this is about as good as it gets,one engine is running and can be seen in steam and the other is being refurbed which allows you to see in cyclinder bores and other parts.

    The engines that you will see were the heart of the water treatment works at Kempton Park in Middlesex, supplying North London with drinking water, taken from the Thames.

    In 1902 the company was acquired by the Metropolitan Water Board, who in 1928, completed the new engine house, including the two Worthington Simpson Triples which you see today. Two turbines and a water turbine were added in 1933. The D.C. electrical control board also survives. Each triple was of 1008 horsepower and pumped 19 million gallons per day against a 200 foot head. At 62 feet high, they are the largest built in the U.K. They ran 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Steam was provided by 6 moving-grate boilers. In 1963 the site employed 144 men, and delivered 86 million gallons per day.



    steam turbines



    oiling system


    turbine with top casing removed





    i highly recomend it if you are in the area....they have days in steam which i think start in March

    Full set here


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