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Well I have been wanting for long time go around photography this place with unrecstried access and left wander happily in quiet just me and my camera. Well after few emails I got premission and had fab day.Claymills Pumping Station is a restored Victorian sewage pumping station on the north side of Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England. It was designed by James Mansergh and used to pump sewage to the sewage farm at Clay Mills Stretton.
The main pumping plant consists of four Woolf compound, rotative, beam pumping engines. These are arranged in mirror image pairs, in two separate engine houses, with a central boiler house (containing five Lancashire boilers with economisers) and chimney. The engines were built in 1885 by Gimson and Company of Leicester. All the engines are similar, and the following description is limited to only one, but applicable to all.
The high-pressure cylinder is 24-inch bore by 6-foot stroke, and the low-pressure cylinder is 38-inch bore by 8-foot stroke. Steam is distributed by means of double beat 'Cornish' valves, mounted in upper and lower valve chests. The cylinders act on one end of the beam, via Watt's parallel motion. The beam itself is 26 feet 4 inches between end centres, 4 feet deep at the centre, weighs 13 tons and is carried on 12-inch-diameter (300 mm) bearings.
Currently C and D engines are able to run under steam, work is ongoing to restore the A and B engines.
The modern sewage works, run by Severn Trent Water, is alongside the pumping station.
C and D engine houses
Flywheel and crank
The flywheel is 24 feet in diameter and weighs 24 tons
So for every foot is equal ton that is heavy . As my dad would say they do not build them like use too no chinese rubbish in sight nice see
Beam Floor with over head crane