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Savannah in Hardin County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Turbine

A Cog in the Wheel

 
 
The Turbine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 27, 2014
1. The Turbine Marker
Inscription. Imagine this 125-ton carbon-steel turbine spinning at 81.8 revolutions per minute. Picture more than 99.491 gallons of water per second rushing through the intake to spin its heavy blades, which generate 36 megawatts of electricity. Measuring over 24 feet wide and nearly 13 feet tall, this Kaplan adjustable-blade turbine, the fourth to be installed at Pickwick Dam, began commercial operation in 1942. Although it's huge, this turbine plays only a small role in TVA's balanced river system. Hydroelectirc Dam
Power Lines
River
Powerhouse
Generator
Turbine
Intake
Reservoir
 
Location. 35° 4.389′ N, 88° 15.042′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker is on Power Lane. Touch for map. Marker is located at Pickwick Dam Next to the Power House. Marker is at or near this postal address: 350 Power Ln, Savannah TN 38372, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Welcome (within shouting distance of this marker); 54th Ohio Infantry (approx. 5.2 miles away); Chalmers' Brigade (approx. 5.3 miles away); 55th Illinois Infantry (approx. 5.6 miles away);
The Turbine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 27, 2014
2. The Turbine Marker
a different marker also named Chalmers' Brigade (approx. 5.6 miles away); Gage's Alabama Battery (approx. 5.6 miles away); a different marker also named 55th Illinois Infantry (approx. 5.6 miles away); Jackson's Brigade (approx. 5.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Kaplan turbine. The Kaplan turbine was an evolution of the Francis turbine. Its invention allowed efficient power production in low-head applications that was not possible with Francis turbines. The head ranges from 10–70 metres and the output from 5 to 200 MW. Runner diameters are between 2 and 11 metres. Turbines rotate at a constant rate, which varies from facility to facility. That rate ranges from as low as 69.2 rpm (Bonneville North Powerhouse, Washington U.S.) to 429 rpm. The Kaplan turbine installation believed to generate the most power from its nominal head of 34.65 m is as of 2013 the Tocoma Dam Power Plant (Venezuela) Kaplan turbine generating 230 MW (Turbine capacity, 257MVA for generator) with each of ten 8.6 m diameter runners. (Submitted on September 15, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 
 
Categories. EnvironmentMan-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 15, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 84 times since then and 83 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 15, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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