Lewiston in Niagara County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant Turbine
Vertical Francis Hydraulic Turbine
Manufactured by - Voith Siemen Hydro Power Co.,
Placed in Service - 1991
Approximate weight - 92 tons
Diameter - 17 feet 8 inches (5.38 meters)
Maximum Horsepower - 265,000
This turbine is a modern replacement type installed at the Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant during the plant's capacity upgrade program. The turbines at this plant are inspected periodically, and any cavitation damage is repaired. After almost 40 years of operation, the original carbon steel turbines were replaced as part of the upgrade of the plant. These replacement turbines with a new design as displayed here are made of a type of stainless steel that is resistant to cavitation damage.
Erected by New York Power Authority.
Location. 43° 8.455′ N, 79° 2.295′ W. Marker is in Lewiston, New York, in Niagara County. Marker can be reached from Lewiston Road (New York State Route 104) ¼ mile north of Hyde Park Boulevard (New York State Route 61). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston NY 14092, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking Fighting for Homeland (a few steps from this marker); Varsity Village (1939), Timon Hall (1952) (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Memory of Thomas F. Hopkins (approx. 0.2 miles away); Clet Hall, Marillac Hall, Laboure Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Alumni Hall / Chapel (approx. 0.2 miles away); For God and Country (approx. ¼ mile away); Dunleavy Hall (approx. ¼ mile away); St. Vincent's Hall (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewiston.
More about this marker. There are identical twin markers on either side of the turbine, located at parking lot for the Niagara Power Project Visitor's Center. Parking and admission for the center is free. The driveway for the center is off NY 104 at the pedestrian overpass. It is adjacent and north of Niagara University.
Also see . . .
1. Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant - Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 16, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. New York Power Authority - Niagara Power Project Visitors Center. (Submitted on September 16, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
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