As "Matilda" was driving the turbine weighing 308 tonnes
• How to "Matilda" was driving the turbine weighing 308 tonnes
Tagil is known not only for its uncompromising rest ... It is also one of the nuclear centers in Russia. Yekaterinburg is near the city of Novouralsk CATF, where since 1949, operates the Ural Electrochemical Plant for uranium enrichment.
Near the combine is the town of Upper Tagil, where in 1951 the construction of the state district power plant design capacity of 1600 MW. technical re-equipment and reconstruction of the station program designed for 2012-2016. For its complete gas turbine and generator was made in German concern Siemens.
First generator 328 tons in weight was taken. And now completed delivery of the turbine weighing 308 tonnes. I had a chance to shoot a small piece of this interesting route.
Delivery of a cargo unit takes about 9-10 days. Road train rides every day from 20 to 50 kilometers. Depending on the complexity, it takes up to 15 hours. Early in the morning we arrived at a certain point in the road where the lorry was stopped for the night. Depending on traffic sometimes go at night and sleep during the day. But now the rest was night. As part of the road train has everything you need for an overnight stay in the field - vahtovki sleeping and kitchen.
Articulated is a 32-axial structure, equipped with a "lodge Greiner" where and fasten heavy loads.
In the firing position the bed tracks road terrain, its fluctuations and banks, all the while exposing themselves hydraulically into the horizon.
The load on each axis - 15 tons. Each independent axle and rotated.
His length was 104 meters. As I have said, the weight of the generator for a gas turbine 328 tons, gas turbine - 308 tons. Together with the train weight is close to 400 tons.
The maximum system capacity - 500 tons. hydraulic expansion Farm feature provides stowage with a width up to 5600 mm.
lifting and lowering function allows you to overcome the tall obstacles with a minimum of transport, close to the height of the load height. For this transport trailer has been assembled in the maximum configuration.
Total in Europe operated three such installations. In Russia - is the only one. And it is a queue of orders, including from Europe. And first of all need the operators - the people who run it. That sixth sense and experience to understand and know how to drive this or that site. According to the master, training professional operator takes about 10 years.
Many headaches added turbine system mounting. The fact that the need for its installation lower transverse beam height of 30 centimeters. Siemens engineers have categorically refused to alter the bed of the turbine, to hang it on the consoles. As a result, because of the dead height of 30 centimeters had to disassemble one bridge - it was impossible to overtake him, but did not fit in height slightly. There are many other problems brought those extra 30 cm. On the route. While trailer goes on, we went to Verkhnetagilskaya GRES. The right part - the coal blocks. Left, where two pipes - gas. As a backup fuel station may use oil.
One of the power units.
One of the most beautiful controls that I have seen.
The Phonebooth to somehow speak in noise.
A general view of power plants. Thick tube extending from the steam engine - the selection of steam for heating water.
But it is time to return to the track. On the broad areas cover only the same direction. But the roads in the Perm region and the Sverdlovsk region in the main bottlenecks. A large number of bridges.
The narrow road is closed all. And if the counter traffic goes immediately after the passage of trains, the associated traveling 10-15 kilometers behind it. Not yet made a stop for passing cars.
And so every day for a week ... then return to the turbine, and take her to the generator. And then, new challenges and new loads.
Articulated not self-propelled (although there are also self-propelled units). For his movement involving three tractor with a ballast of 30 tons - two in front and one behind.
In specific cases under the load customize self-propelled platform by eight axes. It allows you to unload more each axle. And spread the load on an even larger area when passing bridges.
After a successful stress test in Germany's trailer called "Matilda". On the whole 337 detailed plan was developed kilometer route. Conducted studies of the road, bridge structures. In a special program rehearsed all the maneuvers of trains.
The carriage trains glad that snow had to leave Chusovoi: "There are lifts that have already been covered with ice that we truly could not live. And one semigradusny rise we overcame several hours in dry weather. Six trucks could haul trailer up the hill.
The bed, the platform after surgery disassembled and loaded onto trailers.
Even tractors are transported to a place not under its own power. It was too expensive so they drive.
Forced stop. DPS Sverdlovsk region for some reason does not give the green light to continue to follow the route.
And here is the self-propelled platform.
Articulated on a halt. After solving all the problems they have gone further. Well, I flew to Moscow.