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Old May 17th, 2011, 09:04 PM   #1
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Electrical Infrastructure

I don't think we have a topic discussing and posting photos of electrical transmission infrastructure i.e. pylons/towers, substations, etc - do we?
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Old June 2nd, 2011, 01:40 PM   #2
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For England...

L6 pylons are the largest design that came about in the 1960s...
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Old June 2nd, 2011, 04:03 PM   #3
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Nice pic.

This seems to be a good site explaining pylon types (specifically in the UK)

http://www.gorge.org/pylons/structure.shtml
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L6 river crossing in Scotland...

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Old June 6th, 2011, 06:29 AM   #5
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Some diagrams of the different power poles that can be seen in the US.



I should also note that North America uses a different electric current than Europe (usually around 120 V 60 Hz).

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Old June 6th, 2011, 06:09 PM   #6
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What's intriguing, though, is what determines the design of the various styles of the lattice 500kV and 500/230kV pole pylons
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Old June 7th, 2011, 01:26 AM   #7
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What's intriguing, though, is what determines the design of the various styles of the lattice 500kV and 500/230kV pole pylons
I'm never too sure, as in the UK we use the lattice design for all pylons. Only a small number of poles exist and that is only due to local people wanting them to change due to their impact on the view etc
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Old June 7th, 2011, 03:29 AM   #8
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Some diagrams of the different power poles that can be seen in the US.



I should also note that North America uses a different electric current than Europe (usually around 120 V 60 Hz).
I like the 500kV the most.
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Old June 9th, 2011, 06:01 PM   #9
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This would make for some interesting pylon landscapes:

http://www.choishine.com/port_projec.../landsnet.html

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For some reason, I find them looking a bit creepy
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Old June 14th, 2011, 06:17 PM   #11
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There is a creepiness factor!
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Old June 18th, 2011, 10:48 PM   #12
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weren't they designed by a Dane ?
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Old June 20th, 2011, 03:47 PM   #13
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weren't they designed by a Dane ?
Can't tell by the website. They may well be, but the company in the website is from Brookline, MA USA.
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Old July 4th, 2011, 09:57 AM   #14
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Good pic.
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Old February 3rd, 2013, 11:21 PM   #15
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Here's an example of a crossing, where the ZZA line (a line of 275 kV L2 pylons from Tynemouth to Lackenby) passes under the 4TF line (a dual-voltage 275/400 kV L6 line from Hawthorn Pit to Norton).

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Old February 4th, 2013, 09:57 PM   #16
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New pylon type for 380kV line in the Netherlands:
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Common (older) type:
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Old February 5th, 2013, 02:27 PM   #17
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In Norway, this pylon is the one most commonly used for the highest voltages:

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power lines by Lazy T. Joe, on Flickr

This type is also common:

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Monstermaster by seljes, on Flickr

Other types:
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Tower of Power by Ronel Reyes, on Flickr

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Power lines at Smøla Wind Farm by Statkraft, on Flickr

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Høyspentmaster Gaustaråen by grotbekk, on Flickr

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pylon by hooge048, on Flickr

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Man v. Nature by doc hat, on Flickr
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Old June 7th, 2013, 08:48 AM   #18
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I've just modified a Google Earth file posted on the Pylon Appreciation Society forum, so you can now see all the supergrid routes in England and Wales, colour-coded by tower type! Clicking on a line will give you the route code and voltage. (Note the original data set was from 2008, so the old L66 route from Spennymoor to Norton is still there...)

L66 towers
L2 towers
L3 towers
L6 towers
L8 towers
L12 towers
L34 towers (these are similar to the Norwegian ones on suburbicide's second photo)
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Old June 10th, 2013, 12:20 PM   #19
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Here's one also interesting:



But I like a new pylon type for 380kV line in the Netherlands from julesstoop, very interesting and modern..
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Old July 9th, 2013, 11:56 AM   #20
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nice pic.. Thanks for this
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