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Interior. View showing Spiral Casing for Upstream Unit. Scanned image of Plate 74, Volume 195, PA 123.

SC 877619

Description Interior. View showing Spiral Casing for Upstream Unit. Scanned image of Plate 74, Volume 195, PA 123.

Date 8/11/1926

Collection Scottish Power

Catalogue Number SC 877619

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of D 28393

Scope and Content Stonebyres Power Station, Falls of Clyde Hydro-Electric Scheme, spiral casing for up stream unit, 8 November 1926 Stonebyres Power Station is part of the Falls of Clyde scheme, situated close to the town of Lanark. Instead of relying on dams, the power stations in the scheme use the power of water falling downhill as waterfalls to provide energy to turn turbines and generators. A system of weirs, tunnels and intakes ensures adequate flow of water to the power stations without having a negative effect on the beauty of the waterfalls. This view shows the interior of the power station with the riveted steel spiral casing for the turbine of the upstream unit being assembled. The section on the right will be joined to one of the pipes from the surge tank, and the casing then speeds up the flow of water before it hits the blades of the turbine. There were two power stations in the Falls of Clyde scheme, the larger at Bonnington, above Lanark, and this smaller one at Stonebyres, below that town. Both are still in use, though the equipment in them has been replaced. Later schemes in the Highlands and in Galloway were modelled on this one. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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