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Stuart Street Power Station, Manchester

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1900 Stuart Street Power Station was built. The plant was supplied by Babcock and Wilcox, Yates and Thom, and the Electrical Co. Ltd.

Yates and Thom supplied six twin-cylinder vertical engines driving 1500 kW alternators to Stuart Street Power Station, Manchester [1] Other plant from Babcock and Wilcox and the Electrical Co Ltd[2]. The engines were compound engines of 2500 HP with cylinders of 36 and 71 inches diameter, 3 ft 6 in stroke, running at 94 rpm. Each flywheel, located between the cylinders, was assembled from four castings and weighed 70 tons. The 3 phase alternators, made by the Electrical Co Ltd, generated at 6500 V, 50 Hz.

1904 Two 6000 HP triple expansion Yates and Thom engines being installed, and twelve Babcock and Wilcox boilers.[3]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 'Electricity in Manchester' by Roy Frost ISBN 1 85216 075 6
  2. Power Stations in Greater Manchester [1]
  3. [2] The Engineer 14 Oct 1904, brief summary on p.378
  • Power Stations in Greater Manchester [3]