Ironbridge B Power Station – Turbines

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Ironbridge Power Station Turbine Hall

Ironbridge Power Station had two 500 MW turbo-generator sets manufactured by AEI. The turbine arrangement consisted of one high pressure (HP) turbine, one intermediate pressure (IP) turbine, followed by three low pressure (LP) turbines.

Side elevation of unit 2 turbo-generator set
Side elevation of unit 2 turbo-generator set
Section Through Turbine - On display in the admin offices
Section Through Turbine – On display in the admin offices

Ironbridge B Generating Units

List of power generating units at Ironbridge B Power Station:

Turbine Hall Pictures

Unit Two Turbo Generator with the exciter on the left, alternator central and LP turbines to the right
Unit Two Turbo Generator with the exciter on the left, alternator central and LP turbines to the right

Fires at Ironbridge

Two major incidents have occurred at Ironbridge B involving fire.

Fire-damaged turbines following the 1998 fire
Fire-damaged turbines following the 1998 fire
Smoke and flames emanating from the burning turbine hall in 1998
Smoke and flames emanating from the burning turbine hall in 1998

1998 Turbine Fire

The first incident took place on 10th October 1998 when one of the turbines caught fire, causing explosions within the turbine hall. The entire turbine hall required reconstruction.

2014 Turbine Fire

Unit One was retired following a major fire around 6am on 4th February 2014. The fire destroyed the alternator and caused extensive damage to the turbines, condensers and associated equipment. The decision was made against repairing the damage, and the unit was not returned to service.

Documents and Schematics

Sectional Elevation of Turbine - From the Station Manual
Sectional Elevation of Turbine – From the Station Manual

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