Flaming Gorge Dam and Power plant - 120 Ton Rotor
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“It's a touchy task to lower the 120-ton rotor into the stator ring with a fraction of an inch to spare between the rotor and the delicate coils of the stator. Frank Adams of Myton, Utah, stands on the "spider" near the vertical steel shaft. By telephone, he directs the crone operator above in easing the huge rotor into place. Workers stationed around the rotor hold wooden spacers to help guide the rotor into place. The rotor is built of laminated steel with pole sections attached. It will spin at 240 revolutions per minute and generate 36,000 kilowatts of electricity at full output, Water from ...