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By Philo  
Another work shot but this time I was "commissioned" by senior management to photograph this pumping station with the brief to accentuate the size of the motors. They are very large and, as the title suggests, are rated at 750kW and operate at 3,000 volts. The yellow rectangles indicate where the floor will be cut to form cable entries for the new control panel. I'm sure this will appeal to engineers, even retired onesWink, but perhaps not to a wider audience.

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mohikan22 Plus
13 2.3k 2 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2012 7:07PM
im no engineer but i do like to know how things work Grin thankyou for the insight its intriguing. And as for size..about 10ft? ish high maybe 12?

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banehawi Plus
13 1.7k 3807 Canada
16 Jan 2012 7:09PM
Its another good engineering shot Phil. To really show the size, perhaps have something, or someone stand beside the near unit?


Philo Plus
7 99 83 England
16 Jan 2012 7:59PM
You are right Willie, but I couldn't get any willing volunteers. Someone stood near the control panel would work but if they were near the motor it may spoil the illusion. The motor isn't much bigger than the control panel but the wide angle makes it appear as though it towers over it. Most people in the industry know that a control panel is typically a little over 2m high so it does act as a reerence. A person would still be better though.
Thanks Matt, I'm pleased you got something from the shot and your first guess isn't too far away.
Jestertheclown Plus
9 7.6k 252 England
16 Jan 2012 9:05PM
Hi Phil,

I'm with Matt here. I'd love to go on a guided tour of one of these places.

I grew up in Brighton and (years ago) the council used to lay on guided tours of the sewers beneath the main coast road. It was different then, of course and I never did it but I'm assured that you got to see the sewers in all of their erm . . . glory.
Philo Plus
7 99 83 England
16 Jan 2012 9:21PM
I'm surprised you haven't done a tour Bren. All our local schools get to go to a water treatment works and sewage works.
Yes I have certainly seen the good, the bad and the downright ugly. This particular station delivers raw water from a reservoir to a treatment works in Bradford where it is turned into drinking water. It is therefore a much more pleasant place to be.
If you are ever in the area give me a shout.
Jestertheclown Plus
9 7.6k 252 England
16 Jan 2012 9:57PM
Thanks Phil,

I'll take you up on that should the opportunity ever arise.
Philo Plus
7 99 83 England
17 Jan 2012 11:39AM
Never thought of using myself Frank, I may just give that a try. Our parent company was looking for images to display nationally and requested entries from all business units; both images were selectedGrin
Richsr Plus
10 91 223 England
17 Jan 2012 1:26PM
Good details and colours too certainly feel you have fullfilled your commission
Regards Richard
Philo Plus
7 99 83 England
17 Jan 2012 1:32PM
Thanks Richard
pamelajean Plus
11 1.0k 1984 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2012 7:50PM
I like the perspective, Phil, and I think you have made that front motor look gigantic, but I do agree about having a figure in there. As a member of the “wider audience”, I think the bright colours help to draw the eye, and I can’t help humanizing the motor… has eyes, a nose, hands… something out of the imagination of the inventor of the Daleks. Exterminate! I am sure that management will be pleased with your work.
Jestertheclown Plus
9 7.6k 252 England
17 Jan 2012 9:02PM

Quote:someone stand beside the near unit?

. . . like this you mean?

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Philo Plus
7 99 83 England
17 Jan 2012 10:26PM
Good observation Pamela, I hadn't noticed before but now you have pointed it out I can see the humanisation.
Nice one Bren, I am surprised Willie didn't come up with something like that.

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