How does the navigation lock Volzhskaya HPP
• How does the navigation lock of the Volga hydroelectric power station
It was possible to me to visit the Volga Hydroelectric Power Station, where he first saw the work of the ship lock.
The story about the Volga Hydroelectric Power Station will start with the ship lock. GES is a hydroelectric srednenapornoy channel type. The structure of the main waterworks include: powerhouse, concrete spillway and earth dams, shipping facilities.
Shipping structures (locks, boat lifts etc.) - designed for lifting or lowering the vessels from one water level to another.
The composition of waterworks two sluice chambers, numbered 30 and 31.
Cargo ship enters the approach channel.
Ship with tourists in one of the lock chambers.
The dry cargo ship "Sormovskiy 3064" enters the airlock.
On command from the control room, he pressed against one of the sides of the lock chamber.
The flaps are closed chamber under the supervision of staff.
An employee looks gateway to during the closing between the valves no foreign objects.
The flaps are closed the airlock. The sluice chamber water flow starts.
airlock filled with water a few minutes.
The excess water flows into the spillway.
cargo ship mooring team.
The view from the control tower at the upper lock chamber.
The lower chamber gateways.
Passenger ship "Kuzma Minin" exits from the top of the lock chamber.
View of the drainage channel of the lower lock chambers.
In mezhshlyuzovoy power plant building, which is structurally part of the waterworks, but it is not legally relevant to the Volga Hydroelectric Power Station, has two Kaplan hydroelectric PL30-B-330.
Gateway Gateway with a total weight of 390 tons.
For half a century there has been carried out almost 423,000 sluicing through the main gate of the sash passed 950,000 vessels. The total volume of freight traffic has exceeded 802 million tons.