Hydroelectric towers near Tarraleah Power Plant, Tarraleah, Tasmania

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tassyg on December 30, 2009

These are called Surge Tanks, and are designed to absorb the surge of back pressure if the power station suddenly shuts down and closes off the pipes carrying the water to the turbines. Otherwise the pipes would burst.

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  • Uploaded on March 30, 2008
  • Attribution-No Derivative Works
    by Shiree Schade
    • Camera: NIKON COOLPIX P5100
    • Taken on 2008/03/01 02:43:58
    • Exposure: 0.010s (1/100)
    • Focal Length: 7.50mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.400
    • ISO Speed: ISO64
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash