Friday, 8 August 2008

Electricity Pylons


Electricity Pylons (b. 1928). Electricity Pylons are mapping the earth, feeding electricity in to our power stations, factories, shopping centres, airports, railway stations, multi-story car parks, leisure facilities, homes and gated communities. Without Electricity Pylons there would be no point to modernity; there would be nothing to do; nothing would work. Without their – almost silent – drone floating through the countryside, and their menacing, latticed presence eking towards every horizon we would, essentially, regress back to the slime mould from whence we came. We owe Electricity Pylons our lives.

Common Design

There are many different types of Electricity Pylon, the most common of which is the high voltage AC or DC transmission pylon which is either monopolar or bipolar in usage and design. Some Electricity Pylons carry multitudinous circuits of varying voltages, paralleling circuits of 380kV, 220 Kv and 110 kV is common in most structures. Most suspension Pylons carry three conductors.

Notable Electricity Pylons

Hyperboloid Pylon, Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia.
Tower Pylons of Cádiz.
HVDC Distance Pylon, Dorsey Converter Station, Rosser, Manitoba.

External Links

http://en.structurae.de/structures/ftype/index.cfm?id=2018 http://www.gorge.org/pylons/ http://www.redbubble.com/groups/pylon-photos-and-art/art
http://myinsulators.com/hungary/transmission.html

[submitted by Lee Rourke, cheers Lee]

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