The other day, the heating plant of VAZ opened its doors to photo reportes. So today we are going to visit its turbine and boiler departments, drop in at the lab and have some tea with buns.
The heating plant provides AvtoVAZ, a Russian automobile manufacturer, part of the city and its industries with power, heating and hot-water. It was the most powerful heating plant in Europe when it was launched in 1966. Mostly gas and sometimes fuel oil are used at the plant.
Today, the heating plant includes 11 turbines and 14 boilers.
The tour has just started.
All visitors of the turbine department must wear hard hats.
There are 11 turbines in the department.
All kinds of indicators and manometers.
These fans save workers from the heat. It was +33C in there and it gets even hotter in summer.
Workers of the department.
“No trespassing”. “In case of fire call XXX”.
This door leads into the room with one of the three control panels.
It has both old Soviet and modern equipment (the section on the left).
There is a heat-generating section.
Heading to the boiler department.
This thing is giant!
Let’s see the heart of the heating plant, its main control panel.
A duty shift.
When you find yourself in a room like this, you keep thinking that you may accidentally push one of the buttons…
There are huge water-cooling towers at the plant. Unfortunately, noone really works on utilizing this energy.
Heading to the lab.
In the lab, they carry out different water tests. They say their hot water is safe to drink…
A desk of a worker of the lab.
These are all females who work in the lab.
Hopefully, next time they will allow bloggers to go on top of these towers to take some nice pictures of the area.