VAZ Heating Plant

VAZ Heating Plant

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.

VAZ Heating Plant

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.

VAZ Heating Plant

Today, the heating plant includes 11 turbines and 14 boilers.

VAZ Heating Plant

The tour has just started.

VAZ Heating Plant

“Turbine Department”.

All visitors of the turbine department must wear hard hats.

VAZ Heating Plant

There are 11 turbines in the department.

VAZ Heating Plant

All kinds of indicators and manometers.

VAZ Heating Plant

VAZ Heating Plant

These fans save workers from the heat. It was +33C in there and it gets even hotter in summer.

VAZ Heating Plant

VAZ Heating Plant

VAZ Heating Plant

Workers of the department.

VAZ Heating Plant

VAZ Heating Plant

“No trespassing”. “In case of fire call XXX”.

This door leads into the room with one of the three control panels.

VAZ Heating Plant

It has both old Soviet and modern equipment (the section on the left).

VAZ Heating Plant

VAZ Heating Plant

VAZ Heating Plant

There is a heat-generating section.

VAZ Heating Plant

VAZ Heating Plant

Heading to the boiler department.

VAZ Heating Plant

This thing is giant!

VAZ Heating Plant

Let’s see the heart of the heating plant, its main control panel.

VAZ Heating Plant

VAZ Heating Plant

A duty shift.

VAZ Heating Plant

When you find yourself in a room like this, you keep thinking that you may accidentally push one of the buttons…

VAZ Heating Plant

VAZ Heating Plant

VAZ Heating Plant

There are huge water-cooling towers at the plant. Unfortunately, noone really works on utilizing this energy.

VAZ Heating Plant

VAZ Heating Plant

Heading to the lab.

VAZ Heating Plant

In the lab, they carry out different water tests. They say their hot water is safe to drink…

VAZ Heating Plant

VAZ Heating Plant

VAZ Heating Plant

VAZ Heating Plant

A desk of a worker of the lab.

VAZ Heating Plant

These are all females who work in the lab.

VAZ Heating Plant

Hopefully, next time they will allow bloggers to go on top of these towers to take some nice pictures of the area.

Location: Tolyatti

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