X-533 Electrical Switchyard

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X-533 on November 17, 1955 W Switchhouse Extension looking northeast
X-533 on December 21, 1955 looking northeast at West Extension
X-533 on December 21, 1955 looking northwest at East Extension
Aerial view of the high voltage X-533 Electrical Switchyard Complex, July 8, 2006
Putting the size of the Switchyard Complex into perspective- a southwest view of the plant on the left with the Switchyard on the right
Switchyard complex looking southeast from 27th Street, March 23, 2009
Switchyard Complex looking west from corner of 27th Street and Greene Avenue, 2009
Switchyard Complex looking northwest from corner of Greene Avenue and 20th Street
Switchyard Complex looking southwest from the X-611 Water Treatment Plant
A synchroscope located in the control room. In AC electrical power systems, a synchroscope is a device that indicates the degree to which two systems (generators or power networks) are synchronized with each other.
The oscillograph in the Control House control room measured variations of electric current by forcing it through a magnetic coil. Variations in current induce momentum in the coil can be directly measured.
Main Control Boards in the control room monitor and control the power of the switchyard.
Switchgear (13800 Volts) - The X-533 Switchyard contained 13 switchgears with seven housings on top of the East Switch House and six on top of the West Switch House. Each high voltage switchgear is any switchgear used to connect or disconnect a part of a high voltage power system. They are essential elements for the production and safe operation of a high voltage power system.
There were 24 air compressor units in the East and West Switch Houses.
A condenser synchronous, used to control voltage flicker in power distribution in a substation; each Switch House contained two large units and three smaller units on its roof.
Lube oil pumps pumped oil and created oil pressure into the synchronous condenser. It moved the middle of this condenser into place until the rotation speed held by itself. There were a total of eight systems in the East and West Switch Houses.
Interior lighting system for the East and West Switch Houses
First cuts were made at the X-533 switchyard on February 11, 2010.
Final wire is cut at the X-533 on September 20, 2010.
Last tower falls on September 30, 2010.
Last tower falls on September 30, 2010.
Last tower falls on September 30, 2010.
X-533 D&D Crew photographed following the fall of the last tower
Removal of the X-533 Control Room siding on October 16, 2010
Removal of large condenser on October 7, 2010
X-533 Switch House demolition work on October 29, 2010
Debris is size reduced using demolition shears.
Demolition of the X-533 Condenser Supports on November 1, 2010
Switchgear removal on November 17, 2010
Switchgear removal on November 17, 2010

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