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Location DB > Canada > British Columbia > Port Moody > Burrard Thermal Plant
Burrard Thermal Plant
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created by Anavrin on 12/17/2005 5:16 PM
last modified by Fallen_Knight on 12/17/2005 10:32 PM
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Several boilers that are roughly the height of a small apartment building with metal skeletal superstructure wrapped around it. At the base of the towers is the huge turbine building. Water is fed from an underwater pipe at Buntzen Lake and pours down to the natural gas boilers. Once heated into steam, it drives the turbines and is drained into Burrard Inlet.
 Basic Information
Type: Natural Gas Power Plant
Status: Active
Accessibility: Splinter Cell
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information

Port Moody, British Columbia
Owner: BC Hydro
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  •  Hazards
  • asbestos
  • rust
  • air quality
  • noise, worker obesity, hydrogen explosions
  •  Interesting Features
    The boilers! They have cameras that see into them as well as port holes that let you watch the large plumes of blue and green flames.

    Architecture that is composed entirely of a steel mesh skeleton, allowing you to see in all directions through its walls.

    The flimsy homemade-stitched insulation used to insulate the turbines.

    Large wall that has been blown apart by an explosion caused by a massage hydrogen leakage.

    A counter at the front gate that shows in large numbers the amount of days since the last accident.
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • barbed wire
  • 24 hour guard
  • locked gates
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1961
    Closed: 0
     Required Equipment
  • head protection
  •  Recommended Equipment
    Field trip waiver form
    "The BC Hydro Burrard facility is made of a six unit natural gas fired thermal generating station. The six units of this plant have a combined maximum continuous rating of 962.5 MW. They were commissioned over the space of twelve years, starting in late 1961 and ending in early 1975."


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     Future Plans
    "As discussions between BC Hydro and the province indicate a possibility that the Burrard Thermal Generating Plant could be mothballed and coal-generated electricity be utilized instead, Port Moody Council reiterated the City’s support of the continued operation of the Burrard Thermal plant."


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    Sat, Dec 17th, 2005
    posted by Anavrin
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Mickael on 4/18/2006 11:22 PM.

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  • on Apr 18 06 at 23:22, Mickael validated this location
  • on Dec 20 05 at 4:44, Anavrin updated gallery picture Generators
  • on Dec 19 05 at 23:59, Anavrin updated gallery Quick Sightseeing
  • on Dec 17 05 at 22:32, Fallen_Knight changed the following: City
  • on Dec 17 05 at 19:00, Anavrin updated gallery picture Boiler Hatch
  • on Dec 17 05 at 18:54, Anavrin changed the following: Interesting Features
  • on Dec 17 05 at 18:10, Anavrin changed the following: Interesting Features
  • on Dec 17 05 at 18:07, Anavrin made this location available
  • on Dec 17 05 at 18:07, Anavrin changed the following: City, Province / State (please use full name), Country
  • on Dec 17 05 at 18:06, Anavrin updated gallery picture Dim Lights
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