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Author
Smith, C. R.
Title
Moorina Power Development
In
Sixth National Conference on Engineering Heritage, 1992, Hobart 5-7 October 1992: Preprints of Papers
Imprint
Institution of Engineers, Australia, Tasmania Division, Hobart, Tasmania, 1992, pp. 43-48
ISBN/ISSN
0858255677
Url
https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=424346694647412;res=IELENG
Abstract

Mining for alluvial tin at Pioneer and South Mt. Cameron in the North East of Tasmania used water collected from streams for sluicing operations, steam power being used to drive mine pumps. Shortage of water in dry periods hindered operations and to overcome this an integrated power development was designed to use available water resources for working a hydro electric power station for powering mine machinery and to supply sluicing requirements at the mines. The power development is described with particular reference to construction of the Frome Dam giving details of methods used and how a close watch on costs was maintained. Voith impulse turbines and A.G.E. alternators were installed in the power station.

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