Woudagemaal Lemmer (puur geluid !) - 4:08
Since 1920 the Woudagemaal pumping station in Lemmer has pumped water from a drainage area into the IJsselmeer Lake. Woudagemaal is the largest pumping station of its type in continuous operation. At 94 years old (in 2014) it is still capable of raising 4 million liters of water per minute from the drainage area into the IJsselmeer. A couple of personal notes:
- I have been in lots of power station boiler rooms. This is the first one I've seen where you could eat off the floor
- I heart the reciprocating eccentric cams. I assume they have to do with the expansion cylinders. Which suggests the cylinders are inline.
Woudagemaal onder stoom
The literal translation of the title describes this video perfectly- The Woudagemaal under steam.
Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal Lemmer
Because you can't get enough of this steam-powered pumping facility. Especially "onder stoom"
The official Woudagemaal website - EXPERIENCE THE CATHEDRAL OF STEAM!