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    Default Re: Seabank Tank Farm, Invergordon, August 2009

    Yep inside that tank looks great - well worth climbing in for.
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    Default Re: Seabank Tank Farm, Invergordon, August 2009

    Well done Zimbob - as you know I've been curious about this place, too. Liking the internal shots of the tanks very much.

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    Default Re: Seabank Tank Farm, Invergordon, August 2009

    Seriously, this looks ACE!!!
    Never seen this before,

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    Default Re: Seabank Tank Farm, Invergordon, August 2009

    Cheers for all the positive feedback, I wasn't expecting much from this place initially, but wanted to 'tick it off' as it were

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    The engine driven things looks more like a pump that a generator. I may be wrong and no one probably cares anyway,
    Ah, cheers Theoss, that would make sense, given this places's purpose There was a huge fan in front of this, presumably for cooling it down.

    I was amazed at how untouched this place is, ac ouple of broken windows, and someone started a fire in the wee pump-house, but other than that in great nick, no graff or anything


    We'll be back, there's still loads to see, a much bigger pump-house, and more tanks to climb - had to miss these out due to time and the fact they're right next to the Free Church, and it was Sunday


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    Default Re: Seabank Tank Farm, Invergordon, August 2009

    Late to the party here but awesome explore. Those internals are fantastic. I love seeing a good dose of heavy industrial business. Cheers.

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    Default Re: Seabank Tank Farm, Invergordon, August 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by theoss View Post
    A bit of machine interest- how sweet.

    I iamgine they wanted an engine powered pump for in the event of mains failure. They probably needed a pump with high displacement, so more efficient to drive the pump directly than fart about running it through a generator (although generators would probably have existed on site too, not that I am a military person) .

    I used to work for a firm that built and installed standy generators, and I seem to remember the cooling fan on a fixed engine moves air the opposite way to that on a vehicle mounted engine.

    Either way I wonder if the engine still turns- might make a nice steam rally exhibit if it has a bit of history- what years did this site opperate between?
    I'm not too clued-up on heavy machinery, but it's always interesting to try and work out what things did when operational, I never understand folk who just look at these things on explores and show no interest...

    That would make sense, yeah, relying on the mains would be inadvisable

    There's another, much bigger, pump-house building I've yet to get into, so it'll be interesting to see what's left in there, as nothing seems to have been stripped from this site

    The site was built around WW1, and ran until 1956 in a fully operational capacity, and was handed back to the town in 1982, so was used to some degree up until then... The engine looks to be in half-decent nick too, so it could potentially be rescued I reckon.

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    Default Re: Seabank Tank Farm, Invergordon, August 2009

    What a great site nice one
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    Default Re: Seabank Tank Farm, Invergordon, August 2009

    A return visit was made, to see the bits we'd missed before, and show a couple of other explorers the site

    First up we came to the boilerhouse :



    These two beasts were inside





    Filter crane next door :



    Big pipes downstairs :



    Then onto the tanks



    And into the tanks





    Onto the main pump-house next :





    This place had been used as a garage after the Admiralty were finished with it...



    Yay for 'Bannermans' - they do great scampi



    Still had some pipey, valvey goodness going on though :





    And attractive arched windows, and a timber ceiling :



    Cracking steelwork for the cranes too :



    Great stuff Well worth a nosey if you're ever up this way :

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    Default Re: Seabank Tank Farm, Invergordon, August 2009

    Really cool place there! (hats off)

    Love the pics of the inside of the tanks
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    Default Re: Seabank Tank Farm, Invergordon, August 2009

    Great stuff

    The inside of the tanks are so good, with the heating elements and all.

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