Cooling Tower IM

Two visits were necessary.
In 2012, I had to content myself with the lower parts, but this year, the door was open.
For those who were lucky enough to get there, you will definitely notice the special acoustics. The slightest noise is amplified by an incredible way, not to mention the echo.

Just in front of the tower, a gas holder also expects its next demolition.
No opening in it, only some hatches located in height. We cannot see nothing and it shows in the quality of photos.

Immediately associated with a nuclear power plant, a cooling tower can be installed in any type of industry requires cooling of a large amount of water. Another misconception, a tower of this kind doesn't "pollute", it creates only water vapor.
Because of its function, you must never attempt to enter into a tower in operation : the humidity rate is 100% and the intense heat, sweating and breathing will soon become impossible. Furthermore, the risk of biological infection is also very important.
The tower visited today cooled the water of the nearby power plant : Powerplant IM.

Cooling Tower IM

Let's start with the depths of the concrete monster.

Cooling Tower IM

The hot water ran down the hundreds of thousands of wooden slats. These slats slowing the fall of the water and allowed it to lose more heat.

Cooling Tower IM

Reaching the bottom, the water is off again at the factory or in a river.

Cooling Tower IM

It doesn't appear there, but the thickness of mud is very important. Ideal for entrapment...

Cooling Tower IM

 

Cooling Tower IM

Base of the inlet. It’s through this inverted funnel that the water entered in the tower.

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Cooling Tower IM

 

Cooling Tower IM

Impressive...

Cooling Tower IM

In the distance, the power plant where the hot water came from.

Cooling Tower IM

The base of the tower is openwork for ventilation.

Cooling Tower IM

RIP Powerplant IM...

Cooling Tower IM

Mouth of the inlet. The water was distributed in concrete channels, and then descended the maze of wood slats.

Cooling Tower IM

 

Cooling Tower IM

 

Cooling Tower IM

 

Cooling Tower IM

The high temperature and extreme humidity made this place mortal at the time the tower was in use there.

Cooling Tower IM

 

Cooling Tower IM

Immured alive...

Cooling Tower IM

Only the top of the tower allows to see the sky and hope out.

Cooling Tower IM

 

Cooling Tower IM

 

Cooling Tower IM

Remnants of the former activity in the area.

Cooling Tower IM

Oblivion and decay are the rule here.

Cooling Tower IM

“The dreams of the State are our nightmares.” Amen !

Cooling Tower IM

Adjacent to the cooling tower, a gas holder also doomed to disappear.

Cooling Tower IM

Attempt to photograph the interior in full black and freehand.

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Cooling Tower IM

 

Cooling Tower IM

Adios !

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August 2013

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