Electric Generating Station (Image Heavy)

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These are from Bailly Generating Station located in Burns Harbor, Indiana. Bailly started generating electricity in 1962 and ceased coal fired electric generation May 31, 2018. I worked at this plant from November 2004 - May 31, 2018 when it closed and I retired with 40+ yrs of seniority.
EDITED TO ADD: I worked at 3 different coal fired generating stations all owned by the same company (Nisource) over the course of more than 40 yrs. I retired when they closed the 2nd station. I had planned on working another year but by choosing retirement, I received severance pay that was nearly equal to a years pay. With that said, to keep this photography related, no cameras were allowed on property. On my last 30 days, I brought a camera to record my work environment. What are they going to do? Fire me?

1. Basement
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2. New installation of cooling tower water lines
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3. Turbine seal oil system
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4. Upper elevation catwalk
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5. Upper elevation catwalk
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6. Coal conveyor
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7. Duct heaters
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8. Air heater duct work
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9. Unfinished electrical connections
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10. Condensate heater
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11. Valve stem
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12. Unit 8 turbine shell
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13. Unit 7 turbine shell
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14. Unit 7 turbine shell
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Well Jeff, your pictures are looking very familiar to me.
I'm a skilled electro technician, working as technical editor in the machine industry.

These technical installations and machines have their own kind of style.
You've shown that very well.

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These pictures sure bring a sense of order and beauty to something that we, the uninitiated, see as chaotic and utilitarian. Nicely done, and thanks for risking your job to get these. :D
Hope your retirement is as great as mine !
 
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These pictures sure bring a sense of order and beauty to something that we, the uninitiated, see as chaotic and utilitarian. Nice done, and thanks for risking your job to get these. :D
Hope your retirement is as great as mine !
It's only been since June 1, 2018 but retirement has been great.
 
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Well Jeff, your pictures are looking very familiar to me.
I'm a skilled electro technician, working as technical editor in the machine industry.

These technical installations and machines have their own kind of style.
You've shown that very well.

Kind regards
Klaus
At the time of my retirement, I had been an operator at the generating station for 10 yrs. Prior to that, I was in the fuel (coal) department for more than 25 yrs.
 
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