Battersea Dry Gasholder

Battersea Dry Gasholder

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This rigid gas holder (no. 7) on the 2 hectare Battersea Gasworks site in London can store up to 186,000 cubic metres of gas beneath an oil-sealed piston. It was built to the MAN design in 1930-32. Unlike water-sealed gasholders, the tank does not expand and contract with the amount of gas contained. Thus, the 90 m (295 ft) cylinder is a prominent feature next to the rail line into Victoria station, rivalling the chimneys of the nearby (disused) Battersea Power Station. There is a similar holder at Southall in west London (also modelled for Google Earth). #Battersea #cylinder #gasholder #gasometer #gasworks #London #natural_gas #oilsealed #piston #storage #tank #UK #Victoria
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