• Short Summary

    UNDERGOING TESTS ON THE VEZERE RIVER AT THE DORDOGNE VILLAGE OF AUBAS DE MONTIGNAC, CENTRAL FRANCE, IS A BALLOON WEIR - FRANKFURTER SAUSAGE-SHAPED AND MADE OF SYNTHETIC RUBBER PROTECTED BY A NYLON COVER.

  • Description

    UNDERGOING TESTS ON THE VEZERE RIVER AT THE DORDOGNE VILLAGE OF AUBAS DE MONTIGNAC, CENTRAL FRANCE, IS A BALLOON WEIR - FRANKFURTER SAUSAGE-SHAPED AND MADE OF SYNTHETIC RUBBER PROTECTED BY A NYLON COVER.

    AN EXPERIMENTAL WEIR TO HARNESS THE RIVER FOR ELECTRICITY SUPPLIES TO THE VILLAGE UNDERTAKEN BY THE STATE-OWNED ELECTRIC??? CONCERN, IT IS CLAIMED TO BE THE FIRST IN EUROPE AND THE SECOND IN THE WORLD - LOS ANGELES, USA, EXPERIMENTED WITH THE FIRST.

    THE WEIR - ITS "SKIN" IS FOUR MILLIMETERS THICK - IS PARTIALLY FILLED WITH WATER, BUT SUFFICIENT AIR KEPT IN IT MAINTAINS ITS BOUYANCY TO PROVIDE A CONSTANT WATER LEVEL NECESSARY FOR SUPPLYING THREE GROUPS OF TURBINE GENERATORS INSTALLED AT THE VILLAGE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA812P6M5MCRBCXGEWS76VFZ5UC
    Media URN:
    VLVA812P6M5MCRBCXGEWS76VFZ5UC
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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