Tynes Bay “Steam Blow” Exercise Delayed

October 13, 2015

The Tynes Bay Waste to Energy Facility “Steam Blow” Exercise that was originally scheduled for October 12th through 14th will now take place October 19th 20th and 21st.

A spokesperson said, ““The Ministry of Public Works would like to advise the public that the Tynes Bay Waste to Energy Facility “Steam Blow” Exercise that was originally scheduled for October 12th through 14th has been delayed and will now take place October 19th 20th and 21st.

“As part of the new turbine installation, the Tynes Bay Waste to Energy Facility will be conducting a “Steam Blow” exercise between the hours of 4:15 to 5:15 pmeach day.

“The purpose of the exercise is to clean the new turbine piping of any foreign materials that may be left over from construction by blowing through a large volume of high pressure steam.

“Each “Steam Blow” will last between five to 15 minutes and will produce a loud noise of rushing air and a white water vapourplume in the general area of the facility.

“Residents and members of the public within the general area should not be alarmed when these events occur.

“The Ministry of Public Works wishes to thank the public for their corporation while this critical work takes place and apologizes for any inconvenience it may incur.”

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  1. Kim Smith says:

    Should the residents in the area be concerned about the make-up of any of these foreign materials (being blown out) should they fall on roofs and end up in the water tanks? Can you give information on what these foreign materials actually are?

    • sialar says:

      As far as foreign materials, it will most likely be what’s leftover from the welding process from the installation of the steam turbine piping and any foreign matter (like dirt or dust) that might already be in the piping system, if anything is actually blown out. The steam blow will sound like an airplane taking off and might be seen and heard from miles away.