Southern Company Holt Plant
The plant staff provide a guided tour of the facility, both inside the generation building and outside around the spillway and dam. An electrical engineer from Southern Company’s Birmingham office, Mr. Ed Guindon, joins the group to provide a sound dampening experiment related to the EE lab given by Dr. Stern and his EE graduate assistant. Mr. Guindon uses a handbell and a sound level meter on a turbine deck to show the frequency content of the turbine/generator noise, expecting to see 60 Hz content in both the vibration and sound spectra. The experiment and the lab both give hands-on examples of changes in frequency of sine waves with sound.
|MAP Students watch a video of the benefits of the Holt Hydro Plant.||MAP Students listen to a presentation on predictable maintenance.||Tiffany Thomas looks at material used at the Holt Hydro Plant.|
|Tiffany and Blake Presson listen to an explanation on how the turbine operates.||MAP Students watch as a technician explains the use of a device to measure vibrations.||MAP Students listen in to explanation on how electricity is generated.|
|MAP Students listen in to explanation of the Turbine operation.||Chamber Group Electrical presents the Holt Hydro Plant a Token of Appreciation.||Dr. Johnson of the UA speaks with various employees of the Holt Hydro Plant.|