Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Captain Cook Water Jet

I have done five days of presentations.

I have been up at dawn to email and IM the UK, and then worked as the sun set.

I have struggled to get the internet service provided by an awful company called interTouch to work and spent hours on the phone to their call centre somewhere.

I am very tired.

But its done, and the Captain Cook Water Jet (above) in Lake Burley Griffin is lovely in the twilight.


O Docker said...

I've always wondered why the one in Geneva didn't make the earth spin funny.

Now I know why.

They've had to install this one to counterbalance it.

Nice photo.

Greg and Kris said...

Love your stories and pics from the antipodes. Stay for a while longer and go check out some more sites I want to see.

angelinjones said...

There are two 4 stage vertical spindle centrifugal pumps capable of pumping 250 litres per second against a head of 183 meters. Each of the pumps is driven by a 560 kilowatt water-cooled 3.3 kilovolt electric motor. Operation of the jet can be carried out both remotely using programmable logic controls and also locally using switchgear. What was your experience? How did youo feel it?
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JP said...

My experience of the water jet and Canberra in general has been good!

Thanks for all the feedback (more posts to come) and info on how it works.

I was going to suggest it was a humungous tunnel that connects Geneva and Canberra and when one is spouting the other is draining water downwards (due to time zones it would be dark so no one would notice).

Reminded me a bit of this

But I guess centrifugal pumps are a bit more plausible.