The quality of the materials used in the building of the cells was imperative for the Thames Barrier to operate effectively.
THAMES BARRIER – LONDON
The Thames Barrier prevents the floodplain of most of Greater London from being flooded by exceptionally high tides and storm surges moving up from the North Sea. It has been operational since 1982. When needed, it is closed (raised) during high tide; at low tide it can be opened to restore the river’s flow towards the sea. Built approximately 3 km (1.9 mi) due east of the Isle of Dogs, its northern bank is in Silvertown in the London Borough of Newham and its southern bank is in the New Charlton area of the Royal Borough of Greenwich.
Taylor Forgings’ material was utilised when manufacturing the load cells for the Thames Barrier.
A load cell is a transducer that is used to create an electrical signal whose magnitude is directly proportional to the force being measured. The quality of the materials used in the building of the cells was imperative for the Thames Barrier to operate effectively.
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