The most impressive examples of the transportation of goods
Ever since man began to build all sorts of things, there was a need for their transportation. Small things a person can successfully bear. Things are a little more can raise some pretty powerful people. But what happens when an object has a huge size and weight? At various times, these problems have been solved in different ways, and every century people have successfully pushed by objects from place to place is only getting bigger.
1. The muon g-2
complex transport operation was completed in mid-2013. Transported electromagnet diameter of 15 meters under the name "muon g-2." Transportation magnet lasted for 35 days. Drive transporters team had 5 150 kilometers. Carried magnet, both by land and by sea. The value of the magnet was the fact that he was a central element of the same name of a scientific experiment, the purpose of which - the study of subatomic particles. These particles exist just 0.0000002 seconds. Overland magnet carried on a special truck to support a weight of 45 tons. This operation was not only difficult and delicate, but also very expensive - only the transportation itself cost $ 25 million.
The route was first plane.
And then another tractor.
After nearly 20 years of flight, the US space shuttle "Endeavor" was written off to the ground. According to the decision of the project management, the ship had become a museum piece, and for that, it had to be transported to Los Angeles. In space, the shuttle has passed more than 185 million kilometers. On Earth, it was decided to transport a very exotic way - to consolidate over the side of a Boeing 747, which is specially prepared for such an operation. From the airport, the spacecraft carried through the streets of the city with an incredibly low rate. To do this, the city had to cut more than 400 trees, as well as turn off a huge number of power lines. Weighed land transport for the shuttle - 78 tons.
3. Mirrors Telescope
One of the biggest operations of transporting the lens to the telescope held in the United States. From the University of Arizona, which is located in Tucson, mirrors have been delivered to the top of Monte Cristo, in Esmeralda County. Raise fragile cargo had a height of 3200 meters. I plan and prepare operations for more than 5 months. In step 2 transported mirror weighing 16 tons each, and the steel case in which they are located. The latter, by the way, weighed 33 tons. It had to go 196 km. convoy speed in this case was only 15 km \ h. Thus, the trip took two days. Tug, which carried for the construction of the telescope mirror, has 48 wheels.
4. The turbine Harriet
The gas turbine Harriet is by far the largest in the world. Its weight is comparable with the weight of 747 with a full load - about 800 tons. One only this turbine can supply electricity to more than 600,000 homes in France. It was established in the French city of Belfort. To the destination, the turbine had to do almost 330 km. Carry such a machine had several stages. The size of it, by the way, a football field. Colon Support stretched for 110 meters in length. Carried on three turbine platforms 14 composed of axes.
5. A nuclear reactor
reactor weighing 1040 tons was transported to Saudi Arabia over a distance of 1100 km. What is important is that most of the way was very tortuous, which created additional difficulties. For transportation, two special hydraulic trailer axles 10 were used. They dragged them in coupling two trucks. In this case, the column is always followed by another four such machines replaced. Changing tractors, after overcoming every difficult stage of the path, for example - a small hill. This was done in order to ensure maximum safety.
6. The Bagger 288
What is it? It's very simple - it is one of the biggest excavators, mining machinery for working on open fields (in the open air). To date, "Bagger 288" is the biggest car in the world. Its height is about 100 meters, and a length equal to two football fields! The mining machine is so enormous that it can only manage 5 drivers at once. In February 2001, Bagger completely finished work on one of the mines, and therefore it had to be transported to a new field. First, the car wanted to disassemble, transport and assemble in the new location, but the plan proved to be astronomically expensive gamble. At the same time it was necessary to pass only 22 km. As a result, it was decided that the Bagger 288 will go to their "working" swing. Kauler overcame the distance 33 weeks he crossed the highway, railway and river. To improve traction, the car in front of a specially seeded grass, and in some areas leveled gravel and dirt. Maximum speed was 10 meters per minute.
7. Troll A
Offshore platform Troll A - the highest construction ever created by man. Its height is 472 meters, with a large part of the installation is under water. She also holds the record for the heaviest object on the water. Platform weighs about 50 tons! From the construction site, the destination platform drove 80 km. Used for transportation of giant floats sizes that kept station on the water, not allowing it to sink. After delivery, the platform "drowned" and buried her in the ground base. When it's time for a new field, Troll A transported in the same way to a new location.