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Petter Atomic 10hp
Object ID1627
Date1932-11-11
Works No222673
Accession NoIF:2005:018
StatusOn Display
Category Engine
Collection IDPetter Collection
Made ByPetters Ltd
Made InYeovil, England
Description10hp single cylinder two-stroke diesel engine, 780 rpm. Ex close coupled pump set.
LocationStorage polytunnel
ConditionRunning
History
2005-11-10

Originally supplied as a pumping unit in West Wales the original pump and bedplate were scrapped on removal from the pumping station by the donor.


2007-08-12

Installed in Hall 1/Electrical Bay driving GEC alternator


2009-11-04

Moved to Hall 2 compressor room to replace the Petter 8hp S type. Driving Broomwade compressor

Conservation/ Maintenance History
Initial Inspection
2005-11-10

The engine is in good mechanical order with excellent compression and no apparent play in any of the mains or big end. Governor mechanism and fuel pump required stripping due to minor corrosion from standing.


Maintenance
2008-03-12

Stripped and checked. Injector serviced. Excessive wear in the top ring land noted on the piston.