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Mirrlees ULA5 Generating Set
Object ID2890
Date1943-03-01
Works No
Accession NoIF:2008:683
StatusOn Display
Category Engine
Collection IDInternal Fire Core Collection
Made ByMirrlees, Bickerton & Day
Made InManchester
Description5 cylinder vertical diesel engine driving 3 phase alternator with exciter on steel frame
LocationInstalled in the Turbine Shed (Hall 6)
ConditionRunning
Conservation/ Maintenance History
Initial Check
2009-12-02

After standing for 30 years the engine was in remarkable condition. Crankcase doors off and bearings checked, all clean and in good order. Pump racks required freeing off and governer adjuster was seized.


Exhaust Fabrication
2010-03-11

New exhaust system fabricated using the spare silencer from the Paxman VEGA. Original silencer was not recoverable at Puriton

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