Open Museum Archive

Austin Gas Turbine
Object ID792
Date1962-01-01
Works No
Accession NoIF:2005:003
StatusOn Display
Category Engine
Collection IDInternal Fire Core Collection
Made ByAustin Motors
Made InOxford
Description250hp gas turbine with centrifugal compressor. Originally on skid mount generator, currently on LPG
LocationTurbine Shed
ConditionNot Running
History
2004-09-01

The GT was acquired by Ian Bennett from Ormerod Diesels in Skelmersdale where it had been stored awaiting use as a test unit.

The GT was run on LPG by Ian and video is available.


2004-10-01

Collected from Bristol by Paul Evans and Keith Farley and placed in storage at the museum

Conservation/ Maintenance History
Checked and Cleaned
2009-01-18

Spun up on the starter and sprayed with WD 40 to inihibit. Cleaned and re-sealed.


Checked and Cleaned
2010-02-07

Cleaned and motored, sprayed with inhibitor and sealed.


Check
2012-05-05

Spun up for 30 seconds and sprayed with inhibitor. Good oil pressure, no leaks. Re-sealed.