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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 In Manchester
Description5 cylinder vertical diesel engine driving 3 phase alternator with exciter on steel frame
Location Installed in the Turbine Shed (Hall 6)
ConditionRunning
Images
Multimediahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSits3UnxeY

First run at New year 2010, no exhaust fitted and sub-zero temps.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0UWjRUwguU

Running after completing installation in the Turbine Shed, May 2010.

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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