Mirrlees ULA5 Generating Set
Object ID2890
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)



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


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

Conservation/ Maintenance History
Initial Check

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

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

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