NZ3946 : Gas compressors, Hawthorn Coking Works

taken 30 years ago, near to Murton, County Durham, Great Britain

Gas compressors, Hawthorn Coking Works
Gas compressors, Hawthorn Coking Works
There are a row of three gas compressors for boosting the gas to storage and distribution. The two farthest away are driven by electric motors in a sealed room behind the facing wall on the right. (All fittings are flame-proof or sealed away. The compressor nearest is direct coupled to a Belliss & Morcom steam engine (widget on the right). This was built in 1958 and was of 428 BHP.
The vertical cylinders on the left are gas/water aftercoolers. The compressors and steam engine were built by Belliss & Morcom in Birmingham.
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Wednesday, 29 June, 1988   (more nearby)
Thursday, 6 March, 2008
Steam engines   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 390 460 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:48.4415N 1:23.6861W
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