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The Air House Engine Test Facility

Air flow diagrams
Description of Olympus (Concorde) engine testing
The pictures below are © Simon Cornwell and used with his permission. Many more may be seen at www.ngte.co.uk.
Air HouseAir House
The Air House with its ranks of electric motors and compressors.
Parsons TurbineControl Desk
A Parsons steam turbine. A similar machine spun the Air House’s electric motors up to mains synchronous speed, and part of the control system.
Internal PipesExternal Pipes
At low level and outside, some serious plumbing.