The Air House Engine Test Facility
Air flow diagrams
Description of Olympus (Concorde) engine testing
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The Air House with its ranks of electric motors and compressors.
A Parsons steam turbine. A similar machine spun the Air Houses electric motors up to mains synchronous speed, and part of the control system.
At low level and outside, some serious plumbing.