Building: Boiler House
Machine Power: steam
HAER Map Key: F
Date Built: unknown
Serail Number: 56533
Published Photos: SGS 117
A compressed air system utilizes the expansion of compessed air to operate machinery as it expands to normal atmospheric pressure. Large voluemes of air need to be supplied to such a system, as the compressed air is exausted into the atmosphere at the tool it operates. It also requires a large storage tank in which to build up a reserve of compressed air for the sporatic use of air tools.
This steam powered unit supplied compressed air to system. Air was piped all across the complex. The air was used for such items as rivet hammering, air brake testing, the and forge air supplies.
The compressor has not operated since 1956. Plate:
NUMBER AIR CYL. 56533 IR 12 X 10 CLASS STM. CYL FR1 AIR COMPRESSOR PATENTS 1349145, 1806301, 1850690, 1856617, 1986810, 2040542 MADE IN U. S. A. INGERSOLL RAND COMPANY NEW YORK CITY REMANUFATURED BY AMERICAN AIR COMPRESSOR CORP 558 HAMILTON AVE . BKLYN., N. Y. SERIAL 12094
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