National Gas Turbine Establishment

I have already posted a few shots from my first visit in the post entitled ‘Jet Engine Development Complex’. Despite being at the other end of the country and not driving, I thought such an amazing site was certainly worth a return visit. This time I focused on the ‘Cells’ (jet engine test chambers of varying sizes and designs) as well as the large plant house and the air house containing a vast array of turbines which combine to pipe out a hurricane of compressed air which is fed to the test cells in gigantic blue pipes which intersect the site like varicose veins on a facility who is past her best.

Mr Dystopia standing inside Cell 3

Mr Dystopia standing inside Cell 3

The Air House

The Air House

Cell 4 - Sexy machine!

Cell 4 – Sexy machine!

Cell 4 chamber door

Cell 4 chamber door

Inside Cell 4

Inside Cell 4

Massive Cell 4 pipe

Massive Cell 4 pipe

Cell 3

Cell 3

Cell 3 closeup

Cell 3 closeup

Cell 3

Cell 3

Mr Dystopia and the famous Cell 3 blast doors

Mr Dystopia and the famous Cell 3 blast doors

Beyond the Cell 3 blast doors lies darkness

Beyond the Cell 3 blast doors lies darkness

Above Cell 3 West

Above Cell 3 West

Cell 1 & 2 service room

Cell 1 & 2 service room

Cell 1

Cell 1

I hope you enjoyed the post – I know I enjoyed the visit.

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