W.P.H. 10 (578)
Decommissioned: Still active
The altitude gas turbine testing rigs and cells required a constant flow of cooling water during test runs.
These were supplied by a complex network of various water supplies which ran throughout the site. However,
the provision of water for each cell was similar: water was drawn from a reservoir, pumped to the test cell,
and then returned to a cooling tower. Therefore each test cell had an associated reservoir (normally in
the base of the cooling tower), pumping equipment, piping and a cooling tower.
The south facing windows of the Battle Test House
as seen from the Power Station offices.
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The pumping equipment was normally housed in a separate building. For the water supply system, these were
called the Water Pumping Houses or WPH. (A similar system existed for fuel
distribution, but these were dubbed Fuel Pumping Houses or FPH).
These small buildings could be found scattered around the site, normally situated between the cooling
tower and its associated test cell.
Layout of N.G.T.E. New Site water supply circuits
Water Pumping House 10 (578) housed three pumps which pumped water in a closed system between the
Bramshot Cooling Towers and
Cell 4 and
Number 9 Exhauster.
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