Brammer powers up engine for manufacturing museum

2nd February 2016
Posted By : Jacqueline Regnier
Brammer powers up engine for manufacturing museum

Brammer has donated C-section belting to the Internal Fire Museum of Power ahead of its annual end of season “Crankup”.

Founded in 2003, the Internal Fire Museum of Power covers the history and use of large engines in the UK, and is home to the oldest daily working diesel engine in the world. Attracting engineers from across the country to see its range of restored machines, the Ceredigion-based museum contacted Brammer requesting a donation of its C-section belting to help prepare for the Crankup event.

Occurring twice a year, the end of season Crankup is one of the most important and busiest events in the museum’s calendar and 2015’s final event saw the installation of a Blackstone diesel engine to drive a water pump. The Crankup is the museum’s attempt to run as many engines on one occasion as possible, meaning it is essential that the day runs smoothly, with all components of the engines in working condition.

Brammer’s donation, which totalled to 30 metres of belting, was used to drive the water pump of the Blackstone diesel engine. Manufactured from a flexible rubberised canvas material, the belting’s strong and durable properties provided the ideal solution for the museum.

As a result of the donation, the engine was able to run throughout the day without any downtime during the event, providing success for the Crankup event. Paul Purdy of the Internal Fire Museum of Power said: “The Crankup days at the museum are always spectacular events but require careful planning to ensure we can run as many engines as possible. The Blackstone diesel engine proved a popular attraction for the visitors and we would like to thank Brammer for its generous donation which helped us maintain this fantastic event.”

Stuart Millar, National Sales Director of Brammer, added: “The heritage of this country is really important for Brammer and we were more than happy to help the local community when the opportunity arose . The museum is an important local historical centre for our industry as it inspires the next generation of engineers showcasing the legacy of British manufacturing. We are pleased our donation allowed the museum to meet its tight deadline and run the large event smoothly.”


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