Ardeer, Ici Works, Pentaerythrite Tetranite (Petn) Plant

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Alternative Names Nobel's Explosives Factory
Site Type EXPLOSIVES FACTORY
Canmore ID 89473
Site Number NS24SE 47.10
NGR NS 28894 40903
Council NORTH AYRSHIRE
Parish STEVENSTON
Former Region STRATHCLYDE
Former District CUNNINGHAME
Former County AYRSHIRE
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Digital Images

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RCAHMS Aerial Photography Digital Oblique aerial view centred on the remains of the plant, taken from the NNE. DP040254 Copyright RCAHMSview larger image
DP040254 Oblique aerial view centred on the remains of the plant, taken from the NNE.  RCAHMS Aerial Photography Digital  RCAHMS 
RCAHMS Aerial Photography Digital Oblique aerial view centred on the remains of the plant, taken from the NE. DP040255 Copyright RCAHMSview larger image
DP040255 Oblique aerial view centred on the remains of the plant, taken from the NE.  RCAHMS Aerial Photography Digital  RCAHMS 
Aerofilms Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) Works, Ardeer.  Oblique aerial photograph taken facing east. SC1268562 Copyright RCAHMSview larger image
SC1268562 Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) Works, Ardeer. Oblique aerial photograph taken facing east.  Aerofilms  RCAHMS 
View of PETN nitratorsat top level of plant SC1336282 Copyrightview larger image
SC1336282 View of PETN nitratorsat top level of plant     
View of Acetone Recovery Vessel (left), Acetone Condenser (centre) and Dissolver (right), all on top levels of plant, Pentaerythrite Tetranite Plant, ICI Works, Ardeer. SC1336283 Copyrightview larger image
SC1336283 View of Acetone Recovery Vessel (left), Acetone Condenser (centre) and Dissolver (right), all on top levels of plant, Pentaerythrite Tetranite Plant, ICI Works, Ardeer.     
View of three Garnulators, on middle level of plant SC1336284 Copyrightview larger image
SC1336284 View of three Garnulators, on middle level of plant     
View of two PETN Nitrators, feeding diverter, from which pipes lead either to the Nitration Filter or (right), to the drowning tank if there is a problem withthe batch	 SC1336285 Copyrightview larger image
SC1336285 View of two PETN Nitrators, feeding diverter, from which pipes lead either to the Nitration Filter or (right), to the drowning tank if there is a problem withthe batch      
View of product filter (above, fed from Granulators above that) and Distributor (below), from which bags or drums are filled with PETN. This constitutes the bottom level of the plant SC1336286 Copyrightview larger image
SC1336286 View of product filter (above, fed from Granulators above that) and Distributor (below), from which bags or drums are filled with PETN. This constitutes the bottom level of the plant     
View at ground floor level of plant showing transfer mechanism, known as 'Hector', used to move 'baskets' can be seen on the right side of the Central Hoist. A basket washing machine is situated elsewhere at this level of the plant SC1336287 Copyrightview larger image
SC1336287 View at ground floor level of plant showing transfer mechanism, known as 'Hector', used to move 'baskets' can be seen on the right side of the Central Hoist. A basket washing machine is situated elsewhere at this level of the plant     
Detail of stainless steel gutters carrying waste away from the plant to the effluent plant nearby SC1336288 Copyrightview larger image
SC1336288 Detail of stainless steel gutters carrying waste away from the plant to the effluent plant nearby     
Exterior view of PETN plant (building No. TA12), with ancillary buildings (left) housing the Control Room, compressed air and hydraulic plant SC1336289 Copyrightview larger image
SC1336289 Exterior view of PETN plant (building No. TA12), with ancillary buildings (left) housing the Control Room, compressed air and hydraulic plant     
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