Engine & Compressor
Crank- Compressor Side
The Vilter Engine Number 619231
The Vilter Manufacturing Company, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Year Built: 1920
Built for: United States Glue Company, Carrollville, Wisconsin
Purpose: Refrigeration Plant
Engine Type: Tandem Compound
Valve Type: Corliss Valves on High and Low Pressure Cylinders
High Pressure: 12" Bore X 36" Stroke
Low Pressure: 22" Bore X 36" Stroke
Drive: Direct, Common Crankshaft with Engine
Compressor Capacity: 89 Tons, (1,068,000 Btu's), (313 Kw)
Compressor Size: 14" Bore X 28" Stroke
Refrigerant type: Ammonia, (R-717), (NH3)
Cylinders: 7 1/2 Tons
Flywheel: 8 Tons
Crankshaft: 2 Tons
Compressor: 14 1/2 Tons
Engine Frame: 8 Tons
Total Weight: 40 Tons
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The Engine was last run in the early 1970's
Thanks to Jim Walgreen for this generous donation
The Kewanee Stationary Boiler
This boiler powers the Vilter engine and other Stationary equipment at the Show
Manufacturer: Kewanee Boiler Company,
Year Built: 1952
Built for: Casad Army Engineer's Depot at New Haven, Indiana
Type: Fire Tube, HRT (Horizontal Return Tube), Locomotive type firebox boiler.
Firing method: Coal, by hand
Length overall: 17' 7 1/2"
Longitudinal Seam: Quadruple riveted butt joint with a design efficiency of 94.1%.
Plate thickness: .625 When built. Thinnest spot found by ultrasonic inspection in 1999 was .610.
Direct fire tubes: 101, 6' 11 3/8" Long
Return tubes: 88 15' 91/2" Long
Tube Diameter: 3"
Total heating surface: 1786 square feet.
Theoretical Burst Pressure: 635 P.S.I. With a safety
factor of 5 this boiler when new had a
maximum allowable working pressure of 125 P.S.I.
Current Working Pressure: The State of Illinois allows us 120 P.S.I.
Total Weight: Approximately 31,000
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