The winter months have been seen many exciting steps forward as the Biomass Compressor comes together, so let me take you on a quick tour of where the work stands as of the end of the first quarter of 2014.
work on Stage 1 is 95% complete pending installation of the solid state pressure sensor
the drive cylinders for Stage 1 (lower) and Stage 2 (upper).
the bellows cylinders for Stage 1 (lower) and Stage 2 (upper).
work on the internal combustion engine driven hydraulic pump is 95% complete pending wiring of the clutch solenoid.
the engine driven hydraulic pump and hydraulic fluid holding tank
a view from east
work on installing the Hydraulic Shock Absorber is 95% complete pending connecting the solenoid to the Relay Terminal.
the hydraulic shock absorber is the green unit on the left
work on the Relay Terminal is 90% complete pending completion of the 24 VDC power supply circuit, and connections to the six solenoids that control the four stages, the hydraulic clutch and the hydraulic shock absorber.
the interior of the Relay Terminal
work on Stage 2 is 90% complete pending connection of the bellows to the holding tank and the installation of the solid state pressure sensor.
the bellows cylinder for Stage 2
work on Stage 3 is 40% complete pending connection of hosing and the installation of the 1000 psi holding tank.
the Stage 3 cylinder is the black unit on the right
work on Stage 4 is 10% complete now that the 3000 psi holding tank has successfully passed hydrostatic testing.