Strager gas compressor

Category Industrial facilities

Year of manufacture/creation 1957

Manufacturer/author Leobersdorfer Maschinenfabrik

Place of manufacture/creation Vienna, Austria

Size Height: 245 cm
Width: 335 cm
Length: 370 cm
Weight: 8000 kg

Material steel

Museum/Storage location Gasworks Museum in Paczków

Date of admission to the museum 1992

Rights to the exhibit Gasworks Museum in Paczków

Rights to digital images public domain


Exhibit description

Such devices were used to generate very high gas pressures.

These gas compressors are useful when smelting metals in a steel mill, or when producing engine fuels. This particular high-pressure compressor once served in the non-ferrous metalworks located in Szopienice.

Similar powerful devices were used to compress volatile town gas. Thanks to high pressures obtained in special stations, volatile gas transformed into CNG – compressed gas which was used as a vehicle fuel in Upper Silesia.

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