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Westfield Gas Works

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1959. View from the East.
1961. Boiler house instrument panel.
1961. General view of Lurgi Hoiuse, Benfield Towers and Bischoff purifiers.
1961. View from boiler house.
1961. Erecting the steel framework of the Lurgi House.
1961. Later stage in the construction of the Lurgi House and boiler house.
1961. View from the South.
1961. A regenerator vessel for the Benfield plant being raised into position.
1961. Works control room.
1961. Benfield Towers.
1961. Lurgi gasifier.
1961. View from the North.
1961. Lurgi House.
1961. Benfield plant towers.
1961. Towers, gas amins and condensate srainage system inside final purification plant building.
1961. A commemorative booklet of the opening of the gasworks on Tuesday 27th June 1961.

Westfield Gasworks, near Ballingry, Fife, Scotland.

Britain's first Lurgi pressure gasification plant making synthetic natural gas from coal.

Operated by the Scottish Gas Board.

1961. Opened on Tuesday 27th June by Her Majesty the Queen.

The main contractors for the Works were Humphreys and Glasgow of London, however many more are listed at the end of the commemorative booklet along with details on the opening, specifications and the Lurgi process at Westfield.

See Westfield Gas Works: Commemorative Booklet

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