Facility Air Plant

The Facility Air Plant at Ignition Park is capable of producing compressed air up to 48 lbm/sec (38,000 SCFM) at pressures up to 180 psia and temperatures ranging from 100-1200°F (38-650°C).

A vacuum system provides pull pressures as low as 2 psia at 10 lbm/sec or 10 psia at 50 lbm/sec. This provides a unique and flexible opportunity for the study of a wide range of turbomachinery (and related) applications, including rotating turbines, nozzle flow tests, turbocharger testing and research, heat-rejection and regeneration systems, high-speed jet acoustics, and moderate-scale wind tunnel studies up to Mach 2.5.