NASA

Plum Brook Station Process Water Pump Removal & Re-installation

Sandusky, Ohio

The Space Propulsion Research Facility (B-2) at NASA’s Plum Brook Station in Sandusky is designed to test rocket engines and upper stage launch vehicles with up to 890,000 N force (200,000 lb force). The facility features NASA’s third largest vacuum chamber, which is capable of simulating the environmental conditions of outer space - extreme temperatures, solar exposure, air pressure, and more.

As part of their refurbishment program, NASA is currently modernizing the test chamber and its major support systems. The scope of this particular project is to remove, refurbish, and re-install the three 1,000 hp process water pumps that supply the test chamber with cooling water for engine testing. Pumps are removed and shipped to an outside facility, where they will be repaired. Once the pumps have been restored, they will return to the Plum Brook Station where they will be aligned and re-installed.
CONSTRUCTION METHOD
General Contractor 

PROJECT COST
Confidential  

OWNER
NASA/Sierra Lobo, Inc.

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