Accumulator Control Panel, O/No. A96110, c.1979

Order A96110 for Royal Ordnance Factory (ROF), Patricroft, Manchester, c.1979

By kind permission of Rhodes Interform Ltd.
By kind permission of Rhodes Interform Ltd.

During the mid 1970s there was a growing need to develop a new system for the control of air/water hydraulic accumulators to replace the older thermionic valve and, even older still, search-coil and mercury-type control systems that lacked modern-day safety features. Electronic engineer Peter Salter, designed new level control units that incorporated solid-state electronic components to the highest military specifications. These, and similar photos in this section, illustrate the new-type accumulator control panels that were successfully retrofitted to many accumulator systems throughout the UK and overseas.

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