The Bessemer Monthly Volume 133-144

The Bessemer Monthly Volume 133-144

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...gasoline attacked rubber couplings and ate" them out and was not only a large source of expense and annoyance to gas companies but interrupted gas service. A blowup due to this cause often occurred in a remote part of the countryside on a main gas line supplying a large city and much time has been spent in locating and remedying the trouble. and in the meantime, the gas supply may have been seriously curtailed. The small amount of water vapor that is carried in all gas lines along with natural gas also deposits in the lines and freezes in winter weather. The ice that is formed restricts or closes up the lines. thus partially or totally cutting off the gas supply. in The writer knows of an 8" gas main crossing the Allegheny river that completely closed up 'during one cold spell in the winter of 1915.16, due to ice forming in the line. As a consequence, the consumers on the line were without natural gas. The past summer a gasoline plant was placed on the line and no trouble has been noticed this winter. It might be mentioned that more cold weather was experienced this past winter than during the preceding one. Attempts to. remove gas, meeting with partial success, were made by gas companies for years before the fluid had any commercial value. Many so.called "drips" were placed on every gas line of consequence to remove the gasoline naturally collecting therein. The gasoline was removed by opening the drip pipe and letting the gas pressure force the gasoline into the air. Much gas was lost in this process because some of the gas came out with the gasoline. Now. instead of collecting the gasoline in many "drips" and losing a great deal of gas in the process, the gasoline is collected handily and without gas more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236893735
  • 9781236893734