Bulletin - Bureau of Chemistry Volume 14-27

Bulletin - Bureau of Chemistry Volume 14-27

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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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...by such temperatures as are thought best adapted to their various needs. Gas and water, with appropriate drains, are everywhere conveniently located. The circulating pumps and oilers operate automat ically. No washouts exist for the loss of juices, scums, or sirups. The sugar elevators, 'storage bins, and packing arrangements are particularly well designed and executed. All but minor steam-pipes, live and ex haust, are felted, and all steam outlets are trapped. The pumping plant is so reliable as to have caused no loss of time to the establishment since 1883. Speaking-tubes connect various parts of the building, which last is well illuminated by day and night. Utility, convenience in ar rangement, permanence and consideration for the possible demands of the future, are evident throughout the factory. ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION. The organization of the establishment is probably the most complete in Louisiana, and its administration probably the most efficieut, though possibly the most expensive. Besides an engineering department, with its chief, there are recognized the following distinct branches, each with its appropriate foreman or chief, viz, defecatin g and filter-press, boiling, centrifugal, packing-floor, clerical, and chemical. The foremen are chosen with reference to their especial skill in the various operations which they are to supervise, having been in the employ of the house ranging from four to eight years, are paid exceptional salaries, are expected to perform no part ot the ordinary manual labor of their divisions, have no authority outside their own well-defined precincts, live in the buildings subject to call at all hours, and are under the sole direction of the factory superintendent, who, in turn, is alone...show more

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  • Paperback | 626 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 32mm | 1,102g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236859944
  • 9781236859945