Central Electric Light and Power Stations

Central Electric Light and Power Stations

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ... so that it is thought that the figures now assembled may be fairly accepted for census uses. At any rate, the more numerous though relatively unimportant errors arising in connection with the smaller stations would not be sufficient to have any appreciable effect upon totals, wherein the larger plants which keep satisfactory records greatly predominate. It may be said that in general much more difficulty was experienced in getting satisfactory answers from municipal plants in reply to this part of the schedule than from commercial stations. Perhaps the reader's attention should be called to the fact that some stations selling current for power do not keep a separate record of the same, but include it with current sold for lighting purposes. As a result the amount of current reported by all plants as delivered for light is probably somewhat in excess of the actual amount so used. Under ' current sold for power" it is probable that some plants mistakenly reported current which was furnished to street railways and which should accordingly have been entered under current sold "to other companies." It should be mentioned also that as there was not a separate item on the schedule for reporting current used "for heating purposes," an attempt was made to have current so used uniformly entered under "power." The fourth item under disposal of current, "all other purposes," presumably includes only that portion of the output which was used at the various stations for light, excitation, etc. Finally, the accuracy of the item "distribution and line losses" will, of course, depend upon the care with which the output is measured at the stations and on the customer2 premises. Whenever, as is frequently the...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236532503
  • 9781236532503