Congressional Edition Volume 5452

Congressional Edition Volume 5452

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ... direction of D. T. Randall, compiled data on the methods and appliances used at more than 500 power plants, in nine States, where bituminous coals were burned under boilers without smoke, the main purpose of the inquiry being to procure a basis for better practice at government plants. The information gathered has been tabulated for publication. A preliminary statement (Bulletin 334) dealing with the smoke problem and the essentials of smokeless combustion was published during the year. COKING AND WASHERT SECTIONS. The coking section at Denver continued under the direction of A. W. Belden, and the washery section, also at Denver, under that of G. R. Delamater. During the fiscal year 57 coking tests and 67 washery tests were completed, the samples being taken from coal seams on or adjacent to public lands of the United States. The tests were made with a view to determining the improvement in quality to be obtained by washing and the possibility of making satisfactory coke from particular coals, or from mixtures of different coals. During the year the results of washing and coking tests of coal and cupola tests of coke made by the fuel-testing plant at St. Louis were published in a bulletin (No. 33G). BMQI'KT SECTION. The work of the briquet section, under the charge of C. T. Malcolmson, was conducted at the Norfolk fuel-testing plant. About 850 tons of briquets were made, of which 460 tons were for tests on naval vessels, 320 tons for tests on locomotives, and 70 tons for the steamengineering section. Absorption, specific gravity, tumbler, and weathering tests of the briquets have been made; also flowing tests on binders and tests of oils by distillation. A discussion of the comparative merits of various substances used as binders was more

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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236605934
  • 9781236605931