Conveyance and Distribution of Water for Water Supply; Aqueducts, Pipe-Lines and Distributing Systems, a Practical Treatise for Water-Works Engineers and Superintendents

Conveyance and Distribution of Water for Water Supply; Aqueducts, Pipe-Lines and Distributing Systems, a Practical Treatise for Water-Works Engineers and Superintendents

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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. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...placed in the conduit as follows: one just below the Ashokan reservoir," one above, and another below the Kensico reservoir. Each of these meters is 410 ft. long, and is constructed of reinforced concrete, excepting the throat casting and piezometer ring, which are made of cast bronze. The former is 7f ft. in diameter and about 8 ft. long. The latter is 17 ft. in diameter and 1 ft. wide. These two castings are set about 30 ft. apart. Besides the Venturi meters, five gauging chambers, where the flow of the water can be measured by means of current meters, have been constructed at various points along the aqueduct. A Venturi meter is, also, placed in the city tunnel, near its beginning, and another one, capable of measuring flow in both directions, is installed at the connection with the Jerome Park reservoir. Provision has, also, been made for placing Venturi meters at each of the connections between the city tunnel and the distributing pipes. 297. Engineers.--The Catskill aqueduct and reservoirs were constructed under the direction of the Board of Water Supply of the City of New York, which appointed J. Waldo Smith as chief engineer and John R. Freeman, Prof. William H. Burr and Frederick P. Stearns as consulting engineers. Alfred Noble served also as consulting engineer of the Board from Sept. 16, 1909, to the time of his death, April 19, 1914. The plans for the works were prepared by the Headquarters Department of which Alfred D. Flinn had charge until he was promoted on Aug. 19, 1917, to the position of deputy chief engineer. 298. Aqueducts of Boston, Mass. (Plate VII).--Boston built its first aqueduct in 1846-49, to obtain a supply of water from a chain of ponds, about 3 miles long, called Lake Cochituate. The drainage area of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 178 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 327g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236553969
  • 9781236553966