District Heating Volume 1-2

District Heating Volume 1-2

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...from it radiate the distribution systems in Manhattan, which run approximately parallel with the subway systems, but it becomes necessary to cross Manhattan Island in many cases and with large structures in order to connect up the various exchanges. ' The Gas Companies with their works on both the East and North rivers must necessarily have large distribution mains crossing the subway lines and the transfer of their works from Manhattan to Long Island will not change this distribution system for the reason that in order to regulate and maintain pressure, holders must be provided for each district, and control of the size of each district is dependent upon the capacity of the holder. The Edison plants are located similarly to those of the Gas Company and their method of distribution follows the same general principles. The sewer problem is still more serious on account of the nature of the sewer system and the fact that the discharge is to the rivers on the east and west of Manhattan Island. To cross the lines of subways, large siphons have been built underneath the subways in order that the drainage system may be complete. The question of sewers has been considered by a special commission which has been studying them for some years and has recently made its report. The solution of this problem doubtless means almost an entire reconstruction of the Manhattan sewer system. The problem of being able to serve the people and that continuously throughout the future is the big general problem which faces the companies themselves, the owners of the underground structures. Lack of regulation as to location of subsurface structures is apparent on every hand. Increased cost of maintenance, disturbance of trafiic, inconvenience to business and...show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236845498
  • 9781236845498