Electrical News. Generation, Transmission and Application of Electricity Volume 17

Electrical News. Generation, Transmission and Application of Electricity Volume 17

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...cheaply can I produce my own powert," before going any further, and the writer stands quite ready to furnish reliable proof that it can be done, easily, at an overall cost of $17 to $18. In England, where fuel is exceedingly high--25 to 30 and sometimes 35 shillings per ton for anthracite coal--the suction gas engine is invariably given the preference, not only over steam engines, but over outside current, even when the latter can be purchased as low as two and one-half cents per kilowatt hour. There are hundreds of suction gas engine plants in England, even as small sizes as 20 h.p, which are producing a kw. hour, with all costs added, at about one cent. The Hornsby-Stockport gas engine has demonstrated remarkable economy in fuel consumption, giving a brake horse-power on the shaft of the engline for three-quarters of a pound of anthracite coa. Vith anthracite coal in Canada at $4.50 per ton, this is equivalent to a fuel cost per b.h.p. hour of less than seventeen one-hundredths of a cent, or, for a ten hour day. of one and seven-tenths cents, or, for 300 days, of $5.10. Recently a prize of one thousand pounds was offered by the British War Office for the best engine (small unit) suitable for military purposes--cither steam, gas, oil or any other kind of fuel. This prize was also won by the Hornsby engine, and a bonus of two hundred pounds was also won for having exceeded the required efficiency by 45 per cent. ' It must be evident, therefore, that power can be produccd at very much lower cost than it can be pup A chased forfrom outside sources. Liquid fuels available for use in einploding engines--that is to say, for vaporizing and mixing with air in a properly constructed mechanism--have quite different characteristics. With...show more

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  • Paperback | 276 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 499g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236761723
  • 9781236761729