Engineering Volume 16

Engineering Volume 16

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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. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ... throughout the works, and which is rigidly insisted on. Having known these works for the last fifteen years we particularly noticed the great change in this respect, which is entirely due to the able and energetic administration of M. Sadoine. Altogether the works are exceedingly interesting, and if there are some points of detail in which lessons might be usefully taken from us, there are others again in which some of our manufacturers might profit by a visit to the Seraing "forks. PUMPING ENGINES. WE have more than once had occasion to mention the pumping engines and water tower of the Erato Brllnner Maschinen-Fabriks Gesellschaft at the Vienna Exhibition. The latter we lately illustrated, and the former we illustrate this week by a double-page engraving, as well as by general views on the next page. The double-page sheet shows u. side elevation and plan of the engines and pumps, while upon the next page will be found a section and plan of the general arrangement of the engines and boilers upon a smaller scale. The water is sucked from about 18 ft. 6 in. below the level of the pumps, and delivered into a reservoir on the top of the water tower, 155 ft. 6 in. (150 ft. Austrian) above them. The water pressure is thus nearly 70 lb. per square inch, and the steam pressure used is the same. The engines have cylinders 19.7in. diameter by 48.-55in. stroke, and the pumps are 11.9 in. diameter. Either engine can be worked by itself or the two together, at pleasure, and the quantity of water delivered varies from 6000 to 10,000 cubic feet (37,500 to 62,500 gallons) per hour. The engines are of the Corliss type, very similar in construction to the engine exhibited by the Erste Briinner Company in the Machine Hall. The gear is similar in...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 45mm | 1,579g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236856546
  • 9781236856548