The First-[Seventh] of a Series of Short Business Talks on That Part of Industrial Power Production, Which Consists of Those Things We Do or Fail to Do with the Equipment We Have, Rather Than the Things Which We Would Do If the Plant

The First-[Seventh] of a Series of Short Business Talks on That Part of Industrial Power Production, Which Consists of Those Things We Do or Fail to Do with the Equipment We Have, Rather Than the Things Which We Would Do If the Plant

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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: ... is impossible in the small space available to cover. the whole question of coal specifications in detail, but an attempt will be made to clearly define the underlying principles, and to point out by example how costly errors. may easily mislead the buyer, increase his cost of fuel, or perhaps do grave injustice to the seller. Coal specifications have been and. are being. used successfully to-day in the purchase of hundreds of thousands of tons of coal, but only where the purpose has been-clearly defined in advance, and the methods carefully perfected in the light of wide experience in coal selection and in the use of specifications themselves. SOUND Pnmcrruzs or CoAL SELECTION-AND VALUATION ARE ESSENTIAL TO THE Soccassru1. Us1-:1 or SPECIFICATIONS The chief purpose of coal specifications is to furnisli a method by which the buyer pays for the coal at a. price which varies, up or down, as variations-occur in the value of the difierent lots of coal delivered. Along with this goes the idea of protection, of certainty-on the part of the buyer of getting exactly what the seller has agreed to deliver, and of extra compensation to the seller if he delivers better coal than has been agreed upon. Now if this is the prime function of specifications, would you consider that they should be introduced before you have developed a thoroughly organized, complete and eflicient plan of coal selection and purchase? Or would you look at it this way? "After we have put into practice the most effective measures for the selection of the right kind of coal, of the best coal of that kind for the money, and after we have provided means to check up on the quality of the goods delivered, then we will be in a position to consider the question of final...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236872185
  • 9781236872180