Minutes of Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers Volume 107, PT. 1

Minutes of Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers Volume 107, PT. 1

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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. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...of different classes of brakes in rotary meters, including the Siemens and Halske meter, which indicated how the range of accurate measurement had been increased, from the old Siemens type to the improved meters used for domestic supply in most parts of the world. These diagrams showed the relative increase of speed at low velocities of the water, and the reduction of excess, in higher velocities, to safe limits by the internal construction of the meter, until a range of delivery sufficient for a large house in England was obtained, together with accuracy equal to the average of Mr. Tylor. positive meters. The cost, also, of the meter, was reduced to about that of a gas-meter used in the same class of house. Mr. L. F. Vernon-harcourt observed that it was in accordance Mr-Vernonwith equity that every householder should pay for his supply of water in proportion to the amount delivered to him, a plan universally adopted in the case of gas. When an intermittent service of water was customary, the size of the cistern, and consequently the supply, could be proportioned to the requirements of the house, and the water-rate fixed accordingly. With a constant supply, however, which was now acknowledged to be most expedient wherever practicable, measurement by meter had long appeared to him to be the proper method of determining the payment for water.1 The meter system obliged householders to be careful to avoid waste, and to practise due economy in their supply of water; whereas an uncontrolled constant supply encouraged waste and careless extravagance. Two difficulties only hindered the general adoption of the payment of water by measure, namely, the possible reduction of the use of water in the poorest dwellings, below the limits of sanitary...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 399g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236824474
  • 9781236824479