Natural Gas; Its Production, Service, and Conservation Volume 7

Natural Gas; Its Production, Service, and Conservation Volume 7

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: shown on page 37. PEAK LOADS INOEEASE COST OF 13ERVICE. An increase of volume of business can decrease the cost of production only when the increment of increase is distributed so as to make possible the more efficient use of existing equipment. When the increment of increase is concentrated so as to require more equipment, as is the case in all peak loads, the cost of production to the unit of service is increased. Therefore, the cost of peak load natural gas service is greater than the cost of normal service. A rate schedule, to be equitable to all consumers of natural gas, must make the consumers who need and create the peak load service, pay a price that will be commensurate with the extra cost of the service they are receiving. House heating furnace services not only produce marked peaks each day, but the consumption is limited to relatively a short period out of each year. For this reason house heating furnace service costs more than ordinary gas service. This emphasizes the desirability of the use of auxiliary heating equipment, as outlined on page 38. FIG. 14. RELATION OF MAXIMUM, AVERAGE, AND MINIMUM HOURLY NATURAL GAS LOADS. RASIC REASONS FOR LARGE SALES OF INDUSTRIAL GAS. These have been inadequate domestic price and policy of Government in fostering competition in the gas field. During the domestic off-peak period--usually nine months of the year--about 60 per cent of the equipment of a gas company is not needed for domestic natural gas service. Under competitive conditions in the field the gas can not be conserved for future use, except by unity of action of all producing companies. As the Government lias always fostered competition, and therefore waste, the inevitable result has been to stimulate low-priced industrial gas sales, ..
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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123651551X
  • 9781236515513