Platts Power Volume 40

Platts Power Volume 40

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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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...to practical engineers, if the plan of Illustrating had been carried out less rigorously, as by the addition of good pictorial illustrations of typical instruments and appliances. Two main divisions of the work deal respectively with testing of instruments and machines. The first Is subdivided, so as to deal separately with a group of instruments of a single type for a given purpose as instruments, and under each subdivision the principles of the instruments considered are first related and then are given the methods of testing them. Part 1 relates to the principles and calibration of instruments for determining weights and forces, pressure, angular velocity, brakes and dynamometers for measurement of power, steam engine indicators, planlmeters, temperaturo and heat, oil and belt testers. Part 2, on the analysis of combustion, is subdivided under heads of determination of constituents of fuels, and heat values of fuels and products of combustion. Part 3, "The Testing of Power Plant Units," 1b subdivided under principles and methods of testing steam engines, steam turbines, conducting economy tests and testing steam pumps, air machinery and water motors. The work being exclusively on the subject of testing-, the principles of all except a few types of engines and topics such as thermodynamics have not been included. Only simple algebraical formulas are employed. The author's style is generally terse and clear, and the text Is additionally clarified by being well paragraphed. The work is printed on goo: ! paper, in large, readable type. The subheads of the text are In bold-faced type, and for readier reference there is given a convenient alphabetical Index in addition to a complete tables of contents, showing the divisions and...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 39mm | 1,338g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236800788
  • 9781236800787