Power Volume 54, No. 16

Power Volume 54, No. 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. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...system. All this equipment was adjacent to the boiler room. In another part of the cellar were two elevator engines. Off on another corridor, 200 ft. from the boilers, was a compound-duplex pump for the hydraulic elevator, and in the next two days during my exploration of the cellars I ran across two 8-x 10-in. engines, belted to fans; also an upright engine used for the same purpose. Later, I found tucked away in a dark corner, a 4-x 6-in. engine that had stopped for want of oil. The fireman on the day shift was a new man, and on the fourth morning he came to me and said "Boss, come out to the fireroom, I'm through." I went, and found a man's leg on a barrow of coal. A short session with the superintendent ensued. He said, "We have no incinerator and all that material must be burned in the furnaces." He hinted that he thought both the fireman and myself were rather thin-skinned, but issued an order that all material of that kind should be wrapped and that the orderlies should put it in the furnace. Most of the equipment had been in service many years and was sadly in need of repairs and renewals, but the management were disinclined to spend any money on the plant, and most of my requisitions were turned down with the excuse that they were contemplating installing a new plant. They had had that under consideration for over five years. For a start I got boilermakers, and the bags on No. 1 boiler were heated and bumped back in place. About forty new tubes were put in Nos. 3 and 4 boilers. The guards and studs were found burned off three of the handhole plates in the rear, only pressure holding the plates in place. The blowoff pipes were plugged and, after cleaning them, steam was taken from the highest point through a...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236919211
  • 9781236919212