The Power Plant Volume 8

The Power Plant Volume 8

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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. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...legitimate field of the private plant there is no reason for the existence of the many plants supplying power to industries not included in this category Most factories, except those located in a region of all year round temperate climate, require heat. Many industries also consume large quantities of heat in the various processes included in the manufacture of their products. In a large majority of cases, the exhaust from an engine driving a generator, has sufficiently high temperature to fit the needs of such industries. The necessary heat for keeping the building warm during cold weather can also be very economically supplied by the exhaust. Our idea of how the above paragraph should read is as follows: Although there are few industries where central station service does show an advantage over private power plants, there are certain industries especially adapted to the cheap production of electrical power because there are emitted from the processes large amounts of waste heat which can be used to economical advantage for the generation of electrical energy for use in connection with electrical drive. Signs oi' the Times. The new plant of the Remington Arms & Ammunition Company, briefly described elsewhere in this issue, is one of the largest and most important installations in recent years. Here was a large concern, under contract to furnish immense quantities of munitions to the warring nations, confronted with the problem of constructing a factory with sufficient capacity to meet the time requirements specified by the conditions of the contract. The question of power supply was one of the most important phases of this problem. Some idea of the quantities of power used may be gained from the fact that one of the new...
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  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 367g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123695632X
  • 9781236956323