Proceedings of the American Gas Institute Volume 6, PT. 1

Proceedings of the American Gas Institute Volume 6, PT. 1

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...Carl Graf: The points that appeal to me most are those that trend towards prevention. Before the traction companies came into the field we did not hear much about electrolysis. Now we hear about electrolysis in gas pipes, water pipes and in the conduits of telegraph, telephone, and electric light companies, and we are now getting into buildings. It seems to me that what we are interested in, gentlemen, is prevention, and I take it, from what Mr. Stratton has said, that there are ways of preventing those stray currents. It seems to me that it should be a matter for the trolley company, if possible, to bring back that current to where it belongs without using our property, and that it would be very much cheaper for them to do it than what it would cost all these different corporations to insulate their pipes or conduits. I would like to know what Mr. Stratton's bureau is doing in the line of prevention? Mr. Mccollum: As I said in the beginning of our paper, we are endeavoring to make as comprehensive an investigation as possible in regard to all the different possibilities in connection with this matter of electrolysis, and we are looking into the various methods that may be used to minimize electrolysis, and this is a preliminary report on one of the methods. Now, in bringing this before the Gas Institute I do not presume to convey the idea that I think that the gas people or the water people ought necessarily to incur the expense of putting in a system of protection of this kind. It is presented merely as one of the possible methods of keeping the current off the pipes. I see no reason why an arrangement might not be entered into by which the railway companies would defray the expense of installing such a system, provided they could be shown more

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 299g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 123650075X
  • 9781236500755