Surveyor Volume 29

Surveyor Volume 29

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...4,000 horse-power, and oil engines can be obtained up to 200 horse-power in output. These comparisons give some idea of the advance that has taken place in the design and manufacture of internal combustion engines since the late Mr. Bryan Donkin published his book, and it is interesting to note that he anticipated the improvement, as in referring to oil and gas engines he wrote as follows: "They are yearly increasing in size and power, and will certainly before long, as more knowledge and experience are brought to bear upon their construction, enter into formidable competition with the best steam engines; they may even constitute the principal heat motors of the future." The book before us is a revised and enlarged edition prepared by the late Mr. Bryan Donkin's secretary, and it has lost nothing in interest at this gentleman's hands. The work has been brought up to date, and the latest practice under each head is given; the increase in size and efficiency of gas engines recently built is particularly dealt with, and the descriptions of many foreignmade machines and of the principles governing their design are valuable as guides to home manufacturers. There is perhaps no section of this book more interesting than that dealing with "gas production for motive power," and "utilisation of blast furnace and coke oven gases for power." Under the first head every type of gas producer, from the Dowson to the Mond. is described, and if the reader is only familiar with power produced by steam plant or gas engines served from public supplies, he is recommended to compare the results obtained from engines driven by producer gas with those from ordinary gas or steam. The suction gas producer referred to on p. 231 is the...show more

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  • Paperback | 1012 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 51mm | 1,769g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236914473
  • 9781236914477