World's Work Volume 10

World's Work Volume 10

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...chamber, containing the mechanism for maintain-ing the correct depth of submergence. There is a vertical diaphragm, subject on one side to vater pressure and on the other to pressure from a series of coiled springs. The latter are so adjusted that I count of its improved efticiency, is nowbeingexclusively employed by the United States Admiralty. GENERAL VIEVV OF STATION-PLANT Comprising our 1500 hp. twin P1.'lI()n wheels couplctldirect to Peeble's 1500 k.v.a. 10,000 volt three-phase alternators SNOWDON HYDRO-ELECTRIC INSTALLATION PART I THE POWER PLANT be counted upon the fingers of one hand, though efforts are being made to utilise a number of such waterfalls which are in close _'proximity to great manufacturing areas. There has recently been completed, however, in the vicinity of Snowdon, an important hydro-electric undertaking which possesses no little interest, since it constitutes the largest enterprise of this description in operation in the United Kingdom. The scheme was carried out for the North Wales Power I 15...-2.4 ' ' HIGH-TENSION S'lT('Il-GEAR, SlIO'I.'G.-RR..'GE.Ili.'T BEHIND PANELS, OIL-SVlTCIIES, ()'ERHE.D BUS-BARS, ETC. and Traction Company, Limited, and the energy thus obtained is being devoted to the improvement of the working and handling operations of the numerous quarries within aradius of ten miles of the powerstation, embracing the harbour of Portmadoc on the south to Bethesda in the north, while furthermore an electric railway is in course of construction which will be operated by power derived from this source. The possibility of developing the hydroelectric facilities available in the vicinity of the premier Welsh mountain was first mooted many years ago, but it was only a short time ago that...
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  • Paperback | 306 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 16mm | 549g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236813111
  • 9781236813114