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The Pumping Engine; its Many Points, Faults and Peculiarities.

Issue 23 and Volume 1894 15.

The Pumping Engine; its Many Points, Faults and Peculiarities. TART xv. PUMPS ANI) PUMPING ENGINES. CUT No. 11, asshown with article No. 14, has independent suction and delivery connection, and is so arranged that any individual barrel may be cut out of circuit without stopping the pumping engine. This is a very important point in any pumping plant, as the arrangement may be. used not only in case of accident, but also to effect economy in coal consumption. In case of night supply, when probably one-half the quantity of water is required, two pump barrels may be cut out of service, the steam pressure may be lowered to suit the reduoad horse-power required, thus saving steam, which means coal, and also much less care on tl e engineers and firemen. Should a fire occur or more demand be made for water, the pump barrels can be put into circuit again…

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