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Results of the Operation of a Motor-Driven Turbine Pump.

Issue 22 and Volume 44.

Results of the Operation of a Motor-Driven Turbine Pump. At the meeting of the Michigan Engineering society, held at Lansing in January, 1906, I made mention of our experiment in pumping the water supply for the city of Albion by electric power. At that time we had just installed a Delaval single-stage centrifugal motor-driven pump, but it had not been in operation long enough to determine just what its efficiency would be. When I first took office as superintendent for the board of public works at the city of Albion, I found the expense of pumping water for the city so great that one of two things must be done; namely, either raise the present water rates ( which seemed to me high enough), or find some means of furnishing water in a more economical way than by the old system of steam pumps. Our steam pumps had been in…

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