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THE GRAIN ELEVATOR CONSIDERED AS A SOURCE OF FIRES AND EXPLOSIONS

Issue 11 and Volume 64.

THE GRAIN ELEVATOR CONSIDERED AS A SOURCE OF FIRES AND EXPLOSIONS The following interesting excerpts are front a paper by Prof. Dedrick, originally published in the Operative Miller: Elevators, particularly the heads, have been in the past prolific sources of fire. The old style elevator head, with the straight-across bottom, just a half-inch or so under the lower side of pulley, was especially dangerous, because it was a gathering place for dust. Many mills and elevators have been destroyed in that way, and undoubtedly many of the mysterious fires and explosions had their origin in the elevator heads. It is probable that in eight out of every ten fires that have their origin in elevators the source or point of origin is the head. There are various causes. There may be a single cause or factor or a combination of causes which starts the blaze. Elevators handling grain are particularly…

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