Leadership

STOKERS AT PHILADELPHIA

Issue 13 and Volume 65.

STOKERS AT PHILADELPHIA All of the Main Pumping Plants Equipped with Mechanical Stokers Handling Between Four and Five Thousand Tons of Coal Every Twenty-four Hours UNDER the administration of Carleton E. Davis, Chief of the Bureau of Water, Philadelphia, boiler room practice has been placed on a plane of modern efficiency in the several pumping plants which raise the daily supply of two hundred and forty to three hundred million gallons required by that city. The supply is taken directly from the Schuylkill and Delaware rivers and pumped to the filtering and purifying plants, none of the water being used without treatment. There are five main pumping plants known as the Belmont, Queen Lane, Torresdale, Shawmont and Lardner’s Point stations, the last named being not only the largest of the group but one of the largest pumping plants in this country. It has twelve reciprocating units consisting of Holley triple…

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