Cutting Pumping Costs With Oil Engine Driven Generator

Issue 5 and Volume 75.

Cutting Pumping Costs With Oil Engine Driven Generator Reasons for Installing Motorized Pumps—Conditions Governing Use —Saving by Method of Operation—Summary of Advantages Gained THE interesting feature in the following article is the fact that the motive power of the water works pumps of the Gloucester, N. J., plant is furnished by electrical generators driven by Diesel oil engines. The description will appeal to water works men as showing the economy of these units: Considerable interest was created among water works engineers last year when the newly reconstructed water works plant at Gloucester, N. J., was put in operation having motorized pumps, with Diesel engine driven generators furnishing the motive power. The new plant has been in operation about one year and the success claimed by its engineers in reducing the cost of pumping water and its great efficiency in other lines, together with some rather unique methods of installation, are…

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