Induction Motors and Control Apparatus for Water Works Use
The General Electric Co., Schenectady, N. Y., makes such a broad range of electrical apparatus that it would be out of the question to attempt to give in detail even that small branch of it devoted to water works use. For this reason only a few typical installations of small town and village plants are given. The three mentioned here are illustrated. The first (Norwalk, Cal.), is a 15 horsepower, 220-volt, three phase, 50 cycle vertical motor of the induction type direct connected to a deep well turbine pump and controlled by a G. E. CR2367 starter. The second is a horizontal motor of the same type, hut is operated on 2,200-volt, three-phase 60 cycle current and drives a two-stage 750-gallon p. m. 65-pounds pressure Hayton pump (Dayton-Dick Co.) in the municipal plant of Farmington, Ill., while the third also shows motors of the same type, two of which are of 75 horsepower each and the other of 25 horsepower driving Jeanesville centrifugal pumps and operating on 220-volt current in the plant of the City of Chicakasha, Okla. This company has been responsible for a large number of similar water works installations. Photos and data will be sent upon application to the Publication Department at the home office.
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