The ratio of heating surface to grate surface as a factor in power plant design

Author(s): Walter S. Finlay
Publisher: IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Publication Date: 1 November 1907
Volume: 26
Page(s): 1,693 - 1,703
ISSN (Paper): 0097-2444
DOI: 10.1109/PAIEE.1907.6742056

Abstracts

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Power plant design, in its modern development, is controlled solely by the specific application of general laws modified and moulded to suit special requirements. To attempt the construction of a comprehensive ruling from the results of a particular line of investigation in some particular plant, and then to advise the general use of such ruling as conducive to economical operation, would cause confusion, possibly resulting in a wholesale rejection of the good with the bad. However, the value of specific results and their publication lie in the opening up of a line of technical thought, or in adding information to some subject, from which specific deductions or particular application may be made.

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