Discussion on “notes on the electric heating plant of the Biltmore estate.” Atlantic city, N. J., June 29, 1908

Publisher: IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Publication Date: 1 November 1908
Volume: 27
Page(s): 1,567 - 1,568
ISSN (Paper): 0097-2444
DOI: 10.1109/PAIEE.1908.6742072



Percy H. Thomas: This paper is a little out of the ordinary, but the subject which it treats is well worth the attention of light and power men, as indicating how under certain conditions additional load may be gotten. I think the main lesson to be taken from what Mr. Waddell says, is that it is necessary to treat such matters as engineering problems when dealing with electric heating on a large scale, just as in the case of the boiling of water on a large scale in steam-electric plants. The heating of tea kettles and curling irons can be handled satisfactorily without special engineering training, but when large quantities of water are to be heated by electrical means of any kind it is necessary to treat the case as an engineering problem.