Working results from gas-electric power plant: Report of 30-day test on service plant, Richmond works American Locomotive Co., Richmond, Va.

Author(s): J. R. Bibbins
Publisher: IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Publication Date: 1 July 1908
Volume: 27
Page(s): 1,271 - 1,282
ISSN (Paper): 0097-2444
DOI: 10.1109/PAIEE.1908.6742138



In this paper an attempt is made to present a general study of a problem upon which only very limited data seem to be available - power generation by gas-engine-driven plants, its commercial efficiency, and ultimate cost. I think it best to approach the subject from the operating standpoint, basing calculations upon actual working results from a specific case, one of demonstrated fact. The Richmond tests are conclusive in this respect, and although somewhat limited in scope (being only a commercial test), nevertheless provide a starting point for further deductions. While of a somewhat cursory nature, it is hoped the data presented will serve at least to emphasize the wide field of the modern gas power plant.