The Future of Electric Heating and Cooking in Marine Service

Author(s): H. J. Mauger
Publisher: IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Publication Date: 1 January 1914
Volume: XXXIII
Page(s): 659 - 672
ISSN (Paper): 0096-3860
DOI: 10.1109/T-AIEE.1914.4765150



Indications of the future point to electric motor-driven propulsion and abandonment of coalburning boilers. Electric cooking and heating is in line with this development and the source of heat for cooking and heating will be confined to the boiler room. The future of electric cooking apparatus is assured by the progress already made in the U. S. Navy in adopting electric equipment. Detailed report is given of trial trip of U. S. S. Texas, which depends almost entirely upon electricity for cooking. Consumption of 1.25 kwhr. per person per meal is indicated. Load factor was 50 per cent. Electric ranges and bake ovens effect considerable saving in weight and space and release cooks from being `` firemen '' to devote their time and effort to good cooking. Electric cooking finds greatest advantages in high temperature cooking. Electric heating on shipboard does away with the disadvantages of steam piping and gives individual and local regulation and provides, where desired, glowing heat without fire. Other accessories are the electric flatiron, the soldering iron and therapeutic devices.