[D8423Q], Letter from Babcock and Wilcox to Edison Electric Illuminating Co (Fall River), May 7th, 1884

Item

Abstract

Summarizing Kept's report, you can't get first class results by natural draft. Based on experience a blower and soft coal is cheaper than to fire the boiolers with any size coal and natural draft, which reduces the stack termperature and lowers efficiency. You would probably get much better results by shutting off one boiler entirely and burning your coal with just one. We can send you a fireman who will get a good deal more than the rated capacity out of your boiler, whether or not it will be able to run your plant is another question. More stuff about running engines.

Date

1884-05-07

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8423Q

Folder Set

D8423

Title

[D8423Q], Letter from Babcock and Wilcox to Edison Electric Illuminating Co (Fall River), May 7th, 1884

Microfilm ID

73:19

Publisher

Thomas A. Edison Papers, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University