National Geographic : 1921 Apr
PLANT ENGINEER PRESIDENT CONSULTING ENGINEER PRODI;CTION MANAGER "Proposing to heat a building for nothing a year takes courage" They wound up the conference in the boiler room. specialist shot The man called in by the Consulting Engineer had calculate all left them to begin his study of the plant. precisely wha They had put up to him this problem: How could weather." he heat the new plant, 48,000 square feet floor area, "But that': with three old boilers already taxed to the last horse haven't the power? pocketbook." "It can't be done," said the Plant Engineer. Consulting "It's got to be done," replied the President. "In man is a Grin these times we can't wait for new boilers nor get a backs his c new power house built." They will gu; (One week later) new building, The Production Manager: "But the new plant is first year but twice the size of the one those boilers are now heat- in the two bt ing. Does this 'wonder worker' claim that both Preside plants can be kept warm without any new boilers?" "CalltheGri "Precisely that! This new system will heat the man in. I'd old plant with only one boiler." to meet him " With a third of the coal!" exclaimed the President. tell him to go "Why that means heating the newplant for nothing!" I also want to; "Impossible!" came back the Production Manager. pliment his "No, I don't think so," said the Consulting pany on h Engineer. "Exact engineering often accom- the courage plishes seemingly impossible economies. A heating convictions!" GRINNELL INDUSTRIAL PIPING Automatic Sprinkler Systems, Heating,Power and Process Piping Your kind, their kind, every kind of Piping uld figure all heat losses accurately and frictional resistance so that he knows t his radiating surfaces will do in zero s only theory," said the President, "*I courage to back such an idea with my Engineer: "You don't have to. That nell Company engineer. His company convictions with its own pocketbook. arantee temperatures in both the old and sfrom those boilers. Not only for the so long as conditions remain the same buildings " nt: nnell I like and to it! com com aving of its GRINNELL GUARANTY Plant owners hesitate about adopt ing improved types of piping equip ment which they have never tried out. But engineers and architects Know that Grinnell Company main tains one of the world's greatest in dustrial laboratories on piping and that its road force of 1,300 men, * more than half of them highly skilled, can be depended upon to do erecting Work on a par with the finest en gineering. They know the value to business men of a courageous guar anty behind ideas, men andmaterials. Send for our booklet, "Five Factors in Heating Costs." Address Grinnell Co., Inc., Executive Office, 293 W. Exchange Street, Providence, R. I. "Mention The Geographic-It identifies you"