National Geographic : 1921 Jun
CONSULTING ENGINEER PRODUCTION MANAGER 55 Acres of Borrowed Trouble "The first tanker will dock here in just four months,'' declared the President, looking across the fifty-five-acre site of the gigantic new oil works. "By then we simply must be in full running order." "And that includes piping," mused the Pro duction Manager. "It can't be done," exclaimed the Plant En gineer. Why, there's more than 68 miles of pip ing required here." "I don't care if there's a hundred and sixty eight,'' flashed the President, "'this job's got to go through on schedule." "But sixty-eight miles of piping-" the Plant Engineer came back, "high and low pressure steam lines, acid, air and water lines, besides connections to stills and coking plants-why there's over fifty thousand joints to make trouble." The Consulting Engineer turned-started to re ply. But again the President broke in-"Not more than four months; remember." GRINNELL INDUSTRIAL PIPING Automatic Sprinkler Systems, Heating,Power and Process Piping Your kind, their kind, every kind of Piping "All right,'' persisted the Plant Engineer, "but if you rush construction like that, you can figure on acres of leaky joints after the construction army is gone-." "You're borrowing trouble, old man," smiled the Consulting Engineer. "I'll bet you a suit of clothes there won't be a hundred leaks in the whole job when it's tested." "Only a hundred leaks in 68 miles of rush pip ing? I'll go you." It was hardly a fair bet. For the Consulting En gineer knew the service he would get from Grinnell Company. And his confidence wasn't misplaced. The job was done ,,, on time, and after the test only six GRINNELL BULLETIN I leakswere repHandlin a grea piping con leaks were report- = tract requires skilled erecting ed. He won his crews, working in groups under unit foremen with a resident fore suit of clothes with _ man supervising. The Grinnell ninety-four leaks field organization of 1;oo men ur can give such service anywhere a to spare! i n the country. Piping requires lmore tll an ideas alnd materials. SIt requires men, organized like _ an army to take orders and ex- | Secute them quickly. This is why Grinnell Company = can guarantee any piping instal lation it undertakes. Send for your Copy of the "Grinnell Bulletin' . Address Grinnell Com pany, Inc., 29 West Exchange St., Providence, R. I. "Mention The Geographic-It identifies you"