Gasmaking - ANON.The British Petroleum Co., Undated , Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good - in Poor DJ. Unlaminated DJ a little edgeworn and faded with spotting, tears at the head, tail and corners with minor loss. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted. Offset to the endpapers. Occasio
Illustrated with line drawings. From the cover: “The growing scarcity of suitable solid fuels for gasmaking in past years has directed a great deal of attention to the use of petroleum products for this purpose. For many years the advantages to be derived from the use of “gas oil” have been realised particularity where peak loads are concerned but, more recently considerations of cost and availability of gasmaking materials, and increasing demands for town gas have led to the rapid development of gasmaking techniques in which a wide variety of other petroleum products can be employed. The purpose of this book is to describe the main processes of gasmaking, the equipment involved and the characteristics of the gases produced. A large proportion of the text describes conventional solid fuel processes, a broad knowledge of which is essential if the factors involved in oil gas manufacture are to be fully understood.”