Minutes of Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Volume 143 (Google eBook)

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The Institution, 1901 - Civil engineering
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Page 27 - And fluttered into rags ; then reliques, beads, Indulgences, dispenses, pardons, bulls, The sport of winds ; all these, upwhirled aloft, Fly o'er the backside of the World far off Into a Limbo large and broad, since called The Paradise of Fools, to few unknown Long after, now unpeopled and untrod.
Page 245 - The object of a tube or conduit is to facilitate the insertion or extraction of the conductors, to protect them from mechanical injury, and, as far as possible, from moisture. Tubes or conduits are to be considered merely as raceways, and are not to be relied on for insulation between wire and wire or between the wire and the ground.
Page 245 - Must be kept free from contact with gas, water or other metallic piping, or any other conductors or conducting material which they may cross, by some continuous and firmly fixed non-conductor, creating a separation of at least one inch. Deviations from this rule may sometimes be allowed by special permission.
Page 319 - A New Method of Graphic Statics applied in the Construction of Wrought Iron Girders. By E. Olander. 16 plates, small folio. (1887.) IDS.
Page 307 - ... of distinguished eminence in science, literature or the arts or for public services should be secured, a limited number of persons of such qualifications shall be elected by the Committee.
Page 245 - Must not be fished for any great distance, and only in places where the inspector can satisfy himself that the rules have been complied with. d. Twin wires must never be used, except in conduits, or where flexible conductors are necessary.
Page 252 - ... hours. Provision has been made in the battery-room for the installation of a duplicate battery, which can be placed over the present plant. The booster is used to raise the voltage from that of the system to that required for charging the battery. The booster can be used also to raise the voltage of discharge for feeding some distant point of the system at a higher potential than would be normally required.
Page 12 - Augustus, an emperor of whom it is difficult to say whether he devotes more love or more diligence to the common weal, has now conferred upon me the duties of water commissioner, duties contributing, partly to the convenience, partly to the health, even to the safety of the city, and from olden time exercised by the most distinguished citizens, I therefore consider it to be the first and most important thing to be done, as has always been one of my fundamental principles in other affairs, to learn...
Page 246 - The wiring in any building must test free from grounds; ie, the complete installation must have an insulation between conductors and between all conductors and the ground (not including attachments, sockets, receptacles, etc.) not less than that given...
Page 12 - ... has now conferred upon me the duties of water commissioner duties contributing partly to the convenience, partly to the health, even to the safety of the city, and from olden time exercised by the most distinguished citizens; I therefore consider it to be the first and most important thing to be done as has always been one of my fundamental principles in other affairs to learn thoroughly what it is that I have undertaken.

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