Report on Use of Acetylene Gas by the Canadian Government as an Illuminant for Aids to Navigation, Volume 9

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1907 - Acetylene as fuel - 26 pages
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Page 14 - The carbide rests on a cast steel grating, below which is a diaphragm of steel with an eight-inch opening, closed by a valve operated by a valve stem which passes through a tube in the carbide chamber, then through the cast steel head of the same, and is operated from the deck of the buoy. The bottom of the generating tube is open to the water, and the top is closed by a steel casting containing the purifier and carbide door for filling the buoy. The buoys are filled with carbide before placing,...
Page 14 - In the low-pressure acetylene buoy the carbide charge (from $ to 1J tons) is carried in a central generating tube of welded steel, supported by a flotation chamber. The carbide rests on a...
Page 18 - , ,~ '•,- ',' '. '•'• 3. The elimination of compression and the fact that automatic buoys may be recharged from a boat, if necessary, permits the installation of gas buoys in isolated positions where their use was not practicable before.
Page 14 - T closed. The valve is opened, admitting water to the charge, and the air blown out of the generating tube through a small plug provided, and out of the gas lantern in the usual way, after which the buoy is lighted. The...
Page 11 - The conical valve seat in the center of the diaphragm (7) is provided with a rubber packing (15) which is held in a groove in the...

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