Design of a furnace with vertical gas generation chamber

Category Plans and charts

Year of manufacture/creation 1930s

Manufacturer/author Pintsch & Dr. Otto G.m.b.H

Place of manufacture/creation Germany

Size Height: 63 cm
Width: 45 cm

Material paper

Museum/Storage location Gasworks Museum in Paczków

Date of admission to the museum 1991

Rights to the exhibit Gasworks Museum in Paczków

Rights to digital images public domain


Exhibit description

The design shows a Koppers system continuous furnace with a vertical chamber. Such a furnace was heated by gas from central generators. This way, the temperature in the furnace chamber reached truly "hellish" heights, such as 1200-1250 degrees Celsius.

These types of furnaces were very efficient. They made it possible to obtain as much as 480-640 m³ of gas from one tonne of coal. For rotary furnaces, this value was almost twice as low (300-350 m³ gas). For this reason, such furnaces were used especially in large gasworks.

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