Design of the 6-retort furnace of the Gasworks in Glubczyce

Category Plans and charts

Year of manufacture/creation 1927

Place of manufacture/creation Żarów, then Germany

Size Height: 74 cm
Width: 125 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

Dating back to 1927, the design of a 6-retort furnace at the Glubczyce gasworks with a semi-generator in the Kulmiz system demonstrates how the growing demand for gas prompted the search for more efficient ways of producing gas.

As gas-powered appliances were growing in popularity, the volume of gas supplied by the gasworks in Glubczyce became insufficient. Hence attempts were made to find a new, most efficient furnace system for the production of gas. Some years earlier there had also been plans to build a 7-retort furnace.

Eventually, despite the introduction of newer and newer gas production systems on horizontal retorts, a different decision was taken. Even before World War II, retort furnaces were phased out in favour of vertical-chamber furnaces.

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