Didier furnace with nine retorts

Category Plans and charts

Year of manufacture/creation early 20th century

Place of manufacture/creation Marktredwitz, Germany

Size Height: 72.5 cm
Width: 99.5 cm

Material paper

Museum/Storage location Gasworks Museum in Paczków

Date of admission to the museum 1992

Rights to the exhibit Gasworks Museum in Paczków

Rights to digital images public domain


Exhibit description

This drawing allows us to peek inside this enormous gas producing oven.

The visible oval apertures are retorts. This is where coal was loaded, which was then transformed into gas. The gas generator provided the high temperature required for this process. The generator can be seen in the lower part of the furnace. This furnace design uses the Didier system, in which the generator is placed inside the furnace.

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