Automation of the Milliken Compressor Plant
J. E. MO YLE; K. B. BOWLE Y; W. TURNER
The costs of labour and electric power are of prime concern to almost all industrial enterprises, and various methods of reducing their impact on production costs are constantly being developed. Automation is one of these schemes, and has received a good deal of attention in the past few years. In the mining industry, compressed air is almost universally used, and its cost is significant. Although the compressor machinery now in use has achieved a high degree of development, the hazard of explosion and fire still exists in these systems. There is thus considerable resistance in some quarters to suggestions that such installations can be safely and successfully automated.
Air, air compressor, LOWER CYLI, piston ring, steam turbine, Compressors, Control, Controls, Equipment, flow, Load, Plants, Temperature