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Titanic Images - The Shipbuilder - 7: Electrical Equipment

ELECTRICITY, it need hardly be pointed out, is extensively employed in all the departments of the Olympic and Titanic. In addition to the large supply required for lighting purposes, electrical power is used for the deck cranes; cargo, boat, and engine room winches; passenger elevators; stores, mail, and pantry lifts; ventilating and stokehold fans; cabin fans; motors for the cylinder-lifting gear, turbine-turning and lifting gear, and condenser sluice valves; the workshop machine tools; conveyor for marconigrams; gymnastic apparatus; kitchen and pantry machinery, such as the ice-rocker, dough-mixers, potato-peelers, roasters, knife-cleaners, mincers, hot plates, and electric irons; electric heaters; electric baths; main steam whistles; sounding machines; stoking indicators; boiler room telegraphs; clocks; watertight doors; helm indicator; illuminated pictures; chimes; bells; loud-speaking and service telephones; submarine signaling; and wireless telegraphy.

The electrical installation, therefore, may virtually be termed the nerve system of the ship. Indeed the application of electricity is so general that much of the electrical equipment is necessarily described in the other sections of this book.

Fig. 122: Arrangement of Electrc Engine Room (Schematic)

Fig. 122: Arrangement of Electric Engine Room (Schematic). The Shipbuilder (Midsummer 1911) p. 109. GGA Image ID # 10dcf7f38c

Fig. 123: Sectional Elevation of one of the Main Generating Sets

Fig. 123: Sectional Elevation of one of the Main Generating Sets. The Shipbuilder (Midsummer 1911) p. 110. GGA Image ID # 10dd05dd62

Fig. 124: Cross Section of one of the Main Generating Sets.

Fig. 124: Cross Section of one of the Main Generating Sets. The Shipbuilder (Midsummer 1911) p. 110. GGA Image ID # 10dd4a84f1

Fig. 125: Switch Gear of Dynamos 3 and 4

Fig. 125: Switch Gear of Dynamos 3 and 4. The Shipbuilder (Midsummer 1911) p. 111. GGA Image ID # 10dd59f991

Fig. 126: Main Feeder Swichboard

Fig. 126: Main Feeder Switchboard. The Shipbuilder (Midsummer 1911) p. 112. GGA Image ID # 10dd72f3e9

Fig. 127: Electrical Distribution Box

Fig. 127: Electrical Distribution Box. The Shipbuilder (Midsummer 1911) p. 113. GGA Image ID # 10de24d17c

Fig. 128: Electric Heater

Fig. 128: Electric Heater. The Shipbuilder (Midsummer 1911) p. 113. GGA Image ID # 10de3c34fc

Fig. 129: 2 1/2 Ton Electric Crane

Fig. 129: 2 1/2 Ton Electric Crane. The Shipbuilder (Midsummer 1911) p. 114. GGA Image ID # 10deac106e

Fig. 130: 3-Ton Electric Cargo Winch

Fig. 130: 3-Ton Electric Cargo Winch. The Shipbuilder (Midsummer 1911) p. 115. GGA Image ID # 10deadcf14

Fig. 131: 10 cwt. Stores Lift.

Fig. 131: 10 cwt. Stores Lift. The Shipbuilder (Midsummer 1911) p. 115. GGA Image ID # 10dec394b1

Fig. 132: One of the Electric Baths,

Fig. 132: One of the Electric Baths, Open. The Shipbuilder (Midsummer 1911) p. 116. GGA Image ID # 10ded6eefe

Fig. 133: One of the Electric Baths, In Use

Fig. 133: One of the Electric Baths, In Use. The Shipbuilder (Midsummer 1911) p. 116. GGA Image ID # 10dee5d50d

Fig. 134: One of the Master Clocks

Fig. 134: One of the Master Clocks. The Shipbuilder (Midsummer 1911) p. 117. GGA Image ID # 10df0ecd83

Fig. 135: Loud-Speaking Telephone

Fig. 135: Loud-Speaking Telephone. The Shipbuilder (Midsummer 1911) p. 117. GGA Image ID # 10df4cc8bd

Fig. 136: Telephone Exchange Switchboard

Fig. 136: Telephone Exchange Switchboard. The Shipbuilder (Midsummer 1911) p. 118. GGA Image ID # 10df529f1e

Fig. 137: Cabin Telephone

Fig. 137: Cabin Telephone. The Shipbuilder (Midsummer 1911) p. 118. GGA Image ID # 10df8c15e7

Fig. 138: Connections of 1 1/2 KW Marconi Converter Set.

Fig. 138: Connections of 1 1/2 KW Marconi Converter Set. The Shipbuilder (Midsummer 1911) p. 119. GGA Image ID # 10df93a930

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