Black and white photograph featuring a close up of the left and right oil-burner stations of the No. 1 Boiler under construction in the Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd Power House Boiler Hall, circa 1960. Work was proceeding to install and connect the boiler ancillary equipment. The assembly of the Thompson-Hamwurthy oil supply to the burners appears to be nearing completion with the supply piping and control valves yet to be encased in protective lagging.
These boilers used cheap residual oil (commonly called bunker oil) which had relatively high ash, nitrogen and sulphur content compared with other fuel oils. Under normal temperatures bunker oil was also highly viscous and required constant heating to allow it to flow through supply lines. It also required atomising steam at the burner guns to produce a reasonable spray pattern.
This system was converted to natural gas in the 1970s.
Description of Content
Close up of boiler burner stations with piping, cables, and a button at the lower right of the image.
Black and white photograph, landscape format.
Donation from Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Ms. Kate Metcalf - Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, 2005
Courtesy of Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd.
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Photograph, 8" x 10", Black & White
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