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I BARRY REFUSE DESTRUCTOR. VIEWS OF THE INSTALLATION BUILDINGS. ———————— r' VIEW SHOWING APPROACH ROAD. J Through the courtesy of Messrs Hughes and Stirling, we are enabled this week to publish several views of the installation buildings in connection with the Refuse Destructor, belonging to the Barry Urban District Council, erected in Barry-road, Cadoxton. The illustrations and description were originally published in a recent issue of the Public Health Engineer." The Barry Urban District Council's Refuse Destructor was officially opened in February, 1901, and has been continuously in operation since. The plant consists of two cells with one supple- mentary combustion chamber, but is arranged so that an additional two cells may be added at any time. A large water-tube boiler capable of utilising the heat from four cells is installed. The destructor is situated at an elevated point *of the district, and, it might be mentioned, adjoins a large Board School and Public Abattoir. I li f VIEW OP DESTRUCTOR HOUSE AND! CHIMNEY SHAFT. The Refuse Destructor itself is of the "Stirling" make, and was built to the designs of Mr A. J. Liversedge, A.M.Inst.C.E. This is a development of the Beaman and Deas Destructor, having been specially designed to secure the advantages of the older type of furnace upon a greatly reduced floor area. An important principle of the Beaman and Deas furnace ie, we understand, the separate combustion chamber, where the gasses from two cells meet and become thoroughly combined, ensuring complete combustion and the suppression of obnoxious smells. This combustion chamber serves also two secondary purposes, that is to say, it acts as a preliminary dust depositing chamber and a chamber wherein large articles, mattressee or carcasses, might be cremated without being first cut up. The capacity of the Stirling refuse destructor has been proved to be quite equal to its prototype, its duty under normal conditions being from 15 to 17 tons of refuse per cell per 24 hours. One of the important features in the Stirling arrangement is that, whereas in the old Beaman and Deas construction only two cells could be worked into one combustion chamber, three or, as,at Hackney, four, may now be so worked with- out materially reducing the capacity of each cell. Of course, in this arrangement the combustion chamber is made larger than where only two cells are required to be worked in conjunction with it. At present there is not sufficient refuse to keep two cells fully employed during the whole of the 24 hours, and as electricity is not utilised' in the town for lighting, the steam generated is not made use of for this purpose. The Council have, however, gone as far as they are at present able to In utilising the heat value of the refuse by supplying light to their large abattoir, which is at a distance of a few hundred yards from the refuse destructor and also by the grinding of clinker and production of mortar. The yard and the works are also lighted by electricity generated by the destructor steam. The whole of the plant, including the dynamo for the production of the light and the lamps and wiring was supplied and installed by Messrs Hughes and Stirling. The tests upon completion of the works showed that the plant was capabe of burning more than twice its guaranteed capacity of 30 tons in 24 hours. The forced draught is provided by a fan, which is driven by a belt from a counter- shaft actuated by a horizontal steam engine, which also drives the dynamo. Y .1,1 -I ft • ,• r *Y; -1 END VIEW, SHOWING MORTAR MILL SHED: The chimney shaft—which has a height of 150 feet—and the buildings were designed by Mr J. C. Pardoe, A.M.Inst.C.E., the engineer to the Urban District Council, and the whole of the works were carried out under his supervision.

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