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Symposium on Welded Spiral Cases From the Manufacturer’s Viewpoint: A Five-Part Symposium

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J. Fisch

S. Morgan Smith Company, York, Pa.

W. J. Rheingans

Hydraulic Department, Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Company, Milwaukee, Wis.

W. N. Woodall

Boilermakers Department, Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Company, Newport News, Va.

C. A. McDonald

Horton Steel Works, Ltd., Fort Erie, Ontario

P. C. Arnold

Chicago Bridge & Iron Company, Chicago, Ill.

L. P. Litzinger, Jr.

Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton Corporation, Philadelphia, Pa.

J. Basic Eng 81(4), 493-502 (Dec 01, 1959) (10 pages) doi:10.1115/1.4008535 History: Received June 16, 1958; Published December 01, 1959; Online February 20, 2019


An important but unspectacular part of hydroelectric power developments is the steel spiral case that guides the water from the penstock into the hydraulic turbine. The increasing acceptance of welding and the use of high-strength steels in the construction of spiral cases have permitted and required the development of new construction methods. This report is a condensation of the five prepared statements by representatives of the U. S. and Canadian manufacturers presented at the 1957 Annual Meeting of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Copyright © 1959 by ASME
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