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Thesis (M.A.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1934. Department of School Administration.


Copyright 1934, the author. Used by permission.


The purpose of this study is to determine the relative advantages and disadvantages for use in schools of three types of heating plants:plants using coal as fuel, but having automatic stokers; plants using natural gas as fuel; and plants of the more traditional types, using coal as fuel and having the firing done by hand.The systems will be compared in terms of cost, and general suitability for school use.

This study will deal only with the efficiency of the heating of certain school buildings by the use of automatic stokers or natural gas, in comparison to the efficiency of the hand-fired boilers used in the same buildings prior to the installation of the newer type of equipment.It will not be concerned with the heating of industrial plants, homes; nor other types of heating; nor with any phases of power development.

Advisor:K. O. Broady