Hans Gleichmann (born February 6, 1879 in Hildburghausen , † September 3, 1945 in Berlin ) was a German power plant engineer who was responsible for the development of the modern Benson boiler at Siemens .
Gleichmann studied at the TH Karlsruhe . From 1922 he was head of the Ruths heat storage department at Siemens-Schuckertwerke . In 1929 he was appointed authorized signatory and head of the power plant and turbine department at Siemens.
Hans Gleichmann became aware of the once-through boiler designed by Mark Benson through a magazine article from the USA . In 1924 Siemens licensed the technology and in 1929 he built the first operational Benson boiler with a steam output of 30 t / h (450 ° C, 180 atü ) for the cogeneration plant of the Siemens cable factory in Gartenfeld. In 1930, another 125 t / h boiler (470 ° C, critical pressure ) was manufactured for the Belgian power station Langerbrugge . Siemens has not manufactured its own boilers since 1933, but only granted the license rights to Benson's patent.
In the USA, however, natural circulation boilers were still used.
- Karl Schröder: New German Biography (NDB). Volume 6, Duncker & Humblot, Berlin 1964, ISBN 3-428-00187-7 , p. 448 f. ( ). In:
- The History of ECVB Power Plant (CEB CEFB) , April 25, 2013
- The History of Steam Generation , 2002
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German power plant engineer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||February 6, 1879|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Hildburghausen|
|DATE OF DEATH||September 3, 1945|
|Place of death||Berlin|