Hans Gleichmann

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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.

Benson boiler

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.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ A b c Karl Schröder:  Gleichmann, Hans. In: New German Biography (NDB). Volume 6, Duncker & Humblot, Berlin 1964, ISBN 3-428-00187-7 , p. 448 f. ( Digitized version ).
  2. The History of ECVB Power Plant (CEB CEFB) , April 25, 2013
  3. ^ The History of Steam Generation , 2002