ELECTRICAL "NURSE" FOR 20" PIPELINE
Electric Appliances & Apparatus
August 18, 1943
PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- With this working model, J.P. Houck, switchboard engineer for the Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company, demonstrates how a few pushbuttons will control the flow of millions of gallons of vital oil products through the 20-inch pipeline, now being built between Houston, Texas, and the Eastern Seaboard.
For each of the line's 29 pumping stations Westinghouse is building an electrical 'nurse', a control desk with a diagram like this in its top.
These desks will keep a constant check on the pressure "pulse"
of the line and on the operation of electric motors, pumps and valves
in the station.