Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa on September 28, 1961 · Page 13
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Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa · Page 13

Fayette, Iowa
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Thursday, September 28, 1961
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Expend great efforts to Assure customer satety To assure the customer of the pafety of natural gas, groat efforts are expended by utilities ;md pipeline transmission companies. Northern Natural Gas Company, the pipeline firm that sup- lies gas to your utility, maintains intricate and modern facilities to see that the gas you use is the cleanest, most efficient and, most important — the safest. These plants, located near the gas fields of the Southwest, remove such elements as water, hydrogen sulphide and carlxni dioxide from the gas before it is transported to you through thousands of miles of pipe. Natural gas itself is colorless and odorless. Odorless, that is, until a chemical is added to the gas which gives it a distinct aroma. This Mjfely necessity is adhered to by all utility companies before thj gas is distributed to users. One teacup of this chemical will odori/.e the gas used by the average customer for one year. It is so potent that gas can be detected when the ratio to air is less than one p< rcent. You can realize that this is an important safety factor, since it takes a four to fourteen percent ratio of gas In air for ignition. According to the National Kin? Protection Association in a report on known causes of fire, more than three times as many home fires are caused by lightning as by tfas and gas appliances. Even though the mixture is right, it still takes a source of heat from 1,100 to 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit to ignite the gas. A lightid cigarette, for example, would not be sufficient. Natur.il gas is non-toxic, and t!i<Tcfoit.' can be inhaled. To prove this, four men played cards ('it' two hours in a room that contained 25 percent natural gas. Thoy emerged with no ill effects. Not only is the safety record for n a: ur.i I gas excellent, but the same adjective applies to those who work in the natural gas industry. Recent American Gas Association figures reveal that although the utility and pipeline employment has increased by 25 percent since 1948, the industry's safety record has improved 63 percent. More than 107 million gas appliances are now in service in homes throughout the United States. iThls is a cul-away drawing of Northern Natural Gas Company's underground storage facilities lo- icaled ai Rediield, Iowa near Des Moines. The gas is stored in the St. Peter and the Mt. Simon :ions. latural gas is stored [n underground areas is forced downward to the edges of the reservoir. The gas is trapped then between the rock layer above and the water below, and is absorbed in porous sandstone. One of the newest concepts in he marketing of natural gas has in the underground storage of fuel ,near the 'heavy market 'area. This process will be utilized supplying a portion of the gas ffjjwhich will be distributed in this jjfpommunity. |fj The gas is transmitted by Nor- Ijpjthern Natural Gas Company, the *|jpipeline firm which supplies you Twith this fuel, from the southwestern fields to a more northern location durmg the slack summer months and injected by means of wells into leak-tested geological formations. ' •". When the heavy demand of fwhiter begins to be felt, the gas withdrawn from the storage larea and .compressed into the I main transmission line. The use jof storage facilities contributes [to the reduction of expensive fa- cilities needed to move gas to the market area. Northern Natural Gas Company maintains an underground storage area near Redfield, Iowa (30 miles west of Des Moines). After years of testing at the Redfield reservoir, Northern last year won the approval of the Federal Power Commission to use gas stored at Redfield for resale to customers during the heating season. Gas is stored at Redfield in two geological strata, one about 1,700 feet underground and the other approximately 2,700 feet below the surface. It is planned to store 40 billion cubic feet of gas in the more shallow stratum and 100 billion cubic feet in the deeper formation. .The gas is injected by wells to the top of the stratum, and water In millions of homes today, convenience dictates the placement of laundry equipment. Gas dryers and waslhcr - dryer combinations can bo installed upstairs or downstairs — in the kitchen, utility room, basement, attached garage, bathroom or hallway. In fact, anywhere the homemaker prefers. Automatic controls that think for themselves are revolutionizing home laundering. Gas dryers and washer - dryer combinations can now be had with special controls that automatically select the right temperature and drying time to suit each load. The homemaker no longer has to guess at drying times. Over-drying is completely eliminated. She merely loads the machine and dials the way she wants .the laundry dried. .When the proper degree of dryness is reached, the machine shuts off. To Peoples Natural Gas And The Town Of Fayette ON THE INSTALLATION OF NATURAL GAS HARDWICK "30" TREND SERIES All models have the mammoth 24" oven with the exclusive EquaMo Burner and l£w Temperature Oven Control Conveniently located top burners «tve added vSkto* space; iKvable, roU-out smokeless broiler, with Porcelain «W..'Att burner? light'automatically, Instantly, Designed tor easy cleaning, outstanding performance, and troulle-free service. With the warmth and hospitality of the seventeenth century era, this glow of friendship beckons . . . a •welcome to all who approach. This is the Silk Ray. A touch of beauty and distinction to any home, it can be installed. In the yard, along the drive, or on wall brackets attached to the house or carport. GAS LAMPS Sunderman Mfg. Co Sioux Falls, South Dakota Not for one heating season—or two healing seasons—but for heating seasons thai extend into a generation—that's the kind of healing'economy you can rely on with Moncrief. For more than 55 years Moncrief owners have enjoyed the real value that's inherent in every Moncrief furnace. Today's models arc styled and built to maintain this Moncritf ccon^m/ i^.ota- lion. Come in and let us explain why. Gene Wm. Singer Plumbing, Heating, Wiring FAYETTE. IOWA MARTIN DUO - VENT GAS WALL HEATERS Here, thanks to imaginative Martin engineering, is the most efficient, most economical and most attractive gas wall heater in America . . . The new Martin Duo-Vent Wall Heater. Using only outside air for combustion, exhausting all combustion products outside, the Martin Duo-Vent combines the healthfulness of a central gas heating system with the economy and ease of installation of a gas space heater. And the classic simplicity of the glass-fused-to-steel, lifetime porcelain cabinet of the Duo-Vent makes it at home in the finest homes in America. Harper & Mclntire Co, OTTUMWA, IOWA SUPPLIERS FOR Peoples Natural Gas Co. FAYETTE. IOWA

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