Black and white photograph featuring a hot water supply system in the ceiling space of a typical factory building of the Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd Coburg factory during the building construction period, 1958-1960.

In this view of the ceiling space, a steam heated hot water system is shown mounted on the timber platform at one end of the building. Since 70kPa steam was available in the building for the air conditioning systems, the most efficient way to provide hot water for this building was with a steam heated hot water storage tank close to the main users, such as washrooms, workshops and canteen. Hot water was continually recirculated around the building to ensure that heated water was immediately available at the outlets.

The cold water header tank can be seen mounted on a pipe rack above and to the right of the insulated hot water tank with an insulated steam pipe with control and condensate valves coming in from the left.

Description of Content

Large tank in ceiling space of factory building.

Physical Description

Black and white silver gelatin photograph; landscape format.

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