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Holston Army Ammunition Plant, Producer Gas Plant, Kingsport, Sullivan County, TN



B&W Photos

HB1087669
Overall View, Looking Se; Showing Relationship Of Coal Conveyor To The Plant

HB1087670
Side View Of Producer #9 Showing Coal Feed Chute, Rabble Arm Drive Assembly Located On Top Of Producer, And Rachet Wheel Assembly

HB1087671
Producer Pitch Trap (producer #1), Mezzanine Level, With Workers Shoveling Pitch From Trap; Looking N

HB1087672
View Of The Ne Side Primary Scrubbers With The Collector Main Alongside The Mezzanine Platform; Looking Nw

HB1087673
Middle Exhauster Complex; Second Floor, Exhauster Room; Looking N

HB1087674
Producer Ash Bin With Drive Mechanism (producer #6); First Floor, Looking Sw

HB1087675
Photograph Of A Line Drawing

HB1087676
Photograph Of A Line Drawing

HB1087677
Photograph Of A Line Drawing

HB1087678
Photograph Of A Line Drawing

HB1087679
Photograph Of A Line Drawing

HB1087680
Photograph Of A Topographic Map

HB1087681
Photograph Of A Line Drawing


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Item Title


Location
Producer Gas Plant, Kingsport, TN

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER TN-10-A
Building/structure dates: 1943 initial construction
Significance: The plant (HSAAP) was constructed during WWII for the manufacture of the military high explosive Composition B, and its chief ingredient RDX. In addition to these products, HSAAP also manufactured a number of its own raw materials, including, by means of coal gasification, a furnace fuel known as "producer gas." In almost continuous operation since its construction in 1943, the Producer Gas Plant contained 12, up-draft, "producer" units, which represented the most common type of producer gas technology...

Subjects
War (World War II)
Wooden Buildings
Military Facilities


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Overall view, looking SE; showing relationship of coal conveyor to the plant. (Ryan)
2. Side view of producer #9 showing coal feed chute, rabble arm drive assembly located on top of producer, and rachet wheel assembly. (Ryan and Harms)
3. Producer pitch trap (producer #1), mezzanine level, with workers shoveling pitch from trap; looking N. (Ryan and Harms)
4. View of the NE side primary scrubbers with the collector main alongside the mezzanine platform; looking NW. (Ryan)
5. Middle exhauster complex; second floor, exhauster room; looking N. (Ryan and Harms)
6. Producer ash bin with drive mechanism (producer #6); first floor, looking SW. (Ryan and Harms)
7. Photograph of a line drawing. 'PART III, SECTION 1, EQUIPMENT LAYOUT, BUILDING NO. 10, PRODUCER GAS & EXHAUSTER BLDG., PLANT A.' From U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Industrial Facilities Inventory, Holston Ordnance Works, Kingsport, Tennessee. Plant A, Parts I, II, III. (Nashville, TN: Office of District Engineer, 1944).
8. Photograph of a line drawing. 'GENERAL ARRANGEMENT OF PRODUCER GAS PLANT - ELEVATION.' Holston Ordnance Works, Tennessee Eastman Corporation. December 9, 1942; revised February 16, 1943, November 3, 1943, October 15, 1982. Delineator: H. J. G. Drawing # 7651-117.11.
9. Photograph of a line drawing. 'PRODUCER BUILDING - LONGITUDINAL SECTION.' Holston Ordnance Works, Tennessee Eastman Corporation. December 23, 1942; revised November 8, 1943, October 6, 1982, October 30, 1984. Delineator: H. J. G. Drawing # 7651-117.67.
10. Photograph of a line drawing. 'PROCESS FLOW SCHEMATIC, GAS PRODUCER PROCESS, BUILDING 10A.' Holston Army Ammunition Plant, Holston Defense Corporation. August 29, 1974. Delineator: G. A. Horne. Drawing # SK-1942.
11. Photograph of a line drawing. 'CROSS SECTION OF GAS PRODUCER.' From George R. Cooper (Wilputte Corporation). 'Operating Overview of a Producer Gas Plant (12 Machines) at Kingsport, Tennessee.' Presented at the Fifth Annual International Conference on Coal Gasification, Liquefaction and Conversion to Electricity. University of Pittsburgh, August 2, 1978.
12. Photograph of a topographic map. 'HOLSTON ORDNANCE WORKS, KINGSPORT, TENNESSEE, VICINITY MAP: ENLARGED KINGSPORT AREA. WAR DEPARTMENT, INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES INVENTORY, PART I, SECTION 3.' From U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Industrial Facilities Inventory, Holston Ordnance Works, Kingsport, Tennessee. Plant A, Parts I, II, III. (Nashville, TN: Office of the District Engineer, 1944).
13. Photograph of a line drawing. 'BUILDING LOCATION PLAN, AREAS A & B.' Holston Army Ammunition Plant, Holston Defense Corporation. September 8, 1970. Delineator: R. C. G. Drawing # 7651-212/1226.03.


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