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Theme: Gas plant

Setting: Towns and cities. Dutch and Belgian.
Function(s): Industrial buildings.
Construction period: Around 1900 - 1950.

8b Engine room

Background information: The engine room, together with the boiler house, was part of the electricity supply. The gas works generated electricity for their own use and sometimes for buildings in the immediate vicinity. The engine room had various electrical installations, includi …


5f Laboratory

Background information: When making "city gas" from coal, many chemical processes occur. In addition to the city gas that already consists of various "ingredients", many "waste products" also remained. In the lab, the composition of the city gas as well as the most important wast …


5b Regeneration space and office

Background information: The gas processed in the purification chamber is then passed through washing or scrubbers, whereby it is intensively brought into contact with water, whereby the ammonia is dissolved. It is then passed through purification boxes to purify hydrogen sulphide …


Gastank 1

Background information: Every gas factory for so-called "city gas" (the forerunner of natural gas), was provided with at least one gas container. A storage tank for city gas. The gas plant in Eindhoven had 5 of them in its heyday. It is worth noting that the construction of gas t …


Gastank 2

Background information: Every gas factory for so-called "city gas" (the forerunner of natural gas), was provided with at least one gas container. A storage tank for city gas. The gas plant in Eindhoven had c.a. 5 of them in its heyday. It is worth noting that the construction of …


5c Coal shed

Background information: This warehouse was built around 1900 for the storage of coal, intended for the coke process of the gas plant. It has been regularly rebuilt since 1900, which can also be seen in scars in the masonry and other details. The five holes in the western façade …


8a Boilerhouse

Background information: The boilerhouse was part of the electricity supply together with the engine room. The gas works generated electricity for their own use and sometimes for buildings in the immediate vicinity. In the boiler house a boiler was heated with gas to drive a stea …


5a Purification house

Background information: In the purification house, the resulting raw light gas is cooled in a condenser, where the less volatile components such as coal tar and water condense. After the condenser, the gas mixture passes through an exhauster pump another tar separator to remove …


5d Cokes room

Background information: After the coal had been stored on the site in a coal bunker or coal shed, they were heated in this area without oxygen. In this process, various gases rise and are collected in pipes and collecting tubes. These gases were taken to the (5a) purification h …