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De Laval

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1889 De Laval steam turbine[1]

Established by Swedish inventor Carl Gustaf Patrik De Laval.

Known for their Cream Separators and steam turbines.

The De Laval steam turbines were produced by Aktibolaget de Lavals Angturbin of Stockholm, and under licence by the English De Laval Steam Turbine Co/Greenwood and Batley, De Laval Steam Turbine Co (USA), Societe de Laval (Paris), Maschinenbau-Anstalt Humboldt (Germany).

1926 - October. De Laval Chadburn Co late of Wellington House, Buckingham-gate, London, S.W.I. changed to the Alfa-Laval Co the address of which was Alfa-Laval House, 34, Grosvenor-road, London, S.W.I.[2]

By 1961 AB Separator of Stockholm consisted of the Alfa-Laval/De Laval group of companies which offered the Alfa-Laval farm separators, milking machines and dairy plant, and the De Laval industrial separators, plate heat exchangers and industrial plant[3]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Modern Power Engineering, Vol 1, by A Regnauld, Caxton Publishing, 1924
  2. The Engineer 1926/10/22
  3. The Times Friday, Jun 23, 1961