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The Code: An Authorized History of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code

Wilbur Cross
Wilbur Cross
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One of those appointed in 1911 to compose the initial draft of the Boiler Code was Colonel Edward Daniel Meier, who had studied in Germany, where he graduated from the Royal Polytechnic College in Hanover before returning to the United States. After distinguished service with the Army of the Potomac during the Civil War, and a rise in the ranks to the position of Colonel, he designed machinery for compressing cotton and in 1884 was one of the founders, and later president, of the Heine Safety Boiler Company. He designed and installed boilers in New York City’s new Grand Central Station and was the first to introduce the Diesel engine to the United States, after it was patented in 1892.

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