The High-pressure Steam Engine Investigated Volume 1-2; An Exposition Of Its Comparative Merits…

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byErnst Alban

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1847 Excerpt: ...I shall give introductory notices of the labours of previous inventors and improvers of the several parts; of the principles upon which they proceeded; of their errors; of the difficulties in the way of attaining perfection; of the requisites for a right treatment of the subject; and of the deductions I have drawn from my own experience, upon the best means of removing the difficulties and wants in the way. These will serve to introduce the details of the various improvements I have made. THE BOILER. 49. The boiler involves more difficulty in its treatment than any other organ of the steam engine, particularly when used for high pressure. We have proof enough of this in the fact that no boilers exist which satisfy all the conditions required from them. That I do not here exaggerate, will be allowed by every one who has studied the history of the steam engine, or who has himself devoted his attention to its construction or use. I have already entered upon the subject of the great defects of the old capacious boilers, and have shown that such apparatus, especially when they are of an angular, prismatic, or indeed any but a cylindrical form,--or even then if not made of wrought metal,--become the peculiar seat of danger in high-pressure engines. I have shown how all sorts of safety apparatus, as well for preventing too great a pressure, as for avoiding other sources of danger, are but uncertain in their operation, and not to be depended on while the objectionable form and size of the boiler itself remain; since so many fearful examples have shown that they are ineffectual in excluding danger, and are still more incapable of removing or mitigating it when it does arise. 50. And yet is this old monstrous form still used with great confidence; yet is it adopted b...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1847 Excerpt: ...I shall give introductory notices of the labours of previous inventors and improvers of the several parts; of the principles upo...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:May 17, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217624855

ISBN - 13:9780217624855

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