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Pat K Member Posts: 88
Have you hugged your Boiler today?
The boiler house originally contained 6 Babcock & Wilcox boilers providing steam at 200 lb/square inch with 150°F superheat.
The boilers were double drum water tube units, each with a total heating surface of 2690 square feet. Each had an economiser with a heating surface of 960 square feet.
The coal fired chain grate stoker of each boiler had a grate area of 72 square feet. Coal and ash handling were fully automatic.
In 1951 two additional boilers were installed next to the Babcock & Wilcox boilers. These were John Thompson water tube boilers designed to burn up to 40% low grade coal or coke breeze in “sandwich” firing with regular coal.
The total length of tubing within these boilers was approximately 1½ miles. Each boiler produced 15,000 pounds of steam per hour at a temperature of 600°F. Measured overall thermal efficiency was 84.567% during a trial lasting 14 hours in which 13,000 readings were taken.1
Very cool indeed! Here is another one. This is in Baltimore and if you live anywhere near Baltimore I highly recommend taking one of these cruises. They will let you into the engine room while it's running to see the triple expansion engine working. Also everything in the engine room is steam powered. It's quite a site to behold. My grandfather served in the Merchant Marines during WWII and was on these ships in the engine room. It was very special to take one of these cruises with him.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lICFLvf5tk2014 Weil Mclain EG-40
EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Boiler Control
Boiler pictures updated 2/21/152
Ooooo, they've got a Mercury Arc Rectifier!
Oooooohhhhhhhhh. Now I really do have to visit.0
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