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Need help identifying a part

rfenn22
rfenn22 Member Posts: 3
Hello, I work for a plumbing contractor in New Jersey. I have a customer who is looking to replace an oil fired steam boiler.I’m trying to figure out what this is does anyone know. I will attach a few more pictures


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  • STEAM DOCTOR
    STEAM DOCTOR Member Posts: 1,564
    Looks like some sort of device designed to separate the water from the steam. Professor Dan mentions such a device in the Lost Art. Don't know if it's the same device or not. Can you make out the writing on the side ?
  • rfenn22
    rfenn22 Member Posts: 3

  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 15,766
    @STEAM DOCTOR , you nailed it.

    You should not need this with the new boiler, assuming it's piped correctly.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
  • How does it work?
    8.33 lbs./gal. x 60 min./hr. x 20°ΔT = 10,000 BTU's/hour
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 15,766
    It provides a "wide place in the road" that slows the steam velocity, allowing any water coming up with the steam to drop back into the boiler thru the small pipe coming out the bottom.

    The proper way to do this is with a good header.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
    Zman
  • STEAM DOCTOR
    STEAM DOCTOR Member Posts: 1,564
    @rfenn22. Please do not trash. Many a sentimental steam man would be happy to take that off your hands.
  • STEAM DOCTOR
    STEAM DOCTOR Member Posts: 1,564
    Check out unionsteam.com. They sell something called a steam separator
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 13,149
    I am sure that is not the original boiler. Should give some credit to the fellow that installed that boiler and reused it. Many would have scrapped it.
  • rfenn22
    rfenn22 Member Posts: 3
    Thank you for the help. If I get the job I’m sure it will be something we keep around as none of us knew what is was.