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This comment about steam heat made me smile.

DanHolohanDanHolohan Posts: 14,705Member, Moderator, Administrator
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  • ScottSecorScottSecor Posts: 260Member
    Makes me want to jump aboard with that electric steam heat...
  • DanHolohanDanHolohan Posts: 14,705Member, Moderator, Administrator
    I think the steam is a byproduct of the engine.
    Retired and loving it.
  • ethicalpaulethicalpaul Posts: 767Member
    They really poorly wrote that, but that's cool. There is so much waste heat just thrown into the atmosphere from buildings and manufacturing, it's nice when they can use some of it
    1 pipe Utica 112 in Cedar Grove, NJ, 1913 coal > oil > NG
  • SteamheadSteamhead Posts: 13,126Member

    I think the steam is a byproduct of the engine.

    If the engine's cooling system is pressurized, that would make sense. This would allow the water to run hotter than water at atmospheric pressure, and a heat exchanger to atmospheric-pressure water would then produce steam. This is how a pressurized-water nuclear power station works- we got a crash course in this during the Three Mile Island near-meltdown.
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  • oldsailoroldsailor Posts: 1Member
    I worked on both steam and diesel ships and the engine exhaust gases are used in a waset heat boiler to make high pressure steam and the engine cooling water is used to boil sea water under a vacuum to create fresh water
  • Liam659Liam659 Posts: 3Member
    CLamb said:
    Funny, thanks for the link, it turned out to be interesting :)
  • unclejohnunclejohn Posts: 1,376Member
    These types of articles are often [which is a word I seldom use ] written by. Free lance writers who research the story tag lines for up to several minutes before actually typing up the story.
  • mikeg2015mikeg2015 Posts: 847Member
    Steam or hot water can also be used for absorption chillers. Not sure if that’s common on cruise ships. I think it’s more typical to just use a standard rotary water cooled chillers. Absorbers might not like the constant motion.
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