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This comment about steam heat made me smile.

DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,491


  • ScottSecor
    ScottSecor Member Posts: 843
    Makes me want to jump aboard with that electric steam heat...
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,491
    I think the steam is a byproduct of the engine.
    Retired and loving it.
  • ethicalpaul
    ethicalpaul Member Posts: 5,617
    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
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  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,734

    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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  • oldsailor
    oldsailor Member Posts: 1
    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
  • Liam659
    Liam659 Member Posts: 5
    CLamb said:
    Funny, thanks for the link, it turned out to be interesting :)
  • unclejohn
    unclejohn Member Posts: 1,833
    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.
  • mikeg2015
    mikeg2015 Member Posts: 1,194
    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.