Blowing Engine

Blowing Engine

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. A blowing engine is a large stationary steam engine directly coupled to air pumping cylinders. They deliver a very large quantity of air at a pressure lower than an air compressor, but greater than a centrifugal fan. Blowing engines are used to provide the air blast for furnaces, blast furnaces and other forms of smelter. The very first blowing engines were the blowing houses: bellows, driven by waterwheels. Smelters are most economically located near the source of their ore, which may not have suitable water power available nearby. There is also the risk of drought interrupting the water supply, or of expanding demand for the furnace outstripping the available water capacity.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 145g
  • Fidel
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134996386
  • 9786134996389