Counter-Pressure Brake

Counter-Pressure Brake

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The counter-pressure brake, also named the Riggenbach counter-pressure brake after its inventor, Niklaus Riggenbach, is a dynamic railway brake on steam locomotives that, through a combination of means, brakes the locomotive in the driving cylinders. In doing so it prevents wear and tear and overheating of the driving wheel tyres and brake blocks and enables a continuously high brake force to be applied. The brake works by using the cylinders as air compressors and converting kinetic energy into heat. Steam is emitted during braking but this does not come from the boiler. It is produced by evaporation of water, which is used to cool the cylinders.
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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 118g
  • Junct
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135773208
  • 9786135773200