A Description of the Apparatus for Burning Crude Petroleum in Marine and Locomotive Boilers; Invented by Col. Henry R. Foote

A Description of the Apparatus for Burning Crude Petroleum in Marine and Locomotive Boilers; Invented by Col. Henry R. Foote

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ...35 pounds of steam was obtained, and the number of revolutions was equal to a speed of 91 miles per hour at sea. The best speed heretofore made by the steamer, with four coal fires, has been from 6 to 7 miles per hour. The ordinary crew of the steamer consists of twenty firemen and coal-passers. With the petroleum apparatus she requires a crew of only three men, as the supply of fuel is easily regulated, and there are no cinders or ashes to be cleared away. The rate of consumption of petroleum is twenty-five barrels in four fires every twenty-four hours, for a 250 horsepower engine. The furnaces of the " Palos," like those of other steamers, are constructed for heating by radiation; whereas the petroleum apparatus is designed for heating by contact. With furnaces expressly adapted for the new apparatus, the inventor claims that one pound of petroleum will generate as much steam as ten pounds of coal. This petroleum steam-generating apparatus has already been tested and found serviceable for stationary engines. This is the first time it has been tested in a sea-going vessel. Commodore Rodgers, Commandant at the yard, is so well satisfied with the experiment of the past three days that he has determined to apply to the Department at Washington for permission to make a trial trip at sea with the " Palos." The board of ofiicers supervising the experiment consists of Chief Engineers Henderson, Baker, Moore, and Kellogg, with eight assistant engineers. Engineer Pennington, of the " Palos," has been assisted by the inventor of the apparatus, Col. Henry R. F oote, and by his associate, Mr. Stillman B. Allen. From the " Scientific American," June 29th, 1867 Petroleum for Steamers. Calculations of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236955862
  • 9781236955869