Evidence, Addenda, and Appendices to the Reports of the Committee Appointed by the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, to Inquire Into the Causes of the Deterioration of Boilers, &C., and to Propose Measures Which Would Tend to Increase

Evidence, Addenda, and Appendices to the Reports of the Committee Appointed by the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, to Inquire Into the Causes of the Deterioration of Boilers, &C., and to Propose Measures Which Would Tend to Increase

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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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ... for the furnaces; they had a splendid iron in them. 11608. Vas there any difference in the amount of corrosion upon the two irons more than you would attribute to the one being more exposed to the heat than the other ' '--No, I could not trace any difference in that respect. 11609. One was not more affected than the other?--No, I think not. In the boilers that had been using fresh water, the surface of the iron both about the furnaces and the tubes seemed to be broken and destroyed. 11610. The surface from the rolls?---Yes, the surface from the rolls was taken oil'. 11611. Did it show a general corrosion allover, or' did you find pitting and grooving?---It showed a sort of roughness; little black spots came ofl about the size of a halfpenny. 11612. How long had that boat been running when you bought her?--She had made four or five voyages across the Atlantic, and afterwards lay up for a considerable time before coming into our hands. 11613. After you changed the mode of working, how long did you have those boilers in her?--We had her for three years, but she was not constantly employed. She only made six voyages across the Atlantic, and then was chartered by the Government to convey troops to Canada. 11614. But eventually, when you had changed the mode of working the boilers, all lasted equally well?I certainly thought that there was an improvement. 11615. Did you ever get the boilers that had been worked with a fresh water feed to do as well as those that had been worked with a sea feed?--The tubes in those boilers gave us more trouble than the others. 11616. So that you never thoroughly overcame the effects of the first bad working?--No, we always had tubes giving way; the tubes were placed vertically; the water was...show more

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