Iron; Its Sources, Properties, and Manufacture

Iron; Its Sources, Properties, and Manufacture

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: the horizontal main, so that the cold blast from the blowing engines, entering at one extremity of the one main, ascended from it through one set of n pipes passing across the stove, and then back again by the next set, and so on to the other end of the stove, the cold air thus passing several times over the fire before it left the stove by the hot-blast main to the furnace. The pipes at first were heated by burning fuel upon the rectangular central fire-grate, but later burning blast furnace gas along the median line of the stove. In each case the flame and heated gases passed between and around the stove-pipes, thus heating them on the exterior, and the products of combustion finally escaped from a chimney in the dome or roof of the stove. The better to absorb the heat, the stoves were sometimes divided into two chambers, by a partition wall reaching from the floor almost to Fig. 56.--Pistol-pipe Hot-blast Stove, Vertical Section. the roof, so that the flame and gases first circulated through one half, and then passed over the division wall, and through the second half of the stove, before escaping by the chimney. The stove-pipes frequently broke by their own contraction and expansion as the temperature varied, and to mitigate this, a suggestion was made to place one of the horizontal mains upon rollers, so that it was free to move inwards or outwards with the expansion and contraction of the legs. Pistol-pipe Stove.--The pistol-pipe stove is another form of the cast-iron pipe arrangement used for some of the furnaces in Cleveland, Scotland, France, and Germany. In this stove (Fig. 56) the two legs of the pipes in the previous arrangements are replaced by a single pipe, divided, as shown, by a septum or dividing rib, b, reaching from the...
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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236549511
  • 9781236549518