KY Sti Kyl L

KY Sti Kyl L

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Ky sti Kyl l was a Finnish Railroad engineer and self taught inventor, from Helsinki. In 1919 he patented in the UK an 'Improved means for increasing the draught in steam boilers, especially on locomotives'. Kyl l 's invention, sometimes known as the 'Kylala spreader' involved the insertion of four nozzles in the blastpipe of steam locomotives. The system was originally devised to reduce spark-throwing and later it was claimed that there was a more even draught over the tubeplate and that the need for tube-cleaning was reduced. It was tried out in 1922 by Lawson Billinton on a LB&SCR K class locomotive, but with only limited success. Later the French engineer Andr Chapelon, developed and improved the invention by using a second-stage nozzle and adopted the name Kylchap for this design. Kylchap exhausts are found on many French and British locomotives notably the Flying Scotsman and the world record holding Mallard.
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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 181g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135797530
  • 9786135797534