Launch-Type Boiler

Launch-Type Boiler

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. A launch-type, gunboat or horizontal multitubular boiler is a form of small steam boiler. It consists of a cylindrical horizontal shell with a cylindrical furnace and fire-tubes within this. Their name derives from the boiler's popular use at one time for small steam yachts and launches. They have also been used in some early Naval torpedo boat destroyers. The boiler has similarities with both the locomotive boiler, and the Scotch marine boiler. As a fire-tube boiler it has generous heating area and so is an effective steamer. Firebox construction is also simpler, thus cheaper, than for the locomotive firebox.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 168g
  • Cel Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135710117
  • 9786135710113