National Car and Locomotive Builder Volume 23

National Car and Locomotive Builder Volume 23

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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. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...every 10 days. By this means the boilers F918 kept free from scale and steaming oualities unimpairedThe compound engine gave considerab c trouble from slight leakage at the piston rod glands, but the amount of steam lost from this cause was not considerable. The report discusses here, at considerable length, the question of accuracy in the method of ascertaining the weight-'l of trains, measuring fuel, water. dryness of steam, smokebvl temperature, accuracy of dynamometer car record and insulation of indicator piping. From these remarks it appears till" the calorimeter readings, taken on four trips, indicated'! somewhat constant percentage of moisture in the steam from each engine of about 1.25 per cent. The pyroiiieter showed the temperature in smokebox W reach at times as high as 800 degrees in case of simple 9"' gine, and 820 degrees in compound engine. The ordinary running temperature averaged about 600 degrees. TABULATION OF DATA. These have been (ollected in the form which seemed m5l' convenient for reference. Getting out the series of B8-l_Jl'35 presented here involved much more labor and loss Of time than anticipated, and after the entire time at their dislilosai had been exhausted, your committee discovered manyp 5" accuracy, incident to the ordinary method of weighing the where an improved arrangement was possible and also Where scure points. _ Tab e III. is intended I-0 Rive at a glance the fienerai average economy shown by the two engines, as we as the important data effecting economy. 'hese averages have been separated into sub-headings as follows: lst. The west and eastbound trip)s)with each kind of coal. 2d. The two engines at different iler pressures, viz.: The first line of table...show more

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  • Paperback | 402 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 717g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236942302
  • 9781236942302