|Statement||by J.F. Gairns.|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||120 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||120|
Locomotive compounding and superheating. A practical text-book for the use of railway and locomotive engineers, students, and draughtsmen. Locomotive compounding and superheating A practical text-book for the use of railway and locomotive engineers, students, and draughtsmen. ICE Virtual Library essential engineering knowledge. Cart. Mobile. Now there is a separate chapter on the workings of a steam locomotive, incorporating entries on such things as valve gear, fuel, superheating and tenders, another on locomotive types and wheel arrangements, and yet another on locomotive builders, each bringing together entries that had been scattered in the previous s:
superheating steam in locomotives. G JEBB, H FOWLER, C J B COOKE, W A LELEAN, T CLARKSON, A J HILL, H A STENNING, J A F ASPINALL, G J CHURCHWARD, J H ROSENTHAL, V L RAVEN, J W SMITH, H N GRESLEY, D HALPIN, C L SIMPSON, F H TREVITHICK, R E B CROMPTON, H R SANKEY, L PENDRED, A SIEMANS and A D JONES. A BRIEF HISTORY OF LOCOMOTIVE SUPERHEATING A superheater is a device used to convert saturated (or ‘wet’) steam into superheated (or ‘dry’) steam. Superheated steam is used in steam turbines for electricity generation and marine propulsion, steam engines (including locomotives), and in other industrial applications. Locomotive compounding and superheating. A practical text-book for the use of railway and locomotive engineers, students, and draughtsmen by Gairns, John Francis, A superheater is a device used to convert saturated steam or wet steam into superheated steam or dry steam. Superheated steam is used in steam turbines for electricity generation, steam engines, and in processes such as steam are three types of superheaters: radiant, convection, and separately fired. A superheater can vary in size from a few tens of feet to several hundred feet.
The Bohemian Northern Eailway Company, in a letter to the author of Ap , write as follows:—" The two superheated steam locomotives supplied in the year were sent after a year's working to the shops for general overhaul, when it was found that no appreciable wear had taken place in the pistons and the piston valves, which, after cleaning, were replaced in the same condition. Now the advantage of using a superheater on a locomotive is, as Mr. Young states, to get more power out of the particular locomotive. That which gives a locomotive its power is its boiler, and any device which can be added to a locomotive to increase the effectiveness of its boiler increases beyond question the effectiveness of the locomotive. This view is well represented by Professor Peabody in his text-book on "Ther- modynamics," which is as follows: "Whenever superheated steam has been used so as to give a notable gain in economy, the superheating has been accomplished in a separate apparatus, which has taken the form of a coil of pipe exposed to the products of combustion beyond the boiler. Superheating • 97 Smokeboxes and Drafting • 99 Cylinder Arrangements and Compounding • Cylinder Arrangements • Compounding • Early Compound Locomotives • Compounds in America • Road Tests, Performance and Service Results •