Flash Steam Plant


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CONTENTS--How flash steam plants operate—Description of the various parts and fitting employed in a flash plant—Regulation of the water supplyLubrication—Difficulties in adjustment—Gasolene burners for flash steam plants.

Flash steam plants are more adaptable to the propulsion of model steam boats than ordinary "pot" boilers, as they generate steam more rapidly and are therefore able to furnish more power to the engine. Although somewhat more unwieldy to handle than ordinary boilers and somewhat difficult to adjust, they are, nevertheless, preferred for model speed-boat work. All the present records are held by boats propelled with flash steam plants, which alone is enough to indorse their use. The average American model maker is not very familiar with the operation and construction of flash steam plants and this text is devoted to the method of operation and the general features of construction.

8 pages


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