Leadership

Steam Boilers and Tubes

Issue 27 and Volume 54.

Steam Boilers and Tubes READERS’ QUESTION BOX “He that questioneth much shall learn much”—Bacon. TO THE EDITOR: IS there an iron-clad rule for ascertaining the quantity of water necessary for a steam boiler? Also, can you tell me a good way to protect polished steel or iron from rusting? I do not care to put you to so much trouble, but you invite questions, and I am going to ask you another one—how to preserve boiler tubes? Thanking you in advance, I am, Fraternally yours, E. H. B. BALTIMORE, Md., December 22, 1913. [In reply to your first question, find the number of pounds of coal consumed per hour, and divide it by 7 1/2. The quotient will be the desired quantity of water in cubic feet per hour. A cubic foot of water weighs 62 ½ pounds. To protect polished steel or iron from rust, go ovethe surface with…

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