Steam and the Steam Generating Unit - Course No. 87

Covers the characteristics of steam and the types and basic parts of industrial boilers.

Course No. 87

4.5 hours

Steam and the Steam Generating Unit

Definitions of saturated, superheated, and wet steam; latent heat of steam; pressure/temperature relationship of saturated and wet steam; relative weights of steam and water; effect on water and steam as heat is added or taken away; condensing steam; the main parts of a steam generating unit; difference between fire-tube and water-tube boiler; boiler circulation and water walls circulation; and identification of some parts of a boiler and a water wall.

Prerequisites: Ability to interpret simple sketches and a basic knowledge of the principles of combustion.

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