A strong metallic vessel, usually of wrought iron plates riveted together, or a composite structure variously formed, in which steam is generated for driving engines, or for heating, cooking, or other purposes.
This is the heart of the engine. It contains the firebox where the fuel is burnt to produce hot gases. These gases pass through tubes which run the length of the barrel of the boiler and are surrounded by water which is thus heated to produce the steam that is used to propel the engine.
Two types of marine boilers existed. In the older Scottish boiler, water surrounds an internal fire-box and flame-tubes (similar to the arrangement on a steam locomotive). The flame-tubes, through which the fire's hot gasses escape, much increase the area for heat exchange. Conversely, the more modern water-tube boiler heats its water inside many tubes that are surrounded by the fire's burning gasses. Water-tubes' heat exchange area is larger than that of flame-tubes and the newer boiler contains less water.
An appliance used to heat hot water for radiant panel and domestic hot water heating systems. Sometimes referred to as a hot water heater, it differs dramatically from the common domestic hot water heater used to heat service water. A "low" pressure boiler is a vessel in which water is heated for the purpose of supplying heat at pressures not exceeding 160 PSI and temperatures not exceeding 250°F.
Today, the preparation of warm water mostly takes place in combination boilers, in which the boiler water is heated directly, the water for industrial use, however, is heated indirectly by the boiler water by means of a heat exchanger (boiler). The heat energy of the boiler water is transferred to the water for industrial use by thermal conduction. While the boiler water circulates in a closed cycle and supplies the water for industrial use with the energy won from combustion of coal and oil in the heating boiler, it is used for washing, bathing and drinking.
The "Boiler" is the word Northerners use for the water heater. We call them water heaters down in the South. Boilers in the north often run on "heating oil" which I hear is pretty cheap and seems to be some kind of cross between diesel fuel and raw oil. In the rest of the world, you will find "boilers" which burn more civilized fuels like Natural Gas or Propane. ; )
A heating appliance that heats water to a pre-set temperature and feeds it to a circulator, which transfers the water to radiant heating units including some or all of cast iron radiators, slim baseboard radiators, under floor tubing or wall panels. Some boilers produce steam for heating purposes.
A device used to heat water. It may be low or high pressure or a steam boiler. Water flows through tubes which surround a combustion zone where fuel is burnt in air. The fuel-air mix may be at atmospheric pressure or higher (blown gas).
Boils water to make steam to run the engines, pumps and winch. Samson V's boiler is an oil-fired, triple-pass fire-tube boiler. The boiler is essentially a drum mostly filled with water surrounding the fire box and fire tubes. Oil burns in the firebox and the "fire", the smoke and hot gasses escape out the funnel through fire tubes. Samson V's boiler is a triple pass boiler because the smoke and hot gasses are directed back and forth three times before they can escape up the funnel.
A pressurized system in which water is vaporized to steam by heat transferred from a source of higher temperature, usually the products of combustion from burning fuels. Steam thus generated may be used directly as a heating medium or as the working fluid in a prime mover to convert thermal energy to mechanical work, which in turn may be converted to electrical energy.
A device for generating steam for power, processing, or heating purposes or for producing hot water for heating purposes or hot water supply. Heat from an external combustion source is transmitted to a fluid contained within the tubes in the boiler shell. This fluid is delivered to an end-use at a desired pressure, temperature, and quality.
A vessel or tank where heat produced from the combustion of fuels such as natural gas, fuel oil, or coal is used to generate hot water or steam for applications ranging from building space heating to electric power production or industrial process heat.
steam-producing unit. The locomotive boiler consists essentially of a firebox surrounded by a water space in which the combustion of fuel takes place, and a barrel containing the flue tubes surrounded by water.
1. A type of space heating system that heats water or produces steam. The heated water or steam is circulated throughout a home or building using pipes and radiators. 2. Equipment or vessel that heats water or produces steam for any purpose.
This is a somewhat antiquated term in the context of radiant heat because the water temperature supplied by a "boiler" to a radiant system should never exceed 180° F. Steam is not used and therefore no water need ever be boiled. Modern boilers are in essence, on demand water heaters usually fired by gas, fuel oil, electricity or wood.
A closed vessel in which water is heated, steam is generated, steam is superheated, or any combination thereof, under pressure or vacuum by the application of heat from combustible fuels, electricity, or nuclear energy. The term dose not include such facilities of an integral part of a continuous processing unit but does include fired units of heating or vaporizing liquids other than water where these units are separate from processing systems and are complete within themselves.
A closed heating appliance intended to supply hot water or steam for space heating, processing or power purposes. Low-pressure boilers operate at pressures less than 9 or equal to 15 pounds per square inch (psi) (103 kPa) for steam and 160 psi (1103 kPa) for water. High-pressure boilers operate at pressures exceeding those pressures.
The enclosure on a locomotive where steam is produced. The boiler must be filled with water almost to the top. When the water boils, the steam it generates forms in the space between the top of the water and the top of the boiler. When enough steam collects, the pressure begins to build up until it reaches a useful working level. It will continue to build up until the maximum pressure is reached. This can be anything between 150 pounds per square inch (psi) and 300 psi, depending on the age and type of locomotive. To get a locomotive boiler up to working pressure from cold takes several hours.
"Boiler" is a song by the band Limp Bizkit from their third studio album "Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water". It was released as the fourth single from the album. There was also a limited edition Gold numbered version of this single that includes DVD music videos from the band.
To dream of seeing a boiler out of repair, signifies you will suffer from bad management or disappointment. For a woman to dream that she goes into a cellar to see about a boiler foretells that sickness and losses will surround her.