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by TriangleTom
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Heavy Duty Trailer cover
Replies: 6
Views: 1672

Re: Heavy Duty Trailer cover

Alright, keeping in mind that virtually all of my experience is in moving furniture; If you want to do this on a tighter budget, look at using a few tarps instead of just one. I'd recommend wrapping the VFT by itself,with a liberal amount of ratchet ties to keep flapping to a minimum. The biggest ki...
by TriangleTom
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: DAL engine coming together
Replies: 3
Views: 926

Re: DAL engine coming together

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by TriangleTom
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Steam Actuated Inlet Valves?
Replies: 68
Views: 7908

Re: Steam Actuated Inlet Valves?

Lionel Connell wrote:TriangleTom,

What are you going to do with the exhaust valve?

Lionel
Because timing isn't quite as important as the inlet valve, I figured either a uniflow design or cam driven poppet would be suitable.
by TriangleTom
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Steam Actuated Inlet Valves?
Replies: 68
Views: 7908

Re: Steam Actuated Inlet Valves?

Wow, this took off way more than I expected it to. To respond to a few of the observations: 1. It should be possible to run this at boiler pressure. All that should be necessary is that the surface area of the piston attached to the main valve be larger than that of the valve, and there will be suff...
by TriangleTom
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Oil/Water Separator
Replies: 20
Views: 3145

Re: Oil/Water Separator

To remove oil from water, you must use an oil that does not emulsify with water, once it is emulsified, you cannot remove the oil, unless you boil away the oily water, leaving the oil behind, but that does not generally work on a steamboat. Pure Mineral oil is separable from water, virtually any ty...
by TriangleTom
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Steam Actuated Inlet Valves?
Replies: 68
Views: 7908

Steam Actuated Inlet Valves?

Would it be possible to actuate the opening and closing of valves directly by using steam? Essentially, I'm thinking of a situation where a small amount of steam could be admitted to a small cylinder via a small solenoid. This steam would then force itself against the piston, which is attached to th...
by TriangleTom
Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Oil/Water Separator
Replies: 20
Views: 3145

Oil/Water Separator

Those of you running condensing plants, what do you do do remove oil from the condensate before sending it back to the boiler?
by TriangleTom
Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Resources/Information for Crank Lubrication?
Replies: 118
Views: 14387

Re: Resources/Information for Crank Lubrication?

Triangletom, 2- The amount of steam that would go into the HP cylinder would be a tiny fraction of what would be required to run the 2 x 5LP cylinders - not even enough to register on a pressure gauge I wouldn't wonder! This means that both the HP and 1IP cylinders would be required to run non-expa...
by TriangleTom
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Resources/Information for Crank Lubrication?
Replies: 118
Views: 14387

Re: Resources/Information for Crank Lubrication?

Wouldn't even need to be a truck engine. Something small would probably handle the load. Like a Suzuki Samurai or some such thing. The limit would be the minimum bore spacing at the low pressure end. How many crank throws does this dilithium crystal need anyway? Whadaya think, Scottie? I'm planning...
by TriangleTom
Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Resources/Information for Crank Lubrication?
Replies: 118
Views: 14387

Re: Resources/Information for Crank Lubrication?

I see what you mean now regarding the SA/V ratio. I'm actually planning on tapping the reheated line for a steam jacket around the HP cylinder so that heat actually flows inwards, but like I said the math isn't done yet. When I eventually do get it built, I'll be certain to post it everywhere. And t...