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by barts
Sat Nov 21, 2009 8:21 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: To get a triple
Replies: 26
Views: 13058

Re: To get a triple

Triple expansion engines were basically only ever used commercially in ships and pumping/compressor stations, as it is not particularly efficient when operating outside a fairly narrow power envelope. Uniflow and Corliss engines were preferred when dealing with varying loads. A large steeple compoun...
by barts
Thu Nov 19, 2009 7:26 am
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Looky what I found on ebay (continued)
Replies: 4
Views: 3109

Re: Looky what I found on ebay (continued)

Uniflow engines are interesting to me because they offer the opportunity to build an relatively simple, compact and yet efficient engine. My long-term steamboat goal is a ~35 foot steamer suitable for three season use in the San Juan Islands in Washington, where my wife and I plan to retire. My brot...