Inspiration for the builder: A list of other vertical boilers

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Inspiration for the builder: A list of other vertical boilers

Post by Steam Captain » Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:07 am

Hello,

I've stumbled upon an article about steam boilers for locomotives, which might not sound too fitting, but the article had a chapter about vertical steam boilers, of whose designs many look like they can work in a steam boat as well. And the design of some of them is really interesting.

I tried to find an english version of the site, but it isn't all that important, because the pictures speak for themselves after all. Here is the source:

https://deacademic.com/dic.nsf/eisenbah ... otivkessel

I used the names from the descriptions of the pictures, but they aren't necessarily the official names. But a researcher might find it useful to find background information about them.

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Fig. 1 shows a boiler from Léon Serpollet, a pioneering inventor. The tiny pressure vessel on the right side of the boiler probably is the steam dryer.

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Fig. 2 shows a boiler from De Dion-Boulton. Note the absence of plugs to access the many radial water tubes for maintenance. Long stay bolts hold the boiler together instead.

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Fig. 3 The schematics of this boiler named Stolz immediately show a resemblance of the Belleville boiler, but it avoids the heavy tube plates.

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Fig. 4 This boiler used by Komarek makes use of different "smartifications". The entire fire box consists of a corrugated tube and a number of tubes hang inside the fire box.

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Fig. 5 The Kittel boiler is very straight forward. Note the widening of the boiler at the height of the design water level to counteract priming.

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Fig. 6 This boiler is from the Société Valentin Purrey for its steam railcars. It also looks like a deviation of the Belleville boiler, replacing the tube plates with bent tubes and thus less connections.

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Fig. 7 The Great Western boiler is also a straight forward vertical fire tube boiler. Note again the use of a bigger water surface to counteract priming.

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Fig. 8 I've seen this boiler in a model steam handbook but thought its shape might have been created as an adaptation to the model scale. But it did exist as a big scale version after all. This boiler from the Taff Vale Railroad looks like an inversion of a double-sided scotch marine boiler with the firebox in the center. Technically, it is a combination of a vertical and a horizontal boiler merged to a "T". A similar boiler was used by the Yorkshire Patent Steam Wagon Co. .

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Fig. 9 This boiler from the danish mastermind Rowan was part of a railcar built in Great Britain and to be used in Australia. The resemblance to the Sentinel boiler is very visible, although it is bottom-fired and possesses a simpler top, lacking economizer tubes and steam dryer of a Sentinel boiler.
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Re: Inspiration for the builder: A list of other vertical boilers

Post by cyberbadger » Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:02 pm

If you are going to mention vertical boilers, don't forget the Manning Vertical FireTube boiler.
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High Pressure Manning Vertical FireTube Boiler
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Nyitra's ASME Boiler is inspired by the Manning VFT Factory boilers that had a wider diameter in the firebox area at the bottom.

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Re: Inspiration for the builder: A list of other vertical boilers

Post by Steam Captain » Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:38 pm

Wow, the manning boiler really takes it up a notch in built height. Perfect to spare space on your pontoon boat of which I am a big fan.
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