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Boilers for torpedo catchers
The Engineer
Description of Work
vol. 77, 16 March 1894, pp. 225-226

Accession No.289


The Editor of The Engineer was of the opinion that boilers for torpedo catchers should be constructed on the following basic principles: Firstly, the heating surface and indeed the whole boiler should be tubular. Secondly, every inch not used for generating or drying steam was waste. Thirdly, great care should be taken to secure a regular discharge of steam from the heating surface, and fourthly, special arrangements should be made for getting water out of the steam. In the past it had been difficult to comply with all these conditions, but the editor believed that this could be done, and that a boiler with a power weight ratio of 15 pounds weight per horsepower could be produced for use in torpedo catchers.

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