Boiler - Wikipedia

Fire-tube boiler Here, water partially fills a boiler barrel with a small volume left above to accommodate the steam (steam space).This is the type of boiler used in nearly all steam locomotives.The heat source is inside a furnace or firebox that has to be kept permanently surrounded by the water in order to maintain the temperature of the heating surface below the boiling point.

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1.3 Fuel Oil Combustion

Boiler load can also affect filterable particulate emissions in units firing No. 6 oil. At low load (50 percent of maximum rating) conditions, particulate emissions from utility boilers may be lowered by 30 to 40 percent and by as much as 60 percent from small industrial and commercial units. However, no

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