Stationary Steam Engines, Simple and Compound: Especially as Adapted to Light and Power Plants (Classic Reprint)
Author: Robert Henry Thurston
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Release Date: August 04, 2018
Excerpt from Stationary Steam Engines, Simple and Compound: Especially as Adapted to Light and Power Plants
This little book is composed of articles written by the author for the Electrical Engineer, supplemented by later revision, and by the addition of matter relating to the new multiple-cylinder engine, which had been originally prepared for the lecture-room and subsequently presented in abstract to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. It had its origin in a request, by the editor of the periodical above mentioned, that the readers of that journal be given an account, in simple and concise but fairly complete form, of the various types of steam-engine in common use; of the principles of their design; the circumstances determining their efficiencies and their economy of steam and fuel; their various forms as usually built, and the best methods of insuring further improvement.
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