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by fredrosse
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Boiler treatment
Replies: 24
Views: 4400

Re: Boiler treatment

The solubility of O2 in water is zero when the water is brought up to the boiling point. I treat my all steel steamboat boiler with Tri-sodium phosphate to get Ph 9-11. This also softens and suspends scale buildup. Layup the boiler totally full of de-oxygenated water, this is much better than an "ap...
by fredrosse
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam in London: help me prioritize
Replies: 23
Views: 5793

Re: Steam in London: help me prioritize

Went to London to see steam sites, and wanted to take video of everything. When I went into Crossness on their steaming day, I went into a trance at the sight of this fantastic Victorian machinery lurking in every direction. Didn't get much video, but will remember this visit in detail until the day...
by fredrosse
Fri May 03, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam oil
Replies: 20
Views: 4489

Re: Steam oil

Steam Cylinder Oil, named compound oil, containing tallow, adheres to surfaces and gives much better cylinder lubrication than pure mineral oils. However it is virtually impossible to separate the emulsion of water and oil, so re-using the condensate water as boiler feed is not a viable option. Oil ...
by fredrosse
Fri May 03, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Stainless steel boiler/exchanger?
Replies: 100
Views: 24865

Re: Stainless steel boiler/exchanger?

The ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code specifically prohibits the use of common stainless steels for the wetted parts of steam boilers, with very few, and difficult to achieve, exceptions. The ASME Code is generally accepted throughout the USA, and the world, as the governing document for boilers....