Injector Orientation

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RickBarb
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Injector Orientation

Post by RickBarb » Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:25 pm

Is the operation of a steam feed water injector affected by the orientation of the injector?
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Bill Shields
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Re: Injector Orientation

Post by Bill Shields » Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:59 pm

considering that most of them have an internal check valve that assumes gravity is 'thatta way'...I would say yes.....
Too many things going on to bother listing them.

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Re: Injector Orientation

Post by Pat Fahey » Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:33 pm

Hi RickBarb
Here's and article written by Bill VanBrocklin that also mite you, Pat
Bil VB injectors.jpg # 2.jpg
Article by Bill VanBrocklin , Pat Fahey collection

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Re: Injector Orientation

Post by Builder01 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:10 pm

Perhaps this article (image) could be posted at a higher res? It's not really possible to read otherwise. Looks interesting though!

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Re: Injector Orientation

Post by Pat Fahey » Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:56 pm

Hi Dave
I tried to get a higher resoultion on Bill's article , but file becomes to big, sorry , Pat

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Re: Injector Orientation

Post by 10 Wheeler Rob » Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:24 pm

Super Scale economy injectors have a spring loaded check valve and I usually see them mounted vertical. Mine is mounted that way and works just fine.

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Re: Injector Orientation

Post by Builder01 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:56 pm

Hi Pat,

Thanks for the PM!

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Re: Injector Orientation

Post by BAdams » Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:49 pm

RickBarb,

In whatever web browser you are using right click on the image and select open in a new tab.
Hover your mouse over the image and you should see a plus sign, if you click it will enlarge a bit more.
While on that tab you can also press the "Ctrl" key and your "+" key which will zoom your entire browser in (a big help when you forget the glasses down stairs :wink: )

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Re: Injector Orientation

Post by Steven E. Kuhn » Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:13 am

Or just left click over the article and it opens to read just fine. But right click and open new tab does achieve a larger copy.
And thank you for the article.

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Re: Injector Orientation

Post by Builder01 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:51 am

Thanks for all the help guys!

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Re: Injector Orientation

Post by dregs484 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:46 am

If the check valve is spring loaded then I does not matter which way it is. Horizontal or vertical. I have a pair of superscale economy's mounted horizontally in my cab, they have been working fine for the last 7 years.

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