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Basics of Steam Engineering - Table of Contents

STEAM ESSENTIALS

Overview of steam
Primer on steam
Steam Table
Property physics

SYSTEMS

Boilers
Firetube
Water tube
Mono tube

STEAM ENGINES

Turbines
Reciprocating

MIKE BROWN ENGINE

Specs & Tolerances
Engine Assembly
Base
Crankshaft
Crank
Piston/Connecting Rod
Valve Train
Cylinder/Final Assembly
Valve Timing
Valve Centering
Engine operation

PHOTOS

Engine bolts/anti-seize compound
Engine subassemblies
Base Assembly
Base, cylinder and crosshead guide
Crankshaft assembly
Piston-connecting rod assembly
Piston ring compressor
Piston-crosshead assembly
Crank-connecting rod assembly
Valve train assembly
Cylinder w/valve chest & valve assembly
Engine assembly w/o cylinder
Cylinder assembly
Cylinder assembled
Installing cylinder on base
Cylinder Ports
Valve uncovering front cylinder port
Crosshead guide assembly
Flywheel assembly

DRAWINGS

Heat & work required
Cylinder components
Vertical fire tube boiler
Horizontal fire tube boiler
Water tube boiler
Steam engine cylinder
Turbines-3 types
Vertical engine configuration
Engine motion & timing
Mono tube boiler

GLOSSARY

FLOW CHART

SERVICE HISTORY

NOTES

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