The Basics of Steam Engineering

When you are able to find a book on steam engineering, it is usually a book only a mechanical engineer can understand. Skip Goebel’s book, The Basics of Steam Engineering,┬áis the book for beginners.

Chapters include:

  • Steam essentials
  • Steam engines (Turbine and Piston)
  • How a D-Valve System Works (it has no springs)
  • The Different Types of Steam Boilers (the firetube boilers you see at steam shows have been obsolete for a hundred years)

This manual is free with our steam engine. Deduct $20.00 from the price of our 1 or 3 horsepower steam engine if you buy the manual now and a steam engine later. Deduct $90.00 from the price of one of our steam engines if you buy the Special Steam Package now and a steam engine later.

The Basics of Steam Engineering

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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