Steam, an illustrious past

Steam, an illustrious past

Whilst steammain tries to concentrate on modern uses of steam it would be wrong not to illustrate the key role that steam has played in history. Anyone with a small degree of interest in engineering or such related topics will be able to tell you that steam engines...

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steam catapult

steam catapult

Thanks to steam and its unique properties, state of the art supersonic jet aircraft, can take off armed and fuelled from the short deck of an aircraft carrier. Something, which would otherwise take several thousand feet of runway. Steam catapults are also used to...

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steam boiler carryover

steam boiler carryover

Carryover is the generic term that is most commonly used to describe the situation when any solid, liquid or vaporous contaminant leaves a steam boiler and goes into the attached steam system. Clearly a high level of steam purity is a good thing, each and every steam...

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Sugar production and steam

Sugar production and steam

Steam is an integral part of the production of sugar, not something people normally think of when they put sugar in their tea or coffee. Sugar can be produced from sugar cane or sugar beet. Sugar cane was originally grown for the sole purpose of chewing, in South East...

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Clinical waste and steam

Clinical waste and steam

During the course of our lives we will almost certainly use medical and healthcare facilities; examples could include hospitals and dentists. To provide the healthcare services these facilities will generate clinical waste which must be disposed of in a safe...

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FREME and energy saving

FREME and energy saving

Energy saving is always a hot topic and one such system designed to provide savings is the FREME package. First let get the acronym explanation out of the way! FREME stands for Flash Recovery Energy Management Equipment (who makes these things up!). Manufactured by...

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Toilet paper and steam

Toilet paper and steam

Following on from our last article on paper, we decided to cover the topic of toilet paper, otherwise known as tissue paper, and how steam is vital to its manufacture. Tissue paper manufacturing machines are very similar to paper machines. However they are smaller in...

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Paper production and steam

Paper production and steam

Paper is one of the most commonly used commodities in existence. A huge range of products, from newspapers, books, magazines, to money, and packaging are made from paper. Whilst the electronic world, with activity increasing done online, the use of tablets and...

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Old steam engineering educational videos

Old steam engineering educational videos

They don’t make steam engineering education videos like this now! This collection from the 80’s and early 90’s, while showing some classic haircuts and fashion makes interesting viewing. Time has moved on but the principals of steam engineering remain the same. We...

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Steammain steam engineering resources

Steammain steam engineering resources

Have you visited our resources section yet? It is there to help with all things to do with steam engineering. It consists of: Jargon buster. This gives simple explanations to words and terms used in steam engineering. From Absolute humidity to Zoning, and lots in...

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