steam chest


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steam chest

n.
A compartment in a steam engine through which steam is delivered from the boiler to a cylinder.
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Noun1.steam chest - the chamber from which steam is distributed to a cylindersteam chest - the chamber from which steam is distributed to a cylinder
chamber - a natural or artificial enclosed space
steam engine - external-combustion engine in which heat is used to raise steam which either turns a turbine or forces a piston to move up and down in a cylinder
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* the entry of steam chest molded bead foam (primarily expanded PP [EPP]) molded in combination with textiles for emerging absorbing applications like instrument panel components.
During purge, the pressure inside the steam chest is typically 1.3-1.5 bar (18.9-21.8 psia).
Cast-iron ejectors have four basic parts: steam chest, nozzle, suction head and diffuser.
Materials that must be machined range from high strength cast iron and cast steel for casings and steam chests to alloy steel for rotor shafts and disks to stainless steel for rotor blades.
It slides back and forth on the bottom of the steam chest (the valve seat), and alternately opens and closes the two steam ports, which are long, narrow passages through which the steam enters the cylinder, first through one port to one end, then through the other port to the other end.
He served from 1974 to 1988 as managing director for Nampak Mono Containers, a thermoforming and steam chest molding company.
I used a cut-off from a 4-inch drain pipe as my steam chest. It was suspended at an angle from the ceiling, and the stock was hung by a string through the trigger hole with the muzzle end inserted into the pipe.
The consequence is a sudden increase in steam chest pressure.