Monthly Archives: August 2012

Heat Soaking

After a person has burned out a few superheater sections of a monotube boiler everyone, without exception, will stop by and say “all you needed to do was to let it heat soak; everyone knows that”.   What they do not … Continue reading

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Steam Power Systems Bus

There were three California Clean bus projects that became operable in 1972: SPS, Brobeck, and Lear.  The three developers were given about two years to design, build, test, and put into regular bus operation, a steam powered bus.  The purpose … Continue reading

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Infinergy Power

There is a steam power plant over in England that is getting money and winning awards.  It is fun to read how they do it.  There are heat pipes, as in:  “The combustion and flue heat recovery modules consist of … Continue reading

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Lear Vapordyne steam car.

First of all to tell the story of this car would take a book along with some serious research.  What more or less happened is as follows.  It all started at Indianapolis where in May 1967 the STP gas turbine … Continue reading

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Bourdon Stanley Boilers

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Bourdon Stanley Boiler Burner

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Homemade Wood Fired LaMont Boiler

Some time ago I made the comment on the Steam Automobile Club of America chat room or Phorum or whatever it is that I was an authority on designing and making monotube steam generators.  The reason was because I had, … Continue reading

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