A vertical boiler is a type of fire-tube or water-tube boiler where the boiler barrel is oriented vertically instead of the more common horizontal orientation. Vertical boilers were used for a variety of steam-powered vehicles and other mobile machines, including early steam locomotives.
Advantages of vertical boiler
The main advantage advantages of a vertical boiler are:
- It contains a small footprint meaning that the wedth and leght constraint s are critical and it uses a vertical boiler permits design of smaller machine.
- Water Tolereance- In a vertical boiler, the water is all sitting on the top of the firebox, and the boiler would need to be extremely low on water before a gradient could cause a risk by uncovering the firebox top.
- Its simple.
You can use vertical boilers in the following:
Steam shovels and cranes
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