Vertical Boiler 

Vertical Boiler 

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: 

Railway locomotives 
Steam Lorries 
Steam Tactors
Steam Rollers 
Steam Donkeys
Steam shovels and cranes 
Marine Applications 
Stationary applications.

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