boiler, high-pressure


boiler, high-pressure

Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.

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  • high-pressure boiler — Boiler furnishing steam at pressures of 15 psi gauge or higher (205 kPa). See high pressure boiler …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • High pressure steam locomotive — A high pressure steam locomotive is a steam locomotive with a boiler that operates at pressures well above what would be considered normal. In the later years of steam, boiler pressures were typically 200 to 250 PSI (1.4 to 1.7 MPa). High… …   Wikipedia

  • High-pressure steam — Steam Steam (st[=e]m), n. [OE. stem, steem, vapor, flame, AS. ste[ a]m vapor, smoke, odor; akin to D. stoom steam, perhaps originally, a pillar, or something rising like a pillar; cf. Gr. sty ein to erect, sty^los a pillar, and E. stand.] 1. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Boiler (steam generator) — Contents 1 Steam generator (component of prime mover) 2 Boiler types 2.1 Haycock and wagon top boilers …   Wikipedia

  • Boiler explosion — Boiler explosions are catastrophic failures of boilers. As seen today, boiler explosions are of two kinds. One kind is over pressure in the pressure parts of the steam and water sides. The second kind is explosion in the furnace. Boiler… …   Wikipedia

  • high-pres|sure — «HY PREHSH uhr», adjective, verb, sured, sur|ing. –adj. 1. having, using, or resisting more than the usual pressure: »a high pressure boiler. 2. having high barometric pressure: »Air generally moves from a high pressure area into a low pressure… …   Useful english dictionary

  • boiler room — boil·er room n: a room equipped with telephones used for making high pressure usu. fraudulent sales pitches Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. boiler room …   Law dictionary

  • boiler room — n. 1. a room where a boiler is located 2. a room with telephones in which high pressure and often deceptive sales, solicitations, etc. are conducted boiler room adj …   English World dictionary

  • boiler room — boiler room, adj. 1. a room in a building, ship, etc., that houses one or more steam boilers. 2. Slang. a. a place where illicit brokers engage in high pressure selling, over the telephone, of securities of a highly speculative nature or of… …   Universalium

  • boiler-room transaction — High pressure selling of stocks, precious metals, commodities, and other investments of doubtful value, usually over the telephone. Sometimes associated with sales of hot issue securities …   Black's law dictionary