Firebox

  • (noun): A furnace (as on a steam locomotive) in which fuel is burned.

Some articles on firebox:

Steam Dome - Development
... built shortly after this date instead used either the 'haycock' boiler, where the firebox outer casing was raised high above the main part of the boiler, forming a steam dome, or Gooch's development of ... in a locomotive boiler takes place around the hottest part, the firebox ... The dome is placed forward of the firebox, in an area of less vigorous boiling and thus fewer suspended water droplets ...
Thermic Siphon - Steam Locomotives
... Located within a steam locomotive firebox, the thermic siphon is a funnel-shaped steel fabrication that connects the bottom of the throat sheet (the front wall of the firebox) with the crown sheet (the ... By exposing the water to the heat of the firebox, thermic siphons increase thermal efficiency and help to improve water circulation in the boiler through ensuring more uniform temperatures within it ... Thermic siphons are located in the body of the firebox or, if applied, in the combustion chamber ...
Baltimore And Ohio Class N-1
... set of cylinders were placed beside the firebox ... The space beside the firebox was hot and dirty, which caused premature cylinder wear, and the placement of the cylinders limited the size of the firebox ... Q1, which also placed the rear cylinders by the firebox ...
Steam Turbine Locomotive - Drive Methods - Direct Drive - Switzerland
... It was fitted with a cold-air blower feeding into the firebox grate rather than a suction fan in the smokebox ... The firebox was at positive pressure, and hot gases and cinders could be blown out the firebox doors if they were opened while the blower was operating ...
SR Merchant Navy Class - Design - Boiler and Welded Firebox
... The inner and outer firebox of the Merchant Navy class was constructed using welding, as opposed to the riveting that was more common practice ... This made for cheaper construction and a firebox 1.5 long tons (1.5 t) lighter than a copper example of equal size ... syphons were implemented to improve water circulation between the boiler and the top of the firebox (the "crown") ...