A steam drum is a standard feature of a water-tube boiler. It is a reservoir of water/steam at the top end of the water tubes. The drum stores the steam generated in the water tubes and acts as a phase-separator for the steam/water mixture. The difference in densities between hot and cold water helps in the accumulation of the "hotter"-water/and saturated-steam into the steam-drum.
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... Three drum/ Four drum boilers - Are the veterans of the normal day boilers, although they are still used in some industries ... Bi drum boiler - are used for power generation and steam generation both ... generation they are used now seldom and are replaced by single drum boilers as the bi drum boilers are non-reheat units ...
... is burned inside the furnace, creating hot gas which heats water in the steam-generating tubes ... boilers rely on the water-filled tubes that make up the walls of the furnace to generate steam ... The heated water then rises into the steam drum ...
... Fuel is burned inside the furnace, creating hot gas which heats water in the steam-generating tubes ... that make up the walls of the furnace to generate steam ... The heated water then rises into the steam drum ...
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