What is boiler?

  • (noun): A metal pot for stewing or boiling; usually has a lid.
    Synonyms: kettle
    See also — Additional definitions below


A boiler is a closed vessel in which water or other fluid is heated. The heated or vaporized fluid exits the boiler for use in various processes or heating applications, including boiler-based power generation, cooking, and sanitation.

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Some articles on boiler:

Boiler - Controlling Draught
... Most boilers now depend on mechanical draught equipment rather than natural draught ... gas is less dense than the ambient air surrounding the boiler ... The denser column of ambient air forces combustion air into and through the boiler ...
Scotch Marine Boiler
... A "Scotch" marine boiler (or simply Scotch boiler) is a design of steam boiler best known for its use on ships ... One or more large cylindrical furnaces are in the lower part of the boiler shell ... Gases and smoke from the furnace pass to the back of the boiler, then return through the small tubes and up and out of the chimney ...
LDE – Edward Bury To Pfeil - Technical Features
... The boiler was rivetted from several sections ... that projected a long way forward over the boiler barrel and acted as the steam collection space ... Two piston pumps provided boiler feedwater they were driven via an eccentric cam from one of the axles ...
Steamboats Of The Mississippi - Boiler Explosions
... to the mid-century mark, there were some 4,000 fatalities on the river due to boiler explosions ... Early boilers were riveted of weak iron plate ... Mark Twain noted a bad boiler explosion which occurred aboard the steamboat Pennsylvania in 1858 ...
LDE – Wurzen And Oschatz - Technical Features
... The boiler was of rivetted construction and comprised several sections ... dome that extended forward over the boiler barrel and acted as a steam collection space ... In addition there was a steam dome on the front section of the boiler ...

More definitions of "boiler":

  • (noun): Sealed vessel where water is converted to steam.
    Synonyms: steam boiler