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steam jacket

a casing, as on the cylinder of a steam engine, filled with live steam to keep the interior hot.
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steam-jacketed, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for steam jacket
  • Atypical batch cooker is a horizontal, cylindrical vessel equipped with a steam jacket and an agitator.
  • Heat is usually provided to the cooking surface by means of a steam jacket.
  • The tank was heated with a steam jacket and was agitated with a mechanical mixer.
  • It is temperature controlled by regulating the steam pressure in the steam jacket and is insulated to minimize heat losses.
  • Cooling tanks are similar to the cooking vats, but without a steam jacket.
British Dictionary definitions for steam jacket

steam jacket

(engineering) a jacket containing steam that surrounds and heats a cylinder
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