Surely therefore to him belongs the credit of having invented and perfected the tubular boiler and surface condenser.
What is the course of the main circulating water of a surface condenser?
A surface condenser consists of a cast iron shell or chamber forming the back of the engine frame.
The water in the hot well of a surface condenser is usually kept at a temperature of about 100° Fahrenheit.
The surface condenser was used by Hall in 1838 on the steamship “Wilberforce,” and Sickels in 1841 invented the drop cut-off.
The surface condenser remains as it was ten years ago, with scarcely a detail altered.
This, in practical words, is the surface condenser by which the used steam is returned to the boiler in the form of water.