water tube boiler

water-tube boiler

[waw-ter-toob, -tyoob, wot-er-]
noun
a boiler for generating steam by passing water in tubes (water tubes) through flames and hot gases.


Origin:
1870–75

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water tube boiler
 
n
a steam generator consisting of water drums and steam drums connected by banks of tubes through which the water is circulated. The tubes are exposed to the hot gases of the furnace and the heat transfer rate is high

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