Join our network of non-profits, companies and individuals who believe social change can happen through design.

Become A Member
avatar

ainsley brown

new york city, new york, United States

professional businessmen

Member since October 04, 2013


  • How to Extend the Life of your TRIAD Boilers

    Community, Industrial Design

    Slider_comboboiler_177_

    Sources of the Problem Water ordinarily contains dissolved gases and minerals, particulates and organic subtances. Uncontrolled pH and dissolved oxygen can produce excessive corrosion or rusting within a system. Before long, the build-up of scale, mud, sludge and contaminants can occur at the bottom of the boiler and on the tube sheet. As the burner goes through its cycles, the efficient heating and cooling of the boiler can deteriorate due to the build-up of those contaminants, leading to hampered heat-transfer.

    Monitoring temperatures of boiler heated-water will help users to immediately determine whether such problems are occurring. This will help them anticipate and avoid aggravation of the problem.

    Steps to follow Here then are a few simple steps to remember and to follow regarding this issue: • Effective water-treatment is a vital factor in maintaining good system-operation. • Clean-outs and a pro-active preventative-maintenance plan will help maintain the boiler’s cleanliness and peak performance. • The temperature differentials of make-up, return, and feed-water must be kept as reasonably low as possible.

    Remember, every unit is a product of excellent design and proven performance. Under ideal conditions, these units will operate at peak levels. However, proper maintenance and care will add actual service-life and usefulness of the unit. Get to know your unit well and how you can have more of it.

    Getting in touch with TRIAD For more information on how to ...

  • Corliss8_177_

    Corliss Steam Engine Boiler Group Gear Rooms Smelter Tech: The Corliss Engine While James Watt’s improvements to the steam engine may have been responsible for giving birth to the industrial revolution it would be the contribution of George Corliss that made it profitable. Watt’s contribution to engine design was one of practicality and reliability. Corliss’s contribution was one of efficiency, creating engines that took advantage of every last drop of energy available to it. Because of these improvements steam engines were finally able to surpass water power in terms of economic feasibility and surge ahead to become the de factor power source of the late 19th century.

    On its surface the Corliss styled engine is very similar to its Watt’s style brethren. Steam is delivered into a large cylinder through means of a throttle valve, which is automatically controlled by the engine’s governor. Once inside the cylinder that steam expands and pushes the enclosed piston forward. As the piston moves so to does the connected piston rod, which in turns pushes the crosshead forward along its track.

    Meanwhile on the engine’s business end that reciprocating motion of the crosshead is converted into circular motion by means of a connecting rod and crank. The crank rotates a disc which in turn spins the engines drive shaft and connected flywheel. This is all typical when it comes to steam engine design (see my original steam engine post HERE for more info). To see what dif...

  • Group Report Corliss Engine: The Great Corliss Engine

    Communication, Environmental Design

    Group Report Corliss Engine: The Great Corliss Engine This remarkable mechanism was a simple condensing engine. It was finished in 1876 requiring seven months to build. It furnished power for running the machinery at the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition in 1876. It was purchased by George Pullman in 1880 and was moved from Providence RI where it had been in storage after the run of the Centennial Exposition to Pullman, requiring a train of thirty-five cars to transport it. It was shaped like the capital letter A and from the floor to the top of the walking beam was forty feet. The cylinders were forty inches in diameter affording a ten-foot stroke. The diameter of the crankshaft was eighteen inches and twelve feet long. The diameter of the large gear (fly) wheel was thirty feet with a face of 24 inches and was the largest gear wheel in the world. The gear wheel meshed into a pinion wheel that powered 3268 feet of main power shafting located in tunnels 4-5 feet below grade in tunnel. From the main power shaft, approximately 13,000' of overhead shafting and two miles of belting applied to the machinery in the car shop. The engine was capable of developing 2500 horsepower.

    When the engine was started at the Centennial exposition in Philadelphia's Fairmont Park by President Grant and Emperor Don Pedro III of Brazil, they were supported by a choir of 1000 singing Handel's Hallelujah Chorus, a band of 150 pieces playing the Centennial March composed by Richard Wagner, followed b...

  • Frank William Shillitto käsikirja Corliss höyrykoneet

    Communication, Environmental Design

    Frank_william_shillitto_käsikirja_corliss_höyrykoneet_132_

    Frank William Shillitto käsikirja Corliss höyrykoneet

    DEL I.

    KAPITTEL I. FORBEREDER STIFTELSER.

    corliss motor gruppe kjelerommet steam håndboken Når en ny motor er å bli installert er det forventes at ingeniøren ansvarlig skal være kvalifisert til å tilby verdifulle forslag om plassering, etc., også utføre arbeidet av ereksjon ifcalled ved for å gjøre dette. Følgende forklaring av metoden for prosedyren, bortsett fra noen forslag om plassering, forbereder bakken, etc., gjelder også for oppføring av drivkraften for en helt ny produksjon plante som et tillegg til et anlegg allerede i bruk. Vi antar at det er besluttet å installere en ny motor for å plassere re som ikke lenger kan kjøre produksjons-anlegg på full kapasitet. Det første du må vurdere er plasseringen. Generelt motoren skal plasseres som cen-trally som mulig når det gjelder dis-tribution av makt, at i tilfelle en lang rekke shafting er å bli kjørt, vil det være mye bedre å finne om

    10 HÅND BOK

    midten av linjen, hvis mulig, er enn stasjonen den fra den ene enden, for en gitt mengde kraft til å være overført en lettere aksel kan brukes i tidligere posisjon enn mulig i det siste. Selvfølgelig er det ikke tilrådelig å skille motoren og høylandet av noen stor avstand hvis det kan unngås, men uunngåelige tap på grunn av shut-ting ned anlegget lenge nok til å re-Flytt gamle motoren og grunnlaget, bygge nye Fundamenter og sette opp den nye motoren på området på den gamle, vil vanligvis langt ...

  • The Corliss Engine Group by Frank William Shillitto

    Communication, Environmental Design

    Frank William Shillitto Handbook of the Corliss steam engines

    the corliss engine group boiler room steam handbook REESE LIBRARY OF THK UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA. Deceived ,190 . -Accession No. 8 301 7. Class No. -u-lf-U-U-ru-u-4 HANB BK CORLISS STEAM ENGINES. DESCRIBING IN A COMPREHENSIVE MANNER THE ERECTION OF ENGINES, THE ADJUST-MENT OF THE CORLISS VALVE GEAR,AND THE CARE AND MANAGEMENT OF CORLISS STEAM ENGINES., Jl*SECOND EDITION. THE AMERICAN INDUSTRIAL PUBLISHING Co.PUBLISHERS. BRIDGEPORT, CONNECTICUT, U.S.A. 1899. COPYRIGHT 1898. F. W. SHILLITTO, JR. PREFACE.

    THE demand for an elementary treatise on the Corliss Engine has induced me to undertake the preparation of this volume. It is presented with no journalistic pretensions and with no ambition save the advancement and welfare of the younger mem bers of our chosen calling. It has been the aim of the author to set forth the principles governing the subject matter in language free from unnecessary technicalities and as concisely as possible. While a few indicator diagrams have been introduced from the author's practice for the purpose of illustrating certain points, no attempt has been made to treat at length on this subject, as the fraternity is well sup- plied with most admirable works on this line. Should this volume be the means of im- parting the desired knowledge to its readers the author will, indeed, be amply repaid for the effort. THE AUTHOR. JUNE, 1898. 83017 TABLE OF COXTEtfTS. PART I. Erecti...