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    Warren: Thank you for the kind words. As a...

    Warren:

    Thank you for the kind words. As a matter of fact, I do teach a course at Hanford Mills Museum which I had jokingly named: "Steam Power 101". It's about a day and a half in length, and...
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    Brian: Thank you for posting the additional...

    Brian:

    Thank you for posting the additional photos of the "Belle of Louisville" during the 2006 winter layup. The very last picture was taken inside the boiler. It is a firetube boiler. The...
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    I watched the youtube with the "electronic tour"...

    I watched the youtube with the "electronic tour" of the "Belle of Louisville". It was interesting, and I was glad they devoted a fair portion of it to the engines and boilers and the role of the...
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    Brian: I do not think Nooter used any "very...

    Brian:

    I do not think Nooter used any "very good materials" to build the boiler in the "Belle of Louisville". They most likely followed ASME Section I of the Power Boiler Code, and used something...
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    gbent: Water for boilers (or condensate in...

    gbent:

    Water for boilers (or condensate in plants where condensate is recovered) is typically tested for:

    -hardness
    -pH
    -dissolved oxygen
    -dissolved solids (minerals such as: calcium,...
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    I believe water treatment became fairly...

    I believe water treatment became fairly commonplace by the latter part of the nineteenth century. By the early 20th century, boiler water treatment was in widespread use. It was a function of the...
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    Thank you for posting this article. It was...

    Thank you for posting this article. It was interesting reading it, particularly since I have some experience with engineering on steam locomotive boilers.

    In recent years, we are fortunate to...
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