Some articles on steam:
... Steam at 134 °C can achieve in three minutes the same sterility that hot air at 160 °C takes two hours to achieve ... include Downward displacement (or gravity-type) As steam enters the chamber, it fills the upper areas first as it is less dense than air ... Flow is usually controlled by a steam trap or a solenoid valve, but bleed holes are sometimes used, often in conjunction with a solenoid valve ...
... Waverley has been based at Rudyard Lake Steam Railway, in Staffordshire since 2003, on permanent loan, and has been repainted apple green ...
... It is the home of the Strumpshaw Hall Steam Museum, with a collection of Traction engines, and Steam rollers ... It also has a Showman's engine, a Steam wagon and a narrow gauge railway with a Simplex diesel disguised as a steam engine ...
... as it was necessary to vent the exhaust from additional boilers fitted after steam turbines had been settled on as the powerplant ... The outboard turbines operated at high pressure the exhaust steam then passing to those inboard at relatively low pressure ... turbines installed was less at low speeds than a conventional reciprocating steam engine, but significantly better when the engines were run at high speed, as was usually the ...
... Where underground steam sources can be tapped, the steam is used to run a steam turbine ... Geothermal steam sources have a finite life as underground water is depleted ... water through rock formations to produce hot water or steam are, on a human-relevant time scale, renewable ...
More definitions of "steam":
- (verb): Travel by means of steam power.
Example: "The ship steamed off into the Pacific"
- (verb): Rise as vapor.
- (verb): Get very angry.
Example: "Her indifference to his amorous advances really steamed the young man"
- (verb): Cook something by letting steam pass over it.
Example: "Just steam the vegetables"
- (noun): Water at boiling temperature diffused in the atmosphere.
- (verb): Emit steam.
Example: "The rain forest was literally steaming"
Famous quotes containing the word steam:
“Prudence and justice tell me that in electricity and steam there is more love for man than in chastity and abstinence from meat.”
—Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (18601904)
“The outline of the city became frantic in its effort to explain something that defied meaning. Power seemed to have outgrown its servitude and to have asserted its freedom. The cylinder had exploded, and thrown great masses of stone and steam against the sky.”
—Henry Brooks Adams (18381918)
“Clean the spittoons.
The steam in hotel kitchens,
And the smoke in hotel lobbies,
And the slime in hotel spittoons:
Part of my life.”
—Langston Hughes (19021967)