Is it possible to use steam power safely without it being an explosive hazard to everyone around it?

Is it possible to use steam power safely without it being an explosive hazard to everyone around it?

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    no the reason we are still in the stone ages because steam power was to dangerous to use.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >inb4 what are power plants?

      A steam engine is inefficient just to run some machines.
      Electricity is much easier to handle and to use.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Possible or stupid? What is a search engine? What is spoon feeding? What is Youtube?

      Several of my ancestors were boiled alive when the town glans brander esploded. Twas hideous.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    PV=nRT so no.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, as long as you avoid high volume pressure vessels

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes. In some ways this is exactly what your hot water tank is, a steam vessel designed to be safe enough to use in a home environment. Venting excess pressure is the most important thing.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it's far safer and efficient to run water through pipes in a furnace that gets turned to steam than the other way around.
      making steam in a big hot water tank is something of the 19th century.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes. You just have to be aware of, and maintain, the safety factors.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You can minimize the amount of pressurized steam per power generated by making the cycle circulate steam faster with higher flowrate and better heat exchanger, and regulate the pressurized section with relief valves that are made sure to not foul.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Make sure that the pressure relief valve is in good working order before firing up the boiler?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Steam power is impressively complex including boiler operation for power production. Serious people should check out the live steam hobby to get educated and read railway shop practice books (steam was often uses as compressed air is today) via the Internet Archive.

      It was so unsafe thousands of workers were killed not just in railway accidents like boiler explosions but in maintenance shops. It can work for small display shops as in museums with line shafting etc but line shafting was easier to power with ICE engines so steam faded away.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    use orphan children to opperate the device and sell the broken ones your own meat packing company down by the steam boat docks.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just do a Stirling engine instead

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