(Last Updated On: 01/09/2017)
You better know steam engine when you are familiar with steam engine parts
. Steam engines
are used very widely in engineering
up to 1930 for generation of power.
Steam engines are widely used on ships in old days at present they are replaced by diesel engines.
Hence to disclose some more important information about this old machine steam engine, I am giving some details about steam engines parts and their functions
So, Below are the Important Steam Engine Parts
It is the heavy casting which supports all the stationary and moving parts of the engine
and holds them in proper alignment. It requires the foundation to rest upon or engine bed plate fixed on engine foundation.
It is the cast iron
cylindrical hollow vessel in which the piston moves to and fro under the pressure of steam. Crank side end and an outer end of the cylinder is closed by end covers and made steam-tight.
It is the closed chamber integral with the cylinder. It supplies steam to the cylinder with the movement of a slide valve.
This part is fitted on the crank end cover of the cylinder. Its function is to prevent the leakage of steam past the piston rod.
It is the cast iron cylindrical disc moving to and fro in the cylinder under the action of the steam pressure. This part converts heat energy of steam into mechanical work. Cast iron piston rings
make the piston steam tight in the cylinder and thereby prevent the leakage of steam past the piston.
It is the link between a piston rod and the connecting rod. It guides the motion of the piston rod and prevents it from bending.
It is made from mild steel on which flywheel is mounted on it. It is supported on the main bearings of the engine
and it is free to rotate in them.
This valve is fixed on the steam chest. Its function is to admit the steam from steam chest to the cylinder. Slide valve also exhausts the steam from the cylinder at the proper moment. The valve gets to and fro motion from the eccentric fitted on the crankshaft.
This part support crank shaft and fitted in the engine frame known as a main bearing journal.
It is made from cast iron or cast steel. Which is mounted on the crankshaft to prevent the fluctuation of engine speed throughout the stroke. Hence it carries the crank smoothly over the dead centers.
To control the speed of the engine
according to the load conditions, the governor is used. The speed of the engine is controls either by the quantity or pressure of the steam supplied to the engine.
I hope you will get some idea about Steam Engine parts.
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