Overheating caused by an insulating medium between the heat transfer surfaces and the surrounding water, for instance scale, oil and sometimes steam, is discussed. Common failure modes of the various types of equipment involved are dealt with, and a boiler explosion is quoted as an example. A hydrogen fire is then described, which started when highly superheated steam escaped and reacted with the surrounding iron to form a chain reaction.

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    Institute of Marine Engineers

    Memorial Building, 76 Mark Lane
    London EC3R 7JN,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Gander, J E
  • Publication Date: 1978-2

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  • Accession Number: 00179555
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Ship Research Institute of Norway
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1978 12:00AM