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Steam Turbines A Book of Instruction for the Adjustment and Operation of the Principal Types of this Class of Prime Movers   By: (1872-1932)

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In "Steam Turbines: A Book of Instruction for the Adjustment and Operation of the Principal Types of this Class of Prime Movers" by Hubert E. Collins, readers are provided with a comprehensive guide on the mechanics and operation of steam turbines. Although the title of the book may seem intimidating, Collins's writing style and clear explanations make it accessible for both beginners and experienced professionals in the field.

From the very beginning, Collins establishes a strong foundation of knowledge regarding the principles of steam turbines. He delves into the historical background of steam turbines, their development, and their significance in various industries. This chapter not only provides a fascinating overview for those interested in the background of these machines, but also sets the stage for the following chapters on adjustment and operation.

The author's attention to detail is commendable, especially when discussing the adjustment and operation of different types of steam turbines. Collins covers a wide range of topics, including valve gear control, governors, lubrication, and maintenance. Each topic is explained thoroughly, ensuring that readers grasp the concepts without feeling overwhelmed. The clear and concise language utilized throughout the book makes it an excellent reference for professionals seeking to expand their knowledge or troubleshoot common issues.

One noteworthy aspect of this book is Collins's emphasis on safety. He consistently stresses the importance of following safety protocols and provides guidelines to prevent accidents during adjustment, maintenance, and operation. This focus on safety makes the book an invaluable resource, particularly for individuals working directly with steam turbines in industrial settings.

The inclusion of diagrams, charts, and tables throughout the text is another strength of the book. These visual aids further enhance readers' understanding of complex concepts and facilitate the application of theoretical knowledge to practical situations. Collins ensures that readers grasp not only the theories behind steam turbines but also their real-world applications.

While the book's title might suggest a dry and technical read, Collins manages to present the information in an engaging manner. He includes historical anecdotes and examples from his extensive experience, which add a personal touch and keep readers interested. Additionally, the book's logical organization allows readers to easily navigate between different topics and find specific information with ease.

Overall, "Steam Turbines: A Book of Instruction for the Adjustment and Operation of the Principal Types of this Class of Prime Movers" by Hubert E. Collins is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in the mechanics and operation of steam turbines. Collins's expertise and accessible writing style make this book a must-read for engineers, technicians, and enthusiasts alike.

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STEAM TURBINES

A BOOK OF INSTRUCTION FOR THE ADJUSTMENT AND OPERATION OF THE PRINCIPAL TYPES OF THIS CLASS OF PRIME MOVERS

COMPILED AND WRITTEN BY

HUBERT E. COLLINS

FIRST EDITION Second Impression

McGRAW HILL BOOK COMPANY, Inc. 239 WEST 39TH STREET, NEW YORK 6 BOUVERIE STREET, LONDON, E. C.

Copyright, 1909, by the Hill Publishing Company

All rights reserved

TRANSCRIBER'S NOTES

The authors of this book used the spellings "aline," "gage," and "hight" for the conventional spellings "align," "gauge," and "height." As they are used consistently and do not affect the sense, they have been left unchanged. Obvious typos and misspellings that did not affect the sense have been silently corrected. The following substantive typographical errors have also been corrected: "being" to "bearing" (p. 68); "FIG. 50" to "FIG. 56" (p. 91), and "Fig. 2" to "Fig. 73" (p. 159). Two other likely errors have been left as transcriber queries: lead/load on p... Continue reading book >>




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