Kessler, George W. Power Generation Division, Babcock and Wilcox Company, Barberton, Ohio.
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A steam boiler in which water circulates within tubes and heat is applied from outside the tubes. The outstanding feature of the water-tube boiler is the use of small tubes exposed to the products of combustion and connected to steam and water drums which are shielded from these high-temperature gases. Thus, possible failure of boiler parts exposed to direct heat transfer is restricted to the small-diameter tubes and, in the event of failure, the energy released is reduced and explosion hazards are minimized.
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