Down in the bowels of the TSS Earnslaw, twin screw steamer on Lake Wakatipu, sailing out from Queenstown, South Island, New Zealand, I spied this piece of rotating equipment, pristine and whirring away, in the midst of a spotless engine room
queenstown south island new zealand tss earnslaw twin screw steamer rotating parts
good movement xx
lynnit was fun rummaging around down in that engine room
Could this be a steam pressure regulator, commonly known as a safety valve? If so, then when it spins beyond a certain rpm., it’s expansion draws the ends together and releases steam pressure thus reducing the pressure and the likelyhood of a big boom!. That’s what this is, IMO, as I have worked around boilers. Even your home water heater has safety a valve! However, I have never seen one like this, before, Phil. A nice treat! :-)
petewell, you never cease to amaze me with your knowledge of crazy s___t like this. I’m such a right brainer that this stuff flies by my screen!
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Thomasmany thanks for this feature. A really neat device spinning away down there every day!
thanks as always derek!
karenI appreciate your note and courtesy!
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