Fire-tube boiler facts for kids
A fire-tube boiler is a type of boiler in which hot gases pass from a fire through many tubes. These run through a sealed container of water. The heat of the gases passes through the walls of the tubes, and this heats the water and creates steam.
Most steam locomotives have fire-tube boilers.
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Kewanee Gas-Fired Packaged Fire-Tube Boiler from 1974 rated at 25 horsepower
Fire-tube boiler Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.