fire tubes
Flue Flue (fl[=u]), n. [Cf. OF. flue a flowing, fr. fluer to flow, fr. L. fluere (cf. {Fluent}); a perh. a corruption of E. flute.] 1. An inclosed passage way for establishing and directing a current of air, gases, etc.; an air passage; esp.: (a) A compartment or division of a chimney for conveying flame and smoke to the outer air. (b) A passage way for conducting a current of fresh, foul, or heated air from one place to another. (c) (Steam Boiler) A pipe or passage for conveying flame and hot gases through surrounding water in a boiler; -- distinguished from a tube which holds water and is surrounded by fire. Small flues are called {fire tubes} or simply tubes. [1913 Webster]

2. In an organ flue pipe, the opening between the lower lip and the languet. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Flue boiler}. See under {Boiler}.

{Flue bridge}, the separating low wall between the flues and the laboratory of a reverberatory furnace.

{Flue plate} (Steam Boiler), a plate to which the ends of the flues are fastened; -- called also {flue sheet}, {tube sheet}, and {tube plate}.

{Flue surface} (Steam Boiler), the aggregate surface of flues exposed to flame or the hot gases. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Vertical boiler with horizontal fire-tubes — Blake boiler A vertical boiler with horizontal fire tubes is a type of small vertical boiler, used to generate steam for small machinery. It is characterised by having many narrow fire tubes, running horizontally. Boilers like this have been… …   Wikipedia

  • Fire-tube boiler — A fire tube boiler is a type of boiler in which hot gases from the fire pass through one or more tubes within the boiler. It is one of the two major types of boilers, the other being the water tube boiler. A fire tube boiler can be either… …   Wikipedia

  • fire-tube boiler — noun : a boiler in which water surrounds the tubes through which hot gases pass from the furnace to the stack * * * /fuyeur toohb , tyoohb / any boiler for generating steam by passing hot gases and other combustible products through tubes (fire… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fire-tube boiler — /fuyeur toohb , tyoohb / any boiler for generating steam by passing hot gases and other combustible products through tubes (fire tubes) immersed in water to a chimney or uptake. Cf. water tube boiler. * * * …   Universalium

  • Tubes and primers for ammunition — Tubes and primers are used to ignite the propellant in projectile weapons. In ancient times various devices were adopted to ignite the charge. Small guns were fired by priming powder poured down the touch hole (or vent) and ignited by glowing… …   Wikipedia

  • Fire coral — Millepora dichotoma Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia …   Wikipedia

  • Fire extinguisher — Extinguisher redirects here. Extinguisher may also refer to a candle snuffer. A stored pressure fire extinguisher …   Wikipedia

  • Fire Arrow — For the Plymouth automobile, see Plymouth Fire Arrow. Hwacha that launches singijeons, a variation of the fire arrow The Fire Arrow is a projectile weapon that uses black powder. The earliest reference to its use comes in the Collection of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Fire tube — Tube Tube, n. [L. tubus; akin to tuba a trumpet: cf F. tube.] 1. A hollow cylinder, of any material, used for the conveyance of fluids, and for various other purposes; a pipe. [1913 Webster] 2. A telescope. Glazed optic tube. Milton. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fire-tube boiler — dūmavamzdžių katilas statusas T sritis Energetika apibrėžtis Katilas, kuriame dūmai, degimo produktai teka vamzdžiais, o vanduo – išorine vamzdžių puse. atitikmenys: angl. fire tube boiler; smoke tube boiler vok. Rauchrohrkessel, m rus.… …   Aiškinamasis šiluminės ir branduolinės technikos terminų žodynas

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”