Giffard injector
Giffard injector Gif"fard in*ject"or (Mach.) See under {Injector}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Giffard's injector — Injector In*ject or, n. 1. One who, or that which, injects. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mach.) A contrivance for forcing feed water into a steam boiler by the direct action of the steam upon the water. The water is driven into the boiler by the impulse of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Injector — In*ject or, n. 1. One who, or that which, injects. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mach.) A contrivance for forcing feed water into a steam boiler by the direct action of the steam upon the water. The water is driven into the boiler by the impulse of a jet of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • GIFFARD — FRANCE (see also List of Individuals) 8.2.1825 Paris/F 14.4.1882 Paris/F Henri Giffard was an engineer from Ecole Centrale in Paris interested in the motion of air balloons. After engineering studies he improved the steam machine that made him a… …   Hydraulicians in Europe 1800-2000

  • Injector — An injector, ejector, steam ejector or steam injector is a pump like device that uses the Venturi effect of a converging diverging nozzle to convert the pressure energy of a motive fluid to velocity energy which creates a low pressure zone that… …   Wikipedia

  • fuel injector — Injector In*ject or, n. 1. One who, or that which, injects. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mach.) A contrivance for forcing feed water into a steam boiler by the direct action of the steam upon the water. The water is driven into the boiler by the impulse of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Henri Giffard — (1825 1882) was a French engineer.Giffard invented the injector and the powered airship with a steam engine weighing over 400 lb; it was the world s first passenger carrying airship (known as a Dirigible). [ [http://www.century of… …   Wikipedia

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  • Sharp, Roberts and Company — was a Locomotive manufacturer in Manchester, England. Thomas Sharp and Richard Roberts opened the Atlas Works in 1828 to manufacture textile machinery and machine tools.Early locomotivesThey had built a few stationary steam engines, and in 1833… …   Wikipedia

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