Purves flue

Pur·​ves flue
variants: or Purves tube \ ˈpərvə̇s-​ \

Definition of Purves flue

: a boiler flue with thickened transverse ribs or corrugations rather widely spaced

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History and Etymology for Purves flue

after Purves, 19th century English engineer, its inventor

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“Purves flue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Purves%20flue. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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