steam boiler


: a boiler for producing steam

Examples of steam boiler in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The systems work in tandem with heat pumps, and because it’s all run by electricity, are far greener than steam boilers that operate by burning natural gas, oil or propane. Cara Buckley, New York Times, 23 Jan. 2024 Nearly 70% of New York City’s large buildings have steam boilers that run on natural gas or oil, according to NYC Accelerator. Cathy Bussewitz, Fortune, 15 May 2023 Vicinity is already retrofitting its Kendall plant, which uses natural gas to fire its steam boilers and an electricity-generating turbine that also produces steam from its excess thermal energy. Jon Chesto,, 1 May 2023 Job description: Construct, assemble, maintain, and repair stationary steam boilers and boiler house auxiliaries., al, 20 Feb. 2022 The distilling process is powered by an electric steam boiler. IEEE Spectrum, 29 Mar. 2023 Every winter, the old-fashioned steam boiler in the basement stops working — on what feels like the coldest days of the year. Wilfred Chan, Curbed, 8 Dec. 2022 Fry, also an associate professor in chemical engineering at BYU, is working in an adjacent building on a next-generation system that uses supercritical carbon-dioxide instead of a conventional steam boiler. Tim Fitzpatrick, The Salt Lake Tribune, 28 July 2022 The old dinosaur of a steam boiler waited after the bend. Karen Russell, The New Yorker, 4 Oct. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1805, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of steam boiler was in 1805

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“Steam boiler.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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