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Old 09-13-2017, 09:05 PM   #10
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Lighting off boilers on an old steam ship is quite a production, and it can be dangerous.

There are not many around anymore, and even fewer people who know how to operate them..

If I remember correctly, in the mid 80s Maine Maritime Academy blew up a boiler and some Cadets were hurt when they lost flame in the boiler, and lit it back up off the residual heat, and in the process created an explosive atmosphere.

Not a "green" way to produce to energy and the waste gasses can be extensive.
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