Different Types of Steam Engine Cylinders:
- Cylinder Head: The cylinder head is the top part of the steam engine’s cylinder. It is made up of a series of valves that open and close to control the flow of air and fuel into and out of the cylinder. There are two types: one-piece and two-piece heads, which differ in how they are manufactured. One-piece heads are cast in one piece while two-piece heads have a separate head with an integral piston rod attached to it.
- Cylinder Block: The cylinder block is the bottom part of a steam engine’s cylinder that houses all its other moving parts, including its piston, connecting rod, fly wheel, and crankshaft.Seal:An inlet valve that regulates the flow of steam into a steam engine’s cylinder.
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