Serpollet Boiler & Engine
December 30, 2020 09:26AM
I was hoping that someone could provide the steam rate on a Serpollet Engine (Pounds per hour)? My guess or assumption is that the standard engine used ~ 1,000 lb/hr.

Also, can one provide a confirmation on some information I ferreted out on the internet? The Serpollet boiler was capabile to produce 17 lb/ft^2 hr (pounds per square foot per hour)...is this a good number? This number comes from a reprint of Serpollet's presentation at Milan symposium in 1906.

As a point of reference, a Doble E made 17.4 lb/ft^2 hr from 480 ft - 88 ft^2 (per Jim Crank book about Doble).

Also, what is the net cross section diameter of the Serpollet boiler tube? How many feet was in a boiler package?

Note that I recently joined the British Steam Car Club. I will communicate on this forum also to see if any more information about Serpollet is available there.

I find that what information I've found about Serpollet is that he had some really great concepts! Humbly, I'm just starting to figure it out, how great the concepts are.

Cheers,
Rick


Re: Serpollet Boiler & Engine
January 03, 2021 04:36PM
Some concepts for a Serpollet little putts-around-buggy. This would use standard tires, flash boiler and condenser on the front (latest version). I like the 52 inch wheelbase the best.


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