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Posted by SteveW 
Building help
August 31, 2022 02:53PM
For a long time now my brother and I have been designing a rotary steam engine. We think we have the major problems fixed however as the saying goes, "The proof is in the pudding"
. If any members with machining capabilities, or just interested in this project, is willing to help it would be appreciated. We aren't looking for free work and expect to pay for materials and time. Anyone interested?
Re: Building help
September 02, 2022 02:01PM
What we have that will make this design work better is from the use of a bonded ceramic that infiltrates the metal like case hardening but is almost diamond hard, high temperature, and has a max coefficient of friction of .02 .
The inlet valve will allow for as close to 0 space as possible. With the extended chamber that a rotary gives along with extremely low friction the steam can be expanded as fully as possible. With proper insulation and heat recovery we hope to get reasonable overall efficiency. This is a closed system. Not just a new expander.
Re: Building help
January 28, 2023 05:09AM

That sounds interesting. But maybe you can specify better what kind of help you need. Machining help, because you have no access to the tools or because of the challenges?
Specify your project more. Maybe you can add a technical drawing, tell us what challenges specifically challenge you and we go from that.
Re: Building help
January 28, 2023 07:11AM
I always through of making a steam engine using a Scroll compressor design.
I never found one large enough or one I could get free to play with.

Re: Building help
February 14, 2023 11:12PM
How you doing on your project? Where are you located?
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