Fuel Stoker

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Stoker, Fuel


a device for stoking fuel in grate-fired furnaces and for distribution of fuel over the whole area of a furnace grate. Fuel stokers are classified as mechanical stokers, which carry fuel into the furnace by means of a bladed turning rotor; pneumatic stokers, which convey the fuel with the aid of an air jet or steam jet; and pneumatic-mechanical stokers, which combine both principles. Pneumatic-mechanical stokers ensure a more uniform distribution of fuel along the grating.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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