Ramzin, Leonid

Ramzin, Leonid Konstantinovich


Born Oct. 14 (26), 1887, in the village of Sosnovtsy, in what is now Sosnovka Raion, Tambov Oblast; died June 28, 1948, in Moscow. Soviet scientist in the field of heat engineering.

In 1914, Ramzin graduated from the Moscow Higher Technical School, where he became a professor in 1920. In 1921 he became a member of Gosplan (State Planning Commission). In 1930 he was convicted in connection with the Industrial Party affair. In 1944, Ramzin became a professor at the Moscow Power Engineering Institute. One of the organizers of the All-Union Heat Engineering Institute, he served as its director from 1921 to 1930 and became head of research in 1944. He also worked in the Bureau for the Construction of Flow-through Boilers. Ramzin established a subdepartment of boiler design in 1943 at the Moscow Power Engineering Institute.

Ramzin’s major works were devoted to boiler design, the rating of boilers, the theory of radiation in burners, the investigation of fuels, district heating, and the design of thermal power plants. Ramzin designed an industrial flow-through boiler that became known as the Ramzin boiler. He was active in the planning work of the State Commission for the Electrification of Russia.

Ramzin received the State Prize of the USSR in 1943. He was also awarded the Order of Lenin and the Order of the Red Banner of Labor.


Ratsional’noe napravlenie toplivnogo khoziaistva SSSR. Moscow, 1930.
Teplosilovye stantsii. Moscow, 1930.
“Sovetskoe priamotochnoe kotlostroenie.” In the collection Priamotochnye kotly Ramzina. Moscow-Leningrad, 1948.