ash pan

ash pan

[′ash ‚pan]
(engineering)
A metal receptacle beneath a fireplace or furnace grating for collection and removal of ashes.
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In 2013, a blaze which caused thousands of pounds worth of damage to over 100 acres of the Hughes' farmland was caused by a faulty ash pan on a passing steam train.
Its legs fold around the frame as the ash pan concertinas to fold flat.
The team recently completed a hydraulic boiler test, in which Master replaced several gaskets in the boiler, repacked the high-pressure cylinder, refitted the fusible plug in the firebox and reassembled the grate and ash pan.
A combustion experiment was done with a small boiler furnace consisting of fine grid body, fuel supply, combusting chamber and the ash pan.
Ash pans are a common optional feature, but many stove shoppers demand an ash pan on the assumption that it will make ash removal easier and neater.
When using a WilsonBailey wood burning stove on a daily basis, the ash pan only needs emptying once a fortnight and involves nothing like the messy job of clearing out an open fire grate.
Normally, I take the ash pan out to empty it but there are times when I discover the ash pan is overfull.
An investigation by the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) into the first blaze when 60 passengers were on board a steam train, revealed the company had not carried out proper checks and failed to notice a faulty ash pan.
The Grillery Standard's smart design includes a black tempered-steel fire grate located above a stainless steel ash pan.
The stove also features an easy-access ash pan with oversized, brushed stainless-steel handle and a convenient wood storage compartment built right into the pedestal base.