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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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. "I have had the opportunity to crew the engine: filling the boiler, lighting up, firing, doing the lubrication, raising pressure, managing water and cleaning out at the end of the day, " he says.
A combustion experiment was done with a small boiler furnace consisting of fine grid body, fuel supply, combusting chamber and the ash pan. The furnace had an area of 66 to 132 [m.sup.2].
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. Its patented V-channel cooking surface is tilted so that juices flow to the front and into an included basting 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.
"Afterwards, you are in the depot emptying the ash pan, throwing the ashes out.