compound engine


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compound engine

[′käm‚pau̇nd ′en·jən]
(mechanical engineering)
A multicylinder-type displacement engine, using steam, air, or hot gas, where expansion proceeds successively (sequentially).
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A compound engine from a paddle-driven steam yacht called Firefly II, built in Runcorn in 1900, proudly takes centre stage.
One of the more recent additions to the collection is an inverted vertical compound engine, which came from Hardman and Ingham's Diamond Rope Works at Royton.
By 1886, a trial of a 52ft pinnace, with a compound engine with a surface condenser, recorded a speed of 15 knots over a measured mile.
The Mogul was available in 20 and 25 hp, with choice of a single or a compound engine.
It is a Woolf compound engine, with the high pressure cylinder closer to the centre of the beam than the low pressure, thus resulting in differing stroke lengths.
All of these machines, except for the Cyclone, could be ordered as simple or compound engines, which provided more power than the simple versions.