porcupine boiler

porcupine boiler

[′pȯr·kyə‚pīn ¦bȯil·ər]
(mechanical engineering)
A boiler having dead end tubes projecting from a vertical shell.
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porcupine boiler

A vertical, cylindrical boiler having many short dead-end tubes projecting from the cylindrical surface to provide additional heating surface.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.