straight-tube boiler

straight-tube boiler

[′strāt ¦tüb ′bȯi·lər]
(mechanical engineering)
A water-tube boiler in which all the tubes are devoid of curvature and therefore require suitable connecting devices to complete the circulatory system. Also known as header-type boiler.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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