Tour of Belle’s Engine Room - Part 4 of 10
Water to the Boilers - Part 2
Cold water entering the hot boilers would damage them. So the river water pumped from the live well is first pumped to a collection drum, part of the heat exchanger system. There, hot exhaust and excess steam start heating the water. The feed line taking the water from the drum to the boilers is also heated because it runs through the exhaust line that goes to the smokestacks.
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