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Useful heat from engines

Well, I was wondering if we could use the heat produced in the fuel engines to heat up the steam boiler and reduce the use of materials to be burned.

So I could have a fuel engine that produces power and instead of just getting rid of the heat it produces, I could pipe it to a boiler and produce steam, which I can then use to get even more power or electricity

This is something use IRL in trans-atlantic passenger cruises, a diesel engine to propell the ship and the electricity from the steam turbines for electricity (and other stuff). A 25.000 passenger cruise (and a 1000 crewmembers) requires as much electricity as a city of 150.000 inhabitants

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Useful heat from engines - by TW64 - 2018-04-15, 09:21 AM
RE: Useful heat from engines - by Eagle - 2018-04-15, 01:39 PM
RE: Useful heat from engines - by Supercowswag - 2018-06-06, 03:27 AM

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