How Steam Engines Work

By: Marshall Brain & Yara Simón  | 

Stationary Steam Engines

A stationary steam engine is a fixed engine not intended for mobility. Unlike steam engines used in locomotives or ships, stationary steam engines stay in place and power factories, mills, pumping stations or electricity generators. They typically consist of a large steam boiler, a reciprocating or rotary steam engine and varius auxiliary components to control and regular the steam flow and power output.