Valve chest

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Valve chest (Mach) a chamber in which a valve works; especially Steam Engine, the steam chest; -- called in England valve box, and valve casing. See Steam chest, under Steam.
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Usage

In literature:

For preventing accidents by condensed water, spring safety valves, ss and s1 s1, are connected to the valve chests.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 344, August 5, 1882" by Various
It may be necessary to take off head of piston valve chest and block in there.
"The Traveling Engineers' Association" by Anonymous
They are placed on opposite sides of the chest, A, and are supplied with steam through the controlling valve, B.
"Scientific American, Volume 40, No. 13, March 29, 1879" by Various
The diameter of the cylinder plus height of valve chest seems to have been 5 feet 9 inches to 6 feet.
"The Pioneer Steamship Savannah: A Study for a Scale Model" by Howard I. Chapelle
Will I have to enlarge the steam chest; the valve uses the whole length of it now?
"Scientific American, Vol. XXXIX.--No. 24. [New Series.], December 14, 1878" by Various
The lower valve fitted steam-tight to the sides of the steam-chest and the under surface of the upper valve.
"Illustrated Catalogue of Locomotives" by Matthew Baird
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In news:

A 70 year-old male with prior aortic valve replacement is referred by his cardiologist for atypical chest pain .
Federal health scientists say the first artificial heart valve designed to be implanted without major surgery appears to help patients who are too frail to undergo chest-opening surgery.
The first artificial heart valve designed to be implanted without major surgery appears to help patients who are too frail to undergo chest-opening surgery, according to federal health reviewers.
Tubes lead in and out of Regina Nieft's chest as a heart surgery team led by Dr Tamin Antaki replaces two of her heart valves and creates a bypass.
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