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Jonathan Glancey – Livio Dante Porta – Engineer who transformed steam technology

Por |julio 6th, 2018|

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The Guardian, 2 August 2003

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The steam railway locomotive still works hard for a living across great tracts of China. It labours largely behind the scenes in Poland – and in Cuba, Zimbabwe and other pockets of the developing world. It climbs mountains, with tourists in tow, in Switzerland, the United States and Wales.

And now it is making a cautious return. A new generation of low-emission, thermally efficient, low-maintenance steam locomotives is being developed concurrently in Britain, Japan, Switzerland and the US that will offer a romantic, and surprisingly efficient alternative at the margin of railway operations. That new steam is being developed at all is due largely to the inspirational career of the Argentinian locomotive engineer, Livio Dante Porta, who has died aged 81.

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Tf – Artículo sin firma – ¿Se muerde la cola el tren? – Un grupo de investigadores ingleses estudia la vuelta al vapor

Por |mayo 19th, 2015|

Vía Libre, noviembre de 1978

La “combustión del lecho fluidizado” permitiría el ahorro de fuentes de energía más caras que el carbón.
La locomotora a vapor que proyectan estos científicos dispondrá de todas las ventajas de las antiguas sin ninguno de sus inconvenientes.
Una caldera “acuotubular” es el elemento básico del sistema propuesto por los profesores Thring, Sharpe y Le Sueur. […]