Talk:Steam generator

Latest comment: 1 year ago by Zzyzx11 in topic Redirect

Should this article be merged with boiler? —Mulad (talk) 20:19, Jun 16, 2005 (UTC)

Isn't a steam generator a device which uses a mixture of hydrogen, oxygen and water as a compact and responsive means of generating steam? Gordon Vigurs 12:12, 17 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Broad-concept article edit

I will convert this to a Broad-concept article as requested in the "dabconcept" tag. Biscuittin (talk) 17:34, 3 December 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Just don't overlap the steam generators used for carriage heating in diesel locomotives. Those share the name, but little else. Likewise the HP steam-LP steam auxiliary boilers on ships. Andy Dingley (talk) 17:48, 3 December 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Please give me your definition of "Steam generator". Biscuittin (talk) 17:55, 3 December 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I did a Google search for "Steam generator" and most of the hits were for domestic appliances like steam irons, steam cleaners and steam wallpaper strippers. Biscuittin (talk) 18:55, 3 December 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Volume of imprecise use is no guide to a correct and precise use. The "billion flies" argument. The point of one article here is to be a disambiguation page: a linguistic disambiguation between similar words with obviously distinct meanings, i.e. the function and method of those machines. Another page needs to explain the underlying concept of "the steam generator concept", even if this is the most obscure use of the term "steam generator". Other articles, such as flash steam need to explain that there's remarkably little to that narrow concept, because most uses of it were themselves inaccurate (apart from Serpollet and model boats, nearly every "flash steam" device was actually a monotube). Andy Dingley (talk) 11:53, 4 December 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Redirect edit

This article duplicates Steam generator (boiler) so I will change it to a redirect. Biscuittin (talk) 10:31, 4 December 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Based on the comments here, I disagree that there should be a WP:PRIMARYREDIRECT or even a WP:PRIMARYTOPIC if there seems to be an issue if there should be a broad-concept article. There also seems to be ambiguity between the titles Steam generator (boiler) and Boiler (steam generator). Zzyzx11 (talk) 18:15, 5 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]