Expansion Engines

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Steampowered - Engine Configuration - Multiple Expansion Engines
... It is a logical extension of the compound engine (described above) to split the expansion into yet more stages to increase efficiency ... The result is the multiple expansion engine ... Such engines use either three or four expansion stages and are known as triple and quadruple expansion engines respectively ...

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