Thanks a Ton Steven! Yeah Sam is awesomeThere's some good info in the thread below. When doing your searches you might want to use the word ejectors instead of injectors. Also Mr. Halpern's article has good info on the ejector system. Cheers.
Anyone have any clue what was done with the dirty water, sewage, and other waste products. I have looked at the deck plans and there is no tanks found for this purpose. I would imagine there was holding tanks somewhere and electrical run pumps either ejected it out of the ship to the...www.encyclopedia-titanica.org
Don't know why your post didn't show up before. Probably the new browser I'm using with cookies turned off. Anyway good post. Thanks.I found this in a post about the disposal of waste. Hope this helps you!
The ash ejectors used a jet of pressurized water to carry ash from a hopper in the boiler room up a tube with a curved top and shoot it away from the side of the ship. The fact that they sprayed a slurry of ash and water is doubtless why they were not used in port.
About every four hours a fireman would clean each of the three furnaces under his care, raking the ash and clinkers onto the stokehold plates. The duty of moving the ash from there to the ash ejector or hoist was that of the trimmers. The ash was probably loaded into a wheelbarrow and trucked to the ejector/hoist. I some cases this meant wheeling it through the passage between the boilers. The trimmer might have to break up the clinkers to get them to fit into the ejector.
You will note that in most cases the ejectors were in the aft end of the large boiler rooms. This makes sense, as the pumps that ran the ejectors were also on the aft side of the boiler rooms. The exception is boiler room #4, which had it, ejectors, forward (the pump is still aft)--I can't tell you why the difference.
The single-ended boilers in boiler room #1 were intended for use in port, so they weren't too concerned with access to the ash ejectors. In port, the ash from #1 was wheeled to the ash hoist in #2 or perhaps #3 (if they were disposing of ash from the port side). Apparently, they didn't generate so much ash that the distance was a big problem. If boiler room #1 was used at sea they had ready access to the two ejectors in #2, via the watertight door in the bulkhead.