The term fireplace comes from the French word cheminée. This is how the tube that allows the exit of smoke derived from a process of combustion.
Combustion is the chemical reaction that occurs with the contact of a oxidizable material and the oxygen. The fuel (that is, the oxidizable substance), in the presence of the oxidizer (oxygen) reacts quickly and heat is released.
The energy release by way of heat Y light usually includes flames. In addition, as a result of incomplete combustion of fuel, it emits smoke (a gaseous mixture with solid particles in suspension). The fireplace, in this frame, is the duct that channels the smoke and enables it to reach the outside.
Sometimes the idea of a fireplace alludes to some equipment or facilities that have this tube. This is how a chimney can be called stove or a home used for heating or cooking.
In a boat, the chimney contains the set of exhaust pipes boilers, turbines and engines. It is a structure that stands out from the vessel and where shipping companies usually place your name as an identification.
For the geology, the fireplace is the opening through which a volcano expels magma during an eruption. In the field of engineering, whereas, a chimney is a gap that is made between two galleries to transport materials or for ventilation purposes.
Certain FirearmsFinally, they present a barrel known as a chimney in the chamber area. There the capsule is located so that, when the trigger is pulled, the load receives the fire.