Need A New Boiler For Your Industrial Company? 2 Types To Choose From

If you own an industrial company and need to purchase a new boiler, there are different types you can choose from. Below is information about two of these types as well as the types of boiler fuel, so you can choose the boiler that will work best for your company. 

Water-Tube Industrial Boilers

Water-tube industrial boilers produce steam or hot water depending on what you are using the boiler for. This boiler has tubes that house the steam or water. There is a low mud drum and an upper steam drum that connect to each other with tubes. If your industry uses high-pressure applications a water-tube boiler is a good option for you. This boiler can also handle a variety of load requirements. These boilers have a higher BTU (British thermal unit) rating which means they can provide you with steam or heat faster than other types of boilers. Water-tube boilers are different than conventional boilers that have a fire-tube system. Instead of fire, water is used, which can generate more steam and uses less fuel.  This also makes water-tube boilers safer when compared to fire-tube boilers. It is also easier to inspect and maintain these boilers. 

Fire-Tube Industrial Boilers

If your company uses a lot of hot water applications and you need high-pressure steam, a fire-tube boiler is a good choice for you. This boiler has a firebox and heating tubes that are constantly immersed in water inside the tank. The walls in the tubes heat with gas, the heat then transfers into the water, and the water then converts to steam. This boiler is commonly used in many industries but may not be as efficient when compared to water-tube boilers. This is because the water takes more time to heat up. This results in more wasted heat and higher water and fuel costs for you as much more energy is used with this boiler. 

Boiler Fuel Types

Boilers use a variety of fuel types no matter if you choose water-tube or fire-tube boilers. Industrial boiler systems commonly use fuel that includes biomass, which uses things like corn husks, wood chips, and other combustible substances. Coal is also used, but as crushed coal instead of larger clumps. Natural gas is also commonly used. Oil, which may include gasoline, diesel, or another type of petroleum-based fuel, is also used. 

Talk with a manufacturer that sells industrial boilers and they can give you more information about these boiler types and other types that are available for you. You can also rent boilers if you do not need to purchase one or do not have the money to purchase a boiler at this time. 

For more information on boiler rentals, contact a provider near you.