If an existing boiler is not able to adequately keep up with your process, it may be time to replace it in favor of a system with modern burners and controls. Boiler efficiency should be an important part of a purchase evaluation because the annual cost of fuel easily can be two to three times the installed cost of the equipment. Here are 10 factors to evaluate when considering a boiler replacement.
When you use steam is as important as how much you use. Chances are that the operating loads have changed substantially since the boiler was installed. If there has been a significant decrease in load, your boiler may be running at an inefficient low firing rate. Replacing it with a smaller unit — or multiple smaller units — may result in fuel cost savings.