Modular, on-demand boilers are not exactly new. They have been in use since the 1980s and have proven to be reliable, efficient alternatives to larger boiler systems. Yet, many engineers, designers and facility operators seem reluctant to adopt them despite three key benefits: high pressure output, low energy consumption and a space-saving, compact design.
Perhaps the reluctance to use modular boilers stems from the perceived lack of a strong track record, and from the conservative attitudes engineers are trained to cultivate. This is understandable. In the engineering profession, being conservative is being conscientious. A great deal rides on the work of engineers — not the least of which are public safety, environmental concerns and financial responsibility.