When you are shopping for an industrial boiler, one of the most important factors you must consider is the lifecycle cost. After all, the off-the-shelf efficiency of your boiler system can help you predict the cost of your ownership over a 25- or 30-year lifecycle. Efficiency, however, is not the only factor that determines how long your steam boiler will last.
Valmet will supply a waste-fired steam boiler to Lidköping Energi AB in Sweden. The boiler will allow the company to convert 130,000 tons of waste per year into district heat, industrial hot water, industrial steam and electricity.
The LX Gas/Low NOX Series is offered with boiler models ranging from 50 to 300 hp. The industrial boilers use natural gas or propane and are available in a range of steam pressure options (300, 170 or 15 MAWP).
With more than 140,000 steam boilers in operation worldwide, Miura has never had a pressure vessel explosion resulting in casualty. The company’s focus on safety did not stop with product design performance, however. Shortly after opening its U.S. manufacturing facility in Rockmart, Ga., in 2009, Miura set out to achieve the distinction of becoming the safest workplace in the steam boiler industry.
Unplanned downtime due to equipment failures and unanticipated steam demands are among the reasons industrial boiler owners find themselves seeking new or rental equipment with a short turnaround time.
An East Coast Brewery implemented a low pressure steam heating system and energy-efficient boiler to help increase its production.Cypress Brewing, Edison, N.J., wanted to go from a two-barrel system to a 20-barrel system. After a review, the three-year-old company installed low pressure steam, cast-iron boiler.
ClearFire-H is designed for heating and process steam solutions and offered in sizes from 10 to 80 hp for 15 or 150 psig design steam pressure. According to the manufacturer, it produces 99 percent or better dry quality steam without a separator and is available with 10:1 turndown.
Steam boiler safety concerns have typically been based on the potential for catastrophic explosions. However, experts suggest that while some types of boilers can be safer than others based on physics (and the potential for explosions), boiler safety is also about how a boiler is designed and engineered.
Industrial-scale process equipment sometimes is tapped for non-process applications. Such was the case when Greenwich Hospital broke ground on a new building back in 1997 and purchased seven Miura high pressure steam boilers. At the time, the facility in Connecticut chose Miura boilers because of their compact size, efficient operation and lower emissions — benefits often cited by industrial processors.