A benefit of a modular, once-through watertube design is the ability to rapidly generate full steam even from a cold start (on-demand steam). On-demand steam can improve steam generation operations by matching the actual load demand with boiler output in near real time. While traditional boilers typically are placed in a standby or idle mode when not in use, such operating techniques are not required with on-demand watertube boilers.
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April 1, 2020
Used for generating steam for power, processing or space heating, or for producing hot water to heat products or a hot water supply, a boiler delivers steam or hot fluid to the end use point at the desired pressure and temperature.
Boilers are an integral part of the processing industry’s success, providing steam for a variety of manufacturing applications. When a facility boiler goes down for planned maintenance or an upset occurs, the lost production time can be costly.
Superior Boiler received a contract for a major boiler-room expansion at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Hutchinson, Kan.-based company will supply two watertube boilers with a square furnace. Each boiler is designed to deliver up to 85,000 lb/hr of steam capability.
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).
Many industries face periods of increased process steam requirements, commonly known as peak or seasonal demand. Whether it is processing the food we eat, the gasoline that fuels our vehicles or any other valued product, there likely will be occasions where demand exceeds steam production capability.
A pulp-and-paper facility in the Pacific Northwest was forced to take down its large power boiler for repairs. The company called on Nationwide Boiler Inc. to provide two 70,000 lb/hr package watertube boilers on a fast-track emergency basis.
To satisfy customer demand, Hurst Boiler is manufacturing engineered packaged watertube boilers at its retooled factory on a 50-acre manufacturing campus in Coolidge, Ga. This product line extension complements the company’s wetback and dryback firetube, biomass and hybrid boiler manufacturing capabilities.