Burners attach to various types of boiler vessels. Water tube, fire tube, cast iron sectional boilers all typically utilize a separate power burner to create hot water or steam.
Boilers that pass hot exhaust gasses through one or many tubes surrounded by water in the main vessel. The heat energy of the gasses produced is then transferred into the water and steam is generated in the upper portion of the Fire Tube Boiler. This type of boiler is used in many commercial and process applications for high pressure steam needs. Typical facilities that would utilize this technology include but aren’t limited to hospitals, universities, breweries, prisons, and process industries.
Finned Tube Boilers are the most economical type of boiler and have a shorter life expectancy. These boilers have finned copper tubes that produce high thermal conductivity which allows for a higher heat transfer rate. Copper finned tube boilers are typically utilized when fixed cost is the primary goal of a facility owner.
Plumbing and heating systems utilize pumps to flow water through piping for heating and distribution. Buildings with elevators utilize sump pumps to extract waste and oil from sump pits. High rise buildings will typically use booster pump systems to push water to upper floors in order to distribute water to plumbing fixtures at a specific pressure.
Steam Boilers are used to produce steam in facilities which require a higher temperature heat source than what is capable using hot water. They are used in applications where steam is required.
A Steam Generator is equipment used to produce steam at various pressures using low water content to produce steam within 3-5 minutes. This allows owners to turn off the generator during periods not requiring steam and turning the unit back on when needing steam. This results in lower fuel costs by not having to operate the equipment on a consistent basis. This type of equipment is mostly used for intermittent steam production.
Boilers that circulate water through tubes heated externally by firing through the combustion chamber. The fuel is burned inside the furnace, creating hot gas which heats the water in the steam-generating tubes. Water is converted to steam within the upper drum assembly to which the water tubes are attached. This type of boiler is typically used in high pressure steam industrial applications where major load swings occur.