How to Choose a Safe, Efficient, and Reliable Boiler

Buying a new boiler is an important step for any organization, whether you’re a school, hospital, or brewery. If you’re investing thousands of dollars in a piece of equipment, it needs to last at least a couple decades. And of course, everyone wants a boiler that will be safe and reliable. But what exactly should you be looking for in a boiler to ensure you find the best one for your needs?


Believe it or not, size matters when it comes to boilers. In most cases, smaller may actually be better. Newer water tube boilers produced by companies like Miura take up far less space than conventional fire tube boilers. You may actually gain space by replacing fire tube boilers with a new water tube boiler. This can help the entire operation run more efficiently.


Safety is obviously a top priority, and while a lot of progress has been made to make fire tube boilers safer, they are still not as safe as newer modular steam boilers. For starters, a company like Miura has remote monitoring and safety measures in place to detect small issues before they turn into big problems. On top of that, any issue with a water tube boiler will remain localized, preventing the kind of catastrophic explosions that occur with unstable fire tube boilers.


Performing regular maintenance on your boiler is what’s going to make it reliable for many years to come. Boilers need to be inspected at least once per year. Companies that sell Miura boilers will typically inspect a new boiler at least three times during the first year to make sure everything is running smoothly. They will then schedule inspections as frequently as the owner wants, in addition to providing training to employees so that they are comfortable performing routine procedures on their own. It’s also easier to perform routine inspections on modular boilers, as it can be done in just a few hours. Best of all, these inspections can be performed without shutting down the entire system. With regular maintenance, your boiler can last for 20 to 25 years, putting off the need for a new one for as long as possible.


The efficiency of your boiler is directly tied to your fuel and energy costs. Water tube boilers will typically require less water than fire tube boilers, making them the more efficient choice. They also produce far more steam while using less gas. With water tube boilers, there’s a lot less wasted water and energy, making them more efficient than fire tube boilers from both a financial and environmental perspective.

Contact Miura today to learn more about our reliable, safe, and efficient boiler systems.

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