The Benefits of Modular Water Tube Boiler Design

For companies of all sizes that rely on producing steam for their operations, there are several options when choosing a boiler. The conventional choice is a fire tube boiler, which has its advantages, depending on the industry. However, another option that’s worth considering is the modular water tube boiler. Here are a few of the benefits of choosing a modular water tube design.

Save Space

Modular water tube boilers are a great way to add space to your boiler room or steam plant. The modular design is much smaller than conventional boilers, creating a smaller footprint. The extra space can be used however you like, including adding more boilers that can further enhance your overall output.

Reduce Energy Costs

Modular water tube boilers are compatible with propane, gas, and oil. It’s possible to change the fuel type without much hassle. This allows companies to choose whatever type of fuel they prefer as a way to cut costs. Modular boilers are also easy to turn on and off based on need. This typically isn’t the case with conventional fire tube boilers, leading to a lot of wasted energy when the boiler is idling. With modular water tube boilers, most companies can reduce their energy costs by up to 20 percent.

Flexible to Changing Needs

With modular boilers being able to be switched on and off with great ease, they can respond whenever the need for steam rises or falls. A company may only need one or two boilers running most of the time, but when that need increases, you can start up your additional boilers in just a few minutes. When the need calms down, those extra boilers can be switched off until they’re needed again. This also makes it easy to shut down one boiler for routine maintenance without losing the use of the other boilers. It’s also easy to add more modular boilers down the line if a company chooses to expand or has an increase in its steam demands.


Performing routine maintenance on modular water tube boilers is much easier than conventional boilers. A single person can usually do the job in a matter of hours, and as mentioned earlier, it doesn’t require shutting down the entire operation. This makes it easier to keep up with regular maintenance, helping the system last longer. Also, since it’s possible to shut down the boilers when they’re not needed, there’s much less wear and tear on individual parts and the boiler itself, leading to a much longer lifespan for modular boilers.

Contact Miura today to learn more about the benefits of a modular water tube boiler design.

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