Choosing a Steam Boiler for Your Dairy

A reliable and efficient boiler can be a great asset for dairy companies. The process of pasteurization requires heating products to specific temperatures in order to kill bacteria and other pathogens without influencing taste. A steam boiler is a great way to create the necessary heat, not to mention it’s useful in heating the facility, sanitizing the equipment, and other tasks food processors need to accomplish on a daily basis. While each dairy has distinct needs, here is a look at a few factors dairies should consider when choosing a steam boiler.

Quick On and Off

Few dairies or food processors are running 24/7, which means they need a boiler that can be shut off at the end of the day and turned on the next morning without much hassle. Miura’s modular boilers fit that description perfectly. From a cold startup, they can reach peak steam generating capacity in less than five minutes. Dairies that need steam at a precise pressure and temperature won’t have to sit around waiting for their boiler to get up to speed, nor will they have to leave their boiler running idle all night, wasting fuel and money.

Fuel Efficiency

When it comes to selling dairy products, it’s important to keep prices as low as possible, and that means trying to keep productions costs down. For dairies, it’s usually better to pay more upfront for a boiler if it can help you to save money down the line. Miura boilers tend to be more fuel efficient than traditional fire tube boilers, in part because they can be turned off when they’re not in use. They can also run on multiple types of fuel, allowing users to seamlessly switch back and forth between fuels based on what energy source is cheaper. Companies that have switched to Miura boilers report 20% or more savings on energy costs, which over an extended period of time has a huge effect on the bottom line.

Smaller is Better

Boilers are one of the few places where smaller is undoubtedly better. With smaller boilers, dairies don’t have to dedicate as much space to their boiler room, leaving them more space for other pieces of equipment that can help them in their operations. This is another area where Miura is a good fit, as our LX series of boilers have roughly 50% the footprint of conventional boilers, making them small enough to fit through a doorway. Even the Miura EX model is still 33% smaller than the average fire tube boiler.

Reliability

Dairies are one industry where not much work is going to get done without a functioning boiler. Thus, it’s vital for every dairy to have a boiler they trust to stay up and running long-term. Miura, for instance, offers a seven-year warranty on all of our boilers, so you can trust that we’ll take care of the problem if something goes wrong. We also have a remote monitoring system called MOM that’s standard on every boiler. MOM allows us to detect minor issues before they become bigger problems that reduce efficiency or require extensive repairs that shut down the boiler for an extended period of time. Offsite technicians are also able to look up information about the boiler and troubleshoot with those onsite to find a quick solution to any problem that may arise, ensuring your dairy gets its boiler up and running as soon as possible.

Eco-Friendly

More and more cities and states are instituting emission restrictions, and businesses in every industry need to be aware of them. Fortunately, Miura is ahead of the curve. Our boilers can lower emissions of harmful substances like NOx to as little as 9 ppm. Miura boilers were designed with the environment in mind, and so they can help any dairy comply with any current or future emission restrictions.

Food processing companies all over the country have reaped the benefits of using Miura boilers. Contact a Miura representative today to learn more about all the ways our boilers can help your dairy. Contact Us