FAQ: How Do Miura Boilers Compare to Conventional Boilers?

Miura’s line of modular boilers may produce steam just like conventional boilers, but after that, the similarities start to disappear. Miura manufactures a different kind of industrial boiler than many of the fire tube boilers of yesteryear. Here are just a few ways that Miura’s boilers distinguish themselves from conventional boilers.


Miura’s boilers are significantly smaller than traditional boilers, taking up roughly half as much space in some cases. Miura’s modular boilers also don’t need tube-pull or door-swing space, which helps to free up even more space inside a boiler room or steam plant. The smaller boilers make it easier to fit more boilers in a particular space and add more boilers at a later date. Miura’s smaller boilers also make it possible to dedicate less space to a boiler room or steam plant, which can help a facility save money on construction costs.

Startup Time

From a cold startup, it can take a conventional boiler more than an hour until it’s operating at peak capacity. However, with a Miura boiler, it takes less than five minutes from a cold startup to start meeting steam demand. Knowing that a Miura boiler can be started up so quickly makes it easy to turn it off when it’s not needed, making Miura boilers ideal for handling fluctuating steam needs.

Energy Efficiency

Since traditional boilers are slow to get started, they are often running idle when not in use rather than turned off completely. This helps to meet demand, but it’s inefficient and costly because they are still consuming fuel. On the other hand, Miura boilers can easily be turned on and off based on need, meaning they aren’t wasting fuel when not in use. As a result, it’s common for companies to report fuel savings of up to 20% when they switch from conventional boilers to Miura boilers.


Major explosions are a rare occurrence for traditional boilers, but they’re still possible. However, with the way Miura designs our boilers, it’s virtually impossible for there to be a serious explosion. If there’s a problem with one of Miura’s boilers, it’ll likely be confined to a single tube and won’t affect the entire boiler. Miura also has more safety measures in place so that minor issues can be detected and addressed before they become a serious problem.

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