Choosing A Steam Boiler For Your Laundry Service
We often think of steam boilers being used primarily for heating purposes, but there are a number of other uses for steam itself. For instance, laundry services require boilers that can produce a massive amount of steam on a daily basis. Just ask our clients, Up To Date Laundry, a laundry company that has decreased their costs while keeping up with their production demands after switching to Miura steam boilers.
Whether you specialize in laundry services or simply perform them for a larger business like a hospital or hotel, you need to have the right boiler to help maximize your productivity and limit your costs as much as possible. Here are a few things to look for when choosing a steam boiler for your laundry service.
Not all laundry services are 24/7 operations. Some may be, but that’s not always the case. Services that aren’t running at all hours of the day or night need to get their boilers started quickly so they can get right to work at the start of every day. The faster steam can be created, the more productive they can be.
Older, traditional boilers tend to take more than an hour to start running at peak capacity, which can inhibit productivity and increase costs for both fuel use and payroll. Miura boilers, on the other hand, can be running at peak capacity within five minutes of a cold startup. This allows laundry services to turn their boilers off when work ends for the day, knowing the boilers can be brought online again quickly the following day.
Most laundry services will want to utilize the space they have for washers, dryers, and other laundry-related equipment. They don’t want steam boilers taking up a lot of space that could be used for laundry purposes. Thus, the smaller the boiler, the better off your laundry service will be.
This makes Miura’s modular boilers ideal for laundry services. In some cases, Miura boilers have half the footprint of traditional fire tube boilers, making it a lot easier to fit them into a boiler room that’s off to the side from where the washing and drying are taking place. For most laundry services, this is the ideal location for their boilers.
Any facility that uses industrial boilers should be concerned with fuel efficiency, and laundry services are no different. They can’t afford to be throwing away money because their boiler isn’t as fuel efficient as it needs to be. Using a boiler that doesn’t produce enough steam for the amount of fuel being used to power it can make it hard to stay on budget.
This is another area where Miura boilers excel. While Miura boilers are smaller than conventional boilers, they provide a lot of bang for your buck with regard to the steam they can produce compared to the fuel they consume. Many laundry services can saver 20 to 30% on fuel costs after switching to a Miura boiler.
For many laundry services, it’s important to remain environmentally conscious. It may not seem like that would be a huge concern for laundry services, but whenever a steam boiler is being used, it’s important to be conscientious about emission levels.
Miura boilers are specifically designed to reduce emissions of NOx and other harmful substances as much as possible. In fact, Miura’s LX-200 boilers are the world leader in NOx emissions and will help any company in any industry comply with any current or future emission restrictions.