How Do Miura’s LX and EX Boiler Models Differ?
Miura steam boilers are the best option for your companies steam generation system. They offer lower operating costs, excellent efficiency, and reduced fuel costs. There are several models available to meet your steam needs.
But are you wondering what the differences are between Miura’s LX Series and EX Series models? These top-selling steam boilers are both great choices, but it’s best to know how they differ to determine which option is right for your business or organization.
The LX offers a smaller footprint
The LX is a clean-burning industrial boiler that provides the smallest footprint per horsepower output between the two. In fact, with the LX, you can count on a boiler that takes half the space of a conventional fire-tube boiler and doesn’t require tube-pull space. The compact LX-50, 50 horsepower model, has the ability to fit through a standard doorway.
The LX features the lowest NOx ratings
Perfect for organizations subject to strict environmental regulations, the LX series offers naturally low NOx (nitrogen oxide) ratings. In fact, you can expect to see NOx levels as low as 9 ppm, depending on the model selected.
“LX boilers have the lowest NOx rating off the shelf of any manufacturer in the country,” explains Brandon Hargett of Boiler Masters Inc. in Greensboro, North Carolina, “and the newer LX lines at Miura have VFD control on their blower motors allowing them to have better turn down ratios.”
The EX provides NOx ratings as low as 30ppm, also depending on the model.
The EX allows for more fuel options
The EX offers flexibility with multiple fuel options. Hargett states, “The EX series boiler is the boiler Miura has that’s capable of burning #2 fuel oil as a backup fuel. So, you can opt for natural gas, propane, or #2 fuel oil.
The LX also has the ability to operate on Natural Gas and Liquid Propane Gas.
LX and EX design differences
While the LX series is known for its compact size, the EX series looks very similar to a fire tube boiler that has been turned up on its end — except it’s still made using Miura’s safe water tube boiler technology.