A Case for Modular, On-Demand Steam Boilers

Benefits and Operation Strategies for Facility Engineers and Operators

By Nick McBride, Assistant Vice President of U.S. Engineering, Miura America Company

Modular, on-demand boilers are not exactly new. They have been in use since at least the 1980s and have proven to be reliable, highly efficient alternatives to larger boiler systems. Yet many engineers, designers and facility operators seem reluctant to adopt them, despite their unique combination of high-pressure output, low energy consumption and space-saving compact design. There is no longer any reason to hesitate harnessing all their advantages.

Those advantages are certainly well established. In fact, the Federal Energy Management Program issued a bulletin stating, “If building loads are highly variable, as is common in commercial buildings, designers should consider installing multiple small modular boilers… modular systems are more efficient because they allow each boiler to operate at or close to full rated load most of the time, with reduced standby losses.” Read More by clicking the link below: