The Benefits of a Small Industrial Boiler
People often say that bigger is better, but that’s not always the case. When it comes to boilers, it might seem like a bigger boiler will be better and more powerful. However, thanks to new designs from companies like Miura, bigger boilers aren’t necessarily better. In fact, there are a number of benefits to making the switch to small industrial boilers.
For starters, smaller water tube boilers can save a significant amount of space compared to traditional fire tube boilers. For smaller facilities, space is always at a premium, and a large boiler that takes up a majority of the space inside a boiler room or steam plant leaves workers little room to maneuver to perform maintenance on the boiler.
Miura’s LX series of boilers take up 50 percent less floor space than the average fire tube boiler, and the Miura EX series takes up 33 percent less floor space. Neither type of boiler requires tube pull space, making them even smaller compared to conventional boilers. Since they take up less floor space, smaller boilers give companies the option of adding extra boilers in the future should their needs increase — an option that a business is unlikely to have with larger conventional boilers.
Using small industrial boilers can also be advantageous for companies building a new facility. With smaller boilers, you won’t have to dedicate a large amount of space to your boiler room if you know your boiler is half the size of traditional boilers. For new construction projects, it would be foolish not to at least consider smaller boilers because of the added space and flexibility they provide.
Smaller boilers are also easier to start and stop. Larger boilers can take more than an hour to start-up, which wastes a lot of time and productivity. The alternative option is to leave it running idle, which wastes fuel and adds to your energy costs. But with Miura’s smaller, compact boilers, a cold start-up can be achieved in less than five minutes. Just flip a switch and the boiler will be producing steam before you know it.
Finally, small boilers will help save money in the long run. Compared to larger, conventional boilers, Miura’s compact boilers experience much smaller radiation losses, allowing you to use less fuel and save on energy costs. Compared to fire tube boilers, Miura’s smaller boilers can help reduce energy costs, which is just one of the many reasons why smaller may actually be better when it comes to industrial boilers.
Contact Miura today to learn more about investing in a small industrial boiler system.