What Does It Mean for a Steam Boiler to be Low NOx or Ultra Low NOx?

What Does It Mean for a Steam Boiler to be Low NOx or Ultra Low NOx?

One of the latest advances in the world of industrial steam boilers is the advent of low NOx boilers. This innovative type of steam boiler helps companies reduce their carbon footprint in addition to helping them improve their bottom line. Of course, it’s important to understand how these boilers work and what it means for a boiler to be labeled “low NOx.”

Miura’s LX series of boilers is a great example of boilers that can be considered low NOx. These boilers utilize a softer, cooler flame compared to more conventional boilers. This type of flame creates a more natural and controlled burn that allows heat to be more evenly distributed throughout the boiler.

With a cooler flame and more controlled burn, Miura’s LX boilers produce less nitrogen, which results in low emissions of NOx, a harmful greenhouse gas. Depending on the specific model of boiler, NOx emissions with one of Miura’s boilers can be as low as 9ppm. That level of emissions will match or exceed most regulatory requirements. By keeping in line with these restrictions, companies can avoid fines and other types of punishment for emissions levels. On top of that, these types of boilers are better for the environment.

Miura’s low NOx boilers are also modular, which makes them smaller and more efficient than conventional boilers. Instead of taking more than an hour to start-up, as is the case with most boilers, Miura’s LX boilers can start producing steam less than five minutes after being turned on. This reduces the amount of fuel needed to make the boiler run, and in turn, can reduce operating costs and save a company a significant amount of money over an extended period.

When it comes to low NOx modular boilers, Miura’s LX series of boilers are not only better for the environment, but they can also help a company save money in more ways than one.

Contact Miura today to learn more about choosing a low NOx boiler.