What To Consider When Selecting An Industrial Steam Boiler
Buying a new steam boiler is not something to take lightly. It’s an expensive piece of equipment that you’ll need to function properly for many years to come.
The last thing you want to do is buy the wrong boiler and end up having to spend extra money on repairs. You also don’t want to have to buy another boiler long before you planned on doing so, wasting even more money. To prevent that from happening, here are the most important factors to consider when selecting a new industrial steam boiler.
Obviously, the price of a steam boiler has to receive some consideration. Everyone has a budget and so you need to buy a boiler that fits into that budget. However, you may not want to skimp on price when it comes to buying a boiler. If you settle for a cheap, inferior product, you may end up spending more in the long run on repairs or replacing the boiler sooner than expected.
The size of the boiler matters in the sense that you have to be able to fit it in your boiler room. Generally, you’ll want a boiler to have as small of a footprint as possible, as it’ll help to save both space and money. Miura’s modular boiler design helps to keep boilers as small as possible without sacrificing output or efficiency. The smaller boiler helps create flexibility with regard to space, as there is no need for tube pull-space or door-swing space like with traditional boilers. This creates additional space in the boiler room and may even open the door for multiple modular boilers working on the same system to help improve efficiency and cut operating costs even further.
Safety should always be one of the top priorities when buying a new boiler, so you’ll want to buy from a manufacturer that has a proven track record when it comes to safety. For instance, Miura’s steam boilers are designed in such a way that a catastrophic explosion is virtually impossible. Our steam boilers also have a series of safeguards that help to prevent serious issues and can detect any minor malfunctions before they create problems. With over 140,000 units in operation all over the world, Miura has never experienced a pressure vessel explosion in one of its boilers, giving Miura an impeccable track record with regard to safety.
Efficiency is important when it comes to selecting a new boiler because it’ll go a long way toward determining operating costs. An inefficient boiler will consume more fuel, causing energy bills to rise. In this sense, it may be better to spend a little more on a high-quality boiler, knowing it’ll save you money in the long run. Miura boilers have been shown to reduce fuel costs by up to 20%. Over the lifecycle of a boiler, which could be 15 to 20 years, saving that much on energy costs could end up being a significant amount of savings.
The final piece of the puzzle is how much maintenance and upkeep a boiler will need to function for as long as possible. A low-quality boiler may require frequent repairs, which will not only cost extra but may also force you to replace the boiler sooner than expected. However, with routine maintenance and yearly inspections, your boiler can last for a long time. Miura offers a boiler maintenance program that only requires a three-hour shutdown for routine inspections. Such inspections, as well as our monitoring system, will help keep your boiler running efficiently and safely for a long time to come.