Which Miura Boiler Model Should I Choose — EX or LX?
To best serve our customers in a wide variety of industries, Miura manufactures two series of modular boilers: the EX series and the LX series. Both are superior to traditional fire tube boilers regarding fuel efficiency, safety, and how quickly they produce steam. However, there are distinctions between the two series that will determine which one is right for you.
The LX series is most noteworthy because of its size. All of Miura’s modular boilers are smaller than conventional fire tube boilers; however, LX boilers are roughly half the size of fire tube boilers. For example, LX-200SG has a rated output of 200 horsepower, and it can fit through a standard commercial doorway. The LX series offers the smallest footprint per horsepower output of any boiler on the market, so it does not sacrifice performance for space savings.
In addition to their advantageous size, LX series modular boilers are ideal for reducing environmental impact. Miura’s LX series line includes boilers with NOx emissions as low as 9 ppm. For companies that pride themselves on being environmentally friendly or need to adhere to stringent emission standards, Miura’s LX series boilers offer the best solution.
The EX series also includes boiler that have a smaller footprint than conventional boilers, and still qualify as Low NOx in most parts of the country, operating around 30 ppm NOx. Just like the LX series, EX boilers utilize water tube technology and are capable of producing steam from a cold startup in less than five minutes. Regarding quality, the EX is tough to beat, as it makes use of a vertical cyclone steam separator to produce dry-saturated steam.
The EX model offers both flexibility and efficiency regarding fuel use. These boilers can run on oil, natural gas, or vaporized propane, making it possible to switch between different fuel types in the event of a curtailment or sudden loss of supply gas pressure. Operators may also switch between different fuel types based on the price of each fuel, allowing them to save money on fuel without sacrificing productivity. For companies that need an efficient boiler and are looking to save money on fuel, Miura’s EX model should be given strong consideration.
To find out more about our EX and LX boilers, please contact your local Miura representative.