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Advantages and Disadvantages of Water Tube Boilers

2015-11-04 08:57:36

There are two main boiler types that people can choose from for their specific application: water tube boilers and fire tube boilers. Of the two, water tube boilers contain wider range than fire tube boilers and they are applied widely in industries. While everything has two sides, a water tube boiler has its advantages and disadvantages when using in industries.

What is water tube boiler

A water tube boiler is a type of boiler in which water circulates in tubes heated externally by the fire. Fuel is burned inside the furnace, creating hot gas which heats water in the steam-generating tubes.

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Types of water tube boilers

There are many boilers belonging to water tube type boiler. We offer this kind of boilers, such as packaged gas oil watertube boiler, bi-drum chain grate boiler, fuel flexible coal and biomass circulating fluidized bed boiler, and waste heat recovery boiler. You can choose the right water-tube boiler type for your steam, heating, and power applications.

Advantages of water tube boilers

Water tube boiler systems are mainly applied in applications requiring high steam pressures owing to their capability to tolerate higher pressures built up inside the boiler tubes. Moreover, watertube boiler designs provide highly efficient performance due to which they can be even employed to produce saturated or superheated steam.

Disadvantages of water tube boilers

Unlike fire tube boilers, most of the water tube boiler systems can not be manufactured in packaged form. Hence, their installation procedure at the job site tends to be comparatively difficult and time consuming. The installation and initial cost of these boiler systems happens to be very high. As opposed to fire tube boiler systems, the water tube boilers are not available in compact physical sizes. Besides, their cleaning process is quite complicated. Moreover, replacement of tubes is not possible in water tube boilers since there is no accord between tube designs.

If you want to know our detailed water tube boiler types, please leave your requirement (like fuel, capacity, pressure, temperature, application) on our website or email those to zbg@zzboiler.com to get quick quotation!

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