Boiler Heater: Types and Applications

A boiler heater is a closed tank or a vessel in which it uses a flanged heater so water and many other types of fluids are heated. The liquid content inside the contraption does not actually boil but is only allowed to be heated to keep it stable and preserved. However, you can also use it for boiling purposes depending on the watt density and robustness of the material used during manufacturing. The treated fluid is released through an outlet, which is built-in and is used in various industrial as well as household applications like cooking, sanitation, central heating and power generation.  

Types of Boiler Heating Systems

While selecting a boiler heating system, it is necessary that you should know about its types and uses. There are five basic categories for boiling systems to be used in homes. Given below is a brief description of each:

1. Combi Boilers:

These are commonly used to provide heat and hot water without installing a specific tank. You will get unlimited hot water when needed and it also requires less space to mount.

2. System Boilers:

Also known as sealed system, they come with a water cylinder that is used during heat transfer. It easily provides hot water through multiple taps at the same time. Also preferred for laundry, snack bars and hotels.

3. Conventional Boilers:

They come with a water cylinder and tank. Other names for conventional boilers include open vent or regular boilers. To install them, you require a separate space or room, as these are slightly bigger than others are.

4. Condensing Boilers:

These are considered as energy efficient because they preserve an ample amount of heat from escaping. You can utilize or combine strengths of two heaters at the same time like condensing combi boilers, system boilers and more.

5. Energy Efficient Boilers:

The new range of boilers that were introduced from 2010 are known as energy efficient. Modifications are made in all of the types mentioned above, making them more resourceful.

Industrial Boilers and Heating Systems

Another use of boilers besides home is in industrial process where these provide heat to different chemicals and solvents. Degreasing solvents, fuel oils, caustic and heat transfer fluids are commonly treated.

Flange and Sheath Material

The flange and sheath material is used according to the type of content that is to be treated. The most common material that is robust and can withstand heat up to quite an extent for flange is steel and for sheath/exterior covering, is copper, incoloy and steel.

Fuel for Boilers

Apart from electricity, other sources are also used as fuel to operate different boiler heating system. Wood, coal and natural gas are some other types of fuel source to power up the system. Chemical reaction processes like nuclear fission is also used to generate steam in turbines.

Managing Leaks in Both Industrial and Home Boilers

For industrial process, it is recommended that you should immediately stop using the gadget and have it repaired or exchanged from the company from which you had bought it in the first place. However, if the leak occurs from temperature or pressure relief valve, then either the boiler has too much water pressure or the boiler is heating the water too much. Crack in cast iron/aluminum also results in leakage so you should also have it checked. For more details, please visit: