3 Useful Tips To Boost Boiler Efficiency
Posted in Uncategorised, on February 09, 2022 By Admin
In an industrial setting involving complex energy generation, boilers are often used extensively, as steam generation continues to be one of the primary modes of operation in many fields. However, boilers also lose a lot of energy and efficiency, either due to improper maintenance or poor industrial practices. To mitigate that, here are 3 highly useful tips for manufacturers to really reduce their energy expenditure.
3 crucial tips to significantly improve boiler efficiency.
Focus On Valve Insulation
During routine maintenance of the boiler room, companies often remove the insulation from automated valves but don’t place them back again due to time constraints. But by cutting corners in maintenance, there is a risk of losing a lot of heat in the long run, as well as exposing workers to extremely high heat that is hazardous for them. Hence, it’s vital to insulate these valves from the air for better boiler operation.
Preheat Combustible Air
The combustible air that is used in a boiler setup requires to be heated before utilization. This requires the burning of additional fuel, thereby increasing energy expenditure. Conversely, by simply pre-heating the air before it enters the boiler, it’s possible to achieve optimal steam generation with less fuel. Thus, using a separate preheating device is an economical choice in the long run.
Don’t Waste Condensate
Before water enters the boiler, it is heated and chemically treated in a feedwater tank. This process is often cumbersome and requires a lot of time and resources. However, the solution to improve this process is fairly simple, reusing the condensate judiciously. The condensate is the hot water that is formed once the steam has lost some of its heat. This water is already high in temperature and is free of any contaminants. Therefore, reintroducing this condensate to the feedwater tank will significantly improve the performance of the boiler without any hassles.
To conclude, by just following these 3 tips, it’s possible to positively impact the functioning of the boiler.
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