Mar
2020

How Much Power Will Your Steam Boiler Use?

When considering the power consumption of a steam boiler, you must consider the condensing unit, a single unit that will convert the steam from the boiler into liquid form. The condensing unit is very important because it enables you to effectively control the boiler’s efficiency. This is the single biggest factor in deciding how much power your boiler will consume. It is not enough to focus on the amount of heat produced by the boiler. Rather, it is important to focus on the actual amount of water that the condensing unit will convert from steam into liquid form.

Most boiler manufacturers will make this information available in the brochures and literature that they send to potential customers. However, if you are buying a boiler for the first time and don’t know much about it, you may not know what your condensing unit actually looks like or how it functions. If you know the facts, then you will have a good idea of what sort of power consumption you should expect from your boiler. Most boilers produce an additional amount of heat because of the water vapor that is created by the boiler. The amount of water produced is dependent on the steam that is produced. Of course, you will want to control how much heat your boiler will produce so that you can reduce the amount of water that is required to run the boiler.

Some common models of boilers include a Condensing Unit that produces steam that is mixed with water, which is used to produce steam. The steam is then forced into a circulating water tank. The pressure in the tank drives the steam to the condensing unit, where it is compressed and heated. The steam is then forced through a spray tube that is set above the condensing unit, where it is again heated.

Mar
2020

Compressor Circuit

compressor circuit

Compressor Circuit

A compressor circuit refers to the mechanism by which air pressure is controlled by a pump. The pump is typically an electric motor, air compressor or gas turbine. The process begins with an initial pressurization of air into a lower pressure that is sufficient to achieve desired results. This procedure then controls the flow of air back to a higher pressure. The higher pressure pushes the air through the circuit to the chamber and forces air into the machine where it is used to generate power or heat.

There are several common types of compressor circuits, including common valve configuration, traditional, open loop, closed loop, zero velocity, electric and gas turbine. In a common valve configuration, one compressor is positioned on the intake side of the valve, while the other compressor is positioned at the exhaust side of the valve. In a traditional valve configuration, the compressors come into contact at the intake and the exhaust side of the valve. In a closed loop configuration, a specific value of water is a variable that controls the flow of air through the compressor. Zero velocity configurations are more complicated than others in the sense that they include separate intake and exhaust valves as well as multiple compressors and, typically, multiple water supply/return cycles. Electric configurations operate differently than gas turbine configurations as the electric generator is connected to the fuel source.

A compressor circuit is most commonly used to reduce production costs, and it does so through the utilization of components that are typically engineered for high efficiency, low maintenance and maximum flexibility. However, there are certain factors that can affect the operating characteristics of a compressor circuit. These factors include the design of the compressor, compressor demand, unit size, equipment capacity, power demand, cycle count, and load path reliability.