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.