First the heat source
must be decided. Using fuel for the combustion, the options are
normal available qualities within
fuel oil or gas - it could also be a bio-fuel heat source. Still,
within these type of fuel, the steam can be produced in either a classic
steam boilers or a compact steam generator. If you are not
sure how to choose - then
it might be a good idea to read more about this, using below link.
It helps you to
select between these two types of steam boilers and different principles, and
hopefully gets you the optimal solution
for your particular task.
Steam can also be
produced on electric steam boilers. These types has become an good environmental
option in a time where wind power, water power and nuclear power
can deliver electrical energy without producing CO2.
These boilers are fast and economical to
install, but still very often expensive to use
in many countries. In more and more countries
however, a special low night rate are offered.
The electric boilers are perfect for
rather small steam capacities almost everywhere
in the world.
Speaking about the
green issue, the most environmental solution
with the lowest operational costs, - is the
exhaust gas steam boilers offering steam production from
waste heat utilization. They are also called recuperative steam
Finally a special design of steam boilers also offers
customised solutions for
clean steam applications. This is
used for instance in food industry and for other clean
applications (autoclaves, humidifying etc.).
Below you will
find some of
the most common options available for small and medium sized steam
boilers for process heating. There are other options of very special
and customised solutions: