Do you need a proper boiler design service for your building? We at New York Engineers can help you. We know how important boilers are, especially during the winter seasons. They provide the heat output needed to keep the interiors of your building comfortable throughout the cold, winter days.
With our boiler design services, which are carried out by professional designers and engineers, you can expect professional designs that will help you cut down on the total costs of your boilers and even reduce their overall impact on the environment.
We can meet your demands based on your specifications. And with the help of our professional staff and the most advanced tools, we’ll be able to provide you with the output you’re looking for. We use AutoCad MEP Design and Drafting, Revit BIM Modeling, and more to design and draft solutions in the most accurate way possible. We are equipped with the right team of draftsmen, engineers, and qualified analysts. Our modernized design process and innovative technical expertise are sure to add value to our clients’ business. We listen to your needs and can convert hand-drawn sketches and drawings to highly detailed 2D or 3D models. We can also make everything from scratch and do all the design work on your behalf.
Boiler Classifications We Take into Consideration
Boilers are classified using a number of factors; therefore, our range of boiler design services will vary depending on the type of boiler you want for your project. They can be classified using the following:
Depending on the total number of tubes, a boiler can be classified as either single tube or multitubular.
A single tube contains a single fire or water tube, thus the name. Boilers that fall under this classification include the Cornish boiler and the simple vertical boiler. On the other hand, a multitubular boiler has either two or more tubes. Such examples are the Locomotive, Lancashire, Cochran, Wilcox, and Babcock boilers.
Under this classification, a boiler can either be horizontal or vertical. A horizontal boiler is when the shell’s axis in the boiler is in a horizontal position. The same applies for a vertical boiler except that it’s in a vertical position.
Examples of horizontal boilers are Babcock and Lancashire while the Cochran boiler falls under the vertical boiler classification.
A boiler can have either fire or water as its contents.
In a fire-tube boiler, hot gases pass through inside the tubes, with water surrounding the tubes outside. Compared to a water-tube boiler design, a fire-tube boiler has a simple construction and requires a less rigid water treatment. However, it requires a longer time to raise the steam pressure due to the large volume of water it needs. It also generates a lot of steam.
Some examples of fire-tube boilers include the Lancashire, Locomotive, Cochran, and Velcon boilers.
A water-tube design, on the other hand, has water flowing through the tubes with combustion gases passing outside. The main advantage of a water-tube boiler is that it requires less time to raise steam pressure. Basically, it’s the exact opposite of the fire-tube design.
A few examples are the Loeffler, Benson, Yarrow, La-Mont, and Wilcox boilers.
Boilers can be classified as either externally fired or internally fired based on their furnace’s position. Externally fired boilers have the furnace outside of the boiler shell. Those that are classified as water-tube boilers will always have their furnace placed outside.
Meanwhile, internally fired boilers have the furnace inside the boiler shell. Most boilers with a fire-tube design are classified as internally fired, with a few exceptions.
In terms of usage, a boiler can either be mobile or stationary. Stationary boilers are often used in power plants and industrial settings. Once installed, they can no longer be moved to another location. Meanwhile, mobile boilers can be easily transported due to their structure and design. Marine and locomotive boilers are just some examples.
- Steam and Water Circulation
Lastly, boilers can be classified based on how steam and water circulates. They’re classified into two: natural and forced circulation.
A natural circulation boiler relies on the convection currents which appear once water is heated. Some examples include Cochran and Lancashire boilers. On the other hand, a forced circulation boiler relies on a centrifugal pump which is driven using external power. Benson and La-Mont boilers fall under this classification.