Boiler & Its Types | What is Steam generator explain and What are the different types of Steam generator

What is boiler / steam generator?

  • Boiler is Closed device, which is used to Produce steam, In which heat from combustion of fuels gives to water to generate steam at desired Pressure & Temperature.
  • It is Consists of the number of mountings & Accesories, Which are helps in converts water into the steam.
  • The steam produced by Boiler is used in wide applications, Such as in :-

i) Power Generation :-   The steam turbine uses the high pressure steam to generate the electricity.

ii) Vacuum Generation :-   Vacuum Ejector use high pressure steam to generate Vacuum.

iii) Industrial Processes :-   In Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Agricultural Industries steam is used in production process to achieve desire temperature for the Reaction takes place.

iv) For hearing & Humidity the industrial building in winter or Cold weather.

Different types of boiler / steam generator:-

On the basis of Firing:-

A) Fire tube Boiler

  1. Simple Vertical Boiler
  2. Cochran Boiler
  3. Lancashire Boiler
  4. Locomotive Boiler
  5. Cornish Boiler

B) Water Tube Boiler

  1. Lamont Boiler
  2. Loeffler Boiler
  3. Benson Boiler
  4. Babcock and Wilcocx Boiler

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