Ultimate Guide To Industrial Steam Boiler System

Industrial steam boiler system plays a crucial role in many manufacturing and industrial processes. Industrial steam boiler system is a steam producing heating system which is widely used in various industries and fields such as Hospitals, universities, laundry services, food processing services, breweries, factories, and more. All of these industries and numerous others rely on some type of steam boiler system to provide heat and/or hot water for their operations.
Understanding the key components and proper operating guidelines of an Industrial steam boiler system is critical to ensuring smooth operation of industrial production. In practical applications, many users have questions about the key components and operating methods of the system when operating industrial steam boilers, and may need more in-depth understanding and professional guidance. Questions may include but are not limited to the following:

  • What Are The Components of An Industrial Steam Boiler System?
  • How Does An Industrial Steam Boiler System Work?
  • How To Operate an Industrial Steam Boiler System?

As a leading industrial boiler manufacturer and supplier, EPCB Boiler produces industrial steam boilers with excellent performance and quality, which are widely used in the industrial field, helping companies achieve efficient production and achieve greater success. EPCB custom indutrial steam boiler products include gas steam boiler, oil fired steam boiler, biomass boiler, coal fired boiler and electric steam boiler, and more. ODM/OEM are available.

In this blog, we will explore the components of a steam boiler system and how to properly operate and maintain this critical equipment to ensure that it operates efficiently and stably to promote the continued development of industrial production.

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1. What Are The Main Components Of An Industrial Steam Boiler System?

1.1 What Are Types Of Industrial Steam Boiler Systems

From the perspective of steam boiler manufacturers, there are 5 types of industrial steam boilers most commonly used in industrial applications, which are oil-fired steam boilers, gas-fired steam boilers, coal-fired steam boilers, biomass steam boilers and industrial electric steam boilers.
EPCB Boiler specializes in customized steam boiler system design, manufacturing and installation services. It has customized industrial steam boiler systems for thousands of industries,help them become industry leaders.

1.2 What Are Main Components of An Industrial Steam Boiler System?

Different industrial steam boiler systems are composed of different components, usually consisting of the following main components:

1.2.1 Intelligent control system

The intelligent control system of a boiler is a system that integrates advanced technology to monitor, control and optimize the operation of the boiler. Monitor and control various parameters of boiler operation to ensure safe and stable operation of the boiler. The control system includes automatic regulating valves, sensors, control panels, etc.

1.2.2 Combustion system

The area used to burn fuel to produce heat. The fuel burns in the furnace and the heat released is used to heat water, producing steam.

1.2.3 Water supply system

The water supply system of the boiler refers to the system used to provide water to the boiler. It plays the role of transporting, purifying and replenishing water. Through the water supply system, the boiler can obtain a sufficient source of clean water to generate the required steam or hot water, and it reduces boiler damage and operational failures caused by water quality problems.

1.2.4 Energy saving system

Boiler energy-saving system refers to a system that reduces boiler energy consumption and improves energy utilization efficiency by adopting a series of technologies and measures. These systems are designed to minimize energy waste, reduce operating costs, and reduce environmental impact.

1.2.5 Interlock protection system

The boiler interlock protection system is an important system used to ensure the safe operation of the boiler. It monitors, controls and protects various parameters and status of the boiler to ensure that the boiler operates stably within a safe range.

1.2.6 Steam supply system

The boiler steam supply system refers to the system that transports the steam generated by the boiler to the equipment or process that requires steam. It is an important part of the industrial production process and directly affects the operation and efficiency of production equipment.

1.2.7 Emission system

A system used to treat and control the exhaust gases and wastewater produced by boiler combustion. Through the design and operation of the above emission system, the boiler can effectively reduce the impact on the environment, ensure that the emission level meets the requirements of laws and regulations, and achieve the goals of environmental protection and sustainable development.


1.3 What Are Functions of Key Components for EPCB Industrial Boiler System

1.3.1 Intelligent Control System or Electric control box

EPCB Boiler is equipped with PLC or DCS and other highly intelligent electric control boxes for you as the control center of the industrial steam boiler system. You can learn by yourself based on the operation of the industrial steam boiler system to improve the overall efficiency of the industrial steam boiler system and save you more costs.

EPCB Boilers will be equipped with electronic components in electric control boxes from Siemens, ABB, Schneider and others to improve the durability and stability of the entire control system and make the industrial steam boiler system more stable.

1.3.2 Combustion System

(1) Burner

EPCB Boilers will give priority to world-renowned brands such as Riello, Baltur, and Weishaupt to ensure that the user’s burner can be as durable as the boiler.

At the same time, EPCB Boiler will recommend a more appropriate fuel-to-air ratio based on your production process and fuel conditions. Your fuel can be fully utilized while reducing the emissions of exhaust pollutants. Nitrogen and sulfur oxide content can be as low as 20mg/m3.

(2) Fan

EPCB Boiler will match you with a fan with appropriate air volume based on your industrial steam boiler system, so that the air volume just meets the full load operation of the boiler. Can effectively save procurement costs. A more appropriate air volume can reduce flue gas emissions on the basis of ensuring complete combustion of fuel, thereby helping you save energy.

The fans selected by EPCB Boiler for you need to be screened by the quality inspection department. To ensure a stable air volume for your industrial steam boiler system.

(3) Reducer

The reducer selected by EPCB Boiler for you needs to be screened by the quality inspection department. To ensure that it can control the grate speed stably. Frequency conversion control, according to your usage, can avoid fuel waste and save you fuel costs.

(4) Coal feeder

EPCB Boiler according to your application scenarios and labor costs, we will equip you with a coal loading machine that is more suitable for you.

EPCB Boiler will consider price, quality, and other factors for you when purchasing. We will deliver the goods to you only after passing the test to ensure stable coal supply.

1.3.3 Water Supply System

(1) Water pump

EPCB Boiler will equip you with a water pump with the best head and flow rate to ensure the stable operation of your industrial steam boiler system and save you unnecessary expenses. Usually, EPCB boiler will choose CAP, Grundfos, Nanfang and other well-known brands for you. Make sure it lasts as long as the boiler. EPCB boiler will be equipped with 2 water pumps for you. When one of them needs maintenance, you can use the other to continuously supply water to your industrial steam boiler system.

(2) Water treatment

According to your local water source, EPCB Boiler will match you with well-known brand water treatment equipment such as Fleck and Runxin. It only needs to use very little electricity to treat the water quality more quickly on the basis of meeting the boiler water hardness. Meet water supply needs.


1.3.4 Energy-saving System

(1) Economizer

Equipped with EPCB Boiler’s carefully designed fin tube economizer, the flue gas temperature can be reduced from about 270°C to 150°C, and the recovered heat is fully utilized again by the boiler feed water.

In order to help you save purchasing costs, we use thick cast iron and carbon steel instead of ND steel for the material of the economizer. The energy saving effect and service life are the same, but the price is much cheaper.

(2) Condenser

EPCB Boiler can equip you with a condenser with better energy saving effect, and the exhaust gas temperature can be reduced to about 120℃. The boiler feed water fully recovers the heat in the exhaust gas and enters the industrial steam boiler system again.

EPCB Boiler will help you choose condensers made of corrosion-resistant materials such as ND steel and stainless steel to reduce your purchase frequency of condensers and, on the other hand, reduce your purchase costs.

(3) Deaerator

EPCB Boiler chooses the rotary membrane deaerator for you, which currently has a relatively better oxygen removal effect and a relatively low price. It has a high degree of automation and simple operation, which can help you save labor costs.


1.3.5 Interlock Protection System

(1) Water level dual control system

EPCB Boiler will equip you with a digital electrode water level gauge and a two-color water level gauge for easier observation. Combined with the intelligent control system, the boiler water level is monitored in real time. Make the boiler operation more stable. Dual monitoring makes the operation of industrial steam boiler systems safer.

(2) Pressure dual control system

EPCB Boiler will be equipped with a digital pressure sensor and a pressure gauge for easier observation. Combined with the intelligent control system, the combustion system can be controlled in real time. Make the boiler operation more stable.

(3) Safety valve

EPCB Boiler will select the appropriate safety valve for you based on the actual needs of your boiler system to save your purchase costs. quality assurance. We are a safety valve supplier that has been strictly audited and has been working with us for many years. We will conduct relevant quality inspections for every shipment.

1.3.6 Piping System

(1) Instrument valves

EPCB Boiler will equip you with the instrument valves required for boiler system operation, including primary instrument valves and installation instrument valves. Instruments and valves will undergo our quality inspection before shipment. They will be shipped only after they pass the test.

(2) Pipeline

EPCB Boiler can equip you with the pipes you need to run your boiler system. The pipe is made of 20# steel, which is a special steel pipe material for boilers. Safe and durable.

1.3.7 Steam Supply System

(1) Steam distributor

The steam distributor of the EPCB Boiler will be made of the same material as the boiler, and will undergo the same inspection as the boiler. They will be shipped to you only after they pass the test.We will customize the steam distribution holes on the sub-cylinder for you to meet your factory production needs.

(2) Condensation recovery device

The industrial steam boiler system produced by EPCB Boiler uses condensation recovery condensate water, which is pure water and can directly supply water to the boiler. The heat in the waste steam is recovered and recycled. Intelligent control, combined with the electronic control system, allows for more complete recovery of heat energy and condensed water.

1.3.8 Emission System: Chimney

EPCB Boiler will equip you with a chimney of more suitable height and inner diameter based on your industrial steam boiler system to save your purchase costs. Your chimney will be made of high-quality steel with a corrosion-resistant coating to extend its service life. Dust collector

EPCB Boiler will give you priority to equip you with multi-tube dust collectors and wet dust collectors that are cheaper and can meet emission requirements. If you have higher emission requirements, we can equip you with bag dust collectors and flame arresters.

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2. How Does An Industrial Steam Boiler System Work?

2.1 Working Principle of Industrial Steam Boiler System

There are many types of industrial steam boilers, but they are all designed to generate steam for different industrial purposes. EPCB Boilers, being an industry leader, play an important role in this field. Next, EPCB Boiler will introduce the basic working principles of industrial steam boilers:

Fuel combustion and heat release: EPCB Boilers can be used with a variety of fuels, such as coal, natural gas, and oil. These fuels are ignited in the boiler furnace, releasing the heat energy required for high-temperature combustion. At the same time, EPCB Boilers focus on combustion efficiency and environmental protection performance, reducing emissions and improving energy utilization through advanced combustion technology and exhaust gas treatment systems.

Heating and conversion of water into steam: The heating system of the EPCB Boiler is carefully designed to ensure an efficient heat transfer process. The heat energy is transferred to the surrounding tube bundles through the furnace wall casing or directly to the drum so that the water is quickly heated. EPCB Boilers use advanced heating technology to ensure rapid heating and efficient conversion of water into steam.

Steam collection and distribution: Once the water is heated and converted into steam, it will be collected centrally in the steam container at the top of the boiler. EPCB Boilers are equipped with a reliable steam distribution system that delivers steam to where it is needed, such as machinery, heating systems, or processes, ensuring the smooth operation of the production process.

Emission of flue gas: When fuel burns and releases heat energy, flue gas and waste gas are produced and discharged through the flue. A flue is a system of channels that guide flue gases into the atmosphere. The EPCB Boiler’s flue gas treatment system uses advanced technology, including flue gas purifiers and other equipment, to minimize pollutant emissions in the exhaust gas, protect the environment, and comply with relevant regulatory standards.

Overall, the working process of an EPCB Boiler includes a continuous cycle of fuel combustion, heat transfer, heating and water conversion to steam, steam collection and distribution, and flue gas emission. EPCB Boilers are committed to efficiently converting fuel energy into usable steam energy to meet the power, heating, and control needs of industrial production while ensuring energy conservation and environmental protection, and providing customers with reliable industrial steam boiler system solutions.

2.2 How To Start The Industrial Steam Boiler System

The start-up process of an industrial steam boiler usually includes the following steps:

Preparation work: Before starting, necessary preparations need to be carried out, including checking whether the various equipment and systems of the boiler are operating normally, checking whether the fuel supply is sufficient, and ensuring that all safety equipment and valves are in operable condition.

Preparation for ignition: First, ensure that all operating control switches of the boiler are turned off. Then, turn on the ventilation system to ensure good air circulation in the furnace. Next, the ignition equipment is prepared depending on the specific boiler type and design.

Ignition: Start the ignition device and introduce the flame into the furnace. Depending on the type of boiler and type of fuel, it may take some time to ensure that the fuel is completely burned and a stable flame is established.

Heat Start: Once the ignition is successful and the flame is stable, the heat start process can begin. This involves gradually increasing the temperature and pressure within the furnace to ensure the proper functioning of all parts of the boiler.

Monitoring and adjustment: During the boiler startup process, various parameters, including temperature, pressure, fuel supply, etc., need to be closely monitored and adjusted as needed to ensure stable operation and safety of the boiler.

Reaching a steady state: Once all equipment and systems are working properly and the boiler has reached a stable operating state, it can begin to supply steam to industrial processes or other places where it is needed.

Operation monitoring: After the boiler reaches a stable operating state, continuous monitoring and maintenance work is required to ensure that the boiler operates safely and efficiently, and that operating parameters are adjusted as needed.

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3. How To Operate Industrial Steam Boiler System

In industrial production, industrial steam boiler systems are a vital piece of equipment used to provide power, heat and control temperature and pressure in processes. However, due to its complex structure and high-temperature and high-pressure working environment, the safe operation of industrial steam boilers is crucial. As a leader in the industrial boiler industry, EPCB Boiler knows this and always puts safety first. EPCB Boiler is not only committed to providing efficient and reliable energy solutions, but more importantly, always regards safety as one of its core values.

In order to help operators operate steam boilers correctly and safely, EPCB Boiler provides the following operating guidelines, which are designed to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the boiler and protect the safety of production equipment and personnel to the greatest extent.

Be familiar with the boiler equipment:

Before operating, you must be familiar with the various components and controls of the boiler. This includes understanding the structure, working principle, fuel supply system, water circulation system, exhaust system, steam supply system, combustion system, etc. of industrial steam boilers. Familiarity with the various components and controls of industrial steam boilers is the basis for ensuring safe and efficient operation. Only through an in-depth understanding of the boiler’s structure, working principle, and operation of each system can operators make correct judgments and treatments in actual operations to ensure the safe operation of the boiler.

Strictly abide by operating procedures:

Operators must strictly abide by relevant operating procedures and safety standards. This includes properly starting and stopping the boiler, controlling fuel supply, regulating steam pressure and temperature, etc.

Before starting the boiler, the operator must ensure that all control switches are turned off and start the boiler system step by step according to the prescribed procedures. Operators should reasonably adjust the fuel supply based on production needs and the working status of the boiler, and ensure that the quality of the fuel meets the requirements. According to the needs of the production process, operators should adjust steam pressure and temperature according to prescribed procedures and standards to ensure that they operate stably within a safe range.

Regular inspection and maintenance:

Regular inspection and maintenance are key to ensuring safe operation of industrial steam boiler systems.

During regular inspections, operators should conduct a comprehensive and detailed inspection of all components of the industrial steam boiler system. First, the burner and combustion chamber walls need to be checked for blockage or wear. Secondly, the pipes need to be checked for leaks, rust or blockage, and cleaned and repaired in time. At the same time, it is necessary to regularly check whether the sealing performance and operation of the valve are flexible and reliable. In addition, safety devices are an important guarantee for the safe operation of boilers. Operators should check the working status and sensitivity of safety valves, overheating protection devices, pressure gauges and other safety devices to ensure their normal operation.

After discovering the problem, the operator should take timely measures to repair or replace it. At the same time, regular cleaning of the combustion chamber, piping system, and flue to remove dust and sediment can improve heat exchange efficiency, reduce energy waste, and extend the service life of the boiler.

Monitor operating parameters:

Close monitoring of the operating parameters of industrial steam boiler systems is an important part of ensuring safe operation. Monitoring of water level, pressure, temperature, fuel consumption, and other parameters is the key to timely discovery and solution of problems. First, monitoring water levels is crucial. A water level that is too low may cause the boiler to burn dry, resulting in insufficient combustion or even an explosion. If the water level is too high, it may cause insufficient boiler flushing, causing water hammer, pipe blockage, and other problems. Secondly, monitoring of pressure and temperature is key to ensuring the normal operation of the boiler. Excessive pressure and temperature may cause the boiler to be overloaded, damage equipment, and even endanger personnel safety. Too low pressure and temperature may lead to a decrease in steam quality and affect production efficiency.

Once an abnormal situation is discovered, the operator should immediately take measures to adjust or deal with it. This may include adjusting valves, stopping fuel supply, raising water levels, adjusting burners, etc. At the same time, operators should also record abnormal situations promptly and report them to relevant personnel in a timely manner to solve problems promptly and ensure the safe operation of the boiler.

Regular training:

Regular training is critical to keeping operators productive and safe.

As technology continues to develop and industries change, the operating procedures of industrial steam boiler systems may continue to be updated and improved. Regular training can help employees keep up with these changes and ensure that their operations at work comply with the latest requirements and standards.

Through regular training, employees can learn about the latest tools and technologies and learn how to use and apply them correctly, thereby improving work efficiency and quality.

In the process of operating industrial steam boiler systems, employees may face various emergencies, such as accidents, fires, leaks, etc. Regular training can help employees understand how to correctly respond to these emergencies and minimize losses and injuries.

4. Conclusion

In industrial production, EPCB Boiler, as a reliable thermal energy solution provider, play a crucial role in the industrial steam boiler systems produced by EPCB, providing necessary heat energy and power for the production process. The above article focuses on the key components of industrial steam boiler systems and operating guidelines to help readers better understand and manage this critical equipment.

Maintaining and operating a steam boiler system requires certain expertise and skills, as well as caution and attention. Only through correct operation and regular maintenance can the efficient operation and safety of the steam boiler system be ensured. Therefore, EPCB Boiler users are encouraged to follow the operating guidelines provided in this article in daily operations and pay close attention to the operating status and maintenance needs of the system. We hope this article helps you better understand and manage industrial steam boiler systems to ensure the smooth and safe operation of your production process. 

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