how does electric steam boiler work

electric steam boiler work

In general, all steam boilers work in the same way; they produce heat energy from fuel combustion and water vaporization. However, the type of fuel that is used and the heat generation process vary depending on the application. The most common types of fuel used in industrial steam boilers include coal, natural gas, and oil.

The fuel undergoes combustion in a furnace chamber and releases heat energy into the surrounding water. The water absorbs the energy and undergoes a phase change from liquid to steam, releasing it into an outlet pipe. The steam can then be utilized in a variety of applications.

Electric Steam Boiler Singapore come in a wide range of sizes and pressures to accommodate different steam applications. The power, construction, tube size and configuration, fuel type, and operating conditions of a boiler all vary depending on the industry it is designed for.

how does electric steam boiler work

While a power plant is typically base loaded and operates at full capacity all the time, environmental regulations have forced many of these facilities into load following roles. This has led to the need for auxiliary steam. Precision Boiler offers high-performance, efficient auxiliary steam generators to meet these demands.

An electric steam boiler is an alternative to traditional gas boilers that require combustion of a fossil fuel. They are generally more expensive to run due to the price of electricity. However, they can be very effective for heating and circulating water in smaller properties. They are able to provide hot water much faster and at higher pressure than conventional gas boilers.

Electric steam boilers are available in a variety of shapes and sizes, but are usually long slim units that maximize surface area for heat transfer. They are connected to the mains water supply and plugged into an electrical socket, similar to an ordinary kettle. They are operated by a programmer and an associated electrical switch. The programmer can energize the element contactors to meet and maintain a set point. This is called a modulated system.

Some electric steam boilers have a thermal storage system which is a large reservoir that can store extra water for periods when the demand for heating and hot water are greater than the boiler maximum firing rate. The extra water is flashed to steam, and a higher working pressure is maintained in the boilers by safety-level controls. As the demand for heat decreases, this accumulator is refilled from the boilers at normal firing rates.

Electric boilers do not use a flue, so they are not as susceptible to power cuts as gas boiler systems. This is especially important in areas with frequent outages. However, they may not be as capable of meeting the demand for heating and hot water if you live in a larger property with higher levels of usage. In these situations, a gas boiler is often a better option. In addition, electric boilers have a more limited capacity for heating water than a gas boiler. This is measured in kW and is indicated on the boiler label.