7 Industries That Benefit From Modular Industrial Boilers
Companies are increasingly finding that outfitting their facilities with a modular industrial boiler system is the safest, most efficient, and most reliable way to meet the fluctuating steam demands of their facilities.
Here are seven industries that benefit greatly from choosing a modular boiler system:
1. Hospitals & Healthcare Facilities
Hospitals and other healthcare facilities cannot run without reliable and redundant steam power. There are critical needs for maintaining the facility’s heating system, humidification levels, and sterilization efforts — from the operating rooms and patient wards to the cafeteria kitchens and laundry facilities. This wide range of hospital steam needs can result in wildly fluctuating load demands. Modular industrial boilers are uniquely capable of meeting these steam requirements, while also saving space, conserving fuel, and reducing emissions.
2. University & School Campuses
Most college campuses have huge steam needs in the morning as students use hot water for showers, only to see those needs dissipate later in the day. Likewise, demands on a campus heating system are greater in cooler months than they are in warmer months. While traditional boilers run idle and waste energy when they’re not running at peak capacity, modular boilers can be turned off and on according to the university’s specific needs at any given moment. Miura boilers, in particular, can come up to full steam capacity in under five minutes. Not only are Miura’s modular steam boilers better suited to deal with a college’s fluctuating steam needs, but they excel at conserving fuel costs, reducing emissions, and saving space.
3. Breweries & Distilleries
Breweries and distilleries rely on efficient boilers to create hot water during the brewing and distilling process, not to mention the sterilization and pasteurization that takes place when the beer or spirits are placed in kegs or bottles. For smaller craft breweries, the smaller size of modular boilers is also beneficial, as they can save space when space is often at a premium.
4. Food & Beverage Processing Plants
Food and beverage manufacturers require large volumes of hot water for sterilization, sanitation, food preparation, and building heat. All of these activities are not typically running on a non-stop, 24/7 basis, so it’s important to have modular boilers that can be switched on and off as needs change, rather than relying on old-fashioned boilers that must constantly be running and wasting energy even when there is no steam demand.
5. Commercial Laundry Facilities
Commercial laundry facilities both big and small require large volumes of hot water for cleaning, as well as steam to iron and press clothing. Like other industries, these needs aren’t constant. With modular commercial boilers, laundry facilities can quickly start their boilers and get them working at full capacity in a short period of time and then start to turn them off as their needs decline.
6. Textile Manufacturing Facilities
Textile manufacturing requires water to be heated to a specific temperature during the dyeing process. Modular steam boilers have the sophistication to reach that temperature in a matter of minutes and remain there as long as necessary. Compared to conventional fire tube boilers, Miura’s modular water tube boilers can better handle the erratic steam needs or “dye house loads” of textile manufacturing, helping companies improve their productivity.
7. Automotive Manufacturing
The automotive manufacturing industry in the United States relies heavily on steam power to produce vulcanized rubber for tires, carbon fiber for various vehicle components, and other materials that require fluctuating steam needs. Modular commercial boilers are ideal for handling these types of load demands with precision and reliability, which is why more and more automotive companies are turning to Miura for efficient, eco-friendly industrial boiler systems.
Why Industries Choose Miura Industrial Boilers
As leaders in low NOx modular water tube boiler technology, Miura America offers two series of modular boiler systems that are ideal for a wide range of industrial applications. Wondering what type of boiler is right for your steam production needs? Here’s a breakdown of Miura America’s industrial steam boiler options:
Miura LX Boiler Series
Our high-efficiency LX gas-fired steam boilers are designed to help you meet your company’s sustainability goals with low NOx ratings (as low as 9 ppm at 3% corrected O2) and low water volume design with optimal heat transfer that results in fuel-to-steam of efficiencies of 85% +/-. The LX uses natural gas, propane, or both depending on the model, and comes with both high-pressure and low-pressure options. Plus, with the LX’s compact footprint, boiler installation is simple — the LX-200 can fit through a standard-sized doorway!
Miura EX Boiler Series
Our versatile, high-pressure EX dual fuel steam boilers are excellent steam generators for facilities that require a secondary fuel source, such as hospitals. The EX is dual fuel, which means it may be used with natural gas, propane, or #2 fuel oil. As a compact water tube boiler, the EX also enjoys low NOx ratings (as low as 30 ppm depending on the model) and a physical footprint that occupies 33% less floor space in a boiler room than a conventional fire tube boiler.
Both the LX and EX are built according to ASME standards and are backed by a seven-year pressure vessel guarantee. As a leading industrial steam boiler manufacturer in the United States, Miura America also designs and manufactures auxiliary equipment for the LX and EX, including an arsenal of water treatment products ranging from boiler feedwater tanks and RO systems to eco-friendly chemical treatment solutions like BOILERMATE®.