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Industry boiler tube introduction

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What is a boiler?

A boiler is an encased vessel that provides a means for combustion heat to be transferred into water until it becomes heated water or steam. Once the heat has been transferred, the hot water or steam is then usable for transferring the heat to a process. This is a very efficient means for transferring heat for a process, however, over time minerals from feed water deposit onto the heat transfer surface and begin to obstruct the efficiency and increase operating cost.


The types of Boiler Tube

(1)Fire boiler tube

Fire-tube boiler is a type of boiler in which hot gas passes from the fire through one or more pipes that pass through a sealed water container. The heat of the gas is transferred through the wall of the tube through heat conduction, heating the water and eventually generating steam. Fire tube boilers are the third of the four historical types of boilers: low-pressure tank or “haystack” boilers, flue boilers with one or two large flues, fire tube boilers and high-pressure boilers with many small tubes

(2)Water boiler tube

Water tube boiler is a type of boiler in which water circulates in tubes heated externally by the fire. The fuel is burned in the furnace to produce hot gas, which heats the water in the steam generation tube. In smaller boilers, the additional power generation tubes are separated in the furnace, while larger utility boilers rely on water injection tubes that make up the furnace wall to generate steam. High-pressure water tube boiler: The hot water then rises into the steam drum. Here, saturated steam is drawn away from the top of the drum.


Boiler tube Size

the boiler pipe size is small, outer diameter usually less than 1 1/2” (1/4”, 1/2”, 3/4”, 1” and 1 1/2”). Then 2”, 2 1/2”, 3” and maximum to 4”.


Boiler tube materials &standards

Carbon steel: ASTM/ASME A/SA 106, ASTM A179, ASTM A192, ASTM/ASME A/SA 210, ASTM A333 Gr 1, 6,7 to Gr 9,

Alloy steel: ASTM/ASME A/SA 213 T1, T2, T5, T9, T11, T12, T22, T91, T92; ASTM A335 P1, P2, P5, P9, P11, P12, P22, P91, P92

Stainless Steel: ASTM A268, ASTM A213, TP304/L, TP316/L, 310S,309S,317,317L,321,321H, and duplex stainless steel material etc.

Common Sizes: OD from 6mm to 1240mm, thickness from 1mm to 50mm


Main Purpose

Power plant, heat exchanger, boiler fabrication, petrochemical industry, shipbuilding, etc


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