As summer etches forward, the hot topic of the year continues to be these fuel prices. With vacations being put on hold and commuters rethinking their daily driving habits, more and more people are looking for ways to save fuel costs. In the boiler room, cutting down on fuel expenses has been a longstanding objective. After all, the better the boiler and burner are utilizing the fuel for combustion, the better it is for both lowered maintenance cost and longevity. Before discussing ways to minimize fuel expenses for a boiler room, let’s first talk about the different types of fuel.
What are the different types of fuels used for boilers? – There are many fuels used in the production of steam. Modern package boilers like a 5 Series York-Shipley Dryback are often equipped with a combination gas oil burner. Commonly these are trimmed to accommodate either natural gas or # 2 fuel oil. Dual fuel burners like these offer both flexibility and redundancy for end-users so plants can take advantage of differences in fuel costs, or have a backup should there be a problem with either equipment or fuel sources.
Common fuels used in power boilers:
Annual Maintenance is a Critical Component of Saving Fuel Expenses.
How to reduce fuel expenses for a boiler? Fuel can be one of a facility’s major expenses. Understanding the areas that can help minimize boiler fuel costs will ultimately save a plant thousands of dollars annually. Three simple methods to ensure your installed steam and hot water boilers are operating on minimum fuel costs are as follows:
Regular Training Makes for an Efficiently Operating Plant