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@ISHAN TOPRE • 22 Jan, 2011 • 1 like

1.Horizontal, Vertical or Inclined Boiler.

If the axis of the boiler is horizontal,the boiler is called horizontal, if the axis is vertical, it is called verticalboiler and if the axis is inclined it is called as inclined boiler.The parts of horizontal boiler is can be inspected and repaired easily but it occupies more space.The vertical boiler occupies less floor area.

2.Fire Tube and Water Tube

In the fire boilers, the hot gases are inside the tubes and the water surrounds the tubes.
Examples: Cochran, Lancashire and Locomotive boilers.
In the water tube boilers, the water is inside the tubes and hot gases surround them.
Examples: Babcock and Wilcox,
Stirling, Yarrow boiler etc.

3.Externally Fired and Internally Fired

The boiler is known as externally fired if the fire is outside the shell.
Examples: Babcock and Wilcox boiler,Stirling boiler etc.
In case of internally fired boilers, the furnace is located inside the shell.
Examples: Cochran, Lancashire boiler etc.

4.Forced circulation and Natural Circulation

In forced circulation type of boilers, the circulation of water is done by a
forced pump.
Examples: Velox,Lamomt,Benson Boiler etc.
In natural circulation type of boilers, circulation of water in the boiler takes
place due to natural convention currents produced by the application of
Examples: Lancashire, Babcock and Wilcox boiler etc.

5.Higher Pressure and Low Pressure Boilers
The boiler which produce steam at pressures of 80 bar and above are
called high pressure boilers.
Examples: Babcock and Wilcox, Velox,Lamomt,Benson Boiler etc.
The boilers which produce steam at pressure below 80 bar are called low
pressure boilers.
Examples: Cochran, Cornish, Lancashire and Locomotive boiler etc.

6. Stationary and Portable

• Primarily, the boilers are classified as either stationary or mobile.
• Stationary boilers are used for power plant steam, for central station utility
power plants, for plant process steam etc.
• Mobile boilers or portable boilers include locomotive type, and other small
units for temporary use at sites.

7. Single Tube and Multi Tube Boiler

The fire tube boilers are classified as single tube and multi-tube boilers,
depending upon whether the fire tube is one or more than one.
Examples: Cornish ,simple vertical boiler are the single tube boiler and rest
of the boilers are multi-tube boiler.
@Rahul Yadav • 16 Aug, 2018 • 1 like

Why steam generated by Babcock and Wilcox Boiler has more pressure compared to Cochran Boiler? Assume both of same size.


@Ramani Aswath • 17 Aug, 2018 • 1 like

The whole point is that the Babcock-Wilcox is a water tube boiler designed for large volumes of steam, while the Cochran one is a firetube one for small plants designed with a small foot print.

They are meant for different applications.


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