For those who work in factories, calderas may be a very familiar tool in their work environment. Industrial equipment is indeed an interesting topic and has no end to be continually discussed. One industrial tool that is often a hot topic among workers is boiler technology which is usually used in oil refineries and large scale factories. Not only that, but the laundry industry also began using boiler technology to drive large sized washing machines using steam power.
For those of you who do not work in the industry, you may have heard of this tool but do not know what is meant by a boiler, its functions, and its components. To add information about the industry, we will provide a brief review of the boiler.
Basically, the boiler is a device that serves to heat water using the results of the burn. The heat produced will flow into the water to produce steam. From the brief system, it can be concluded that the boiler functions to produce steam which can be used for the needs or subsequent production processes. In ships, steam can move ships to replace fuel. This can save fuel in moving the ship.
Just like other industrial equipment, boilers also have components that work together to produce steam. The following are some boiler components and their functions:
– Steam drum
This component serves to hold hot water and where steam is formed. This section is fitted with barriers, so that water with a lower temperature will drop down, while higher temperature water will rise and then evaporate.
– Dust Collector
During the combustion process, it will produce dust in the combustion stream. The function of the dust collector is to catch the ash so that it is included in the exhaust gas. The advantage of using this component is the combustion gases which are disposed of free of dust. As is known, dust can pollute the air in the surrounding environment. Besides minimizing the possibility of damage to the tool due to the friction of the ash.