A water tube boiler can be defined as a Steam boiler in which the flow of water in the tubes, as well as hot gases, enclose the tubes. Not like fire tube boilers, this boiler attains high-pressures, as well as high-steam capabilities, can be achieved.
The water tube boiler is one type of boiler, and the main function of this boiler is the water in the tube will be heated to generate the vapor. The main benefits of this boiler are, used in huge thermal power-stations.
A high pressure watertube boiler (also spelled water-tube and water tube) is a type of boiler in which water circulates in tubes heated externally by the fire. Fuel is burned inside the furnace, creating hot gas which heats water in the steam-generating tubes.
Bend Tube Boiler or Sterling Boiler is the developed version of water tube boiler. The working principle of bend tube boiler is more or less same as other water tube boilers, but it utilizes four drums.
In the Boiler deaerator Working Principle Water is heated close to saturation temperature with a minimum pressure drop and minimum vent. This ensures the best thermal operating efficiency. Deaeration is done by spraying the boiler feed water over multiple layers of trays designed to provide large contact area of the liquid surface to Pegging steam.
Water Tube Boiler Working Principle: First of all Water Tube Boiler and Fire Tube Boiler are completely opposite to its structural designs. In Water Tube Boiler water will be heated inside the Boiler Tube and heat will passes around the Tubes.
Type of water tube boiler Stirling boiler The Stirling boiler is an early form of water-tube boiler, used to generate steam in large land- based stationary plants. Stirling boilers are one of the larger arrangements for a water- tube boiler.
Special features of water tube boiler: Water tube boilers have the high evaporating capacity (20,000 to 40,000 kg/h) compared with other boilers. The operating pressure lies between 11.5 to 17.5 bar. The draft losses are minimum. The defective tubes in water tube boilers can be identified and replaced easily.