Boiler Types and Classifications There are two general types of boilers: ''fire-tube'' and ''water-tube''. Boilers are classified as "high-pressure" or "low-pressure" and " steam boiler " or "hot water boiler." Boilers that operate higher than 15 psig are called "high-pressure" boilers.
Definition of BoilerIn water tube boilers, water and steam flow inside the tubes and the hot gases flow over the outside surface. Modern high capacity boilers are of water tube type. The boiler circulation system is constructed of tubes, headers, and drums joined in arrangement that provide water flow to generate steam.
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12-04-2020· In other cases, special forced circulation boilers have been designed, which consist of many rows of tubes without a steam drum. In another type, heat is supplied by steam from a standard type of boiler which heats the water in a direct contact heater. This is referred to as a cascade system.