Optimization of an Industrial Boiler Operation – I

A boiler is a steel pressure vessel in which fluid under pressure converted into steam. There are two main types of boilers used in the industry. They are water tubes and fire tubes boilers. In the fire tube boiler (Fig 1.), hot flue gases flow inside the cells and submerge in water within a cell. In the water tubes boiler (Fig 2.), water flows through the tubes, and hot combustion gases in the shell surround that.