Condensing Steam Boilers, some selective information

Steam Boilers



A condensing boiler is a high efficiency forward-looking boiler that incorporates an additional heat exchanger to enable the red-hot flue gases transfer a large proportion of their contained energy to start to heat the mains water to be heated. When functioning at maximum efficiency, the water gas produced in the combustion process distills back into water letting go of the latent heat of vaporisation.


A result results in this water, named condensate, most times acidic, has to be piped outside to a waste pipe or soakaway. The boiler will have to be fitted to a wall and the exhaust gases will rise through the flue. Hot water is provided by a little recepticle tank to help convenient and rapid hot water availability.


How can I get the right size of Steam Boilers?


You should keep in mind that in the past central heating engineers oftentimes put in boilers that had a higher output than purely necessary.. Although this meant that there was little chance of the boiler not meeting the heat demand, irregardless of the winter weather, it also meant that they were primarily operating at a part load, and so running in an inefficient style. If you have insulated your office since the last boiler was fitted, it is highly likely that you will need a smaller boiler than before.


You should ensure you get advice from a CORGI installer before buying your next boiler


Do the radiators need to be outsized with a condensing Steam Boilers?


The fundamental reason for this bettered efficiency from a condensing boiler is because it holds a bigger heat exchanger. Larger radiators would allow lower return temperatures, and so result in even better energy performance, but the extra benefit has not been regarded as cost effective, as you need to remember that that the system is considerably under-loaded for the majority of the heating season. That in all likelihood remains true, though the smaller heating demand for new build may easily mean that officeowners would now allow over-sized radiators more willingly.


These outcomes were debated during the SEDBUK initiative, and had a look at the recommendations for condensing boilers. The recommendation was that no new recommendations were expected, and the test results forall the boiler types share the same SEDBUK formula.