Steam Boiler

Types of Water Tube Boiler

   Types of Water Tube Boiler

In this lesson, we will study the types of water tube boiler.

as discussed in the previous lessons, In water tube boiler water remains inside the tubes. It can also be understood by its name itself- a boiler in which water remains in the tubes. This water got heated by flue gases or furnace temperature.

The conceptual diagram of a water tube boiler is shown in the above figure.

There are many types of water tube boiler.

  • Horizontal or Longitudinal or Babcock-Wilcox Water Tube Boiler
  •   Bent Tube Boiler.
  •  Cyclone Fired Boiler.

Horizontal Straight Tube Boiler again can be sub-divided into two different types, such as

  • Longitudinal Drum Boiler
  •   Cross Drum Boiler.

Bent Tube Boiler also can be sub-divided into four different types, such as

  •   Two Drum Bent Tube Boiler.
  •    Three Drum Bent Tube Boiler.
  •  Low Head Three Drum Bent Tube Boiler.
  •  Four Drum Bent Tube Boiler.

Now we will discuss the separate type of water tube in the next lessons. the working of the water tube boiler is already discussed in the last lesson.

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