Boiler Efficiency Improvement

How to Use this Section

If this is your first time into the Boiler Efficiency Improvement Section, here are some tips for getting started. If your interest is:

Learning Basics about boilers:
Boiler Introduction

Details about boiler operation:
Index Boiler Operations

Boiler Efficiency Improvement:
Efficiency Index
and Efficiency Tips

Boiler Emissions Controls:
Emissions Components

Boiler Efficiency Calculators:
NRCan Efficiency Calculator

For more options, scroll this page or select from the Menu to the left.

Boiler Primer

Boilers - Introduction
Boiler Combustion
Boiler Efficiency - Introduction
Steam Basics
Steam Traps

 

Boiler Operations

Air Supply
Air Temp and Pressure
Blowdown
Boiler Turndown
Deaerator
Deaerator More
Fireside Inspection
Water Treatment (Steam Boilers)
Water Treatment Schematic
Clarification
Water Filtration
pH Treatment
Reverse Osmosis
Water Chemicals
Water Quality Monitoring
Water Treatment Hydronic (Hot Water Boilers)

 

Boiler Efficiency Improvement Opportunities

Efficiency Index  
Boiler Efficiency - Introduction
Efficiency Tips
Blowdown Control
Blowdown Heat Recovery
Scale Deposits
Turbulators
Boiler Reset Control
Boiler Sequence Control
Combustion Air Control
Oxygen Control
(O2 Trim)
Air Infiltration
Deaerator 
Economizers
Flue Gas Condensers
Exhaust Draft Control
Vent Dampers
Flue Gas Analysis
Flue Gas Analysis Table

Steam Distribution System Efficiency Improvement Opportunities

Condensate Return
Flash Steam Recovery
Insulate Fittings
Insulate Steam Pipes
Steam Leaks
Steam Piping Best Practices
Steam Traps
Steam Trap Leaks
Steam Vapor Recompression

Boiler Efficiency and Other Calculators

Natural Resources Canada has developed an online Boiler Efficiency Calculator to help managers quickly analyze the efficiency of boiler operations associated with heating and steam plants fired by natural gas and fuel oil.

NOTE: First time users must create a log-in on the site. Users based in the United States are requested to use the default log-in state of 'Alberta', as actual US States won't work.

http://oee.nrcan.gc.ca/industrial/technical-info/tools/boilers/