Creek Condensing Boiler
Condensing hot water boilers are the latest trend in the hot water boiler market place. This is due to the high thermal efficiencies they are able to achieve, capable of 95% or better, depending on operating conditions, saving the end user potentially thousands of dollars in fuel costs each year. Though condensing boilers may have higher initial costs, their high efficiencies and resultant fuel savings allow an owner to recover those initial costs between two to five years.
All common boiler fuels contain Hydrogen. When fuel containing Hydrogen is burned, the hydrogen combines with oxygen to form H2O. The water formed is in a vaporous state, due to the elevated temperatures of combustion. This steam carries energy (latent heat) away from the boiler that can be recovered on the boiler’s heat exchanger. For every pound of condensed water removed from the products of combustion, about 970 BTUs of otherwise wasted heat is recovered. This recovered energy means less fuel to achieve the same boiler output.
Superior Boiler Works, manufacturer of boilers and boiler room equipment for more than sixty years, now offers its entry into this market, the Creek condensing hot water boiler. The Creek is available in two different models, the ST and the XL. Both models utilize 316Ti stainless steel for their heat exchanger for maximum corrosion resistance against the acidic condensate that results from the condensing process. Both models also utilize dual water return for medium and low water temperatures. Dual water return allows for even higher efficiencies because the low water temperature return creates a higher percentage of condensation in the flue gases on the boiler’s heat exchanger.
• All Creek models feature a uniquely constructed large volume furnace, with dimpled heating surfaces, and generous water content. The design allows for low waterside pressure drops and can tolerate extremely low minimum flows approaching zero gallons per minute, making it the most versatile choice for any system.
• All Creek models are able to fire on natural gas or propane while maintaining condensing level efficiencies. But what really makes the Creek stand apart from its competitors is its ability, if specified, to fire on fuel-oil as a backup fuel. In addition, the Creek can fire with a variety of turndown and NOx emission level options.
• The burner for both Creek models is mounted directly to robust front doors, making burner tune-ups and maintenance checks easier than ever. Hinged front doors make access to the furnace easy as well. Waterside inspection points are also provided.
• The Creek ST is a single pass firetube condensing hot water boiler, with sizes available from 300 to 2,000 MBH. The Creek XL is a three pass firetube condensing hot water boiler, with sizes available from 3,000 to 5,500 MBH.
The Creek ST and XL are rugged, versatile condensing hot water boilers that will save money in fuel and maintenance costs, while providing years of reliable service. Call WC Rouse to learn more today.