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Boiler- & Burner-Related Glossary Terms

Trying to learn your way around your boiler? These terms are a great place to start.

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There are currently 8 names in this directory beginning with the letter W.
waste boiler
A boiler that uses fuel or waste heat from an industrial process that would normally be wasted.
water column
A boiler fitting that reduces the turbulence of boiler water to provide an accurate water level in the gauge glass.
water softener
A boiler water pretreatment device used to reduce hardness.
water tube steam boiler
A boiler that has water inside the tubes with heat and gasses of combustion around the tubes.
A set of tubes placed in the furnace area of watertube boilers that are used to increase the heating surface of boilers and to increase the service life of refractory.
wet lay-up
The storage of a boiler filled with warm, chemically treated water.
wet-back boiler
A firetube boiler with three tubesheets and a turnaround chamber, with a water leg formed between the rear tubesheet and the chamber.
A chamber surrounding the burner assembly or coal stoker that allows the pressurized air from the forced draft fan to enter the burner.
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