Why Food Processors Need to Understand the Science Behind “Safer-by-Design” Boilers

Overview:

This Whitepaper expands upon R. Dean Wilson’s book, 'Boiler Operator’s Workbook.'

This Whitepaper expands upon R. Dean Wilson’s book, “Boiler Operator’s Workbook,” a well-accepted reference tool in which the author asks “Why is an explosion generally less disastrous in a watertube boiler than in a firetube boiler?” and answers “In a watertube boiler, the large volume of water is distributed into many small tubes, and the volume of water in the drum is comparatively small. If one water tube bursts, the pressure in the entire pressure vessel is bled off slowly, and the tendency of the large body of water to flash into steam is minimized...”

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