Classifications of Boilers

Classification of boilers according ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code

According the "ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code" boilers may be classified as

Section I Power Boilers - process boilers, power boilers and high pressure boilers

  • boilers in which steam or other vapor is generated at a pressures exceeding 15 psig
  • high temperature water boilers intended for operation at pressures exceeding 160 psig and or temperatures exceeding 250 degrees F

Section IV Heating Boilers - commercial boilers, industrial boilers, heating boilers, low pressure boilers

  • boilers in which steam or other vapor is generated at a pressures not exceeding 15 psig
  • high temperature water boilers intended for operation at pressures not exceeding 160 psig and or temperatures exceeding 250 degrees F

Related Topics

  • Steam and Condensate - Steam & condensate properties - capacities, pipe sizing, systems configuration and more
  • Heating - Heating systems - capacity and design of boilers, pipelines, heat exchangers, expansion systems and more

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