An Introduction to Condensing Boilers White Paper
Boilers are closed pressure vessels that are used to heat fluids -- either water or steam. They range in size, fluid to be heated, temperature of fluid, and design configurations. This paper is the first in a series to explain total system efficiency with a focus on condensing hot water boilers used for space heating, process applications, and/ or domestic hot water heating. In addition, this paper will describe how the design paradigm is shifting from noncondensing boilers with high-temperature, hot water distribution systems to condensing boilers with water temperatures as low as possible to increase boiler efficiency. The series of papers will take an incremental approach to total system design in order to address a variety of topics to increase building efficiency as our industry works towards the goal of net zero energy use in buildings.
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