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Posted by Boiler Guy on February 28, 2004 at 06:06:22:
In Reply to: Re: Fire tube Boiler Applications posted by JASON on February 27, 2004 at 13:11:15:
: Johnston has been building 2500HP FT boilers for quite some time both single and multi burners. There is noting unsafe or bad about these boilers. Typically the major issue is shipping since these units are so large. There are many 1000HP+ units running today that have been in service for more than 5 years without a single problem. Most of which are 200 - 300 MWAP If any one has ideas that these boilers are dangerous contact the NBIC and search for any damage reports. As for other manufacturers building 1000+HP FT Boilers there are no others than Johnston. The others only try to build a large FT Boiler.
We can all continue to go around and around for weeks. I'll end my contribution to this thread by saying in my humble opinion firetube boilers of this size are too large and are not as good a selection as a watertube boiler for a number of reasons as I have already put forward. The only advantage that the firetube proponets have countered with is a lower price than a watertube. While cost is certainly important the price difference between the two configurations is not so significant as to make a valid enough argument to convince me otherwise.
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