The amount of pounds of steam per hour produced by a firetube boiler?

the boiler has 1783 square feet of heating surface and 2 safety vales with a maximum capacity of 6942 pounds per hour of pressure

Update:

The boiler has 1783 square foot of heating surface.

Its a firetube boiler, and I need to know how many pounds per hour of steam production from this boiler

Update 2:

its a gas, firetube low pressure boiler, 15 psi maximum allowable working pressure, it has 1783 square foot of heating surface.

I need to know how many pounds of steam per hour this boiler produces

Update 3:

Gas Low pressure firetube boiler, 1783 square foot of heating surface, 15 psi MAWP, it operates at around a maximum of 5 to 7 psi. What is the pounds per hour of steam production on this boiler??

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Need more info:

    1 steam pressure (from the relief valves)

    2 Efficiency

    3 Fuel

    You should try this web site for obtaining the calculations you need

    http://www.cleaver-brooks.com/cb_aware-energy.htm

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The data you have stated are not enough for computing steam flow. You have to install a flowmeter orifice mounted in flanges. The differential head measured in an orifice is what is required for flow measurements either for steam, water or any other liquid. Please go to a reference book on Flowmeter Engineering.

    Source(s): Experience in industrial flowmeter installation and maintenance.
  • 1 decade ago

    You should probably go back and look at the question again. What you've stated here makes no sense and is missing some crucial data.

  • 1 decade ago

    is the boiler operating on a maximum?

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