Stainless steel boilers are available from Reimers including condensate tanks, pumps, and other necessary components to meet customer needs. The current order of five boilers includes Reimers' patent pending Closed Blowdown Tanks, and the boilers are going to be stacked on frames to conserve floor space for the customer. All the boilers are fired with electric heating elements. No stack, no tanks, no fuel lines, thus an easy fast install. With the Closed Blowdown system from Reimers no stack vents are needed from the blowdown tanks. All water and steam is contained safely and at less cost.Why do customers need stainless steel boilers?
Stainless is defined as a steel alloy with a minimum of 11.5 wt% chromium content. Stainless steel does not stain, corrode or rust as easily as ordinary steel (it “stains less”), but it is not stain-proof. It is also called corrosion resistant steel when the alloy type and grade are not detailed, particularly in the aviation industry. There are different grades and surface finishes of stainless steel to suit the environment to which the material will be subjected in its lifetime. Common uses of stainless steel are in high heat, food, health, and clean environment applications.
Stainless steel differs from carbon steel by amount of chromium present. Carbon steel rusts when exposed to air and moisture. This iron oxide film is active and accelerates corrosion by forming more iron oxide. Stainless steels have sufficient amount of chromium present so that a passive film of chromium oxide forms which prevents further corrosion.