Electric boiler usage is expanding by government regulation. Co-fuel or dual source energy is a promoted means to provide energy in a facility. The electric utilities have high and low demand periods and offer cost reductions for those that operate to help balance the grid.
Electric boilers rely on electric resistance heating elements to heat the water or produce steam. They are often seen in smaller operations, with limited power supply, which may include laundries, food processing, and clinics. Electric systems are more popular for a few reasons: less maintenance, quiet, less cost to install, promote green initiatives. Read on.
A portable steam boiler offers versatility and cost reduction for processes. Not having to locate a stationary boiler at multiple locations saves space and money. A wheeled cart, flexible power cord and a steam wand makes for fast work. Options for multiple power input to the boiler allows compatibility with existing electrical outlet capacity.
Tanks with boilers are natural combinations. When combined, the savings can pay for the equipment in short time. A tank can be much smaller than the boiler vessel and provide all the benefits available.
An August 2023 publication explained that the state of Colorado set targets to convert to electric and away from even natural gas. Model developments are being built to demonstrate how this can be effective. Gov. Jared Polis in May signed Senate Bill 23-291, which eliminates incentives for installation of gas line extensions in new buildings and developments. Because utilities are no longer allowed to subsidize the expansion of the gas distribution system, all-electric homes and buildings will become more cost-effective, which could attract more developers and would save owners and tenants money on future energy costs, said Rosenblum.
The need for electric boilers is increasing. Reimers has been designing and building them for decades. The attraction to use electric is driven by government and environmental policies. Hot water or steam powered by electric places Reimers as an industry leader.
The global electric boiler market size reached a value of around USD 8.8 billion in 2023. The market is further expected to grow at a CAGR of 9.50% between 2024 and 2032, reaching a value of around USD 15.1 billion by 2032. - source expertmarketresearch.com Reimers is ready and adapting to new market trends by developing new boiler designs that are versatile. Models will soon be released to the industry.
Many projects for steam energy are evaluated for fuel costs to produce a mass of steam. For example, a gallon of diesel will generate a given mass of steam, thus diesel dollars per pound of steam. Similarly, may be a dollars of electrical energy per pound of steam. Looking at a broader view brings other factors in to the evaluation that may change the bottom line costs.
Reimers Model RV60-RV210 Steam Boiler vertical boiler design; very low floor space requirements.VIEW Specification PDF
Works as a tankless water heater. Produces potable hot water and uses no valuable floor space. Resides inside the boiler. ASME construction.VIEW specification PDF