Know the difference between Smoke tube boiler and Water tube boiler

Smoke Tube Boiler Water Tube Boiler

  • The rate of evaporation is low.

  • The rate of evaporation is high.

  • Boiler pressure is low.

  • Boiler pressure is high.

  • Less compact.

  • Compact in size.

  • Gases flows through tubes and water surrounds tubes.

  • Water flows through tubes, and smoke surrounds tubes.

  • Used for low steam demand.

  • Used in high steam demand.

  • Less control over quality of water.

  • Quality of water should be maintained by treatment of water.

  • Capacity of steam is more so is known timed boiler.

  • Retaining and holding capacity of the steam is less, so its required continuous operation.

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