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Heating Alert! Fulton

DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,487
<a href="http://www.heatinghelp.com/article/371/Fulton/2225/Fulton-China-Expands-Into-Global-Water-Tube-Boiler-Market">http://www.heatinghelp.com/article/371/Fulton/2225/Fulton-China-Expands-Into-Global-Water-Tube-Boiler-Market</a>
Retired and loving it.


  • 100 ton/hr of steam

    I wonder how long it would take to start a boiler like that before it starts to steam.  A day? Two days?
    8.33 lbs./gal. x 60 min./hr. x 20°ΔT = 10,000 BTU's/hour

    Two btu per sq ft for degree difference for a slab
  • Dave in QCA
    Dave in QCA Member Posts: 1,784
    minutes perhaps

    You have to remember a couple things... 

    That boiler is going to have one helluva burner with a very high firing rate.

    In a water tube boiler, the water content in comparison to the firing rate is relatively low.  The mass of the tubes is also realitively low.

    I suspect that thing would produce steam in an amazingly short period of time!
    Dave in Quad Cities, America
    Weil-McLain 680 with Riello 2-stage burner, December 2012. Firing rate=375MBH Low, 690MBH Hi.
    System = Early Dunham 2-pipe Vacuo-Vapor (inlet and outlet both at bottom of radiators) Traps are Dunham #2 rebuilt w. Barnes-Jones Cage Units, Dunham-Bush 1E, Mepco 1E, and Armstrong TS-2. All valves haveTunstall orifices sized at 8 oz.
    Current connected load EDR= 1,259 sq ft, Original system EDR = 2,100 sq ft Vaporstat, 13 oz cutout, 4 oz cutin - Temp. control Tekmar 279.
  • In that case..........

    I hope they have a low water cutoff!
    8.33 lbs./gal. x 60 min./hr. x 20°ΔT = 10,000 BTU's/hour

    Two btu per sq ft for degree difference for a slab
  • Mark Eatherton
    Mark Eatherton Member Posts: 5,853
    I'm betting...

    that they have NUMEROUS water sensors on that boiler...

    I'll bet is has one heck of a deaereation system too....

    Fulton invented the steam boiler didn't he? And Watts the relief valves? And Gil Carlson the BTU :-)

    It's not so much a case of "You got what you paid for", as it is a matter of "You DIDN'T get what you DIDN'T pay for, and you're NOT going to get what you thought you were in the way of comfort". Borrowed from Heatboy.
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