Looking for the best boiler for your brewery? At Applied Technologies of New York, we’ll guide you to the ideal boiler for your craft brewery and carefully explain all of your options along the way.
While we offer equipment from the world’s leading manufacturers, we regularly suggest Fulton’s boilers as the best boiler for brewery. Why? Continue reading to learn more about why the Fulton Vertical Spiral Rib Tubeless (VSRT) Steam Boiler is the best boiler for a brewery.
To give you a quick preview, these are the VSRT’s key features:
A Look inside the Vertical Spiral Rib Tubeless Brewery Boiler Design
The VSRT features several technologies that make it the ideal solution for brewers. The patent-pending spiral rib heat exchanger uses state-of-the-art technology to achieve industry-leading heat transfer rates. The spiral rib design allows the boiler to have an exceptionally compact footprint and achieve maximum heat transfer.
- Air/fuel mixture enters into the VSRT combustion chamber.
- The optimized burner fires downward, which works to prevent burner plate impingement.
- Combustion gases transition in a downward position from the combustion chamber to the spiral heat exchanger.
- The flue gases will spiral upward being channeled through the patent-pending heat exchanger.
- Flue gases leave the boiler.
Save Your Space for Creating Delicious Beer with the Craft Brewery Boiler
Regardless of your industry, the last thing you want to spend money on is wasted floor space. The more space taken up by your boiler equipment, the less space you’ll have for creating beer we always guide brewers toward boilers with the most compact footprint.
To accommodate this inherent need for space, we regularly guide brewers toward vertical boilers, like the VSRT. While horizontal boilers are positioned horizontally to the plane, vertical boilers are positioned erect. Vertical boilers are uniquely designed to save space and offer one of the most compact footprints available on the market today.
Fulton’s Boiler for Your Brewery Is Built to Last
One of the most common reasons boilers go kaput is because of boiler plate impingement. Flame impingement can cause a long list of issues — ultimately resulting in the detrimental compromise of the integrity of your boiler. Anytime the burner flame makes contact with the side of the furnace’s water walls or shell plate in water tube boilers, the result is corrosion on the shell/tubes plate at the flame interface.
This corrosion is further accentuated whenever heavier oils with higher contaminants are used. The products of combustion include compounds that will eat into the metal surface of the plate or shell. In addition, the increased metal temperatures can cause long-term or short-term overheating — depending on the stress distribution and extent of temperature variations. In short, the impingement from a burner will cause the backend of the boiler to wear out — oftentimes in less than five years.
Once the plate burns out, it will burn through the jacket, and the boiler is useless and dangerous. While the plate can sometimes be welded, welding a heating vessel will disturb the stamp. After the stamp is compromised, your boiler will no longer be in compliance and be illegal.
How Does Fulton’s VSRT Overcome Impingement?
Fulton’s VSRT boilers are uniquely designed to overcome boilerplate impingement. As shown in the diagram, Fulton’s VSRT boilers do not fire from the side of the boiler — it fires from the top and shoots the flame down the center to completely avoid the likelihood of impingement. You can see a visual of this flame arrangement by looking at #2 in the diagram above.
This unique design also allows the Fulton VSRT to achieve better heat efficiencies, much better heat transfer, and better performance. Most importantly, this innovative design means Fulton is willing to stand behind their products with better warranties, such as:
No other boiler manufacturer is able to offer such a strong warranty.
Get Fulton’s Vertical Advantage in a Boiler for a Brewery
Why are Fulton’s boilers the preferred boiler for breweries? There’s no single answer to this question. The Fulton VSRT is the world’s first and only spiral rib tubeless design, which means it can transfer the most heat in the most compact space. Let’s look a summary of the advantages offered when you choose the Fulton VSRT boiler for your brewery:
Contact ATI of New York for the Best Boiler for a Brewery
Choosing the best boiler for your brewery isn’t like purchasing other equipment. It’s vital the equipment you choose is specifically calibrated to meet the demand of your facility as well as your budget.
At ATI of New York, we bring decades of experience making the perfect match. Even if the Fulton VSRT doesn’t meet your needs and exceed your expectations, we’ll help you find the best boiler for your brewery.
Contact Applied Technologies of New York today to find the best boiler for your brewery.