Boiler Efficiency

Boiler efficiency can be defined as the amount of energy delivered from the boiler in the form of steam divided by the amount of energy delivered to the firebox in the form of fuel/chemical energy.

Boiler efficiency depends on the design of the boiler and firebox, the type of fuel, and the draughting system. In the case of coal-fired boilers, boiler efficiency declines linearly with rate of fuel feed, as discussed on the Grate Limit and Boiler Efficiency page.