Huge steam boiler on its travels
11 metres long, 4.3 metres wide, 4.8 metres high and weighing 72 tons - these are the dimensions of the largest flame-tube steam boiler operating in Chile to date. The heavy-load transport of the Bosch industrial boiler took three days from the Chilean port city of Valparaiso to its destination, a production hall of a leading food producer in Santiago de Chile, situated around 115 kilometres away. The starting point of the journey was Gunzenhausen (Germany), where the huge steam boiler was produced.
The boiler delivers up to 40 tons of steam per hour at a pressure of 13 bar. It achieves an efficiency of around 95 percent. Equipped with a dual burner, it can be fired with either gas or oil. Compared to its predecessor, the Bosch boiler saves around 150 cubic metres of gas or 120 kilograms of oil per hour. The boiler is now ready for commissioning and will generate process steam for the processing of milk, yogurt, juice, jam and other food products.