By Kumar Rayaprolu

Following the book of the author’s first ebook, Boilers for strength and strategy by means of CRC Press in 2009, a number of requests have been made for a reference with even speedier entry to details. Boilers: a pragmatic Reference is the results of these requests, delivering a uncomplicated encyclopedic layout with greater than 500 entries and approximately an identical variety of helping illustrations.

Written for working towards engineers and working with sensible concerns instead of conception, this reference focuses completely on water tube boilers present in approach industries and gear vegetation. It presents large causes for the next topics:




  • A variety of boilers and major auxiliaries, in addition to steam and gasoline turbines

  • Traditional firing techniques—grates, oil/gas, and glossy systems

  • Industrial, software, waste warmth, MSW and bio-fuel-fired boilers, together with supercritical boilers

  • The medical basics of combustion, warmth move, fluid move, and more

  • The fundamentals of fuels, water, ash, high-temperature steels, structurals, refractory, insulation, and more

  • Additional engineering issues like boiler tools, controls, welding, corrosion, and wear

  • Air toxins, its abatement strategies and their impression at the layout of boilers and auxiliaries

  • Emerging applied sciences equivalent to carbon seize, oxy-fuel combustion, and PFBC


This reference covers nearly each subject wanted through boiler engineers in technique and tool vegetation. An encyclopedia by means of layout and a pro reference publication via concentration and dimension, this quantity is powerful on basics and layout points in addition to functional content material. The scope and easy-to-navigate presentation of the fabric plus the various illustrations make this a different reference for busy layout, undertaking, operation, and consulting engineers.

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