Boiler FAQs:

Q: Is a boiler a closed vessel in which water or other fluid is heated?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a boiler usually made of steel?

A: Yes, or historically of wrought iron.

Q: Are boilers allowed under the European "Pressure Equipment Directive" for production of steam for sterilizers and disinfectors?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a boiler "dry-fired" it can cause rupture or catastrophic failure?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a boiler combustion of any of several fuels?

A: Yes, such as wood, coal, oil, or natural gas.

Q: Is a boiler a specialized type of water-tube boiler in which tubes are close together and water is pumped through them?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a boiler usually operated at high pressure?

A: Yes, and the corresponding feedwater pressure must be even higher, demanding a more robust pump design.

Q: Were boilers a source of many serious injuries and property destruction due to poorly understood engineering principles?

A: Yes.