Superior Boiler Receives Two Patents for Watertube Boiler Heating Inventions
The company’s high-temperature fluid generator provides greater flexibility on the temperature differential of heating.
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Superior Boiler has received two patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for two products created to advance hot water heating in Superior’s watertube boilers.
The company’s high-temperature fluid generator provides greater flexibility on the temperature differential of heating, enabling a swing of 160 degrees to 450 degrees. Because of its ability to scale, the fluid generator is designed for industrial applications with large heating loads. Invented by Sundeep Bodapati, Superior’s vice president of engineering watertube division, the generator’s membrane-style construction uses a simplified design that makes it easier and less expensive to fabricate. The generator is said to be less costly to use and friendlier from an inspection and maintenance standpoint.
The second patent protects Superior’s multiple pass flexible watertube boiler and its method of use. It allows a 75-degree heating differential and uses a tangent tube construction for low-load, smaller building applications. Designed using a reduced number of tubes and bends decreases its cost and time to build. Placement of the product’s headers all on one side eases access to the unit.
“Superior focuses on meeting the needs of the application with optimized production and operating costs that are appealing to the customer,” Bodapati said. “In the case of the high-temperature fluid generator, for example, we were asked to meet a customer’s need for a large-load capacity. The most commonly used competing product is complicated to build and comes in multiple pieces, increasing installation costs. Superior’s boiler is easy to build, easy to maintain and installs as a single component.”
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