In August, WARE received the very first of Victory Energy’s new dryback firetube boilers. Traditionally, Victory’s Frontier® series has been characterized by its wetback firetube boiler model. However, with the success of this model’s production and demand for a dryback option, Victory Energy announced earlier this year that they would be expanding the product line to satisfy market requests. Within just a few short months, Victory has proven their ability to take the idea from conception to reality, delivering on their promise. WARE has a history of successes and a good relationship with Victory Energy’s watertube boilers, so with a combination of proven manufacturing capabilities, cost-effectiveness, and the availability of a reliable center-fire design, it makes sense for WARE to utilize this new design in its offerings.
So what is so great about it? In case you missed the June/July edition of The Grime, the design of a dryback boiler allows its length to be shorter, which comes in handy when you install it in the back of a 47’ semi trailer where space is at a premium. The trailer was designed and custom-built for one of WARE’s clients, and it included a deaerator, blowdown separator, and a control panel, making it a complete mobile boiler room. Another advantage of using a dryback boiler is that the rear door can be unbolted and the tubes can be accessed; if any tubes need to be replaced in the future, they can just pull them out the rear doors of the trailer, and any damaged refractory in the rear door of the boiler can be easily repaired as well. Also, whereas most wetback boilers require confined space entry permits to get into the rear of the boiler, drybacks do not, so you can save yourself some time and hassle there.
As for the technical details on the boiler, this particular unit was a 650 hp, 200 psi design pressure, 2-pass package boiler, complete with a Power Flame C-Max burner that operates on natural gas or #2 diesel fuel and is capable of producing 22,425 lbs. of steam per hour, per the client’s request. The new Victory Energy dryback firetubes that WARE will be keeping in stock are efficient 3-pass systems, available with either standard or low NOx burners, and they can be ordered in capacities from 25 to 1,000 hp. Whether you need just a boiler, a mobile trailer, or even a boiler room housed in a shipping container, WARE has demonstrated years of experience and competence in providing these boiler solutions. The new products that Victory Energy now provides will only help to improve those capabilities and solve the problems that customers like you trust WARE to tackle.