Difference Between Boiler Mountings And Accessories

Boiler Mountings vs Boiler Accessories

Boiler Mountings

  • Boiler mountings are components used for ensuring the safety of boiler operation.
  • These are generally mounted on the surface of the boiler.
  • Control fluid parameters at the inside of the boiler shell.
  • The mountings are the essential part of a boiler, without which boiler operation is impossible.
Examples: Pressure gauges, Water level indicator, Safety valves, Stop valve, Fusible plug, Blow off cock, etc.

Boiler Accessories

  • Accessories are the auxiliary items required for proper operation of boiler and improve the efficiency of it.
  • These are integral parts of the boiler, but not mounted on it.
  • Control fluid parameters at outside of the boiler.
  • These are not essential parts of the boiler, without which boiler can operate though at lower efficiency.
Examples: Super heater, Feed pump, Injector, Economizer, Steam separator, Air preheater, etc.

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