Why do experienced engineers not recommend users to buy used steam boiler systems?

October 21, 2020

The price of a used steam boiler is very cheap, and it may be only half the price of a new boiler. But truly experienced engineers will not recommend users to buy used boilers. why? The reason can be attributed to the following four points

1. Lower Thermal Efficiency.

2. Security and Stability are Worse.

3. Incomplete Relevant Information.

4. No Value-added Service.

1. The thermal efficiency of used steam boilers is lower than the new boilers'.

As we all know, the thermal efficiency of the boiler will decrease year by year with the use of the boiler. If the boiler is well maintained during the use of the boiler, the thermal efficiency of the boiler will decrease very slowly. On the contrary, the thermal efficiency will decrease rapidly.

Therefore, you are very likely to buy a boiler with very low thermal efficiency. This will be a very big loss for you.

If you buy a new boiler, you don't need to worry about this at all.

2. The safety and stability of used steam boilers are worse than the new boilers'.

Even if the quality of the used steam boiler is very good, During the operation of the boiler, improper use by the boiler operator caused various damages to the boiler itself. These problems may not be discovered for a period of time, but as the boiler use time increases, it may become an unstable factor for the boiler. It may be better to buy a used steam boiler with a shorter use time, because the longer the use time, the more the unsafety and instability factors.

The new steam boiler does not need to worry about these problems for at least 5 years.

3. The relevant information for used steam boilers is incomplete.

When the steam boiler leaves the factory, there are various documents, such as a supervisory inspection certificate, boiler installation manual, boiler user manual, etc. These documents may be lost due to various reasons during the use of the boiler and cannot be reissued later. In some specific countries and regions, the boiler may not be able to be used without these documents.

Therefore, we must pay attention to this problem when buying a used steam boiler.

When purchasing a new steam boiler, the supplier will provide you with all the documents you need according to the needs of your area, so that your boiler can be quickly put into use.

4. The service of the used steam boiler is not as good as that of the new boiler.

Unless buying the used boiler within the service period and getting the corresponding PI and Invoice, the boiler supplier will not provide the corresponding warranty service and after-sales service. In addition, there are any non-human problems during the use of the boiler, you can only bear the corresponding consequences by yourself. At the same time, There was no after-sales personnel to solve the problems encountered in the later use process. This will result in a very cheap price when you buy it, but a very expensive price when you use it.

The new boiler will firstly have the quality assurance service provided by the boiler supplier for you, generally ranging from 6 to 12 months, you can add an appropriate fee to extend the warranty service. The after-sales service is generally life-long and can answer relevant questions in the process of using the boiler at any time.


When buying a used steam boiler, you need to be cautious about your choice. Various problems may still occur. Buying a new boiler may only be a price issue, and you don’t need to worry about it all day long.

Therefore, many experienced engineers generally do not recommend customers to buy used boilers. They will feel that this is responsible for their customers.

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