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Steam boilers are required by most manufacturing industries to complete their processes. Steam is used for a variety of purposes, including heating, drying and sterilizing. Steam is used in the textile industry for major stages of processing. Textile processing has evolved over centuries. The raw fabric is transformed into the finished garment in several stages. We will examine it in more detail.

Yarn Manufacturing and Spinning:

Transport of raw materials or fibers, including man-made fibers such as synthetic or nylon, for the manufacture of yarn. In this stage of the textile production process, raw materials are transformed into yarns for knitting, crocheting, or weaving. Raw materials are cleaned and sorted to create the final thread or yarn.

Fabric Weaving or Manufacturing:

Fabric manufacturing continues with the transport of yarn from machine to machine in order to produce a fabric.

Wet processing:

Fabric wet processing includes dyeing the fabric and finishing it. The dyeing procedure introduces color to the fabric while the finishing process enhances the fabric’s quality by adding chemical properties like anti-pilling, soil release, and flame retardant. Inkjet printing is one of the printing processes.

Garment Processing & Finishing:

In the textile industry, the final step is to design and sew the final garments. The final process in the textile industry includes spot removal, ironing and finishing.

Steam Boilers and Textile Processing:

Steam boilers play a vital role in textile processing, as many of the processes rely on hot water or steam generated by boilers. Before selecting the right steam boiler, textile processing units take into account all factors. The primary stages in the textile processing that require steam or hotwater are listed below.


Pre-treatment is an important stage in the textile manufacturing process. It involves cleaning the fabric of any dirt or impurities before dyeing and printing. Steam boilers are needed to provide clean, pure steam and hot water for the pre-treatment phase.


In the dyeing process, fabric is colored by adding dyes or pigments. The dyeing stage can take place at any time, but it is most common after the fabric or yarn manufacturing stages of the textile manufacturing process. Steam and moisture are required to transfer dye onto the fabric. Steam boilers heat water and steam to the exact temperature required for dyeing fabric.


Printing is similar to dying, except that it involves patterns or designs on the fabric. Dyeing only includes uniform color. Printing methods vary depending on the fabric type. Steam boilers provide the exact amount of heat and humidity required for the print process.


The textile finishing process is composed of several steps. The removal of wrinkles is part of the finishing stage. Steam boilers are essential for ironing and providing excellent results.

What to consider when choosing a steam boiler for textile process?

It is important to choose the right steam boiler in order to achieve maximum efficiency and productivity. Before choosing a steam boiler for their textile processing unit, managers should consider the following factors.

Seamless With Fluctuating Request:

Steam requirements for textile processing operations fluctuate, and robust steam boilers are needed to meet the changing needs. Steam boilers that can be quickly started or stopped are the best for such processing. Water tube boilers are more efficient than fire tube with fluctuating loads.

Fuel Efficiency:

The textile industry is faced with the problem of fuel waste due to the fluctuating demand for Steam. This leads to excessive costs. The steam boiler should be able to perform efficiently and burn fuel completely in order to maximize the use of fuel.

Easy maintenance: Steam-boilers in the textile processing operate continuously and require regular maintenance to achieve the best results. Inadequate boiler maintenance can lead to boiler failure and shut down the textile processing operations, resulting in significant losses.

Calculating Steam Boiler Capacity & Heating Parameters:

The capacity of the steam boiler is determined by the heat load, which includes heat losses from boiler tubes and pipes. Besides, it is necessary to determine the temperature and pressure of the boiler.


Veda Boilers is the world’s leading boiler manufacturer with over 1500 boiler installations in more than 10 countries. The Combo X is the most popular steam boiler in the textile sector. Our steam boilers have been installed in more than 150 textile dyeing and processing units. We manufacture boiler accessories, waste heat recuperation boilers and steam boilers for 10 different process industries around the world. Our boiler services include boiler automation, steam-trap assessment, energy audits, annual boiler maintenance and more.