A boiler is a closed pressure vessel that offers a heat transfer surface between the combustion products and the water. It is usually integrated into a system with various components including burner, deaerator, economizer, heat exchanger, and tubes. The main objective of industrial boilers is to create heat and steam for various processes including steaming and batching in different industries.


Heat is a heart of industrial food processes. The food industry needs heat at every stage of the process. Direct heat or heat from the hot water is an essential factor of food processing industry. Inside the beverage business, steam is used for cooking, drying, and warming, and for general utilize-cleaning. 

Market Served by Industrial Food Boilers

  • Beverage Processing
  • Meat Processing
  • Food Processing and Packaging
  • Poultry Processing
  • Vegetable Processing

Fuel used in Food Boilers

These food industry boilers generally used fossil fuels to produce heat & hot water for cleaning and cooking purpose.

  • Coal
  • Natural gas
  • Fuel oil
  • Biomass
  • 1.25

    Rupees/KG of steam generation in India

Boiler used in the food industry

Most food processing facilities have industrial boilers or hot water boilers for generating steam or hot water for processing, cooking, or sanitation. These food industry boilers use major fossil fuels such as coal, natural gas, and fuel oil to produce heat energy on water and provide steam for cleaning and cooking products. 

Compared to pressure cookers, industrial boiler systems can manage much higher pressures. Perfect for food processing, these boilers are utilized by processing facilities for meat, fruit, vegetables and canning applications. Boilers can also be found in bakeries, cafeterias, commissaries, beverage processors and distilleries, restaurants, and more.

The existence of strong gas supply infrastructure along with the abundant potential of natural gas deposits across the globe will fuel the market demand over the forecast timeframe. In addition, ongoing initiatives toward the replacement of traditional boilers with low-carbon emission boilers will further proliferate the industry growth substantially.

  • Growth of the food & beverages industry in developed and developing economies is expected to drive the industrial boiler market. In addition, increasing production capabilities and new plant installations in the food & beverages industry is expected to enhance the demand for industrial boilers.
  • Food processing accounts for a significant market share due to the continuous demand for heat or steam required at various stages including batching, processing, steaming, and cleaning. These steam generating systems are further being deployed to effectively undertake sterilization of packaged food, cleaning, and sanitation procedures of the equipment. As a result, it has become a necessity to install boilers at F&B facilities to fulfil the need for hot water and steam, which will substantially augment its market statistics.
  • Several governmental measures toward the expansion of key economic sectors along with the participation of various financial institutions will further stimulate the industrial boiler market growth over the forecast timeframe.
  • Growing demand for processed food on account of rising disposable incomes of consumers will stimulate investments across the F&B sector, driving the business growth.