A vessel or tank where heat produced from the combustion of fuels such as natural gas, fuel oil, or coal is used to generate hot water or steam for applications ranging from building space heating to electric power production or industrial process heat.
  A device for generating steam for power, processing, or heating purposes; or hot water for heating purposes or hot water supply. Heat from an external combustion source is transmitted to a fluid contained within the tubes found in the boiler shell. This fluid is delivered to an end-use at a desired pressure, temperature, and quality.
  U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Information Administration's Energy Glossary
  A closed vessel in which water is converted to pressurized steam.
  California Energy Comission. Dictionary of Energy Terms

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