From dyeing fabrics to printing patterns, garment manufacturers require vast amounts of hot water. The boiler, an indispensable tool, provides this in spades, ensuring efficient production and reduced energy costs. But its influence stretches far beyond garments. From schools to hospitals, the necessity for boilers is paramount. They vary in size, from compact units for homes to massive constructs for high-output factories.

Boilers in many fields

But it’s not just garment manufacturers that need hot water to run smoothly. Hot water is a necessity for schools, professional laundry services, food processing plants, hospitals, and, of course, our own homes. Boilers range from small and compact for home use, to large and bulky for factories with high industrial output.

Boiler history

Interestingly, the humble boiler has origins in the 1700s with the invention of the kettle boiler. While its core purpose remains unchanged, the variety and technology have grown immensely.

Electric steam boilers: the eco champion

Prioritizing the environment? Electric steam boilers might be the answer. They heat water through electricity, eliminating fossil fuel combustion and associated emissions. Notably, Oshima's electric steam boiler boasts an intelligent automatic system, ensuring safety with an alarm feature for potential malfunctions.

Gas-fired boilers: The efficient contender

Gas-fired boilers, rising stars in the eco-friendly realm, are projected to experience market growth. These boilers, while commonly found in homes, are branching out to commercial sectors, thanks to their impressive 95% fuel efficiency. Oshima’s offerings in this domain are low-emission and cost-effective.

Oil-fired boilers: balancing economy & efficiency

Using either light or heavy oil as fuel, oil-fired boilers are known for reducing energy wastage by converting surplus energy into heat. While they do release more carbon than gas boilers, their design promotes full combustion and superior efficiency. Oshima’s iteration includes user-friendly features, combining convenience with cost-effectiveness.

Biomass boilers: the carbon-neutral choice

While they release carbon dioxide, biomass boilers achieve a carbon-neutral status since the wood they use had previously absorbed CO2. Suitable for homes, offices, and certain industries, these boilers uphold eco-friendliness. However, initial setup costs can be a barrier.

Oshima’s range of biomass boilers use wood, fruit and rice husks, and tree branches to provide heating solutions for various industries, such as agriculture, power plants, and schools.

Coal-fired boilers: the controversial classic

Despite their environmental drawbacks, coal-fired boilers remain popular for their affordability and abundant fuel source. Oshima’s version is designed for simplicity, suitable for even low-heat fuels.


Boilers, in their many forms, are pivotal in multiple industries. The increasing emphasis on sustainability is shaping their future. Oshima stands at the forefront of this evolution, offering a spectrum of boilers tailored to diverse needs. Whatever your heating requirements, Oshima can guide you to the optimal solution.