Achieving High Efficiency Through Water Treatment
Steam boilers supply energy to the facility’s operations. Due to the elevated temperatures and the concentration effect in steam systems, the quality of the feedwater supplied to the boiler is essential and must be effectively treated to protect the boiler from corrosive contaminants such as dissolved gases and mineral salts.
Water Treatment Solutions For Steam Boiler Issues
Internal Treatment for Scale & Sludge
The presence of minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron and silica in the boiler feedwater can cycle up to higher concentrations due to the steaming process. The result is the deposition of these minerals on the boiler waterside surfaces, greatly interfering and reducing the boiler efficiency.
The Steam Boiler Treatment Program focuses on matching the internal treatment products to the boiler feedwater quality to prevent scale and excessive sludge accumulation. Utilizing the most advanced polymer technology available provides boiler cleanliness and optimum fuel efficiency.
Feedwater Corrosion Treatment
The introduction of dissolved gases (O2 and CO2) from the feedwater will promote severe corrosion in the steam boiler and steam system components (feed system & steam/condensate lines).
The Steam Boiler Treatment Program provides maximum corrosion protection to the boiler feedwater system before the water enters the boiler by including effective oxygen scavenging and passivating treatments. The program will be optimized based on the system operating pressure, makeup water quality, equipment specifics and process requirements.
Condensate Corrosion Treatment
Condensate is extremely valuable, so ensuring its quality and protecting condensate return apparatus against corrosion is important. Dissolved CO2 in the condensate can cause a carbonic acid attack on the condensate return lines, making the piping susceptible to leaks, ruptures and the re-introduction of dissolved iron back into the boiler feedwater system.
The Steam Boiler treatment program includes a wide line of neutralizing amine blends as well as filming inhibitor options which are excellent in reducing this corrosive attack. The program is tailored to the condensate system itself, length of pipe runs, number of runs, food safety requirements including organic food preparation.
To provide the optimum feedwater quality for your steam boiler system, we can review, optimize and design your pre-treatment needs, such as water softeners and reverse osmosis equipment.