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5 Steps to Increase Steam Boiler Efficiency

Posted by Joseph Ham on Feb 19, 2016 11:58:33 AM

Close to 40% of all fossil fuel burned by industry is consumed in steam production.  Simple steps can have a large operational impact on the cost of fuel, water, treatment, and labor.  The chart shows a typical breakdown of these costs where fuel consumption is the primary expense.

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Topics: Boiler Water Treatment

4 Things to Know for Increasing Steam Boiler Deaerator Effectiveness

Posted by Joshua Ince on Jan 18, 2016 4:18:11 PM

1 – Why should you have a deaerator?

Raising steam for your facility requires water, and depending on the steam plant’s size and design, the volume of feedwater needed can be small or quite large.  Some applications allow for steam condensate to be recycled back to the boiler which is reused as part of the feedwater, with the rest coming in as fresh water, called makeup.   The makeup water comes from your local utility or well water source.  It is often cold and contains many dissolved gases, with oxygen being the most prevalent.  Regardless of the volume of condensate returns you have, the makeup water needs to be conditioned before it can be used as boiler feedwater.  The conditioning requirement for the boiler's feedwater quality must achieve 4 goals, as outlined in both the 2015 ASHRAE Handbook chapter on Water Treatment , and the ASME Consensus on Operating Practices for the Sampling and Monitoring of Feedwater and Boiler Water Chemistry in Modern Industrial Boilers (CRTD-81).  These goals are:

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Topics: Boiler Water Treatment

Water Safety Plans Can Mitigate Risk During A Water Crisis like Flint Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak

Posted by Patrick Racine on Jan 15, 2016 11:43:03 AM

The water crisis in Flint is an unfortunate situation, but should not initiate knee-jerk reactions on the part of facility managers.  Let this serve as an important reminder that a proper Water Safety Plan is vital to the protection of humans in buildings.  Follow the six steps below to develop your facility specific Water Safety Plan and ensure building occupants are safe from Legionnaires' Disease.

STEP 1:  Water Safety Team

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Topics: Water Safety

Six Steps To Develop A Water Safety Plan And Comply With ASHRAE Standard 188-2015 – Legionella

Posted by Patrick Racine on Dec 1, 2015 4:16:29 PM

STEP 1:  Water Safety Team

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Topics: Water Safety

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