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Choosing the Right Dealkalizer for Your System

Posted by Claire Beauregard on Sep 21, 2017 9:00:00 AM

A dealkalizer is a pre-treatment device commonly seen in boiler rooms which is responsible for removing carbonate alkalinity in the feed water before it reaches the boiler. In many cases, the water chemistry parameter which hits its limit first is alkalinity. Thus, by reducing the alkalinity in the feedwater, we can decrease blowdown volume, increase the cycles of concentration, and effectively decrease energy consumption.

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Topics: Boiler Water Treatment

4 Common Issues in Feedwater Tank Design and Operation

Posted by Peter Miller on Apr 10, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Boiler water treatment is critical to ensuring your boiler is operating as efficiently as possible and no proper water treatment program is complete without a thorough understanding of the feedwater setup.  A crucial step in preparing the feedwater for the boiler is preheating and deaerating the water in a separate vessel directly upstream of the boiler. 

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Topics: Boiler Water Treatment

Steam Humidification: Choose Your Own Adventure

Posted by Louis-Philippe Beauchemin on Jan 10, 2017 11:01:50 AM

The relative humidity level in our built environments is critical to prevent occupant discomfort and/or damage to building materials. Choose to read the quick high level summary, or test your knowledge by following this interactive blog that delves deeper and deeper into the details of the steam that we inject into our air.

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Topics: Boiler Water Treatment

A Guide to Waterside Inspections

Posted by Micah Thomson on Dec 7, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Performing regular waterside inspections of your critical system equipment is an important part of a successful preventative maintenance program. As we enter the holiday season, many systems may be temporarily shut down, providing a perfect opportunity for waterside inspections.

Visual inspections provide an indication of the overall health of your system and validate the results of your water treatment program. It is crucial to catalog inspection reports to allow you to determine if the current condition indicates equipment status is unchanged, improving or degrading.

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Topics: Boiler Water Treatment, Cooling Water Treatment

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

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