7 Things to not have in your boiler water

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If you are operating a combustion boiler with the intent to generate steam on a large scale, it is of utmost importance to ensure that your boiler water is adequately treated. This will ensure that your equipment lasts a long time and that there are no unexpected shutdowns because of tube leaks or fouling. Here are seven things you absolutely do not want in your boiler water.

  1.  Copper;

    Copper can cause deposits to settle in high-pressure turbines, decreasing their efficiency and requiring costly cleaning or equipment change-outs

  2. Silica;

    Silica if not removed to low levels, especially in high-pressure boilers, silica can cause extremely hard scaling

  3. Calcium;

    Calcium can cause scaling in several forms depending on the chemistry of the boiler feed water (e.g. calcium silicate, calcium phosphate, etc.)

  4. Magnesium;

    Magnesium if combined with phosphate, magnesium can stick to the interior of the boiler and coat tubes, attracting more solids and contributing to scale

  5. Aluminum;

    Aluminum deposits as scale on the boiler interior and can react with silica to increase the likelihood of scaling

  6. Hardness;

    Hardness also causes deposits and scale on boiler parts and piping

  7. Dissolved gasses;

    Chemical reactions due to the presence of dissolved gases such as oxygen and carbon dioxide can cause severe corrosion on boiler pipes and parts

Whether BurrowX is implementing the newest innovation in water treatment or simply balancing water treatment facilities, we are committed to providing excellent service for those who trust us with their water. If you’re having water treatment issues and need an expert to solve your problems, contact us today.


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