Boiler Feedwater Treatment
Is your facility’s boiler feed water problematic?
For facilities using a boiler in its process, some type of boiler feed water treatment system is usually necessary to ensure efficiency.
Here at SAMCO, our engineers understand that proper, economical treatment of your boiler feed water is essential to the efficiency and overall success of your everyday process. Fouling, corrosion, and scaling can all decrease equipment service life and dependability, driving up cost and disrupting project flow.
The most appropriate boiler feed water treatment system help facilities avoid costly plant downtime, expensive maintenance fees, and boiler failure as a result of scaling, corrosion, and fouling of the boiler and downstream equipment.
SAMCO’s custom-engineered boiler feed water treatment systems can help your facility remove:
- iron; either soluble or insoluble, iron can deposit on boiler parts and tubes, damage downstream equipment, and affect the quality of certain manufacturing processes
- copper; can cause deposits to settle in high-pressure turbines, decreasing their efficiency and requiring costly cleaning or equipment change-outs
- silica; if not removed to low levels, especially in high-pressure boilers, silica can cause extremely hard scaling
- calcium; can cause scaling in several forms depending on the chemistry of the boiler feed water (e.g. calcium silicate, calcium phosphate, etc.)
- magnesium; if combined with phosphate, magnesium can stick to the interior of the boiler and coat tubes, attracting more solids and contributing to scale
- aluminum; deposits as scale on the boiler interior and can react with silica to increase the likelihood of scaling
- hardness; also causes deposits and scale on boiler parts and piping
- 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