boiler water quality Articles

  • Organics in boiler water condensate

    With the wide use of high efficiency boilers and current high-pressure boilers in industry today limiting condensate analysis to the more traditional parameters can result in very expensive repairs. Condensate return should be the highest quality least expensive water that most systems can generate. Boiler operators do not want to lose this or have it contaminated. Condensate return analysis has ...


    By LAR Process Analysers AG

  • EPA finalizes boiler NESHAP

    EPA published the final National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for industrial, commercial, and institutional boilers and process heaters at both major and area sources of hazardous air pollutants (HAP) emissions. EPA developed separate rules for units at major sources of HAP emissions (greater than 10 tons per year [tpy] of any single HAP and/or greater than 25 tpy of ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Dewatering of Boiler Ash - Case Study

    Ten Gate develops and produces materials that function to increase performance, reduce costs, and deliver measurable results by working with our customers to provide advanced solutions. THE PROJECT The Wheelabrator Technology Group provides design/build and operation of trash-to-energy facilities. The Wheelabrator facility located in Lisbon, CT utilizes a storage tank for ...

  • How to Choose the Best Boiler Feed Water Treatment Technologies for Your Plant

    When it comes to choosing technology for boiler feed water treatment, knowing the feed water source quality in relation to the water quality required for your specific boiler is essential, as inadequate water treatment can lead to the scaling, corrosion, and fouling of the boiler and downstream equipment. We’ve mentioned this before in some of our previous boiler feed water treatment ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • What Is a Boiler Feed Water Treatment System and How Does It Work?

    For industrial companies using a boiler for its facility, some type of boiler feed water treatment system is usually necessary to ensure an efficient process and quality steam generation. The most appropriate boiler feed water treatment system will help the facility avoid costly plant downtime, expensive maintenance fees, and boiler failure as a result of scaling, ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • Boiler feed water -power generation facility application case studies

    Challenge A large power generation client required a treatment solution to meet the parameters required for their boiler feed operations. The inlet feed water contained several contaminants including hardness minerals such as calcium/magnesium, dissolved salts, trace hydrocarbon and certain heavy metals including ferric iron. Solution ...

  • Common Boiler Feed Water Treatment Issues and How to Avoid Them

    When treating boiler feed water (the combination of boiler makeup and condensate return water), several issues can arise that cause boiler scaling, corrosion, fouling, and system failure. Below, we break down the most common boiler feed water issues and how to avoid them to help ensure system efficiency and operational safety. While treating boiler feed water is extremely ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • Improved Control for your Cooling Tower and Boiler

    The power of microprocessor based programming along with the ease of interfacing with standard Internet based controllers has enabled improved cooling tower and boiler control with just the click of a mouse. Many of these improvements can significantly enhance your chemical treatment program, and provide greater flexibility in your chemical treatment program. These new algorithms offer ...


    By Walchem, Iwaki America Inc.

  • Proposed boiler MACT sets aggressive emission limits

    On June 4, 2010, U.S. EPA proposed National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for industrial, commercial, and institutional boilers and process heaters at both major and area sources of hazardous air pollutants (HAP) emissions.  EPA proposed separate rules for units at major sources of HAP emissions (greater than 10 tons per year [tpy] of any single HAP and/or greater ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Care, management and maintenance of Older boilers - Case study

    Background In May 2000 Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc. (B&W PGG) presented a paper to the International Conference on Life Management and Life Extension of Power Plants entitled: Standard Recommendations for Pressure Part Inspection during a Boiler Life Extension Program (#BR-1701). Three years earlier, B&W PGG published a similar paper for industrial boilers ...


    By Babcock & Wilcox MEGTEC LLC

  • Case study - Water quality monitoring and weather data at Pampulha Lake-Brasil

    In 2010, OTT Hydromet's partner in Brasil,  Hexis began working with CETEC. This resulted in the installation of a buoy, equipped with an automatic profiling system, in early 2013. The project’s objective is the continuous monitoring of the lake’s water quality, with focus on improving this by the 2014 World Cup Games.  Adcon, Lufft and OTT technologies (Hydrolab DS5X ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • High Purity Boiler Water Production Using Municipal Wastewater at a Combined Cycle Gas-Fired Generating Station

    The recovery of wastewater for industrial uses presents many challenges for the design and operation of water treatment equipment. Since the term wastewater can be applied to a wide range of water sources from municipal sewage to storm runoff to industrial discharge water, the water characteristics may have great variability. As such, the equipment to treat wastewater must be robust and ...


    By Eco-Tec Inc.

  • One of the largest ipp power plants in the middle east uses membrane desalination for boiler feed water

    The Facility Sidi Krir Unit 3 & 4 Power Plant, developed by InterGen and Edison SpA, is located about 30 kilometers west of Alexandria, Egypt. It is a natural gas fired power plant and at 685 MW generating capacity, is the largest IPP thermal power plant in the Middle East. The plant consists of two power blocks, which share a common membrane based Seawater Desalination system ...

  • 5 reasons water treatment (boiler feed/ cooling tower) is absolutely benefit for manufacturing units

    Water treatment is highly essential for modern day production units. Everyone is aware of their relevance from environmental point of views. But, water treatment is equally effective in terms of optimizing the industry processing, safety and minimizing the expense. Exclusive ways against the most stubborn impurities: Water Treatment (Boiler Feed/ Cooler ...

  • Scaling vs. Corrosion: Why It Matters for Your Boiler Feedwater System

    When using boilers for an industrial plant and process, one of the most important things to implement is the appropriate treatment of the boiler feedwater before it has a chance to scale and corrode equipment. Before beginning any process with a boiler, understanding the makeup and return water chemistry/characteristics, the manufacturer’s requirements for the boiler (what pressure it ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • Do You Need a Boiler Feedwater Treatment System for Your Plant?

    If you use an industrial boiler to create energy with steam, chances are you need some sort of boiler feedwater treatment system. But why? We know that natural water sources carry impurities that can cause harmful deposits, carryover, and corrosion in your boiler system. We also know that the higher the pressure your boiler runs at, the more pure your water source needs to be. ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • Med-TC produces boiler make-up for mexican power company

    The Facility Comission Federal de Electricidad (CFE) supplies electricity to the Mexican state of Sinaloa. An expansion of their Topolobampo generating station included the addition of three new generators producing 480 MW of power. The Topolobampo station is located 250 miles north of Mazatlan, along the Pacific Ocean coast. The Problem The ...

  • Cost effective boiler makeup system using membrane desalination for power plant in dominican republic

    The Facility Andres Power Plant, developed by Caribbean Thermal Electric LLC, is located in Boca Chica, near Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. It is a 300 MW gas fired combined cycle power plant and is one of the largest IPP power plants in the Dominican Republic and will supply electricity to Corporacion Dominicana de Electricidad. The plant consists of two power blocks, which ...

  • Texas refinery identifes the source of boiler contamination and restores production using on-line steam condensate analyzer

    Background A major refinery in Texas, USA, recently experienced steam condensate contamination and major fouling of a boiler resulting in damage that led to an unplanned shutdown. The financial impact of the damaged boiler, unscheduled maintenance and loss of production drove a review of current condensate monitoring techniques. The review panel concluded that current methods of ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

  • Combined cycle power plant in southern india uses membrane desalination for boiler feed

    The Facility PPN, a 330 MW combined cycle power plant developed by PPN Power Generating Company, is located in Pillaiperumalnallur about 320 kilometers south of Chennai, India. It is one of the largest IPP power plants developed by an international consortium in India under a 30 year PPA with the state electricity board. The plant consists of a single dual fuel power block and ...

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