VSEP improves industrial boiler performance and reduces blowdown frequency by a factor of ten
In the steam boiler industry, high purity feed water is required to ensure proper operation of steam generation systems. High purity feed water reduces the use of boiler chemicals due to less frequent blowdown requirements (reducing blowdown frequency by as much as a factor of 10). Lower blowdown frequency also results in lower fuel costs. Scale buildup is reduced due to a smaller concentration of impurities in the boiler feed water to foul heat transfer surfaces. The lower level of impurities also reduces corrosion rates in the boiler. When boiler is used to run a steam turbine, turbine blade erosion is reduced due to higher purity steam generated.