Boiler Water Articles

  • Checklist for Boiler Maintenance

    Boilers play a crucial role at industrial facilities and it is imperative that they be safely and properly maintained. Routine boiler maintenance can help prevent unplanned shutdowns and outages, increase the efficiency of the boiler and cut operating costs, and ensure that the facility is in full compliance with all laws and regulations governing boiler safety. What follows is a boiler ...


    By STI Group, Inc.

  • Chill Out: Chemical Descaling of Condensers Maximizes Efficiency

    Chiller units — open loop or closed loop — naturally experience performance degradations over time. As noted by ...

  • Chemically Inclined: The Case for Clean Boilers

    Boiler cleaning is something most companies don’t want to think about — if boilers are working within operational limits it’s often easier to keep up with smaller preventative maintenance (PM) tasks but put off a total chemical clean ...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Should I insulate my condensate units’ receiver?

    This issue is not addressed in Xylem Domestic Pump and Hoffman Pump product manuals, factory recommendations or Little Red School House steam system application and sizing guides. Some installations require insulation for safety. Otherwise, it’s a matter of choice based on system design and your understanding of the strengths, limitations and use of products in the system. ...

  • South Coast Steam Power, Puerto Rico and QUA’s Fractional Electrodeionization

    Project Background Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) is the owner of South Coast Steam Power Plant located at Guayanilla in the island of Puerto Rico, about 150 KM south of San Juan. This power station is one of PREPA’s oldest units and uses an oil fired boiler as part of its generation process. The plant decided to replace an ...


    By QUA Group LLC

  • Case study - Veolia MPPE Technology - Woodside Pluto LNG - Australia

    Woodside Pluto Project Burrup Peninsula Pluto LNG has a production capacity of 4.3 million tons a year Operational since 2011 Challenge Treatment of Produced Water and site Waste water for high standard discharge to sea and partial use for Boiler feed Water. Veolia provided D&B of WW & Demin package: ...

  • Reclaimed Municipal or Industrial Wastewater for Power Plant Cooling & Boiler Feed Make-Up Water

    For centuries, water was considered a commodity product and used with little or no restriction. In today’s modern society, water is now being considered a precious resource and considerable effort is put into protecting, recycling, and restricting its use freely. State and Federal agencies have put in place guidelines and regulations restricting its use, especially for industrial use. ...

  • Tuning Your Boiler for EPA Boiler MACT Compliance

    The EPA’s Boiler MACT regulations are heating up. Boiler MACT is an EPA rule to limit hazardous air pollutants (HAP) from commercial and industrial boilers and process heaters. Originally proposed in 2011 as a mandate driven by the Clean Air Act,  the rules are Area Source Boiler MACT 40 CFR 63, subpart JJJJJJ for smaller boilers (stores, hotels, apartments, ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • What is a Condensing Boiler and How Does it Work?

    It can be all too easy to get confused about the different types of boilers and which is right for you. Today, it’s all about the condensing boiler, and building regulations specify that any new boiler installed in the UK should be a condensing type. But what are these boilers all about, and how are they different to regular boilers? What is a condensing boiler? ...


    By Green Business Watch

  • Optimized Membrane Treatment

    LONG LIVE THE MEMBRANE - Dave Johnson, Technical Manager - Water, explores the new technologies that address specific needs for membrane processes used in downstream facilities for water treatment purposes. Membrane processes are becoming popular in downstream processing plants for the production of boiler feed water, treatment and recycling of wastewater and integration into various processes. ...


    By Kurita

  • Fabrication and evaluation of an attapulgite membrane as the filter for recycling blowdown water from industrial boilers

    Continuous blowdown water (CBW) from industrial boilers is of great quantity and energy, and therefore worth recycling. According to the data from a long period of monitoring, carbonate and sulfate were documented as the main contaminants in CBW. Herein, an attapulgite (ATP) membrane was prepared on a macroporous Al2O3 support through solid state sintering. The prepared membrane ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Sohar Refinery

    Project Background Orpic (Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company) required a thermal seawater desalination solution as part of its Sohar refinery improvement project to ensure an uninterrupted supply of fresh feed water to for its boilers. ...

  • Brazos Electric Generation Facility and Fractional Electrodeionization (FEDI®)

    Overview Brazos Electric Cooperative Power Plant in Cleburne, TX is a nominal 258 MW combined cycle gas fired power plant operating on AGC (Automatic Generation Control) load requirements. The plant uses approximately 54 million gallons of water per year for boiler feed water and NOx control of its combustion turbine. The power plant was originally commissioned in 1997. The ...


    By QUA Group LLC

  • QUA Provides FEDI technology to Sohar Refinery

    Project Background Orpic (Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company) required a thermal seawater desalination solution as part of its Sohar refinery improvement project to ensure an uninterrupted supply of fresh feed water to for its boilers. Orpic decided that a Multi Effect Distillation with Thermal Vapor Compression (MED-TVC) ...


    By QUA Group LLC

  • Cetamine® - film forming amine technology for boiler feed water treatment

    This article describes an innovative technology based on film forming amines for the treatment of boiler feed water. A good treatment programme for boiler feed water is crucial to the smooth operation of steam generators. Faulty treatment can cause damage to the plant, with attendant high costs. Download the article to find out more. A good treatment programme for boiler ...


    By Kurita

  • Notting hill - condensing boiler case study

    Customer: Notting Hill Housing Trust Location: Hammersmith Heating System: Worcester Bosch Condensing System Boiler Installed: 01/10 This is a large 6 Bedroom Victorian Terrace Town House, which was built over 100 years ago and is typical of thousands of similar houses in Suburban London. The ...


    By Vortex Energy Saver

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