Neutralizing Amine Use in Hospital Steam Boilers

Regulations and Compliance

  • 1 May 2018
  • Author: Dan Weimar
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Neutralizing Amine Use in Hospital Steam Boilers

Hospitals use steam boilers to meet a variety of needs including domestic hot water, space heating, food preparation, sterilization, and humidification. The use of water treatment compounds called “neutralizing amines” can be a source of confusion, especially where plant steam is used for humidification and sterilization. Recently updated standards provide clear guidance on neutralizing amine use in hospital steam boiler systems.

How PTSA Tracers Simplify Cooling Water Treatment

A More Accurate and Safer Process

  • 17 April 2018
  • Author: Jerold Murray
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How PTSA Tracers Simplify Cooling Water Treatment

Scale and corrosion in cooling tower systems can reduce heat transfer efficiency and cause unexpected equipment failures. While scale and corrosion inhibitors added to the water supply can minimize these occurrences, maintaining treatment levels within the control limits necessary to optimize performance and minimize costs can be a challenge. Let’s take a look at a more accurate and safer process for controlling inhibitor levels over traditional methods.

5 Steps to Protect Your Condensate System from Destructive Corrosion

Primary Causes and How to Prevent Them

  • 29 March 2018
  • Author: Chem-Aqua, Inc
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5 Steps to Protect Your Condensate System from Destructive Corrosion

In boiler systems, steam that has completed its work condenses back into liquid water called condensate.  This is a high-purity, high-heat-content water that makes sense to recycle into the boiler system whenever possible to save money, water, energy, and chemicals.

 

Protecting your plant’s condensate return system is vital not only because it is a massive capital investment, but also because it can impact your day-to-day operations. The primary causes of destructive corrosion are carbonic acid attack and oxygen pitting.  This corrosion can cause unexpected system shutdowns, affecting production timelines. Corroded systems are also less efficient, risking leaks and potentially catastrophic damage to the boiler as corrosion byproducts are carried into the feedwater.

Don’t Send Your Air-Handler Condensate Water (and Money) Down the Drain!

  • 20 March 2018
  • Author: Pat Guccione
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Don’t Send Your Air-Handler Condensate Water (and Money) Down the Drain!

Facilities are under continuous pressure to reduce costs and operate in a more environmentally responsible manner.  In many locations, the reduced availability and increased cost of water are making water conservation a much more attractive goal than in the past. More and more facilities are being limited on how much water can be used; while there are alternatives to oil and gas, there is no substitute to water. Thus, the economic and environmental payback on reducing water usage is greater than ever.

Softener Regeneration in Four Easy Steps

How to Achieve Optimal Softener Performance

  • 13 March 2018
  • Author: Chem-Aqua, Inc
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Softener Regeneration in Four Easy Steps

Everyone knows soft water feels different than hard water—but did you know soft water may be better for your water systems? To improve efficiency and extend the life of your water systems, scale-causing calcium and magnesium ions are replaced with sodium ions in the softening process. To regenerate a softener that has reached capacity, you must conduct four steps: backwash, brine draw, slow rinse, and fast rinse.

Review this infographic for details about how to achieve optimal softener performance, and turn to Chem-Aqua for all of your water treatment needs.

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