Your Dirty AC Coils Could Be Costing You Big Time

The Importance of Preventative Maintenance

  • 21 August 2018
  • Author: Tom Worley
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Your Dirty AC Coils Could Be Costing You Big Time

Air conditioning (AC) systems that do not function properly can be cumbersome. Properly maintaining these units is critical––especially the coils, whether they are in an air handling unit or a packaged air conditioning unit. These delicate coils require regular upkeep to preserve the life of the AC unit, maintain capacity, improve energy efficiency, and ensure the indoor air quality is at its best.

The Effects of Carryover in Steam Boiler Systems

The More You Know

  • 14 August 2018
  • Author: Chem-Aqua, Inc
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The Effects of Carryover in Steam Boiler Systems

Carryover is any contaminant that leaves the boiler with steam. It can be in a solid, liquid, or vapor form. The most common form of carryover is boiler water droplets that contain dissolved and suspended solids.

Boiler water carryover can cause deposits to form in valves, heat exchangers, turbines, and superheaters. If deposits are significant, heat transfer and/or turbine efficiency may be reduced. Additionally, carryover can strip away the protective magnetic layer on steam lines, remove the film formed by filming amine programs, cause erosion-induced corrosion, and result in product quality problems in processes using live steam.

Identifying Types of Corrosion in Water Systems

How to be Better Prepared

Identifying Types of Corrosion in Water Systems

Corrosion in water systems is a costly problem.  In the United States alone, the costs associated with corrosion in water and wastewater systems are estimated to exceed $50 billion annually. The metal loss resulting from corrosion reduces system life, increases maintenance costs, and ultimately results in premature equipment failure. Corrosion can also produce deposits that impede water flow, foul heat exchange surfaces, and reduce overall water system efficiency.  A basic understanding of the different types of corrosion can help you diagnose and solve corrosion related problems.

The Value of Good Boiler Blowdown Control

A Critical Component of the Boiler Water Treatment Program

  • 26 June 2018
  • Author: Chem-Aqua, Inc
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The Value of Good Boiler Blowdown Control

In a steam boiler system, blowdown involves removing a portion of the concentrated boiler water and replacing it with feedwater, which is a mixture of condensate and makeup water.

Good blowdown control is a critical component of the boiler water treatment program.  Boiler blowdown is heated, treated feedwater that is sent to the drain instead of converted into steam. Blowdown is used to control the dissolved and suspended solids level in a boiler within the range necessary to minimize scale deposits and carryover.  Too much blowdown increases fuel, water, and treatment requirements.  Too little blowdown can cause scale deposits and wet steam (carryover)

Learning the Language of Microbiological Control

Key Terms for Water Treatment Novices

Learning the Language of Microbiological Control

Water treatment specialists can forget that their clients may not understand the technical terms used in our industry. The language of microbiological control can be particularly confusing. To help establish a common working vocabulary, it’s important to define some key terms. Let’s get started!

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