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.

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