When is a Condensate Polisher Needed?

When is a Condensate Polisher Needed?

In the realm of industrial water treatment, maintaining the purity of condensate is paramount for the efficient operation of steam-boiler systems. Condensate is the hot, high-purity water produced as a byproduct of condensing steam in various industrial processes. It is very valuable but can contain impurities that, if left untreated, can lead to detrimental effects on equipment and operations.

What Makes Condensate So Valuable

  • 6 février 2024
  • Author: Chem-Aqua, Inc
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What Makes Condensate So Valuable

As steam is used in a process and gives up its heat energy, it becomes a liquid called condensate. This condensate is an exceptionally valuable resource that is typically designed to be recovered and used back into the boiler system.

Deaerator Venting: The Good, the Bad, and the Inefficient

  • 23 janvier 2024
  • Author: Jeff Lazor
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Deaerator Venting: The Good, the Bad, and the Inefficient

A properly functioning deaerator is critical to the protection of steam boiler systems. Venting is important for the proper operation of a deaerator. Routine monitoring of venting can provide clues for identifying and solving potential problems. When deaerators have issues, they send out distress signals for all to see, but so often they are overlooked. The vent is rarely where it can be conveniently observed and in many cases it isn’t even visible. The vent’s physical layout can tell you a lot, but the venting can tell a story like no other.

Understanding Steam System Tests and Critical Parameters

  • 9 janvier 2024
  • Author: Chem-Aqua, Inc
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Understanding Steam System Tests and Critical Parameters

Steam boiler systems provide energy to a variety of commercial, institutional, and industrial applications. Properly treated water is necessary for reliable and efficient operation of these systems. Water treatment control ranges for steam boilers can vary based upon the makeup water quality, boiler design, operating pressure, steam requirements, and steam quality/purity needs.

Importance of Expansion Tank Monitoring in Closed Hydronic Systems

  • 6 novembre 2023
  • Author: John Bychowski
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Importance of Expansion Tank Monitoring in Closed Hydronic Systems

As water changes temperatures, its volume can expand or contract. This physical characteristic is important when designing closed recirculating hydronic systems without open sumps/tanks. These closed systems have specific volumes with pressure relief valves that will release water if the pressure set point is exceeded to avoid bursting pipes or damaging other equipment

Steps for Bringing a Seasonal Boiler Back Online

  • 22 août 2023
  • Author: Tony Self
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Steps for Bringing a Seasonal Boiler Back Online

It’s that time of year when seasonal boilers should be prepared for the heating season. Before flipping that power switch to the “ON” position, however, the entire steam distribution and condensate return system needs to be surveyed to ensure it is ready for safe and successful operation.

Increasing Water System Sustainability - Part 7:

Solid Water Treatment Programs

  • 19 juin 2023
  • Author: Chem-Aqua, Inc
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Increasing Water System Sustainability - Part 7:

Cooling towers, steam boilers, and recirculating closed loop systems require effective water treatment chemistry for reliable and efficient operation. Liquid treatment chemicals are traditionally used because they are easier to manufacture and add to systems, but liquids aren’t always the best fit and present safety and environmental concerns that are often overlooked.

Increasing Water System Sustainability - Part 5:

Using Pretreatment Equipment to Remove Problem Causing Impurities

  • 28 mars 2023
  • Author: Chem-Aqua, Inc
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Increasing Water System Sustainability - Part 5:

The quality of water entering a boiler, cooling, or process system can have a significant impact on water, energy, and system efficiency. Raw makeup water can come with many different types of impurities, including dissolved and suspended solids, which can lead to energy-robbing scale deposits and equipment-damaging corrosion. Pretreatment equipment removes unwanted impurities from raw makeup water before they can cause problems in industrial water systems.

Chem-Aqua - Your Trusted Water Treatment Partner

  • 21 février 2023
  • Author: Chem-Aqua, Inc
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Chem-Aqua - Your Trusted Water Treatment Partner

For decades, Chem-Aqua has provided custom treatment programs that solve waterside problems and make water systems more efficient. With representation in over 50 countries across the globe, we provide programs for water systems in manufacturing, food and beverage, healthcare, data centers, educational, office, government, and hospitality facilities.

Increasing Water System Sustainability - Part 4:

Automating Chemical Feed and Control

  • 14 février 2023
  • Author: Allan Browning
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Increasing Water System Sustainability - Part 4:

Return on investment for a sustainable operation is linked to energy and water savings and ultimately the water treatment program. With increasing energy costs and water scarcity concerns, more than ever, pressure is being placed on facility managers to find ways to reduce usage.
An effective water treatment program is a critical part of the preventative maintenance of boiler and cooling systems. In many cases, the water treatment program can be engineered to improve energy and water efficiency, reduce chemical usage, and optimize results. Automating blowdown, chemical feed and control, and other treatment processes can effectively help make a water treatment program more sustainable.

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