Treatment of Steam Boilers

The build-up of scale and other deposits in boilers, heat exchangers, cooling towers and system pipework reduces efficiency of equipment. In the case of steam boilers this can cause the boiler to be dangerous to operate and could lead to loss of revenue through down time and in extreme cases even loss of life.

The more scale you have on the water side of the furnace of a steam boiler, the more heat loss you have which results in more fuel being required to produce the required amount of steam. The effects of these deposits on steam boilers are as follows:

  • SCALE AMOUNTS
  • 0.8mm
  • 1.7mm
  • 3.4mm
  • HEAT LOSS
  • 8%
  • 12%
  • 20%
  • FUEL USAGE INCREASE
  • 2%
  • 2.5%
  • 4%

Steam boilers are one of the most important pieces of equipment in industry and can cost over a hundred thousand euro to purchase in the first instance, therefore every steam boiler must be insured. An Insurance Inspector will check the steam boiler every year, so it is extremely important that industries maintain their boilers. AquaChem provides an extensive range of advanced steam boiler treatment programmes which have been developed for use with all types of systems ranging from low, medium and high-pressure systems. These products prevent scale, oxygen and condensate line corrosion, sludge formation and foaming. They also help customers to operate their plants at maximum efficiency while reducing energy costs.

Aquachem work to the following standards: BS EN 12952-12:2003 for water-tube boilers and auxiliary installations. These standards are the international requirement for boiler feedwater and boiler water quality

We will save you more on energy and water over the course of the year than the price of our service contract.