Cleaver-Brooks Inc. has marked the production of its 10,000th deaerator. Manufactured at its Stratford, Ontario, location, the 10,000th unit is a Spraymaster model deaerator offered by the product group C-B Package Boiler.
Deaerators are used to extend boiler and steam system life and increase boiler system efficiency by preventing corrosion of boiler surfaces, steam supply piping, condensate return lines and reducing boiler blowdown losses.
When combined levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide reach 15 percent or more in a boiler’s feedwater supply, it is imperative the gas levels be significantly reduced to prevent such problems. The deaerator remedies this situation by mechanically removing oxygen and carbon dioxide to trace levels.