No question: water is the lifeblood of boiler operation. Yet, water can be rife with impurities that can result in rust, scale, corrosion and, ultimately, boiler failure. With water being so integral to the boiler’s ability to produce the steam to be converted into heat, it is imperative that the water be treated properly so the impurities are removed or neutralized.
Boiler-water treatment generally involves the injection of any of an array of chemicals into the boiler water. These chemicals must be dosed at highly accurate rates and speeds so that they themselves do not interfere with the quality of the water and the operation of the boiler. This means that the operator must identify and employ the right type of chemical-injection technology: one that will deliver reliable injection and flow rates no matter the amount of chemical required.