Boiler water treatment is critical to ensuring your boiler is operating as efficiently as possible, and no proper water treatment program is complete without a thorough understanding of the feedwater setup. A crucial step in preparing the feedwater for the boiler is preheating and deaerating the water in a separate vessel directly upstream of the boiler.
Feedwater tanks are heated storage tanks that do not have a specific deaerating section and operate at atmospheric pressure. In addition to being a feedwater reservoir, these tanks also act as condensate receivers, cold-water makeup locations and as a point for chemical injection.
Users can shield steel piping from corrosion with cathodic protection to prevent corrosion, says the manufacturer. The technique reduces the corrosion of the metal surface by making the surface of the cathode an electrochemical cell.
Multi-cyclone dust collectors (MDCs) have been used in conjunction with air preheaters and boilers in energy production and other industries since the 1950s. Over time, they have evolved in design and purpose, yet their function remains important in many process heating applications.
Interflon Paste HT1200 is formulated with soft, nontoxic ceramic materials for environmental and operator safety. The lubricant and assembly paste with MicPol is rated food safe (NSF H1, kosher, and halal) and withstands temperatures up to 2192°F (1200°C).
When a facility’s boiler is seemingly operating without issues, it is easy to put off cleaning for a few weeks, months or even years. But, what seems like a time-saving trick or a way to stretch a budget allocation can lead to inefficiency, safety concerns and a shorter equipment lifespan.
Boilers and heat exchangers are integral parts of many industrial plants. Often, when people think of protecting these components from corrosion, their minds fast-forward to corrosion issues that occur after the equipment is installed.
It is essential that heat transfer systems for chemical processes are designed to maximize efficiency. Because the heat transfer step in many chemical processes is energy intensive, a failure to focus on efficiency can drive up costs unnecessarily.
The transfer of heat from one fluid to another is an essential component of all chemical processes. Whether it is to cool down a chemical after it has been formed during an exothermic reaction, or to heat components before starting a reaction to make a final product, the thermal processing operation is core to the chemical process.
Companies spend a significant amount of time and energy selecting the best type of pipe material for the application, calculating size and lengths needed, and following and implementing standard instructions for proper pipe installation.
Fuseal is offered in sizes from 1.5 to 18" for both pipe and fittings. Its chemical and physical properties make the polypropylene piping system suited for handling corrosive waste streams in applications such as dairy, food processing, beverage, chemical and industrial plants.
Check out the November 2019 edition of Process Heating: Installing heat tracing, IIoT, boilers, reducing cross contamination in pharmaceutical applications, optimizing your steam-injection heating application and much more!