Effects of Cold Feedwater on Steam Boilers


Nov 18, 2015 Leave a comment

How does temperature impact corrosion?   What does temperature have to do with corrosion? While many types of corrosion can occur in the steam boiler environment, oxygen-related corrosion is by far the most common. All make-up water sources contain oxygen. Even pretreatment strategies such as softening and reverse osmosis do not remove oxygen. The solubility […]

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Cooling Tower LayUp Procedure


Sep 21, 2015 Leave a comment

Cooling Tower LayUp Procedure   Columbus, OH – Why is it important to lay up my cooling tower? Most cooling towers and condenser water piping systems require chemical treatment to protect against corrosion. Chemical treatment also prevents microbiological growth from promoting biofilms which can reduce heat transfer, restrict flow and harbor potentially dangerous bacteria. Throughout […]

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Using Glycol In Closed Loop Water Systems


Jul 21, 2015 Leave a comment

Using Glycol In Closed Loops How does the glycol protect the loop from freezing? Pure water freezes at 32° F, but a 60% solution of ethylene glycol pushes the freeze point down to -60° F. While the freeze point of pure glycol is only -39° F, the synergy between glycol and water results in a […]

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How To Prepare Your Steam Boiler For Inspection


Jun 15, 2015 Leave a comment

Most steam boilers are required to be inspected annually. The inspection is usually performed by a local government authority or an insurance inspector. Most inspections will be both external and internal and both are necessary in order to determine the safety level when the boiler is returned to service.     Why Should You Prepare […]

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Why Clean Cooling Towers?


Apr 20, 2015 Leave a comment

As the weather warms, it is an important time to “spring” clean your cooling tower. OSHA recommends cleaning your system regularly and twice a year is the best practice. Running a clean system impacts energy efficiency and savings, prolonged equipment life and the elimination of harmful pathogens like Legionella.   What Are The Benefits of […]

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