Water Treatment Resources & FAQs

Sulfite & Catalyzed Sulfite: Why Is Sulfite Used In Boilers?

AUGUST 21, 2020

Why Is Sulfite Used In Boilers? Sulfite is a very important chemical used to scavenge oxygen in steam boilers. Sulfite reacts with oxygen and produces sulfate. As you know, dissolved...


Consequences of Cold Feedwater for Steam Boilers

AUGUST 19, 2020

What Does Temperature Have To Do With Corrosion In Boilers? While many types of corrosion can occur in the steam boiler environment, oxygen-related corrosion is by far the most common. All...


How To Chemically Clean Waterside Deposits From Your Boiler

AUGUST 17, 2020

Cleaning Calcium Carbonate In Steam Boilers This procedure is for cleaning carbonate-based mineral scale from the waterside of steam boilers. Additional products and steps will be required if you suspect...


How To Properly Lay-up Your Steam Boiler

AUGUST 15, 2020

Why Does My Boiler Need Lay-up Treatment? During the normal operating cycle of your steam boiler, treatment levels are maintained within specific operating ranges to inhibit corrosion and prevent scale. Even...


How To Properly Blowdown A Steam Boiler

AUGUST 13, 2020

Why Do I Need To Blow Down My Boiler? Only pure water leaves the boiler as steam is produced; any dissolved solids are left behind. Even though the condensate is pumped...


How To Prepare For A Steam Boiler Inspection

AUGUST 11, 2020

What Should I Do to Prepare For A Steam Boiler Inspection? Most steam boilers are required to be inspected annually. The inspection is usually performed by a local government authority or...


What Are The Different Types Of Cooling Towers?

AUGUST 7, 2020

Cooling towers are indispensable for cooling process water and keeping equipment from overheating. They are useful in industrial facilities such as oil refineries, chemical plants and thermal power stations, and they...


How To Reduce Fouling In Heat Exchangers

AUGUST 3, 2020

Your heat exchanger works hard to keep your boiler or cooling tower performing effectively. But at some point, even a high-quality heat exchanger will likely become fouled because of minerals...


Cooling Tower Water Treatment: What Is Mass Balance?

JULY 31, 2020

What Is Mass Balance & Why Is It Important to My Cooling Tower Treatment Program? Mass balance is a relationship between the amount of chloride ions and the amount of...


Consequences of Low Flow in Cooling Towers

JULY 29, 2020

What Is Low Flow In Cooling Towers? A cooling tower is designed to remove heat by evaporation of water. The tower is also designed to have a minimum and maximum...