A proper water treatment program is essential
By Brad Buecker and Chad Frierson
Many plants use low-pressure boilers to produce process steam for various applications, including heat for chemical reactors, evaporators, building spaces, etc. Often, sites pay less attention to the chemistry programs for these steam generators than to those for high-pressure units. Yet, contaminated condensate return, malfunctions of makeup water treatment systems, and other factors can cause many problems.