Boiler Feed Systems

A boiler has many parts inside of it that allows it to circulate heat throughout the home and provide hot water at a moment’s notice. One of the most important parts is the boiler feed system. The unit as a whole is designed to receive the feed water after it has been purified. The water left behind is natural in its raw form or has been treated through a special process.

The feed water is dependent on the quality of the make up water and the amount of condensate that is sent back into the boiler. The steam that escapes often contains liquid droplets and gases. The water that is left behind in liquid form near the bottom of the boiler will pick up the foreign matter from the water that has been converted to steam.

The impurities will than be blown down by the discharge of the water from the boiler and sent into the drains. The amount that is blown down will be limited by running costs and the initial outlay. It will have a tendency to reduce the percentage to a small figure.

You will spend a few hundred dollars to replace this system if it breaks. The best way to prevent this is to maintain and execute the necessary treatment. The steam being produced will be full of dissolved solids made up of concentrated and will create deposits in the boiler. This will cause poor heat transfer and reduce the efficiency of the unit.

The dissolved gases from the oxygen and carbon dioxide will react badly with the metals inside of the unit and will cause corrosion. To protect the feed water system you need to control and remove the contaminants through internal and external treatments.