Posted by Wes on October 19, 2001 at 22:11:42:
In Reply to: Re: water in steam posted by Joe Lambert on October 18, 2001 at 05:28:38:
: Many facilities continually test the condensate for contamination. You can test with conductivity for dissolved solids or with TURBIDITY for oils. There are some turbidity systems on the market that can detect down to 1 ppm and are specifically made for condensate. E-mail me if you need more information. These are not cheap systems and are recommended where there is a continual problem and you are dumping good condensate for fear of putting bad water in the boiler.
Thanks for the info. Our system has instrumentation for conductivity and turbidity. Neither is in working condition but I think they are fixable. Looks like time to do some book work.
System also has an automatic blow down system that looks like it hasn't worked in years. Operators have been using constant blow down instead. Controls for blow down don't look good.
Another possible cause of the carry over is that we have a lot of steam lines that aren't insulated and weather is starting to get cold.
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