Electric boilers are just as likely to build sludge as any fuel fired boiler. Reimers Electric Boilers has seen many boilers in their 115 years of existence. All boilers need maintenance on a regular basis to operate reliably. Sludge settles in the area around the heating elements and process sensors. When the sludge becomes dominant the controls are fooled and performance declines or the boiler fails to run. Heating elements must dissipate heat to last a long life, sludge prevents this and causes breakdown.
Blowdown is a basic need but many customers do not understand why. The box full of putty-like material was cleaned from the RH 20 KW electric boiler shown. Reimers offers blowdown packages that are manual or automatic. With the latter feature the customer does not need to remember to perform the blowdown. See Reimers Blowdown Tanks Unvented Boiler Blowoff Equipment that are fully containing the sludge, hot water, and steam in a safer manner than traditional release of the sludge and material to a drain or atmosphere. Contact us for pricing and details of how we can field fit our equipment to existing Reimers boilers and competitive boilers. The boilers do not even have to be electric.