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New Low Cost Blowdown Tanks

Reimers has a complete line of vented and unvented blowoff (or blowdown) tanks and accessories at low prices.  Boiling water causes scaling and deposits to form. The result is a less efficient boiler and increased costs. Boilers need to be intermittently or continuously flushed of a small percentage of their water. Boiler rooms need blowoff tanks to meet legal regulations and to safely dispose of hot, dirty boiler blowdown. 

The treatment of boiler water is an integral part of boiler operation to control scaling, corrosion, and deposits. Boiler water treatment often leads to the formation of solid particles that are initially suspended in the boiler water. Solids concentrated in boiler water tend to promote foaming and scaling with a resultant loss of heat transfer which may result in overheating of the boiler tubes. Solids also may settle to the bottom of the boiler to form sludge. “Blowing off” part of the boiler water is a means of removing solids from the water while controlling boiler water levels.

The primary function of the blowoff system is to provide a safe means of controlling boiler blowoff water. This includes reduction in both pressure and temperature to limits acceptable for safe discharge into a sewer, drain system, or other area. The usual practice, therefore, is to discharge the water into a vented vessel where it may be allowed to cool, or mixed with cold water to reduce the temperature and pressure to acceptable discharge levels.
 
Discharge of high temperature water from a boiler blowoff system can present a hazard to personnel and may also damage sewers or drains. Blowoff pressure should not exceed 5 psig. Typically, the maximum acceptable water temperature for discharge into a sewer system is 140°F. Requirements of the Environmental Protection Agency, or local ordinances, may require lower temperatures.

 

Kevin Clemmer 05-Nov-2018
Reimers Electra Steam, Inc.

4407 Martinsburg Pike
Clear Brook, Virginia 22624

Toll Free: 1-800-872-7562
Phone: 540-662-3811

Fax-Free: 1-800-726-4215
Fax: 540-665-8101

Reimers Electra Steam, Inc.                 
4407 Martinsburg Pike
Clear Brook, Virginia 22624
Phone: 540-662-3811 · Fax: 540-665-8101
Toll Free: 1-800-872-7562
Fax-Free: 1-800-726-4215

Email: sales@reimersinc.com