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.