Rust in a boiler is common. Steam being used for food and health products needs to be as pure as possible. Reimers has taken on this task in the engineering department to find ways to deliver cleaner boilers to customers. The rust battle does not end when the boiler leaves Reimers.
During use a boiler must be blown down to purge suspended solids, minerals, and other undesired sediments. Installing proper sized piping allows a high rate blow down. This will remove the most undesirables from the boiler. What is not suggested is a slow lengthy blow down. Often the items you want to remove are not excited enough to flow from the boiler.
Wet and dry methods are two way to store a boiler when periods of no use are planned. Wet methods involve chemical treating and dry methods are simply that, dry them out as best they can be dried. Customers need to be aware of the storage concerns and take necessary steps to prevent rust. Reimers invites customers to discuss their applications with our technical staff.