The Importance of Steam Boiler Water Treatment

 

If you want to get the most out of your steam boiler, it needs proper maintenance. Part of the process of maintaining a steam boiler is water treatment, which adds chemicals that inhibit corrosion.

Water treatment is important to both efficiency and the longevity of your boiler. That’s why Miura offers BOILERMATE® water treatment for all customers. Miura's BOILERMATE® forms a thin, passive layer of silica on the inner tubes of the boiler which helps protect against corrosion and scale.

Water treatment keeps your steam boiler in good condition

If you have a steam boiler, and you’re happy with it, providing it with the appropriate chemical water treatment is the best way to ensure that it lasts for years to come. All boilers are made of carbon steel, a durable metal. Though carbon steel is tough, it does require maintenance.

“You have to ensure carbon steel stays in good shape,” explains Brandon Hargett of Boiler Masters Inc. “You have to chemically treat it. Chemically treating it is like a sulfite treatment — you have to make sure that you're not sending non-condensable gases into the water through the pump that can get into the boiler.”

Hargett adds, “So, when those non-condensable gases get into the boiler under pressure they can cause what is known as ‘oxygen pitting’ because they beat around inside of the boiler and basically they chip away and burn pieces of metal out.”

By adding Miura’s BOILERMATE® water treatment, you can avoid this problem and keep your boilers running properly for many years.

Proper water treatment ensures continued efficiency

Water treatment also helps to keep your boiler running at maximum efficiency. The significance of this is that, when boilers have reduced heat transfer, you spend more money on fuel.

“Anybody who goes out shopping for utility equipment like boilers must factor in the life cycle cost,” Hargett explains. “The efficiency of the boilers is going to pile directly onto what your cost of ownership is going to be over a 25-year lifecycle.”

With Miura’s eco-friendly BOILERMATE® water treatment, you can keep your boiler in peak condition, and operating at a high level of efficiency. And you’ll keep costs low.

Miura’s BOILERMATE® is a silicate-based, eco-friendly water treatment solution to help you avoid the problems caused by corrosion. It is proven to significantly reduce the rate of tube failure when compared to conventional chemicals. No expensive deaerator is required because our chemical prevents oxygen from damaging the tubes. Miura offers the industry's only pressure vessel guarantee guarantee. That’s something other manufacturers don’t do. Contact your local Miura representative for more details!

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Contact Miura today to learn more about BOILERMATE® water treatment and how it can help you maximize the efficiency and lifecycle of your Miura boiler.

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