The Best Reverse Osmosis System for Steam Boilers
If you are planning to install a boiler system for your company’s needs, it’s essential to integrate a high-quality reverse osmosis system to ensure the best possible output and maximum efficiency. Reverse osmosis is a process that removes impurities and unwanted mineral content from the water before it is consumed or converted to steam. It is critical for industrial steam boiler maintenance. Let’s explore the characteristics of the best reverse osmosis system for steam boilers.
Why Use Reverse Osmosis?
No matter how clean or “safe” your municipal or well water supply may be, almost all “tap” water has some measure unwanted impurities in it — salt, mineral content and other particles. Although converting the water to steam will naturally remove most or all these impurities, it will also leave those impurities behind in your boiler system. Over time, this mineral content can build up and scale within the boiler itself, leading to decreased efficiency, higher energy costs and increased risk of breakdown. Reverse osmosis can be highly effective in removing these impurities from your water supply before it enters the boiler, preventing or reducing the amount of scale.
Benefits of Reverse Osmosis in a Boiler System
For industrial and institutional purposes, integrating a reverse osmosis system with your boiler not only adds another layer of purification — it also helps maximize the efficiency of the boiler itself. Here are a few specific advantages to consider:
- Removes at least 98 percent of dissolved solids from the water which would otherwise build up as residue
- Helps the boiler maintain maximum heat transfer which could otherwise be affected by mineral scales
- Reduces blowdown and heat loss, making boiler cycles more efficient
- Can significantly reduce fuel consumption costs by improving efficiency
- Can significantly reduce water/sewer costs through reduced wastewater
- Can significantly reduce chemical costs
- Can significantly reduce downtime and maintenance costs
Considerations for Choosing a Reverse Osmosis System
If you are tasked with selecting a reverse osmosis system to integrate with your boiler, what quality considerations should you look for? What components comprise the best reverse osmosis system for steam boilers? Here are some factors to look at:
- The overall quality of your water supply. The more impurities that exist in the water, the greater the need for a high-quality reverse osmosis system.
- Water pressure. Reverse osmosis requires significant pressure to work. If your water pressure isn’t high enough, you may need a system with a pressure booster.
- Highest possible filtration quality. To achieve removal of 98 percent or more impurities, your system should have multiple layers of filtration (4 to 5 for the highest quality)
At Miura, we have a professional mandate to deliver boiler systems that operate at the performance and efficiency possible. This is why our products come standard with a top-quality reverse osmosis system, making our energy efficient designs even more so.