Steam Systems - Blowdowns
Hurst 14X34A Blowdown Separator with Aftercooler
For steam systems, boiler blowdowns are used to avoid the concentration of impurities in boiler water. Buildup of these elements cause scale and sludge to accumulate on the inside of the boiler resulting in possible temperature failures and steam issues.
In process steam systems, boilers blowdowns are supposed to be performed after every shift.
Smaller steam systems require less frequent blowdowns but are still necessary.
To meet code requirements, for safety, and for protection of other equipment in the boiler room, blowdown separators are often installed.
A blowdown separator is used to separate high pressure steam and blowdown water. The boiler blowdown lines are piped from the boilers into the separator, where the high pressure steam and blowdown water is separated. The steam travels through a vent on the separator and through piping leading out to the boiler room, or more-efficiently, to the outside atmosphere. The water is discharged into a drainage pit.
There are a variety of sizes and cooling options that are available to suit the needs of various applications.
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