- Jan. 31, 2014
-- As untreated water begins to heat and pass through boilers and piping, dissolved minerals within the water start to concentrate, leaving behind deposits known as scale. Over time, scale buildup in industrial boilers and pipes results in a loss of heat transfer, inefficiency and hot spots that may lead to localized overheating.
In addition to higher maintenance costs and down time, one key area in which scale buildup impacts a manufacturer’
s bottom line is the amount of extra fuel required to keep an inefficient boiler heated.
The new Scale Fuel Usage Calculator from WaterProfessionals®
lets manufacturers see just how much scale is costing them, in terms of additional fuel costs. This calculator brings to light the true cost of the problem in a way everyone can understand – dollars and cents.
The calculator is simple and easy to use.
Simply enter your annual fuel bill for heating your boiler (rounded to the nearest dollar), and select a scale thickness level from the drop down menu. Thickness levels range from .01325 of an inch to a half-inch of scale.
Did you know? A boiler with a half-inch of scale requires 70% more fuel to keep it heated!
To see how much boiler scale may be costing you, visit:www.waterprofessionals.com/chemical-water-treatment/boile...
By pretreating boiler feedwater upstream with a reverse osmosis system, companies can reduce blowdown and chemical costs, leading to additional substantial savings.About WaterProfessionals®:
specializes in industrial and commercial water treatment solutions, including boiler feedwater treatment, demineralization and reverse osmosis filtration systems. For more information on how WaterProfessionals®
can help improve the efficiency and productivity of your boiler, cooling tower or equipment, visit: www.waterprofessionals.com