Boiler blowdown is an intentional discharge of water from a boiler to prevent a buildup of particles and impurities left behind as the water converts to steam. Before this effluent can be released down the facility’s drain, the pressure will need to be reduced. Most local and state regulations also require it to be cooled to a temperature of 140°F or below. Blowdown tanks or separators are used to safely lower both the pressure and the temperature of blowdown water. Regular blowdown events will prolong the life of your boiler and help it operate more efficiently.
At Precision Boilers, we’ve provided solutions for facility managers and design engineers all over the U.S. Contact us today to discuss options for managing your facility’s boiler blowdown.