Unplanned boiler shutdowns due to failures within the water / steam circuit are surprisingly common. They lead to high maintenance costs as well as disrupting production. Such failures can often be avoided by using appropriate boiler water treatment.
Doosan Babcock's water chemists work with our customers to avoid this happening by identifying problems as they occur and advising on preventative actions. Our specialists provide advice on all matters relating to water chemistry, including feed and boiler water conditioning, steam purity control and related topics such as chemical dosing, blow down, water and steam sampling and analysis.
In the event that scale or deposits become present within a system they can rapidly lead to tube failures. Often the only option available to an operator is to chemically clean the plant. Our Technical Services specialists are expert in identifying the nature of deposits and designing chemical cleaning regimes to ensure their removal. They understand the fundamental principles that impact the effectiveness of chemical cleaning such as velocity through the tubes, dealing with dead legs and the analysis of solutions during the clean. They also understand that when chemical cleaning must be carried out, the process must be carefully designed to maximise its effectiveness while minimising the impact on the plant and the environment.