Neglected routine maintenance on your boilers is one of the biggest contributors as to why boiler systems fail. Performing routine maintenance on your boiler doesn’t have to be complex. To maintain an efficient operation, something you can do daily is perform a boiler blowdown on your system. A boiler blowdown removes accumulated solids that settle in the mud drum and also removes dissolved solids. Addressing these impurities are critical to the routine maintenance of your boiler on a daily basis. It will help to ensure your boiler system is running at its maximum efficiency.

Types of Boiler Blowdowns

The two types of boiler blowdowns are surface and bottom blowdown. A surface blowdown happens near the surface where the concentration of dissolved solids at its highest. This blowdown removes the dissolved solids from the steam drum. The dissolved solids would rapidly lead to the scaling if not removed from the boiler system. Surface blowdowns should be done continuously with a metering valve or TDS sample automatic system.

A bottom blowdown happens at the bottom of the boiler, known as the mud drum. In this process, an operator manually removes the particles that settle in the mud drum. This is critical because the sludge must be removed before it builds up in the water that circulates past the heat transfer surfaces. The bottom blowdown should be performed once a shift. Both the surface and bottom blowdowns should be performed daily to reach maximum efficiency. Boiler blowdown is a simple way to extend the life of your boiler system.

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To learn more about how you can benefit from a boiler blowdown, call Patriot Boiler today at (480) 797-9349 today to speak with our highly trained boiler experts.  Patriot Boiler can take care of all your boiler service needs! Patriot Boiler will be glad to install these and give instructions for the proper operations.