Water is a destructive substance for many reasons. It is also a highly useful one, especially for use in industrial settings and boilers. So how do you keep your equipment safer from this harmful and yet needed substance? With a deaerator. In many applications, it is not the water itself that causes problems, it is what is dissolved in that water and carried through your machines with it. A deaerator will take the dissolved air out of your water to keep it from pitting and wearing down your boiler.
What Does It Do?
Your deaerator for the feedwater to your steam generating boiler will take the dissolved oxygen out of the water before it reaches the boiler. This will help keep your parts from oxidizing, rusting, as quickly and vastly extend the life of your whole system. It is important to keep it in good repair, so you should keep some replacement deaerator parts on hand for when they are needed.
Where Do You Keep It?
It is a good idea to have your deaerator at a height compared to your boiler because to keep the vented gasses from reaching other equipment. The closer you have your unit to the boiler and feed tank, the less piping you have to use and the easier it will be for the pumps to move the water where it needs to go.
How Do You Maintain It?
Maintaining equipment of any kind will require getting recommendations from the manufacturer. In particular, you will want to watch for build-ups around any seals or vents, watch for rust and change out the filters on a regular basis.
Having a deaerator on your boiler system can extend the life of that system significantly by removing the dissolved oxygen from the feed water which causes parts to rust. You can find recommendations for the specifications of these units from the manufacturer so that you have the right fit for your needs.