Consensus on Operating Practices for the Control of Feedwater and Boiler Water Chemistry in Industrial and Institutional Boilers
Section 5. Tables of Suggested Water Chemistry Targets
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Consensus water chemistry controls for the six types of steam generator systems are presented in Tables 1 through 7. The tabulated information is categorized according to operating pressure ranges because this is the prime factor that dictates the type of internal water chemistry employed, the normal cycles of feedwater concentration, the silica volatility, and the carryover tendency. The difference between steam and water densities decreases with increasing pressure and temperature; therefore, separating the steam/water phases completely in the boiler drum becomes increasingly difficult to achieve. Since the tendency to carryover is greater at higher operating pressures, it is necessary to...