Effective condensate management – helping to reduce your
operating costs and protect process equipment.
Spirax Sarco condensate
recovery systems ensure condensate is collected from your steam system and
returned to your boiler. This delivers benefits in two main areas; reduced
operating cost and process equipment protection.
How can effective condensate recovery
help to reduce your operating costs?
Returning the highest
possible percentage of condensate back to the boiler offers an exceptional return
on investment by helping to cut energy and maintenance costs. Even recovering
small quantities, such as the discharge from a single steam trap will, over
time, result in a significant saving. Here are some examples of where savings
can be made through condensate return –
When condensate leaves a steam trap, it still contains
approximately 25% of the original heat energy that was within the steam before
condensing. If this hot condensate is recovered and returned to the boiler, it
can reduce amount of cold make-up water needed is.
Reducing the amount of fresh water make-up that enters the
boiler also substantially lowers the amount of water treatment required - again
lowering operating costs.
Since condensate is distilled water, which contains almost
no total dissolved solids, returning more condensate to the feedtank reduces
the need for blowdown. This reduces the concentration of dissolved solids in
the boiler water, which in turn, lowers the amount of energy lost from the
boiler through boiler blowdown.
How can effective condensate management
help to protect process equipment?
from your heat exchange and process equipment improves heat transfer efficiency
and provides more stable operating conditions. It helps to avoid damage to
equipment that can occur through waterhammer (when slugs of condensate move
around the system), and corrosion of heating surfaces.
Spirax Sarco’s range of
condensate recovery solutions are specifically designed to efficiently remove
and recover condensate under all operating conditions, and our team of expert
steam engineers are on hand to advise you on the best solutions for your needs.
Worried about contamination? We’ve got a
It’s important to
prevent contamination from entering a boiler’s feed water system through
returned condensate. We have a range of precise and reliable solutions to
monitor condensate returns ensuring any contaminated condensate is diverted to
drain, avoiding malfunction and process interruption in your plant.