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Boiler systems

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1 What is the typical payback time of installing an economiser in a boiler system?

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01.
Q: What is the typical payback time of installing an economiser in a boiler system?
A: Less than two years.
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Q: How does an economiser work?
A: In an economiser flue gas is led past a network of pipes with cold water, transferring heat from the flue gas to the water.
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Q: Why is chemical treatment of the make-up water necessary?
A: To prevent scaling in the boiler and the water from turning acidic when heated.
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04.
Q: Why are feed valves problematic?
A: Valves cause pressure loss, which increases energy consumption and requires larger pumps
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05.
Q: What is the purpose of the condenser?
A: To ensure that no pockets of steam remain in the condensate when returning to the Boiler house.
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Q: When does cavitation in the feed pumps occur?
A: Cavitation occurs when the pressure in the first impeller or pipes drops below the vapour pressure of the water.