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Boiler systems

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

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01.
Q: What is the purpose of an economiser?
A: To harness the energy of the boiler’s flue gas and reuse it in other parts of the system
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Q: What is the main shortcoming of on/off level control?
A: It does not maintain a constant level in the boiler
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03.
Q: Why are feed valves problematic?
A: Valves cause pressure loss, which increases energy consumption and requires larger pumps
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04.
Q: What is direct boiler feed?
A: Variable speed pumps equipped with level sensors to control the water level
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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: 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.