Boiler operation is a highly efficient process that allows only pure water to escape the boiler in a gaseous state. Any minerals or impurities that were previously in the water remain in the boiler where they eventually form into sludge. This sludge must be periodically drained either through the blow down fitting located on the lowest point of the boiler or through continuous/surface blow down.
Steam blow down frequency is dependent on the quality of the water source, i.e. whether you're running hot water or soft water. The Boiler Room Equipment Division can detect the hardness or softness of your water source and recommend a suitable blow down system.
We also offer extensive water treatment equipment, including water softeners and reverse osmosis systems, which can improve the quality of your boiler's water, reduce blow down rates, and improve boiler life.