A new White Paper from Spirax Sarco shows how steam users can save money and prevent a wide range of potential problems with an effective water treatment regime.

If left unchecked, the impurities naturally occurring in raw water supplies can damage steam system performance dramatically. Corrosion, foaming and the build-up of deposits are just some of the issues that can lead to poor performance and spiralling maintenance costs.

The right water treatment can prevent these issues, but with raw water quality varying widely, it can take considerable expertise to analyse the problems and devise the most effective remedies.

As well as substantially reduced maintenance costs, the right water treatment regime can improve energy efficiency, reduce carbon emissions, maximise productivity and minimise the cost of treatment chemicals. The result is a significantly lower total cost of ownership for the steam system.

The White Paper explains the different types of contamination and their likely impact if left unchecked, as well as how steam operators can control these through softening technologies, chemical treatment and reverse osmosis.

A free copy of the White Paper can be downloaded from www.spiraxsarco.com/uk/about/news/water_treatmentWP or is available on request in PDF format, please email uk.enquiries@uk.spiraxsarco.com  or call 01242 535319, ref: ‘Water Treatment White Paper’.