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Boiler Blowdown Systems are installed onto a boiler to control, schedule or manage blowdown maintenance requirements. Boiler water always contains dissolved minerals and solids which will accumulate within the boiler system. These minerals and solids must be removed to prevent blocked connections, impaired heat transfer, hot spots or boiler damage. All industrial boilers should be fitted with a blowdown fitting at the lowest point where the boiler contaminants will accumulate. Typically, industrial boilers are flushed through the blowdown fitting daily.
Traditional manual blowdown systems or fittings are typically managed by maintenance personnel. As part of a maintenance schedule, the manual blowdown process is carried out at a scheduled time, normally daily and during a low demand cycle. Automatic boiler blowdown system are available which will manage blowdown maintenance requirements, monitor boiler system status and automate system maintenance notification requirements.