What are the main problems that industrial steam boilers experience?

Leaving aside breakdowns of electrical devices and parts breaking, which can happen, the problems industrial steam boilers suffer from are generally caused by the quality of the water circulating in the circuit. Lime deposits and corrosion are the most common.

When the concentration of suspended particles in the water is too high, the heaviest particles sink to the bottom, and they build up there as deposits, mainly of lime. These deposits can lead to errors in the control mechanisms installed in boilers to monitor the water level or the pressure in the circuit. Problems such as deposits and scale are often closely related.

High water temperatures in steam boilers, as well as solids and gases dissolved in the water, lead to corrosion of the metal walls in boilers. Corrosion is easy to detect due to the water's reddish colour.

ATTSU offers its clients a preventive and corrective maintenance plan for their boilers.