Do you use high-pressure boilers? The measurement essential in water treatment to protect these valuable assets is pH, since either a too low or too high pH of the water used for the boiler or steam turbines can lead to scaling, corrosion, system failures, and downtime, as well as the need to replace costly equipment. For many low-pressure boilers, the use of a general-purpose pH instrument to assure water quality is straightforward, but for high-pressure boilers employing high-purity, low-conductivity water, unique challenges arise that can add costs, compromise accuracy, and threaten effective system operation. It is essential for users to understand these challenges when making decisions about the use of pH systems in high-purity water.
One of the first revelations for high-purity water users is that traditional solutions to high-purity water pH measurement challenges can be extremely effective, however, they tend to add substantial costs, complexity, and maintenance to the process. Now, for the first time, Emerson has created a white paper that can guide you through some money-saving decisions when contemplating this complex measurement – “Solve High-Pressure Boiler Water Challenges.” Click HERE to download your copy.
Traditional methods of dealing with high-purity water pH measurement issues have involved using a sensor with an electrolyte reservoir that can be used to continuously replace the electrolyte. This approach, however, requires additional consumables to be ordered regularly, as well as stored, and also adds substantial ongoing maintenance. What the white paper points out is that on many high-purity water applications, there’s a better, more efficient and economical approach to pH measurement and that is the addition of a low-flow controller to a high-performance general-purpose sensor.
The paper describes why high-purity water is a challenge, goes into some detail on the traditional measurement approach employing the reservoir (which Emerson offers) as well as why the controller design can be a “better mousetrap” for so many users. Click HERE for your white paper.
Do you currently measure pH in high-purity water? What approach have you used? What’s been your experience?