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Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials

ISSN: 0003-5599

Online from: 1954

Subject Area: Mechanical & Materials Engineering

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Silica in boiler water

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Title:Silica in boiler water
Author(s):P. Ghosh, (National Metallurgical Laboratory, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, Jamshedpur-831 007, India)
Citation:P. Ghosh, (1988) "Silica in boiler water", Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, Vol. 35 Iss: 10, pp.8 - 14
Article type:General review
DOI:10.1108/eb020697 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:MCB UP Ltd
Abstract:Steam contamination (solid particles in the superheated steam) comes from the boiler water largely in the carry-over of water droplets. The need for extreme purity of steam for use in high pressure turbines has prompted the development of highly satisfactory devices for separating steam and water in a boiler drum. Consequently, steam contamination has been steadily reduced. Troublesome turbine blade deposits may occur with surprisingly low (0.6 ppm) total solids contamination in steam. In the 3.5–6 MPa range, however these deposits are usually water soluble and can be removed by periodic washing. In the 4 to 10 MPa range, however, silica deposits predominate and these deposits are not easily removed by water washing. With operating pressure of 13 MPa and above insoluble deposits do occur which may be controlled by residual water washing. Before the unit is returned to service, the deposits should be removed by air or water-driven turbine cleaners or by chemical cleaning.

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