The treatment of steam boiler water is important to maintain suitable water condition which could compromise the in-service integrity of pressure parts and lead to danger from the unintentional release of stored energy or the scalding effect of hot water or steam.
The objectives of water treatment are:
Factors influencing the type of water treatment necessary to meet the feed water quality requirements are:
The characteristics, relative proportions and cost of make up water, condensate and other process water that can comprise feed water The capacity and characteristics of any existing water treatment facilities and procedures The balance between capital and operating costs of any proposed water treatment plant or procedure, including the effect of energy costs
Advanced Water Technologies engineers will consider these factors in the preparation of a treatment proposal after close discussion with the client.
The water treatment process, except for closed circuit water systems, usually involves two distinct elements.
External treatment which is concerned primarily with the removal of undesirable constituents.
Advanced Water Technologies can design, provide, install and service a wide variety of external conditioning equipment such as:
Advanced Water Technologies engineers, in making any particular recommendations, will always provide a balanced financial overview of the capital cost of any particular plant versus the ongoing savings in operational costs.
Internal treatment where chemical additions are made to the feed water, boiler water and steam in order to confer desirable attributes or to react with traces of undesirable constituents which can remain after external treatment.
Advanced Water Technologies engineers, when making recommendations, will invariably use the BS2486 guidelines. However, we have the expertise and flexibility to tailor make a treatment programme to a clients unique specification.
Water supply companies have their own strict requirements for disinfection work on public mains and will refuse to connect newly laid mains supply pipes into their network until disinfection has been carried out. Advanced Water Technologies are experts in best operating practices to meet and exceed the requirements of all UK water providers for water disinfection services.
In general whenever a system has been breached for repair, renewal or refurbishment there is a possibility of contamination and as such there is a legal requirement for disinfection.
Advanced Water Technologies have a team of highly qualified and experienced chlorination engineers, all of whom have achieved training to meet all the water supply companies standards, British Standards and HSE guidance. We have dedicated vehicles, equipment and our own customised dosing systems.
All staff have attended external and internal courses and received certification in:
The disinfection of mains water supplies based on the Thames Water course
All personnel have received training in water hygiene leading to the issue of "Water Hygiene Blue Cards", a requirement to work on any public mains water system.
All staff have been trained on site with health and safety requirements leading to the issue of CSCS cards and IOSH passport to safety cards.
All staff undergo annual refresher courses on all of the above topics.
Advanced Water Technologies as a company is committed to maintaining the best quality of practice of all times in all fields of our business and as such we have attained registration or membership of the following organisations: