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Advantages of Returning Condensate to Feedwater Tank

Return hot condensate from steam using processes. Besides saving 20% of fuel bill, it reduces water usage and cuts feed water treatment bills.

As steam loses heat, it turns back into water. Steam inevitably begins to do this as soon as it leaves the boiler. The water formed, known as condensate is without impurity.

Condensate does not require demineralization and can be returned directly to the feed water tank. This, besides reducing costs of demineralization, also reduces cost of addition of fresh water into the system.

Additionally, heat in condensate represents 20% of the fuel burnt in the boiler. An effective condensate recovery system ensures optimal feed water temperatures, improving boiler efficiency. Every 6 deg. rise in feed water temperature reduces the fuel bill by 1%.

A plant can significantly reduce its utility bills by effectively recovering and utilizing condensate.

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