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HP Water Management: How are you treating your condensate? – Part 2

Recovering and recycling steam condensate does offer economic incentives. Proper management of recovered condensate quality is crucial when protecting major equipment such as boilers. ..

Huchler, L. A., MarTech Systems, Inc.

Recovering and recycling steam condensate does offer economic incentives. Proper management of recovered condensate quality is crucial when protecting major equipment such as boilers. Three strategies can be used to chemically treat condensate: filming amines, neutralizing amines and neutralizing amines with oxygen scavengers. Filming amines were discussed in Part 1 (See Hydrocarbon Processing, December 2001.) Neutralizing amines. Neutralizing amines are described as primary, secondary or tertiary depending on the number of amine groups (-NH2). The simplest amine is ammonia (NH3.) The higher the volatility, the

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