August 2020

Maintenance and Reliability

Mitigate water-side fouling in fire tube boilers

One of the most important pieces of equipment used in many industries is the fire tube boiler.

Hegazy, M. A., Cairo Oil Refining Co.

One of the most important pieces of equipment used in many industries is the fire tube boiler. However, these machines are vulnerable to issues caused by fouling. With the passage of time, deposits accumulate on two sides of the heat transfer surfaces as a result of various factors. Water-side fouling occurs on the outer surfaces of the furnace and tubes and is composed of many chemical deposits. These deposits may consist of carbonate hardness, sulfates, silicates, phosphates, hydroxides, oxides, sulfides, silica, mud and debris. Fire-side fouling is formed on the internal surfaces of furnaces and tubes due to combustion products.1 The cleaning of the fire side in fire tube boilers is easie

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