The importance of boiler blowdown is often overlooked. Improper blowdown can cause
increased fuel consumption, additional chemical treatment requirements and heat loss.
Boiler Blowdown Tanks are used to control blowdown so that the level of dissolved
solids is minimized to reduce scaling in the boiler. They also enable high-pressure
water to safely flash to steam. Required boiler maintenance includes periodic removal
of water to control the buildup of suspended solids and particulates as well as the
concentration of treatment chemicals.