How To Maintain a Healthy Deaerator

You’ve purchased a deaerator to prevent corrosion in your boiler and noticed a major difference. Your boiler no longer collects an excess of O2 or CO2gases. Now, as the owner of a deaerator, you have another piece of equipment to maintain. Taking proper care of your deaerator can extend its life span and keep your boiler in optimal working condition. Use these tips to inspect, maintain and repair your deaerator to keep it working properly at all times.

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Inspect Your Deaerator Regularly

You do not need to take your deaerator apart to conduct an inspection. These machines need only minimal maintenance to continue functioning as intended. Within the first few days of operation, inspect your deaerator to make sure it is working as it should. Your tray valve should be clean and clear of any dirt. Inspect all joints for any leaks and tighten bolts as necessary. After the first few days, conduct visual inspections just twice per year.

Replace Worn or Damaged Parts

A deaerator from a trusted supplier can last decades with proper care and maintenance. The same is true for its parts, including trays and valves. If you notice low outlet temperature, tray upset, high O2 or other issueswith your deaerator, however, you may need replacement tray valves. Replacing your trays and valves could solve the problem and keep your deaerator working efficiently for years to come.

Troubleshoot Issues

If you notice a decrease in performance of your deaerator, troubleshoot the issue. Identify the symptom to get to the bottom of the problem. If you’re experiencing high O2, for example, the problem could be an air leak, an improperly installed tray or spray valve or improper venting. Tighter fittings, installation verification or replacement tray valves could resolve the issue. If you cannot troubleshoot your deaerator on your own, bring in professionals to do so for you. A professional can test your deaerator and help you fix the issue.