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CngCompressors
CngCompressorParts
OilLevelControlsRen

BoilerFeedPumps
Boilerfeedpumpsareanimportantpartofany
boileroperation.Theycontroltheamountofwater
fedtotheboilerandthemannerinwhichitisfed.

BoilerSales
AjaxBoiler
HurstBoiler

CentrifugalContinuous
TurbineIntermittent

PrecisionBoiler

Inordertoproperlyselectaboilerfeedpumpfive
keypointsmustbeconsidered:

Deaerator

Willthepumpsoperationbecontinuousorintermittent?

Burners

Thisisanoperationalquestionandisoftenansweredbythetypeoflevelcontrol
foundontheboilerthatthepumpwillbeservicing.Asageneralruleofthumb,
boilerswithacapacityof10,000lbs./hr.orlessutilizeafloattypeswitchthatstarts
andstopstheboilerfeedpumptosatisfyapredeterminedwaterlevelwithinthe
boiler.Thisisaclassicintermittentoperation.

BoilerQuestions
BoilerTips
BoilerStartup

Boilerswithcapacitiesexceeding10,000lb./hr.typicallyemploysamodulatingfeed
waterregulatorandwillcontinuouslyfeedwatertotheboileratvariousrates
BoilerRoomAccessories dependinguponthewaterlevelintheboiler.
BoilerProjects

BoilerParts
AxelsonReliefvalves
AmotValves
MicroturbineSales

Byknowingwhichoperationyouaretosatisfy,youcandeterminewhichpump
designisbestsuitedforyourapplication.Asageneralruleofthumbaturbinepump
isusedinanonoffsituationandacentrifugalpumpisusedforcontinuousoperation.
Butremember,thisisageneralruleandissomecasesacentrifugalcouldbeusedfor
anonoffapplicationandaturbineforcontinuous.
Whatisthetemperatureofthewaterbeingpumped?
Itisalsoimportanttoknowthetemperatureofwateryouintendtopump.Most
pumpscanusuallyhandle215oFto230oF,otherpumpsareavailablethatcan
handlehighertemperaturesbyusingexternalwatercooling.Keepinmindthata
deaeratorpumpmustbeabletohandlehighertemperaturesbecausetheyoperatea5
psior227oF.
Whatistherequiredcapacity?
Howmuchwateryouintendtopumpisdependentupontheevaporationrateofthe
boilerthepumpwillservice.Asafefigureforanonoffapplicationwouldbe2times
theevaporationrateoftheboiler.Withamodulatinglevelcontrol,afactorof1.3
timestheevaporationrateplusrecirculationisrecommended.
Whatisthedesireddischargepressure?
Whenyoupumpdirectlyintotheboileryouwillneedtoovercomethepressureinthe
boileraswellasanypipinglosses.Youcanchosetherightpumpbylookingatthe
pumpcurvestodeterminewhichwillaccomplishthistask.Shouldyouhavea
modulatingvalveinthedischargeline,theminimumyouwillneedtoaddtothe
boileroperatingpressurewillbe20to25lbs.Makesurethatthepumpcanhandlethe
pressurealongwiththeflowrateneeded.Withanonofflevelcontrolthepumps
shouldbedesignedforthereliefvalvepressure.
WhatistheNPSHornetpositivesuctionheadrequired?
Thisisthelastpieceofinformationthatyouwillneed.Thisistheminimumabsolute
pressureatthesuctionnozzleatwhichthepumpcanoperate.Toavoidpump
cavitation,theNPSHAofthesystemmustbegreaterthantheNPSHRofthepump.
Inotherwords,theavailableNPSHmustbehigherthantherequired.Wehavealways

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sizedourdeaeratorstandstobetwofeethigherthantheNPSHneededforthepump
selection.Remember,thewaterlevelinthestoragetankaddstothesafetymargin.

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