The Purpose of a Deaerator

The Purpose of a Deaerator

Custom Tray DeaeratorThe dictionary defines the verb “deaerated” as the act of removing air or gas from an object like a water tube type boiler. Deaerators are most often used in power plants and chemical process industries as those places most often use steam-generating boilers.

A deaerator is hardly a common household term. Yet for many decades deaerators have been integral as equipment used to reduce operating costs and increase efficiency in businesses that use boilers. They are available at Kansas City Deaerator Company in a number of shapes, sizes, steam pressure ratings, and capacities.

The most important uses of a modern deaerator are:

  • To dissolve and remove oxygen, carbon dioxide, and other unwanted gases from a boiler’s feed water before it enters the boiler.
  • To raise the feed-water temperature before it goes into the boiler, making the boiler require less fuel to convert the water to steam.
  • To bolster performance and efficiency
  • By eliminating untreated the pitting action of untreated water, boiler tubes, condensate lines, and process piping are useful for much longer.

The deaeration process in a custom tray type deaerator from Kansas City Deaerator Company takes place in a stainless steel enclosure that eliminates any need for vessel lining or cladding, which ensures a long life with little maintenance. The company serves customers throughout the United States with deaerators, accessories, pumps, and ancillary equipment.

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