Deaerator Inspections by Fusion-Weld Engineering and How They Reduce System Downtime

December 8, 2023

Discover the benefits of deaerator inspections by Fusion-Weld Engineering. Learn how they minimise system downtime and maintain efficiency. Call (03) 5909 8218.

Industrial processes and power generation can only be conducted optimally if they are equipped with the right components as they help maintain efficiency and minimise downtime. One key component that plays an essential role in achieving these goals is the deaerator. Deaerators are essential components that can remove dissolved gases, particularly oxygen, from feedwater, which can cause corrosion and reduce the efficiency of boilers and other equipment. 

The Significance of Deaerators

Deaerators are commonly found in power plants, industrial facilities, and commercial applications where large boilers are used. They serve a significant function in steam generation by removing dissolved gases like oxygen and carbon dioxide from the feedwater. Without removing these gases, they can easily lead to corrosion and reduce heat transfer efficiency, which ultimately impacts the overall performance of the system.

In addition to gas removal, deaerators also help maintain the proper pH level in the feedwater, further preventing corrosion. Given their significance in ensuring the reliability and efficiency of industrial systems, businesses should always keep deaerators in excellent working condition.

Deaerator Inspections are Key

Deaerator inspections are comprehensive evaluations carried out by professionals like us at Fusion-Weld Engineering to assess the condition and performance of the deaeration system. These inspections encompass various aspects, which include the following:

• Visual Inspections– We visually examine the deaerator's components, looking for signs of wear, corrosion, or damage. Some parts that we examine are trays, sprayers, vent heads, and pipes.

• Functional Testing – The operational functionality of the deaerator is then thoroughly tested. We check the performance of the spray nozzles, control valves, and pressure relief devices to ensure they are functioning as intended.

• Water Quality Analysis– Our experienced team may also conduct water quality tests to assess the levels of dissolved gases, pH, and other parameters. Doing this can help us determine if the deaerator is effectively removing gases and maintaining water chemistry within acceptable limits.

• Safety Checks –Safety components, such as relief valves and alarms, are inspected to ensure they are in proper working order. 

Benefits of Deaerator Inspections

Deaerator inspections can provide tons of benefits to businesses. 

For one, inspections allow for the identification of potential issues before they lead to system failures or reduced efficiency. This proactive approach helps prevent costly downtime. Inspections can also contribute to energy savings and improve overall system performance by ensuring the deaerator is functioning at peak efficiency. Inspections can likewise confirm that safety components are operational, reducing the risk of accidents and ensuring compliance with safety regulations. Ultimately, timely inspections and maintenance can extend the lifespan of the deaerator and associated equipment.  

Deaerator inspections conducted by Fusion-Weld Engineering are a critical part of ensuring the reliable and efficient operation of industrial systems. These inspections help prevent downtime, optimise efficiency, and maintain safety standards. By investing in our services, you can not only protect your equipment but also save on operational costs as well as ensure sustainable production.

Contact Details

Fusion - Weld Engineering Pty Ltd
ABN 98 068 987619

1865 Frankston Flinders Road,
Hastings, VIC 3915

Ph: (03) 5909 8218

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