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Effect of Water Quality on the Performance of Boiler in Nigerian Petroleum Industry

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Author(s): J. O. ODIGURE | A. S. ABDULKAREEM | E. T. ASUQUO

Journal: Leonardo Electronic Journal of Practices and Technologies
ISSN 1583-1078

Volume: 4;
Issue: 7;
Start page: 41;
Date: 2005;
Original page

Keywords: Water quality | Demineralization | Water treatment

ABSTRACT
This work investigates quality of water used in boilers of Refinery Company in Nigeria. The results shows that the quality of water fed to boilers are off specification. Low water quality used in boilers led to frequent failure of the boilers as a result of tube rupture. This has resulted into low capacity utilization and loss of processing fees. The poor performance of the boiler feed treatment plant is attributable to the deplorable condition of water intake plant, raw water treatment, demineralization plant, change in raw water quality and non-functioning of the polisher unit.
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