In today's environment of economic pressure and high energy costs, engineers are constantly asked to do more with less. A condensate polisher helps meet this challenge. Condensate polishers 1) save energy by reclaiming heat normally sent to drain, 2) save water by reducing boiler blow down, and 3) reduce water treatment chemical usage. This presentation will use real world examples to show how condensate polishing reduces fuel consumption and minimizes water side fouling in medium- and low-pressure steam plants typical of the food, beverage, and chemical process industries. A follow-up Q&A will address technical aspects of condensate polishing set-up, operation, and maintenance.
- Understand how a condensate polisher and water softener compare
- Learn how to justify the expenditure of a condensate polisher to save energy, water, and chemicals
- Know where to add a condensate polisher to treat your steam condensate
A Process Engineer with 15 years corporate experience, Kevin Preising has worked with Kimberly Clark, GE Betz, and most recently Res-Kem LLC. His areas of expertise include steam generation, water treatment chemicals, and water treatment equipment. Preising earned his BS in Environmental Sciences at Pennsylvania State University, and holds a Master's degree in engineering management from Widener University.